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AC156
Member
posted June 17, 2003 05:34 PM
Dear AC156.

Without doing a lot of cutting and welding to tie your Camaro frame together I would suggest (Bolt-In Frame Ties)from Jegs.
http://www.jegs.com
1-800-345-4545

67-69 Camaro p# 550-40050 $98.99
76-80 Camaro p# 550-40052 $98.99
82-92 Camaro/Firebird p# 550-40053 $179.99
93-up Camaro/Firebird 500-40054 $179.99
68-76 Nova p# 550-40055 $98.99

Bolt in installation or if you want you can also weld them in.

Steve.


outlawstock17
Member
posted June 18, 2003 07:53 AM
most guys use 2"x2" 11 guage square tubing. it's a lot cheaper than those frame connectors.


towmandan
Member
posted June 18, 2003 10:36 AM
If you take your time with a tape measure you can split the floor pan to fit the tubing and then weld the floor pan back to the tubing makes a real neat looking job Thats the way I do mine and I also run my tubing back to tie in with the rear spring perch where it bolts up....That stiffens everything up real good......Towman


66jj
Member
posted June 18, 2003 05:45 PM
do what towman said,

bolt in are junk do nothing.

you need to also notch out the tube your putting in the rear subframe around the leaf spring hanger mt bolt. i use 2x3 it matches up much better in the rear, and i notch it to go over the top of the stock front clip at least 10 inches for more strength and more area to weld. i use several pieces of 1/8 flat metal for gusseting on both ends.

jeff joldersma

AC156
Member
posted June 18, 2003 06:05 PM
There are 2 ways of doing this. You can go underneath and chop and channel the floor or the way i do it is run 2x2x3 on the inside of the car, run it from the rear kicker and extend it out to the doors and into the front subframe or you can offset the cage on the pass side and run it straight from the rear kicker into the front subframe. On my new Nova the riles wouldnt let me offset the cage so it is cymetrical going out to the doors on both sides. It is easier running it on the inside than underneath my opinion. Eddie


tilley88
Member
posted June 21, 2003 02:50 PM
Here's how I do it......


AC156
Member
posted June 21, 2003 03:01 PM
Tilley,is that the stock rear sheetmetal from a unibody that you connected to? I do mine inside the car(same idea) and make the 2x2x3 cymetrical out to the doors. Thanks for the pics. Eddie


tilley88
Member
posted June 22, 2003 09:04 PM
Yeah, stock rear rails. I plate them before installing the floor pan.


stevenwm
Member
posted June 24, 2003 07:50 AM
Tilley88 are you going to post the pictures of the finished product or the advanced product?...lol!

Be Cool.
Steve.


AC156
Member
posted June 24, 2003 08:05 AM
Unfortunately, this is as far as I got with this chassis. Ed Phelps from Mississippi bought it to use as a Hot Stock. I'm presently re-building an '02 DW8.


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