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Old 1st-December-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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1st gen or 2nd gen????

Here's the deal. We all know that 62-65 and 66-67 are pretty much the same car sans sheet metal. I've been told by chassis engineers that because these years share so much aside from the body that they are all 1st gen Novas. Personally I tend to agree. Your thoughts?
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I would say the L79 pretty well sets 1966 apart from anything available from 1962-65.

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I've been told by chassis engineers that because these years [1st & 2nd gen Novas] share so much aside from the body that they are all 1st gen Novas. Personally I tend to agree. Your thoughts?
No. I don't recall anyone in the Nova community ever saying that the 'generations' of Novas should broken down simply by chassis design. The '66/'67 cars' body design was such a sharp break from the first four years, most of us feel that it shouldn't be included with them.

The current usage of 'generations' was arrived at over many years of discussions by Nova enthusiasts. I think it makes talking and writing about Novas much easier than if the years were lumped into fewer categories.
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Old 1st-December-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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Never had a 67 but isn't there a bunch of under the skin difference also?

So kind of like a 70 1/2 camaro

Just saying...

And Nova Chick why no comments on your introduction post?

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Old 1st-December-2012, 10:37 PM   #11
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I disagree. that's like saying Nova's and Camero's are the same.
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Old 2nd-December-2012, 07:35 AM   #13
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I would say the L79 pretty well sets 1966 apart from anything available from 1962-65.

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....with more horsepower. Using your analogy then when they went from the 283 to the 327 in 1965 then the '65 is a break from the '64.........
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