This will be my official build thread. Go me
Purchase date - October 2010
Build start date - RIGHT NOW!
I bought this 1970 2dr Coupe rolling chassis from an old drag racer in Rockwall, TX (30min drive from my place, I luv Craigslist
) who just had too many projects going on. Super str8 body but mild rot on rear driver fender lip, both lower quarters and front driver lower quarter. The rear tail panel is a slightly banged up around the passenger taillight but not bad. As far as rot, THATS IT. The floor pans were already replaced. A little surface oxidation on some places but you gotta look for it. I bought the car with nearly 2 more cars worth of parts for all of $1500.
The fella was really nice and actually held it for me for over 3 months till I got back to Texas after getting out of the Army. He actually made me promise to come back when its finished, obviously to inspect and check it out hehe NO PROBLEM. I have a custom build already complete, in my head, and ready to begin. I will post as many pics as I can. Advice/tips are ALWAYS welcome, but bear in mind this will be a custom build and not a time capsule.
I am fast-tracking the car so its drivable (my only ride at the moment) before I start school at UNT in the Fall of 2011, yes, I will be a 30yr old college student driving a '70 Nova...I dont know if thats bad azz or kinda creepy.
Ill be selling a lot of the extra parts I have, ALL ORIGINAL, so feel free to PM me if you need something and Ill be posting them on the for sale forum too. Im all about trading too. I got a good deal and want to help other Nova owners.
Let the games begin!
the car as I bought it
factory paint still good after 41 years, to hell with foreign cars says I!
"some" of the extra parts she came with
the stock engine in a '90s Sierra SS after I added a few items, used to be the TBI model
got the front end broken down, almost ready to unbolt the sub frame
my Dad got me the "angry duck" for Christmas, so happy! itll be the finishing piece for this build
got these a month ago to go in her, fake but very comfy