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Author Topic:   Tying in a unibody?
shakin
Administrator
posted March 18, 2000 09:37 AM
Just curious how you guys tie in your unibody on a camaro chassis. Whats the best way to do it?


4b316
Member
posted March 18, 2000 06:43 PM
I use to take a peice of 2X3 tubing,cut the end out by the back spring perch,adjust the floor pan and slide the 2X3 in the front frame then into the back and weld it there


jammin
Administrator
posted March 22, 2000 11:27 AM
These cars are still bad about flexing aren't they?


4b316
Member
posted March 22, 2000 10:04 PM
Yeah Jammin they flex bad.Back when I first put a Nova together we never tied the frames together ,we had a good cage and it ripped the body right down the corner of the pass. side window,the right side spring perch,handled like a mop then


jammin
Administrator
posted March 22, 2000 10:10 PM
Like a MOP ehh. LOL, never heard that.


redneck racing
Member
posted April 23, 2002 05:45 PM
Run the 2x2x3 on the inside of the car connect it from the rear kicker into the the front sub frame mount the cage through the 2x2x3. On the pass side you can run it straight from the kicker into the front sub frame and offset the cage. Eddie


Nova 73
Member
posted April 23, 2002 09:14 PM
Circle Track did an article on building a Nova back in 1990-91,they put 1.75" tubing in the channel between the rocker panel and the floor pan on the inside of the car. This was used to tie the front and rear frames together and to provide a foundation for the rollcage. This is how I built my car and it has proven to be strong(5 years old).


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted April 23, 2002 10:14 PM
If your rules will allow or better yet if tech man will let it slide, do this: Build the car so that if all the Camaro sheetmetal, inside and out, were removed the car would still be stiff and strong enough to race. This is maybe an ideal but it is what you should keep in mind. I have come close to achieving this on 2 unibody cars.
By all means remove the rubber biscuits found between the front clip and the body. Stiffer is better. SLEEPY


RangeRover
Member
posted April 24, 2002 08:26 AM
Good memory Nova73 i have them books here some where. I believe the cage was tied in through the transmission tunnel bar in the front and the rear is tied in to the front of the rear spring perch, come to think about it thats the way my buddies car is done. Mine is similar although it is mounted on steel plate and the rear section of the cage is connected to where the rear frame kickup starts. This seems to be pretty strong ive run the car since 96 when i built it, i do like the 2x2x3 in the car for the reason that you dont have to chop and channel the floor under the car, it connects the front sub frame with the rear section, and you can off set the cage. Eddie


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