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Hi everyone. I am looking to eventually tub my 75 nova after I'm done with my current motor project. I'm looking to go with a coil over suspension instead of the leaf springs in the rear to make the tubbing project easier. What all do I need to do for this? And since nobody makes kits for any project for a 4th gen, I'm sure I will wind up fabricating a lot.

I know it's a big project but I want to go with a pro street look. Thanks


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I was just going to get out a kit that I purchased from a guy who bought a project and decided to up grade to air ride. the kit was purchased new and tack welded in. The kit is similar to chassis engineering part#2051 but uses an off the shelf Monroe matic shock. Also different,it has an adjustable lower threaded spring seat mount Also includes tubular upper x-member and shock mount tabs.New springs are included(225lbs) I can email you photos if you like via private message thanks jeff
 

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I found a better photo. google Art Morrison Ent. Look for AME street & competition coil over. the ones I have look similar but have the eye mounting on top just like bottom .He gets 240 pr / 80.00 for adj. lwr mnt. / 50.00 for upper mnt. I would sell what I have for 250.00 thanks jeff
 

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Ok. I'm not ready to buy yet. I'm trying to find out the whole process of being able to install them. Like how to build the frame to make a top mount, I will be tubbing so how to build the frame for those.


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Go to art morrison ent. on the home page find instructions click on that,on the left you will see instructions, click on that then scroll 67-69 camaro rear frame install, almost the same steps for Camaro Nova Firebird. Not a bolt in takes some skill welding skill etc.
 

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'yes that's it you make it fit your application. What was shown in the ad, was more for a race application. If driving it on the street is your choice you would want to use a kit with poly urethane bushings, instead of heim joints though' less road noise/vibrations,IMO But the coil over suspension is about the same as pictured. What kid of rear end would you use? How big of wheel/tire combo?I used a fully braced 9", 15X14 wheels and 29X18X15 mickey's Check this out. www.powerblocktv.com/episodes/MC2012-07/dodge-suspension
 

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'yes that's it you make it fit your application. What was shown in the ad, was more for a race application. If driving it on the street is your choice you would want to use a kit with poly urethane bushings, instead of heim joints though' less road noise/vibrations,IMO But the coil over suspension is about the same as pictured. What kid of rear end would you use? How big of wheel/tire combo?I used a fully braced 9", 15X14 wheels and 29X18X15 mickey's
Ok I figured you make it to fit your application. I am slowly building my car into a pro street theme. And as for racing it, it is a street car but I'm hoping to see some track time this year.

Right now I have a ford 9" in it from a Lincoln Versailles obviously with a gear change so I was able to have rear disk brakes in the car. As for tire size I'm not sure yet. I will be tubbing for a pretty wide tire. I'm still in the research stage of this whole project. But thanks for your help answering my questions so far.


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I saw elsewhere in the forums about that versallies rear end. To put big rear tires on your project, got to have a narrowed rear end. shorter axles (aftermarket at least 31 spline) the rear that you have probably has 28 spl. Then you will need a center section (carrier) with 31 spl. So with that being said ,what you have is a 9"housing that needs to be narrowed to you application. You should consider a complete rear frame clip with the rear end housing already narrowed and all brackets welded on including the rear suspension pcs. too.Expensive... yes you will want a roll bar/cage wheel tubs wheels and tires brake kit etc etc. If you took you car to a chassis fab shop maybe6-8 grand .
 

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It would be cheaper to narrow my 9" myself. The housings they sell with the chassis is about $950 so it would be cheaper to narrow mine.

Upgrading the axles I have heard both necessary and not needed. I probably will but I can actually probably stick with my rear now and worry about the narrowing once I get enough money to buy all the rear internals.


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