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Old 07-08-2019, 10:23 PM
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Hey all, recently finished up my 68 Camaro project and had been looking for a 66-67 Chevy II Nova for a while. My first car was a 66 Nova but when I was 17 I traded it along with $1500 for the 68 Camaro I have to this day (build thread Project "Cha Ching"). For a long time I've wanted to get another Nova as I've always loved the body style of the 66-67's so this past weekend I went and checked one out that was pretty rough but had a "very negotiable price". Anyways, ended up hauling this thing back with me so it'll be my new project. The car's pretty rough but actually came with a lot of new sheet metal, had good doors, new full quarters, VIN/cowl tags and a clean title. The plan will be to make a nice driver out of it, probably put an automatic OD trans in it, upgrade the suspension, etc. but not sure on the power plant. I've ordered a one piece floor/rear seat/trunk pan assembly along with inner/outer rocker panels. This, combined with the new firewall, LH/RH side inner and outer cowl panels and top inner/outer cowl panels that came with the car will go a long way towards making this body shell a solid starting point.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:13 AM
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I really enjoyed the build of your 68 Camaro and I'm looking forward to what you're going to do with the Nova!
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:56 AM
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Gonna be sweet watching this one come together.
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Sweet project I love those mid year nova's. I'll be watching.
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Following, looks like you got some work ahead of you! Can't wait to see some progress pictures!
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I really enjoyed the build of your 68 Camaro and I'm looking forward to what you're going to do with the Nova!
Thank You, I keep reminding myself that this one's not a race so we'll see how it goes!

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Gonna be sweet watching this one come together.
Thank you, I'm looking forward to it!

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Sweet project I love those mid year nova's. I'll be watching.
Most appreciated...this one's pretty rough for sure but I'm looking forward to the experience

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Following, looks like you got some work ahead of you! Can't wait to see some progress pictures!
For sure! It's got a little too much patina!
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Youíre making good progress, and it looks great! Keep the updates coming!


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Got some goodies for the Nova today since the body shop needed the tail lights to get the rear sheet metal lined up. I like the clean look of the all-red lens so I opted for the backup light delete.
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Theyíre making some good progress on the body. Got the doors and quarters lined up and doors latch properly. Also got the rocker panels lined up and the drip rails installed. Next up will be the trunk drops, tail panel and filler panel. After that itíll be the A-pillar panels, roof panel and the top inner and outer cowl panels, etc. Didnít take many pics but hereís a shot...sorry about the poor quality!
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:55 PM
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Thought Iíd share an update...nothing earth shattering but itís getting closer. Should be done next week, just needing to get the A-pillar patch panels and roof installed then the upper cowl can be welded on. The plan is to get it home and on the rotisserie so I can dress some welds on the underside, get the Quadralink installed and finish filling the firewall holes. From there itíll get bead blasted and put in epoxy primer. Im very happy with how everything is coming together, especially given where I started at with it. Thanks for looking!
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