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Author Topic:   strengthening camaro frame
jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted October 18, 2003 06:27 PM  
i know there were posts on here before about this but i need all the input i can get. want to add square stock to connect frames ,x brace underneath ,x brace on rear cage and bars to shock supports, i want to cut out as much of rear innerpanels as i can but have to keep as much strength as i can. even talked about taking out rear floorboard any pics,info, descriptions, thoughts or prayers welcome thanks

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted October 18, 2003 09:26 PM  
To the greatest extent possible build it like it was going to be a tube frame car. Then cut out as much stock metal as your rules allow. Sounds simple but it is a lot of work. SLEEPY

15a
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 354
posted October 20, 2003 11:10 PM  
I haven't used the kit but CSC Racing has a "frame connecting kit" which will tie the front and rear together. I use 2x2 square and create my own frame connectors without the "X". CSC has a web site with picture of the kit.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted October 20, 2003 11:16 PM  
CSC has good stuff. SLEEPY

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted October 21, 2003 08:45 AM  
And a proud Canadian company too.Gotta love CSC kits.Just a hour away from my house!

Elmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted October 24, 2003 09:35 PM  
As you may have seen I already posted one method of making a CaNova cage. However I've seen another method. As Sleepy described it was very similiar to a tube chassis. The difference was the builder hulled out the rear of the car leaving only the factory rear unibody frame rails and shock mounts to include front and rear spring eyes. All these items are left in for future availability even if immediate plans don't require all of them. In the rear of this car there is a flat panel where all the quarter, floor and decklid meet at the far rear portion of the car. This panel was re-enforced with strong rectangular tubing and all tubes for support attached to this rectangle. This was an underslung car. Good Luck.

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