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Old 04-21-2006, 07:31 PM
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Can I put the body of a 54 chevy belair on a 78 Nova frame and suspension? Both are 115 wheelbase.

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No, Nova is a unibody. a popular swap is to the '77-'85 Caprice classic/ Impala 4dr swap, they are 116" but the diffrence is split a 1/2" in between, so it's not noticible. they do work pretty nice and give power steering, and front disc brakes but u need to put a firewall mounted master cylinder cause the floor mount won't work. myself personally, I'd use the original frame, put disc brakes on it and get an original power steering box and pump for a '54 Chevy, much less work, and a SBC will still fit in there.
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thanks for the headsup on the '54, Matt167. You saved me some greif and gave me a direction to pursue.
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