Chevrolet Camaro and Nova Front Clip Buyer's Guide

Clip It! - A guide to bolt-on front subframes fitted with upgraded suspension components for the Camaro and Nova.

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Hotrods To Hell

With Big Bar Soft Spring Technology, the company's new '62-'67 Nova front clip brings your deuce under control without compromising a comfortable ride. Featuring custom-valved shocks, adjustable ride height via coilover springs, and a NASCAR-style sway bar package, the clip features a 5-inch stroke adjustable coilover, three-position upper shock mount, 1-1/4-inch integral splined swaybar with 30-degree under slung steel arms, 1-1/2-inch down bars, TIG welded upper and lower arms made from DOM material. Also included are Wilwood 13-inch, six-piston Superlite front brakes with billet hubs and Wilwood Pro forged spindles, standard or 2-inch drop, and a Flaming River manual rack. Price as shown—fully assembled, powdercoated, and aligned—is $4495.00, plus shipping.

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Hotrods To Hell


This bolt-in subframe for the '67-'69 Camaro and '68-'74 Nova features OE-spec heavy gauge steel for an OEM appearance, but has been strengthened with added bracing to the lower cross member and is powder coated gloss black. Ready to go right out of the box, Hotchkis subframes come pre-loaded with a complete catalog of upgrades including new tubular upper and lower control arms with adjustable camber and added caster, two-inch or three-inch drop Sport coil springs, a 1 1/8-inch tubular front sway bar, a premium steering rebuild kit (idler arm and inner/outer tie rod ends), heavy duty tie rod sleeves, a new powder coated center link, a new pitman arm, new OE spindles, a GM 500 series 14:1 steering box, and Hotchkis-Tuned SPS monotube shocks. Each subframe is custom ordered direct through Hotchkis according to customer specifications for engine type and ride height. Available upgrades include the new Hotchkis-Tuned APS single adjustable monotube shocks and the Hotchkis Handle Bars. The subframes start at $5,800 for the basic package, and are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

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Hotchkis Sport Suspension

Jim Meyer Racing

Jim Meyer Racing Products has designed a direct replacement, jig-built, subframe for '67-'81 Camaros. This fully adjustable bolt-in subframe features 3- to 4-inches of stance adjustment, tubular A-arms with either of Jim Meyer's custom drop spindles or stock replacement spindles, and is complete with a pre-drilled trans crossmember for all popular GM transmissions. The beefy tubular construction offers a narrower 60-inch front track that will handle either BBC or SBC power. The new 2x4x0.188-inch wall subframe has more header room then stock, and will accept 10-inch wide front wheels/tires. It also features mounts for stock core support, engine and trans, body mounts, and bumper bracket mounts all in their stock locations. The standard package includes 11-inch GM disc brakes, 1-inch diameter anti-sway bar, manual rack-and-pinion steering, and aluminum adjustable coilover shocks. Pricing starts at $6,800.00.

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Jim Meyer Racing Products, Inc.

The Roadster Shop

With this '67-'69 Camaro or '68-'72 Nova subframe you will see a lowered ride height and get improved geometry for track driving. It allows for wider front tires (up to 10-inch wheel with 285 series tires on Camaro) and features rack-and-pinion steering. Notably, the steering rack position has been altered to allow for a lower engine placement, which nets a lower center of gravity. Features include 1-1/4-inch upper and 1-5/8-inch lower DOM tubing control arms, 4041 pre-hardened machined control arm mounting shafts, C6 Corvette spindle, billet steering arms, 1-1/4-inch splined through-frame sway bar, fabricated 10-gauge framerails and crossmember, Delrin bushings and Grade 8 hardware throughout, plus Penske Racing shocks specifically-valved for Fast Track suspension, positive and negative bump stops to limit abuse on shocks and other components, improved caster and camber curves over C6 Corvette geometry and lowered roll center. Base price is $7,295.

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The Roadster Shop

Scott's Hot Rods

This company takes a little different approach with unibody clips. When you order a Scott's suspension, the company starts from scratch. They take all of your information, like the type of vehicle, motor, track width, ride height, and work to build you something that has the correct handling characteristics you are looking for. A-arm lengths, crossmember pivot points and entire cross-member will be unique to your vehicle. Standard features are a one-piece, 2x4x3/16-wall crossmember, unequal-length A-arms made from 1-1/8x1/4-inch wall DOM tubing, stainless steel billet CNC machined rod ends, one-piece complete 3/16-inch wall subframe, billet coilovers or airbags and shocks, sway bar, serviceable ball joints, 11-inch disc brakes, new manual rack, and Wilwood Pro spindles. A multitude of options are available. Nearly every part on a Scott's IFS comes with a lifetime guarantee. Starting price is $4,195.

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Scott's Hot Rods

SpeedTech performance

Speedtech Performance's Pro Touring front subframe for the '67-'69 Camaro and '68-'72 Nova is designed as a bolt-in package that will take your car to an entirely new level of performance. Among its upgrades is improved geometry with more suspension adjustability. It's set up for rack-and-pinion steering and coilover shocks, and it's lighter than a factory frame. The complete subframe includes Speedtech's specially matched high clearance front suspension, coilover shocks, and power steering rack for optimum performance and driveability. Using Speedtech's matched front suspension allows fitment of up to a 295mm tire on a 10-inch wheel with 7-inches of backspacing. Accepts LS, small and big block engines. The subframe with suspension starts at $4,999.00.

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Speedtech Performance USA

Speedway Motors

Speedway's affordable new '62-'67 Nova bolt-on gasser axle suspension kit allows you to easily turn your Chevy II Nova into a high-riding street freak. The subframe assembly and tubular steel firewall supports bolt directly to factory mounting points, providing a foundation to which you can bolt the parallel leaf springs and tubular axle. The subframe includes leaf spring and shock mounts, engine mount pads, plus a steering box mount that accepts a Vega-style steering box and cross-style steering to ensure proper steering geometry and quality road feel. The complete kit includes the subframe assembly, leaf springs, shocks, axle, spindles, new Vega-style steering box, steering arms, tie rod and drag link. Brake kits and other components to help complete your installation are also available at extra cost. At the time of this writing, this unit was on sale for $1,499.99.

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Speedway Motors

Total Cost Involved (TCI)

TCI is proud to announce the completely redesigned street/strip '62-'67 Nova front clip. This unit is designed around traditional coilover shocks. This will make installation a whole lot easier, plus you won't have to wait for the coil springs to break in to align the car. Whatever Chevyy V-8 you're running, proper spring rates and headers are available. Wheel travel has been increased to 6.5-inches to complement any rear suspension set up. Through the design phase TCI Engineering also decided to eliminate the use of the Mustang II spindle, and now employs a custom IFS spindle with better geometry and bolt-on dropped steering arms. Retail price is $2,910.00.

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Total Cost Involved


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