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Postby katostud » Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:56 pm

im looking to do a mini tub in my 76 vega hatch back. anyone done this or know how to do this or if anyone makes a mini tub kit. any info would be appreatiated
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Postby v8astregt » Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:09 am

All I know is that you will have to do a lot more than just tubs. The lower control arms run right along the inner wheelwell, so you'd have to relocate all the mounting brackets on the car and axle. I've considered it, but then I realized I'd may as well install a Chris Alston's rear subframe kit since the whole floorpan is going to be cut anyways.
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Postby custom101 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:45 pm

good day.

There is no minitub kit available for the H Body, it depends on if you want to keep your back seat and soforth, I cant see how you could have the foldable backseat with a mini tub but you can modify the backseat to work with the mini tubs, how much are you planning to get 2 inches or more on each side?

You will have to move your springs, panhard bar and control arms inboard, on both the chassis and also brackets on the rear axle.

This is not a quick job but very do-able.

Also I would consider rear coil-overs, that will solve alot of problems.

You will have to scrap your rear sway bar and do a different rear bar( if you want a sway bar)

And in the chassis (the body) were the control arms were bolted to I would recommend welding in a crossmember, and then make your new control arm brackets to that one.

Hope this post makes some sense.

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Postby DEMON Precision » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:46 pm

what,s your e-mail address i,m currently mini tubbing my 76 hatchback , haven,t gotten much done the last few months ( car is undertarp in driveway ) , but i do have some images of the work i,ve done to fit the tires ( 275/60/15 dragradial , i,d post images here but i,m a tard with stuff like that LOL

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Postby katostud » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:52 pm

my email is yung_wun_2_4@yahoo.com anyone who has pics or diagrams they can show me would greatly be appreacated
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Postby custom101 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:35 pm

this cross member is a good solution
http://www.artmorrison.com/crossmembers/index.cfm
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Postby DEMON Precision » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:12 pm

i sent you some images of my car and some of a 95 camaro being built as well , the camaro and vega/monza have the same floorpan principal and rear suspension so similiar procedures can be used on both cars IMO
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