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Old 05-28-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default slider help ... 63 chevyII

I know I've asked some of you how you did yours , but being I'm no chassis expert I'm sorrta lost on how I should go about doing this. I'm trying to mount my sliders on my 63 chevyII , I've moved my leaf springs inboard the frame rail and I'm now ready to mount the sliders and this is where I'm having a brain fart !!! , I was thinking of welding a piece of 1-5/8s moly between the frame rails and making a perch for my slider but I'm afraid the ass end of the car will be to high for my liking.

Here is where I'm at .... Just looking for some help , ideas , pictures !



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Old 05-28-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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The second time I did mine i used boxed steel welded to the inner frame rail . Now I have two moly bars on the inside of the frame rail and about a three inch piece down to a plate then bolted on so I dont ruin another pair of sliders
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:23 PM   #3
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We just ran into the same exact decision on our 63 Nova we are building. After looking at Novas of our YellowBullet favorites-- TurboBu, Boosted One, and The Metal Man....we decided to kind of use a hybrid of our own with some of their ideas thrown in. We did a 1-5/8" chromoly tubing across the factory frame rails (like you mention) in the exact spot where the upper leaf spring shackle bushings were at. We then built some one-off slider mounts to weld to the bar. The plan is now to tie our new cage rails to the bar where the slider mounts are at to help beef it up. The slider mount is in the same position as lower end of the leaf spring shackle use to sit. Although we can't really go lower, we are running Calvert 1" drop springs and really like our ride height. We are running 275/60/15 Nittos. Here are a couple of pics


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Old 05-28-2015, 06:37 PM   #4
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^^^ that's what I had invisioned in my head ^^^ , I to am running 1" drop Calvert split monos. do you have a pic of the car at ride height ?
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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Unfortunately no....we just did it this weekend, checked it out, then pulled everything all back apart to start on the cage/rails. Sorry bud.

Did you look at TurboBu's build post (http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=469874) ? His is pretty cool and simple and sits lower due to the slider being bolted up to the plate welded to the trunk pan. Also, the other two guys I mentioned have really cool adjustable ones in case they go to a different size tire. Always good stuff on here.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:57 PM   #6
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yep I originally was going to do it just like turbobu's car , but I would need to add to my trunk down bars and possible relocate bars to make it work. Trust me I've looked at all of the first gen nova builds that have come up on either google search or Yellowbullet search. Unless I missed some ? Lol
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I'm probably over thinking this lol !!!!!
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lol....we must be related! I understand what you are saying perfectly.
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it's the chevyII's syndrome , some of us have it bad and some of us don't !!!
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Yeah I did a crossmember between the rails too, works great. I put mine above the rails to lower the car.
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Hey hman ....did you weld the 1-5/8s crossmember to the metal bushing ( shackle bushing ) that's in the original frame rail or did you cut that out ?
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Yeah I did a crossmember between the rails too, works great. I put mine above the rails to lower the car.
Got any pics ?
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Hey hman ....did you weld the 1-5/8s crossmember to the metal bushing ( shackle bushing ) that's in the original frame rail or did you cut that out ?
Since the metal bushing is thick and completely welded around the circumference on both side of the rail, we just TIG welded the bar to those. The cool thing is the ID of the bushing housing is almost the same as the OD of the 1-5/8" tubing. There is a little bevel to the end of bushing housing so the tubing slipped right in place.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #14
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Tube through the metal bushing is a great idea!! Those bushings are far stouter than anything else on the car!
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:39 AM   #15
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Got any pics ?
Looks too terrible to post, but its just a single 2.5"x2.5" square tube running from rail to rail on top. Just gotta cut holes in the trunk for the sliders to fit up against the tube and the tube to sit on the rails. The rest of the tube sits in the trunk on the trunk floor.
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