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62 - 67 Chevy II / Nova Gasser Subframe
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62 - 67 Chevy II / Nova Gasser Subframe



Hot Rod Sub Frames

Now you can raise the front of your Nova with our Straight Axle Gasser bolt-in subframe and look like you’re back in the Sixties ready to blaze off the line next to Stone, Woods and Cook! No cutting or grinding is necessary with our direct bolt-in subframe that uses all the same stock holes that held the original IFS (independent front suspension) subframe. Our beefy 2 X 3 box-tube jig-built subframe includes 1¾ X .120 inch wall upper firewall support tubes from the subframe rails. This adds a lot of strength to the subframe structure and supports the 8-bolts that hold the lower rails to the “chassis”. The firewall support tubes bolt directly to the firewall using existing factory holes.
The rear-steer leaf-spring suspension includes everything you'll need to install it into a stock Nova chassis in a weekend. The straight axle assembly is complete with tube axle (any width), leaf springs (rated at 2500 lbs. for the pair) with front shackles and rear frame brackets, shocks with frame mount brackets, new early Ford spindles with bolt-on Super Bell 2-inch dropped steering arms, new cross-steer Vega steering box with 2-inch dropped Pitman arm and cross-steer drag link and tie-rod. It features Wilwood 4-piston aluminum calipers with 11-inch rotors with a 5-on-4¾ or 5-on-4½ wheel bolt-pattern to fit inside nostalgic 15-inch wheels.
The Vega steering box has a splined input-shaft, just like rack-and-pinion steering, and will connect to the bottom of your existing steering column with the optional steering hook-up kit. We are also dealers for Ididit and Flaming River and have Nova columns if you would like to replace your old column with a new tilt model. We also have dual-chamber master cylinder brake kits with proportioning valves that plumb into your existing brake system.


Hot Rod Sub Frames

Looking toward the rear of the subframe, you can see the 1 ¾-inch diameter X .120-inch wall engine-mount crossmember that holds the stock engine mount brackets. This crossmember can be ordered with several engine mount options. The cross-steer Vega steering box has a mounting plate welded to the inside of the chassis rails.

 
 
 
 
 
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The 2 x 3 box tube jig-built bolt-in subframe rails feature the urethane-bushed front shackle brackets. Notice the tube-stub at the front of the rails; this is where the firewall support tubes connect to strengthen the lower “chassis” bolt-on connection.


Hot Rod Sub Frames

At the front of the subframe, you can see the two vertical plates that are for the core support (in their stock locations). The tube-stubs at the front of the rails for the firewall supports are bolted together. Holes are provided in the stubs and the firewall support tubes for the bolts provided in the kit.

Hot Rod Sub Frames

Both of our Nova subframes (IFS and Gasser) have the same firewall and lower “chassis” flanges. The lower connection uses the stock 4-bolt flange, while the upper firewall connection uses a 3-bolt mounting point to stock existing factory firewall holes. No drilling required.


Hot Rod Sub Frames

All of our Straight Axle Gasser subframes come standard with Wilwood 11-inch drilled and ball-milled rotors and 4-piston calipers. The hubs have either a 5-on-4 ¾ or 5-on 4 ½-inch wheel bolt pattern (Chevy or Ford).

Hot Rod Sub Frames

The straight axle is available in different widths. It features Ford king pins, spindles, Super Bell 2-inch dropped steering arms, while the right steering arm (shown) features two holes for the Vega cross steering. Notice we have added adjustable steering stops to the axle. The spindles come fully loaded with bearing packed in grease, rotors and hubs mounted with 4-piston calipers loaded with pads and safety wired. All you have to do is install the king pins through the spindles. Assembly will go real fast after the grafting is done.


Hot Rod Sub Frames

The basic cast iron Vega steering box comes with our standard subframe package; however we do have an optional chromed Vega box for more sparkle. The Vega box mounts to our frame bracket with three ½-inch thick spacers to clear the side of the casting. Notice we also provide a 2-inch dropped Pitman arm for the cross-steer drag link to the right spindle.

Hot Rod Sub Frames

The 2500 lb. rated springs seat on axle cradles and are sandwiched between the bottom U-bolt plate and the cradle. After the caster is set and all is adjusted, You need to (short) weld the cradle to the axle to eliminate rotation under the U-bolts. The springs can be mounted above the axle for a higher stance and a real Gasser look.

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