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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 4:02 PM Thread Starter
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How much to back-half a car

I am thinking about back-halfing my 68 camaro just wondering how much do you think it will cost.
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 4:45 PM
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Re: How much to back-half a car

To pay someone or do it yourself? To pay I would say 8-10,000.

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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 5:05 PM
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Re: How much to back-half a car

unless the sheetmetal is rusted,you dont HAVE to back half the car to run 14x32's

superstock style is to run frame rails that are inline with the front sub-frame all the way to the back bumper

then just weld steel tubs in, retaining all the original floors,your only trimming out about 5 inches of trunk floor to meet up to the new frame rails

a 15 gallon fuel cell fits nice in between the tubs




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Do it yourself and save the money!!! Around here you're looking at about $5000...

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 8:44 PM
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Re: How much to back-half a car

Caltracs and split monoleafs will give you enough traction to go low 8's in the 1/4. And then you don't have to hack another body up....
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Re: How much to back-half a car

Not to change the subject, but did you ever try a tunnel ram on that 69?
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unless the sheetmetal is rusted,you dont HAVE to back half the car to run 14x32's

superstock style is to run frame rails that are inline with the front sub-frame all the way to the back bumper

then just weld steel tubs in, retaining all the original floors,your only trimming out about 5 inches of trunk floor to meet up to the new frame rails

a 15 gallon fuel cell fits nice in between the tubs




Yeah but look how jacked up that car in the picture is. The modern idea behind backhalving a car is to get it low and tuck the tires under the car. The car pictured is the 80's way of doing things, it's 2011. Just my opinion
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I think I can find a spot at my place if nobody wants it.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 11, 10:16 PM
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Yeah but look how jacked up that car in the picture is. The modern idea behind backhalving a car is to get it low and tuck the tires under the car. The car pictured is the 80's way of doing things, it's 2011. Just my opinion
I'm sorry...but that car is PERFECT in stance! In fact that's the best pic I've seen of it yet!

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Heck the only thing I'd do to it is stick a tunnel ram up through the hood with 2 Dominators!!!!

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Re: How much to back-half a car

Yep,, call me retro but I really like the look too
Guess I am a little partial though, this one is the 80's,, well the 70's actually,,,,
but who's counting



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I think it looks really nice but I have to agree with Rick in the sense it is very 80's. Now if you just like the look of it then I say go for it. I hope I dont ever back half my car. It's not my personality but I do think it looks good.
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Exactly.....Leave is Stock Suspended with 275's on it.



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Caltracs and split monoleafs will give you enough traction to go low 8's in the 1/4. And then you don't have to hack another body up....
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It's not a camaro but here is my kind of look. More lowered, more stock looking, stock wheel wells (but heavily massaged) can run on the street all day and run pretty solid at the track, all while getting 11.2 mpg. I say leave it unless you just like the look.





I drove this to the track, changed tires, lowered air pressure, removed air cleaner and made this pass. This was the third pass. The first two were even higher than this. These suspensions are hard to get to work, the camaro's are prretty simple. This is on a 28x10.5 MT used drag slick.

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Sinister.....killer car no doubt.....but not enough shiny stuff! I mean if you're talking 80's...then the mono-chrome look is it.

Having raced a lot of leaf spring Nova's and Camaro's...I can tell you they aren't super easy to make hook once the power gets up there.

I've only had one tubbed car....a '68 SS Nova with an ancient ladder bar,non floater system that no one would ever use today ( but it was done by the same guy who did Dyno Don Nicholson's stuff back then)...but that sucker would hook in the mud!

I like as much tire stuffed under a stock looking fender as possible without tubs...but Erickster did it right by *filling the fenders* (like you did) instead of doing the *wheel tuck* and lowered look like many folks do. To me that just looks goofy when rear track is skiinier than front.

Ok...back to our regulary scheduled back half discussion!

To O/P....if you want to do it....it's not too terrible these days. There are premade sections that anyone can install if you can work a tape measure and weld a little. Measure twice...cut once!


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It's not a camaro but here is my kind of look. More lowered, more stock looking, stock wheel wells (but heavily massaged) can run on the street all day and run pretty solid at the track, all while getting 11.2 mpg. I say leave it unless you just like the look.





I drove this to the track, changed tires, lowered air pressure, removed air cleaner and made this pass. This was the third pass. The first two were even higher than this. These suspensions are hard to get to work, the camaro's are prretty simple. This is on a 28x10.5 MT used drag slick.

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