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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.
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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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Old 07-12-2019, 02:23 PM
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:18 PM
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Got some parts in for the Nova. Went with the full floor/trunk pan and some other goodies from Classic Industries. Since the car didn't have a spec of flooring, frame rails, or firewall in it to use as a reference, I was concerned about getting those items in the correct location since I don't have a car to take measurements from. I've essentially got all the front panels for the body so when the dust settles, I'll have a rock solid body shell with the only original panels left being the roof and dash...
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:34 PM
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Here's a shot with the firewall sitting on it just to get an idea how things will line up...I ordered some full rocker panels since the description for the floor pan in Classic's website didn't specify if the rear frame rails or inner rockers were included. Conveniently, all of those items were attached, however, the inner rockers were bent during transport so rather then removing the outers from the new assemblies, I'll just remove the damaged inners from the floor and weld in the new assemblies once the body's mounted and squared up.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:51 PM
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A little close up shot...
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