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I've posted these on another forum but wanted to share with my Nova brothers as well. My local Chassis shop cut out the frame connectors that were in the car and started fresh. Here are a few pics of the process if you are interested.

New frame connectors roughed in:



Connectors welded in with outriggers:



Can you ask for better welds?:




Main hoop clears the dome light and the rear window cranks will still work:




Just a shot from above:




Have to do things bit by bit. Now starting to save for a Mustang II set up and a 9" with mini tubs......Maybe by next year.....
 

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great work.

Now how do you weld the back braces to the top loop without hurting the head liner?
How the hell do you get to the top of the bar welded?
I always wondered how everyone did that.


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great work.

Now how do you weld the back braces to the top loop without hurting the head liner?
How the hell do you get to the top of the bar welded?
I always wondered how everyone did that.


Al
Usually you would holesaw a hole in the floorpan and drop the entire tackwelded cage through the floor and weld the top that way, then the floor plates cover the hole and the cage is welded to the floor plates.
 

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Usually you would holesaw a hole in the floorpan and drop the entire tackwelded cage through the floor and weld the top that way, then the floor plates cover the hole and the cage is welded to the floor plates.
That makes perfect sense!:yes:

Al
 

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Looks really good. I'm glad your guy welded it to the frame and not the floor. It will really tighten your car up. When we put mine in the 65, it still had a little flex until we ran the bars from the roll bar to the frame rails in the trunk. Now it's solid as a rock. No flex whatsoever. Dave
 

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Thanks Guys....

Well in a perfect world, I'd like to see mid 11's with this combo.

406ci

10.6:1 compression

Edelbrock RPM alum. heads

Edelbrock RPM intake

Cam spec: 241/[email protected] .525/.546 lift 110/106 lobe angle

Holley 750

MSD 6al w/ MSD billit Dist.

T350 w/ 3500 stall

373's out back to a 245 r15 tire

Southside machine lift bars

90/10 drag shocks up front and 50/50's in the rear
 

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Thanks Guys....

Well in a perfect world, I'd like to see mid 11's with this combo.

406ci

10.6:1 compression

Edelbrock RPM alum. heads

Edelbrock RPM intake

Cam spec: 241/[email protected] .525/.546 lift 110/106 lobe angle

Holley 750

MSD 6al w/ MSD billit Dist.

T350 w/ 3500 stall

373's out back to a 245 r15 tire

Southside machine lift bars

90/10 drag shocks up front and 50/50's in the rear
That's the same basic set up I had on my 67SS Nova and I ran 11.70's all day long. And I drove that car all day long on 93* gas.
 

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Did they TIG the floor pans to the connectors also. I started on mine and said damn this will take forever so I switched to mig for the floor which was definitely not as pretty. Yours looks like a very clean install!
 

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Did they TIG the floor pans to the connectors also.
Yes, The floor is Tig'd to the connectors top and bottom.




I'm sure the bar is constructed out of 4130. These guys build top of the line stuff from street cars to Funny Cars. Lots of 25.2 - 10.5 cars as well.......Check them out at www.tubechassisdesignz.com
 

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I like their idea so you can get a wrench on the jam nut of that forward rod end!
 
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