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Old 08-04-2016, 01:55 PM
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I wish I was not on the other side of the world, your build would be so cool to see in person.
I feel the same about yours. If only someone would invent something so that we could travel quickly between one point and another....
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:38 AM
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as if my floor didn't have enough holes
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nice..... on my 37 I made the floor boards totally removable so you could have easy access to everything below



and if you source the right seats they have the retractable seat belts already in them....a great advantage
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I've considered that, but I'm not a fan of rattles. Which is short for "I dunno yet"

The big question right now is do I put a cage in it, if so, how? (attach to the frame, make bolt-through mounts, attach the body to the floorboard?) Also, do I lower the floor, I'm chopping the top so headroom could be an issue....
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I've considered that, but I'm not a fan of rattles. Which is short for "I dunno yet"

The big question right now is do I put a cage in it, if so, how? (attach to the frame, make bolt-through mounts, attach the body to the floorboard?) Also, do I lower the floor, I'm chopping the top so headroom could be an issue....
At 6'5" and age 72 with arthritis up the spine, I find it much easier to drop my top than chop my top......
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:23 AM
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by rights, this car will be far faster then any cage I'm willing to put in it. I think funny car cages in street cars a limited application at best. In this case I want frame rigidity and the ability to walk away from a barrel roll. That said, I'll never use this in anger on the street, and funny car cages would kill you without the proper helmet and harness....

There is a large part of me that wonders if I'd be better off simply getting a tube frame and hang the body from the cage.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:08 PM
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There is a book that details doing something similar to a mid 60s Chevy. But many articles are on Chris Alston's web site.


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The book is well worth the 20 or 25$.
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Super Chevy Nova's Handbook HP1339: Restoration, Upgrades and Street Performance for 1962-1967 Chevy Novas

It has some hard to find details. Also, if you are interested in state of the art pro mod Tim McAmis has some videos that come with his chassis kits.

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I find these videos from Mcamis interesting technically, but beyond anything I'd ever attempt.

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good stuff, thank you

been a week of cutting the floor out and making sure the body doesn't collapse to the floor.... I have a plan, but it involves moving most of the shop.... when it cools down a bit.
first, catalog the damage (I should just take one picture, there's damage everywhere)
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There is a large part of me that wonders if I'd be better off simply getting a tube frame and hang the body from the cage.
This^^^^^^

Another thought, some guys use an s10 frame, a Corvair body is one swap. Lots of s10's in the junk yard.

But, it will be interesting to watch your build, no matter which direction you go.
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