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Old 03-14-2014, 10:33 PM
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Hey guys, been lurking for a while before I signed up and thought it's the right time to share my new project. I found this 66 chevy II a few months back and have been scraping together some coins and have placed my order for a detroit speed front clip. I have a lot more saving to do and even more work ahead of me. The clip won't be here for 4-5 weeks but I figured I'd share some pictures of the car for now.

Plans for the car consist of ls1 or ls2 backed by a t56
Mild interior
churchboy's LS headers and radiator
17 or 18's
corvette brakes
9" ford rear end 3:70 gears
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The front end I am waiting on...

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Love the look of a patina'd pro touring car!!!!!!!
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Congrats Kevin on such a nice find and beginning your project. I look forward to the updates. These Chevy II's look sweet when they are low:
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Welcome Kevin.

I like your idea of a pro-touring car underneath a patina look.

How will the Nova be used?
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It looks like a nice starting point. Keep us posted on the progress. The '66 and '67 are one of my favorites!
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Love the look of a patina'd pro touring car!!!!!!!
Me too, there is just something about an original car with modern drive train and suspension.
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Congrats Kevin on such a nice find and beginning your project. I look forward to the updates. These Chevy II's look sweet when they are low:
They gotta be LOW, that car you pictured is probably bagged. Mine will just be coil overs but I am hoping to tuck just a little wheel up front.
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Welcome Kevin.

I like your idea of a pro-touring car underneath a patina look.

How will the Nova be used?
Thanks, the plans as of now are to have a reliable fun driver. I am not building a monster motor right now, just want a 350-400ish horse ls six speed that I can rip on for a while.

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It looks like a nice starting point. Keep us posted on the progress. The '66 and '67 are one of my favorites!
Will do, it's going to be slow going for a while. We just had our first kid last dec and garage time is limited!
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Welcome to the board Kevin. Sweet start for a project. Great choice on the front subframe too. I'll be watching the one.
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We just had our first kid last dec and garage time is limited!
Congrats on the little one. We have 2 and my garage time has been extremely limited since kids --- Kids put it all in perspective though. The garage time becomes a little less important. Granted, I still get frustrated at how long it takes to get things done. Good luck on finding that balance.
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Welcome to the board Kevin. Sweet start for a project. Great choice on the front subframe too. I'll be watching the one.
Thanks, it took me months to decide which subframe was right for me. I wanted the dse from the start but didn't want to pay that much. After a small discount it wasn't much more than a optioned out chassiswork clip.

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Congrats on the little one. We have 2 and my garage time has been extremely limited since kids --- Kids put it all in perspective though. The garage time becomes a little less important. Granted, I still get frustrated at how long it takes to get things done. Good luck on finding that balance.
I am pretty nervous about finding enough time for hobbies and family. I work shift work so that may help some. Right now, I am just saving and collecting parts for the build. Haven't had any real time since we came home from the hospital.

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Great project, can't wait to see more.

But I do have to say its going to be tough getting 300 out of that LS. You may have to leave a plug wire or two disconnected.
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