If you are a true 2nd generation fan you would say 1970 thru 1973 were the same. Then 1974 thru 1977 for the camaros and 1978 thru 1981. Don't derby theses. Would you derby 1970 thru 1974 nova? Same thing.
i would derby any nova. I looked into a 67 mustang roller as a derby car. the price was right. There are many cars that people value higher than i do that honestly, i dont feel deserve the fame. I like my less famous sleepers like my 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire.
With close to a million 3rd gen nova's sold, i feel no shame in smashing one. just my $.02
how are the front bumper reinforcements on 78-81? i know they are open on the inside but we r not aloud to load them.i want to put on on a toyota but i would like some input on them before i buy it. thanks
We still dont really have any tips yet. So whats good on these cars and whats junk. Just from a glance I dont think the aluminum bumpers are a great idea. Are the rear diffs ok or do they need some attention? Are you guys swapping the leafs out for something, take the deck off or leave it on, steering, front suspension?... We're not asking for every secret but just a basic guide would be awsome. I might try building one this winter. Thanks for any tip.
I've built a few of these for circle track enduro cars so I'll try to help.The front bumpers suck so I would change them to something stronger.They used to bend right in front of the a-arms in bad wrecks so I'd plate there if you can.Pull out the subframe mounts and bolt through the floor with plates.Maybe beef up the rear springs a bit and make sure they can't tear off the rail.I would do the trunk just like a new crown vic if I was building one.I would like to try building one myself but around me they were all used for stock cars, if you can find one they are about the price of a good old iron derby car.
"DEMOLITION DERBIES ARE A WASTE OF TIME,A WASTE OF MONEY,AND A WASTE OF A SUMMER"- my wife