1963 Chevy Nova - Suspension & Brake Installation

From Four to Five

Jake Amatisto Nov 27, 2013 0 Comment(s)
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Billet Steel Qa1 2/18

9. The factory shock tower mounts get totally removed to make way for billet steel pieces that hold the QA1 shocks.

Position Control 3/18

10. With both the new shock tower brackets and lower control arm bracket in place, our Tech Center manager, Jason Scudellari, positioned the CPP control arms into the appropriate slots.

Cpp Dropped 4/18

11. The 11-inch, zinc-plated, slotted and drilled disc assembly came ready to be dropped onto the ball joints. We went with CPP’s dropped spindles and big-bore caliper brakes for this project.

Sway 5/18

12. The sway bar was also an easy install and uses the factory boltholes for mounting.

Mini Subframe Kit Fully 6/18

13. Here’s a shot with the Mini Subframe kit fully installed. You can also order this in a gray powdercoating, but we opted for shiny black. You’ll notice we didn’t address the steering components on this project yet, that will be coming up in another article.

Coil Spring And 7/18

14. Although the coil spring and shock is still on top of the control arm (not the best design for performance), the added rigidity and overall increase in sturdiness of this setup is much better than the squishy rubber and flexible stamped stock stuff. CHP

NITO'S WRAPPED 'ROUND ROCKETS

Neogen Wheel 8/18

It was pointed out to us that our wheel and tire selection for this project is a little unique since we’re running a nostalgic-looking wheel with a modern tire that’s generally seen on imports: the NeoGen. Whether that’s the case or not, we really like this combination.

Neogen Tread 9/18

Another reason we like the NeoGen tire is its tread design. This is an all-season, high-performance radial with a 280 treadwear that’s designed to have a comfortable ride in all weather conditions, making it perfect for our street-driven Chevy II.

Neogen Wheels 10/18

It was pointed out to us that our wheel and tire selection for this project is a little unique since we’re running a nostalgic-looking wheel with a modern tire that’s generally seen on imports: the NeoGen. Whether that’s the case or not, we really like this combination. Another reason we like the NeoGen tire is its tread design. This is an all-season, high-performance radial with a 280 treadwear that’s designed to have a comfortable ride in all weather conditions, making it perfect for our street-driven Chevy II. With the front suspension and brakes bolted on, we could finally lose the rusty steel wheels and worn-out radials. In an upcoming story we’ll address the rear suspension and brakes when we hoist up a beefy rear axle.

Sources

Nitto Tire
Cypress, CA 90630
877-565-8448
www.nittotire.com
Classic Performance Products
Placentia, CA 92870
800-522-5004
www.classicperform.com
Rocket Racing Wheels
Chattanooga, TN 37406
888-307-7525
RocketRacingWheels.com

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