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hello all im very new here i currently own a 67 camaro but im am hours away from purchasing a 76 nova, Im wonering what suspension this car has? is it the same as the 67-69 camaro like the early 70's novas? is it the same as the second gen camaro? or did this car have its own suspension all together? also did this car have the 10 bolt with th 8.5 inch ring gear or was it th 8.2 inch?
 

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I have a 76 Nova, and it appears that the front suspension is the same as a 70-81 Camaro and Firebird.
What are you going to be doing with this 76 Nova? I might need some parts.

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The 75-79 Nova's do not interchange with 67-69 Camaro's. They do interchange with 70-81 Camaro's. The 75-79 Nova's have an 8.5" 10 bolt rear.
I believe in general the stance is a little wider than earlier Nova's.
 

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this is going to be a road race / salt flats car. Im not parting it out. Do you know how much these cars weigh? i assume they are pretty light
 

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the front and rear bumpers are super heavy on those year novas!
they weigh like 75-80 lbs each.
i can tell you the 76-77 camaro used a differant upper A arm then the 70-75 camaro. and then changed again 78-81!!!! we race camaros and found the A arms to be differant on those years!
the rear diff on the camaro is also about 1.5" wider then the nova rear on the spring pads also!
your nova should have 8.5 but they did put 8.2 ring and pinions in some of them.
if you go to nova resources website he has a pretty good site that covers what some of the deminsions are!
i have found that site real usefull!
 

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wow those are some heavy bumpers that deffenatly wont help my cause, plus that crazy suspension wont help either.... i may have to think about some things.
 
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