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Old 08-12-2007, 12:13 PM
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I have aquired a 78 nova for the front suspension for my 1947 chevy del sedan. Also plan to install the rear end in same car.. I am looking for some help diagrams or mearsments to install this front and rear ends Thanks for any help Len

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Measure 3 or 4 times ... cut once ...

Some rodders have had trouble with clips under the Chevrolets ... with the track being too wide ... which makes the fenders and tires rub. Some rodders narrow the front clip a few inches ...
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I am starting a 38 pontiac sedan and am asking about same questions. My dimensions might not be the same. From firewall to where radiator and fenders bolt down is about 35 inches. Wondering if front steering gearbox is going to get in way. Talked to guy today that put 74 olds omega sub in 48 chev sedan with rear (behind crossmember) steering box, said worked fine. Some of these old subs with disc brakes rear box are getting hard to find. Not much help to you, but maybe there is someone out there that can shed some light on this. Good luck
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http://novaresource.org/axle.htm has rear axle dimensions. Might want to avoid the later 7.5" units, because they're not too strong.
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I am going to try and post some info about a 79-81 Camaro clip in a 41 on my journal tonight. Anybody know about uploading PDF files to a journal?
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redsdad I surely thank you for your help, sorry to take so long for reply, but I am not real comp. savey. As I say thanks, and sorry. Rod
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jimfulco if your reply was to me, I apologize for missing it. Like I say, not too savey with all this tech.
Deuce the track being too wide might be a very good point. I think in the rear the 54 inch out of nova or camero will probably be ok, but in front inside the hubs on my old 38 are roughly 51 inches. Don't know for sure what nova or camero is yet. And anyone trying to help me or talk to me please remember that I am real green at all of this. Just bare with me. Thanks, Rod
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I posted links to parts 1 and 2 of the series of articles I began writing about the Camaro clip on my 41 in my journal. You can pull them up here http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...19&action=view . You will need Acrobat Reader which you can get for free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Check it out in my journal.

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54 chev /79 camaro sub frame

Current project has a 79 camaro subframe welded to 54 chev 210 deluxe frame. Track is too wide with 7 inch chev rallyes,tire sidewalls contact fenders. Ordered narrowed (1") upper and lower control arms from Heidts. Will post results. As far as frame swap goes, like previous post says it all, measure twice, cut once. You will have to weld in your rad support . I havn't yet figured out how to mount front bumper to camaro frame horns. A good welder and fabrication skills a must for this job !! good luck
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but in front inside the hubs on my old 38 are roughly 51 inches. Don't know for sure what nova or camero is yet.
Rod,

The 79-81 Camaro sub like the one that was in my 41 has a wheel mounting face of the rotor to wheel mounting face of the opposite rotor width of approx. 62-1/2".
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Ok redsdad I will check the measurements on mine and see what I come up with. Thanks for help.
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