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Old 08-17-2007, 08:56 PM
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gm front clip,nova?

i have a rear steer front clip that i got years ago.forgot what i took it from, it has drum brakes and rear power steering.going to install under 52 chev car. i would like to know what year spindles and disc brakes will fit this clip, also can a rack and pinion be adaped to this setup and has anyone done this project before. thanks

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There are a lot of better solutions out there now vs. a nova clip in my opinion. Of course, if you are on a tight budget and have all the parts, that is a consideration. i would consider a new crossmember kit over welding in a front clip. It keeps everything together for your front sheet metal as well.

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Lou modified a rear steer clip on Muscle Car a while back. I think he used S-10 dropped spindles. He removed the center of the original crossmember and replaced it with a smaller, square tube piece. This was to allow LS (or hemi) engine installations. IIRC he put tubular a-frames on it. Finally, he installed a R&P.

You may have to narrow it for your 52. Measure the wheel mounting flange to wheel mounting flange of the stock front suspension and then see what you will get with the clip.

Now, re-read what 38Dodgebiz said. If you add up all the parts you are going to buy for the clip, consider the skill involved in cutting and welding it just to get the R&P on it, not to mention the skill involved in whacking off the front of you existing frame and welding the clip in so it is straight and safe, I think you will find there are much better options out there.

Look at my journal for what I went through on the Camaro clip that came on my 41. Granted, it was a front steer, which caused extra problems. There is just too much good stuff out there.
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Any of the early rear steer clips should be pretty close to being identical, 1st gen f-body (67 - 69) and 68-74 x-body(Nova) . R&p are available for the f-body, I would double check first but should work on the x- body subframe. To keep your cost down also, disc brake kits are available for the drum spindles.
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nova clip

Thanks for the good information. I am looking good and strong at chassis engineering bolt on clip. I have all the tang parts. any other feedback would be great.
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