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I JUST INSTALLED MY 4-LINK IN MY 63 NOVA, AND IT WENT IN PERFECTLY, NEW BOXED RAILS, SHORTEND 9" RUNNIN 325 50-15 ON 10" WHEELS, EVERYTHING IS DONE, CHECKED, AND RE-CHECKED, NOW IM ON TO THE COSMETIC....

AND HERE IS MY QUESTION, WHERE (IF ANY) DO THEY SELL A TRUNK KIT, IM A GOOD WELDER, AND I CAN FAB A LITTLE, BUT I FIND MYSELF A LIL NERVOUSE TRYING TO CUT IN TRUNK PANS, AND WHEEL TUBS FROM SCRATCH. AND MY GOOGLE SERCHES ARNT BRING ME MUCH LUCK

WITH ALL THE NOVA GEAR HEADS ON THIS SITE, MAYBE ONE OF YOU MIGHT HAVE A LIL ADVICE FOR ME...

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:devil: HIMSELF COULDNT CATCH ME
 

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I did a similar setup. If you can weld and have a way of cutting sheet metal. Jigsaw worked perfect for me before I got the plasma. Bi-metal blades eat it up.

Buy a few sheets of construction paper, the thick stuff with a shiny surface. Cut a piece out a lil larger than you need to put the sheet metal. Like for tubs, measure the distance side to side and make it a couple inches larger.

Place the board up from under the car and get the right curve for the tubs. Tape it up there with duct tape then look it all over. When the board looks good from all sides, specially the trunk side mark it out with a pencil, I like the sharp point of a pencil to get right up to the joint. Remove the boards and extend the lines you have by about 1/8" for errors and some extra melt in metal.

Trace this pattern onto some 18 or 16ga steel (I used 16ga) Put a curve to the panel then stuff it up from underneath. Clamp it all down, I used every clamp I had. And tack it in. When fully tacked weld to your preference. I did full seam welds completely. Stitch welds work with seam sealer too. Its really simple. One of the easier jobs. Ill dig up some pics to show. JR

Oh, caps lock, turn off :)

Here is a finished tub job. But Ill dig up some build pics if I have them. Gives me 19" of tire room.
 

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Some gritty pre digital pics for ya. Had to scan them in. Kinda crappy but might give you an idea. JR


First sheet on top of the frame


Inserts (cut with a jig saw) made from paper board.


Tied into the quarter and frame.








Patch panel from tub to quarter. Alot of my stuff is patch work quilt design, not the prettiest but its solid and closed off.





Filler panel from the rear of the tub to the rear of the car.

 

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wow, looks great when it was all done, thanks for the advice, i was thinkin about getting the tubs premade from summit, there ony $75. you think thats smart or would you sugest making everything from scratch...?
 

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tin work

I JUST INSTALLED MY 4-LINK IN MY 63 NOVA, AND IT WENT IN PERFECTLY, NEW BOXED RAILS, SHORTEND 9" RUNNIN 325 50-15 ON 10" WHEELS, EVERYTHING IS DONE, CHECKED, AND RE-CHECKED, NOW IM ON TO THE COSMETIC....

AND HERE IS MY QUESTION, WHERE (IF ANY) DO THEY SELL A TRUNK KIT, IM A GOOD WELDER, AND I CAN FAB A LITTLE, BUT I FIND MYSELF A LIL NERVOUSE TRYING TO CUT IN TRUNK PANS, AND WHEEL TUBS FROM SCRATCH. AND MY GOOGLE SERCHES ARNT BRING ME MUCH LUCK

WITH ALL THE NOVA GEAR HEADS ON THIS SITE, MAYBE ONE OF YOU MIGHT HAVE A LIL ADVICE FOR ME...

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/BIG_GUMBO/IMG00113-20090405-1732.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/BIG_GUMBO/IMG00111-20090405-1731.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/BIG_GUMBO/IMG00110-20090405-1731.jpg

:devil: HIMSELF COULDNT CATCH ME

mee too, check out Jegs they sell complete interior kit about 600.00 delivered to the door wheel tubs and all its in .040 aluminum not sure if it comes in steel though chassis engineering also sells tin but more expensive, my chassis is from S&W race cars I may go with their rear kit so I am sure it fits their chassis but for the front floor, tubs, and trans tunnel I may go with jegs but that is the way to go, get card board from appliance store and cut templates fit and trim, transfer template to the tin and fit and rivet, screw or weld it in just my opinion/how I am gonna do mine, go to my pics in link below, Jerry
 

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man wish you were closer.i could walk you thru it.its actually pretty easy making templates and transferring them to metal.made these for my NOVA little time consuming but pretty straight forward

 

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wow, looks great when it was all done, thanks for the advice, i was thinkin about getting the tubs premade from summit, there ony $75. you think thats smart or would you sugest making everything from scratch...?
Jeg's sell an aluminum kit to do interiors and trunks for prostreet and tube frame type cars. I believe you can buy certain panels if not interested in a full kit
 

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man wish you were closer.i could walk you thru it.its actually pretty easy making templates and transferring them to metal.made these for my NOVA little time consuming but pretty straight forward

WoW!! What a sano setup. You did a really good job. JR
 

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Here is a prostreet car i did a few years ago it is similiar to what your tring to accomplish.




And here's one i did last month...






 

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OK!!! Now I gotta delete my stupid post of my hack job.. Man!! Those cars are very nice, all of them. Im gonna crawl back into my lil pit and suck my thumb LOL Nice cars guys!!! JR
 

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THANKS GUYS,

I THINK IM GONNA GET SOME STEEL TUBS FROM SUMMIT, ONLY $75 A PAIR, AND TRY TO CUT THEM TO FIT, USING THE CARDBOARD TEMPLET METHOD, THE FLAT STUFF SHOULDNT BE TO HARD,

I STILL HAVE THE OUTER WHEEL TUB IN PLACE, SHOULD I RUN FROM THERE, OR REMOVE IT COMPLEATLY, ITS NOT IN THE WAY AS OF NOW, AND IM GOING TO CARPET THE TRUNK,

DAMN, ANY QUALIFED GUYS IN THE SO. CAL AREA, WANA MAKE SOME WEEKEND CASH, TO HELP A NOVA GUY OUT...?

I GOT ALL THE :beer: YOU CAN DRINK...
 

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it wasnt to bad, i got the 4-link and braced 9in housing from checkered, built it up my self, just gettin parts and stuff from the web, install wasnt to bad, just check, and recheck everything, rails from s&w, now im just working the tin...

all said and done the back half job was around 2500-3000
tires and wheels and all...

and alot of beer for all your freinds to help
 
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