The following build covers a Roadster Shop chassis going into a 65 hardtop. It’s a really nice piece but you do have to sacrifice the floors and firewall..I was wondering if anyone has a Roadster Shop Chassis under their Nova and what you thought of the quality. I know the floor needs cut out in order to set the body on the frame and rebuild the floor. A lot of work. And yes they are not cheap
Now that's a build. Wow what a nice job. Thanks for posting.The following build covers a Roadster Shop chassis going into a 65 hardtop. It’s a really nice piece but you do have to sacrifice the floors and firewall..
1965-again- "Cost-N-Me" Starting out with another 65 Nova this time I have gone full frame...an RS Full chassis. Here is the start of my 65 Nova "Lessons Learned" First I started to brace the nova body for full floor removal.www.stevesnovasite.com
I have not seen those before. They look like a nice chassis. Thanks for the infoThis would be my choice.....
Back to GM Chassis 1962–1967 Chevy II Nova Chassis Your Chevy II Nova uni-body construction is inherently weak. Our G-Machine Chassis isn't. The sheet-metal that your suspension components and engine are mounted to begins to flex dramatically once you add more horsepower, higher spring-rates and...www.schwartzperformance.com
Ill have to read thru that link. ThanksHere's a " full frame swap Post - - - asking questions"
and , I Know - - - SNS member " 63SSIISFV2DFW " ( Ben ) has a 63 Nova with a "full Frame Swap" . . .
just not a Roadster Shop Chassis .
Ben's build is very good reading . . . . . & info .
. . . jim
‘Hey that is very nice chassis. Looks like Morrison bent tubing where Rodster Shop cuts plate and welds it together. All that cutting and labor of course is going to raise the price of the end product. How did you run your brake lines to the rear? Under the chassis?
I think those full chassis are awesome however I'd have to ask myself is putting that kind of money into my Nova rally going to make it handle like my 2019 Vette GS? I can tell you I'm 100% sure its not going to no matter what the chassis people tell you. And when all is said and done you'll probably be into it for the cost of the Vette. Just using the Vette for example but you could insert the Camaro ZL1 as well. I would do some serious thinking on this, an IFS and 4-link with a good sub-frame connection (lets use all CBR racing for comparison) would cost far less and you don't have to be a professional fabricator to do the install. Even if the full chassis were in the ballpark of the other 3 things the amount of cutting/welding/measuring/fabricating other parts of the build are probably out of range of comfort that most people can do. So now youre paying someone huge money to do the job, my guess is that would be in the 15 plus K range. Yea Martin brothers, Bill Carlton and a few of those other guys make it look easy but they have million dollar shops with tables, laser liners ect and it's going to be straighter than Chevy could have ever got it. Most guys on here could install the full CBR (or any of the other Co's stuff) pretty much in their garage by themselves with the exception of maybe having to call in a guy to do some welding but that's not going to break the bank. Just figured I'd play devils advocate on the matter a bit. I went with Martz IFS, CBR 4-link, CBR frame connectors and the car rides and handles excellent, no it's not the Vette but it's pretty darn impressive compared to what it was stock.
I’m calling this my retirement car. No expense