This my true "Dream Front End Chassis Brace" from SC&C
I actually thought about contacting Choo to fab up a copy of his frame rail/steering brace as Chicagoareabmx had done. It looked really sturdy from the pictures on his chassis strengthening thread, but I was concerned that it might take up too much real estate in the front of the engine. I going to do a twin turbo LS conversion in the future and I was worried that his brace might take room down there that I might need for the extra piping, bigger radiators or intercoolers and such. So this brace from Pro-Touring F-Body seemed such a ready made, inexpensive and least intrusive solution.
But see below for my "dream front end/steering brace" from Savitske Classic & Custom (SC&C). You see it is a triangulated brace that attaches to the engine cradle and the two front frame horns. SC&C makes them for the '64-'67 A-Body, the '68-'72 A-Body and the '78-'87 G-Body, which is known as a real wet noodle of a frame among all of GM's Body-on-Frame chassis'.
Navy Lifer has lobbying the owner Mark Savitske for years to make one up for the '77-'96 Body for years now to no avail. Here is a link to the one for the popular '68-'72 A-Body: http://scandc.com/new/node/996
Who knows maybe we can rustle up some demand and interest among us hardcore autocrossers and track day road course drivers?
Well here is a description of the brace from the SC&C website:
"SC&C Heavy Duty Chassis Brace"
"GM didn't dot all their I's and cross all their T's when they built the A body chassis (Chevelle, GS, 442, Etc.). The front frame horns were left without a crossmember and the bumper can't do the job. The result is a frame that deflects under heavy loads and a steering box that's hanging out there imparting all it's steering load on just one frame rail. SC&C's heavy duty tubular chassis brace fixes that factory oversight. It bolts under the chassis with large 1.25" diameter, 120" wall 1026 steel tubing welded into a triangulated and gusseted structure that ties the two frame rails firmly together. You'll notice an instant improvement in steering response, chassis stiffness, handling, and a welcome reduction in squeaks and rattles. Includes mounting hardware and instructions."
1995 9C1, 3.73 gears, TruTrac LSD, Hellwig front swaybar, B-Body Performance 1.25" rear bar, Currie rear upper & lower control arms, Dick Miller Racing rear brace, Vogtland springs, "Sport" Bilstein shocks, CIA Cold Air Intake, PCMFORLESS program, S10 torque converter and Performance rebuilt 4L60E w/Art Carr sunshell, HD 1-2 band & Raybestos Z-Pak 3-4 clutches. Harper's HD12 front brake, Techna Fit braided steel brake lines & Stealth Bolt Mod. 12 way front Bonnie seats & rear Bonnie seats.