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Old 4th-December-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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So a while back I started a project thread to document my work. Since then the updates I put on there were very spotty and I have been very lazy about putting my work up there. In photobucket things got moved and links were broken and now the thread is shot.

So...Ta-da! I will be restarting it as of now. I have loads of pics on the computer so I'm planning on putting up a few per [available] evening until I catch up to where I currently am. Here goes:

Background: Original 307 with edelbrock 4 bbl carb, commuted in daily by Po until 2006. Started, ran and drove but was not "road-worthy."

My progress isn't as fast as I have seen but lately with graduation coming soon, my motivation has increased dramatically.

Upon purchase









Updates to come, for now I will show documentation of all the rot issues on this car. Hope you like!!
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Old 4th-December-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Ahh...

A yellow Nova with that wonderfull green interior.. And to top it all off, the "bullet proof" 307.


What are your plans for it?
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Old 4th-December-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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^^Quite a gem isn't she? Honestly though when this is on the road I will probably never love any car more than this one.

Basically I'm getting it back to road-worthiness until I pull the trigger on big things.

1. I have an awesome subframe my dad got me for christmas, fully powder coated with disc brakes and its got the mounting points for rack and pinion (pics to come).

2. DSE mini tubbing which I am in the process of.

3. My uncle gave me a 350 he pulled from an 80's GM truck. Not going overboard but I'm planning on doing a little here and there whilst restoring the engine. Haven't bought or decided anything so I am open to opinions, here's something my googling found a couple weeks ago: http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...ek_chevy.shtml

4. From there I want to get a 4 speed manual and a shortened rear + fatter tire so I can effectively redo the whole drivetrain and use the mini tub for what its worth.

5. As far as color scheme probably black with orange stripes because black novas to me are phenomenal. Want to redo interior with a matching scheme, I want leather but if the money is tight I won't complain about cloth.

That pretty much sums it up.
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Old 5th-December-2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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Sounds like that you have that scheme of plan there .....

Just keep US updated .....
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Old 5th-December-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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LOL I love it. Looks good.
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Old 5th-December-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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Top End Kit

Looks like a nice kit, but your statement about not overboard sort of confuses me. I'm looking at the heads thinking "go fast" or "bragging rights"? You can get a lot out of the cast iron heads that came on the engine, but, it they are bad - like cracked - looking at options is a good plan. If you are doing it so when you open the hood others go "nice", it seems a bit overboard to me. Bet I'm sounding like a dad here, but I'm thinking bang for your buck.

Graduation from what? Congrats for your accomplishment!
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High School.
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Old 5th-December-2012, 02:58 PM   #8
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More pics coming tonight...

Thanks for the well wishes guys, and yea graduating from high school in June. This car right here has inspired me to go into a four year welding/college program so I'll have a B.S degree in welding and fabrication. I'm actually really excited to get started in it.

like I said though I'm not pulling the trigger on anything big, the edelbrock link was something I stumbled upon. I want to get a good running/sounding 350 to have that muscle car feel to it. I'm just getting it roadworthy for now and when I restore the engine I'll pull the drivetrain when I get everything and do what I stated above.
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Don't throw awany any of that green interior... Some of us like it and would want it!!
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Don't throw awany any of that green interior... Some of us like it and would want it!!
My car has the same color interior. Someone upholstered my front seat different than the back factory which is in great condition. I am having both my seats redone in vinyl in January. I have a picture how I want it pleated and it will cost me about $500 for him to do both front(bench) and back seats.
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Old 5th-December-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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Don't throw awany any of that green interior... Some of us like it and would want it!!
I'm not that cynical c'mon now If you want it shoot me an offer (pm of course) worst I could say is no.

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Door panel shenanigans, doing a full 1/4 on this side and that part will be replaced by the 1/4 piece.





Fender mount piece





And shots from 2 yrs ago:

Me and the old man





ME!





The subframe for those that care:





The discs/hubs are mounted on the control arms which clearly are not on the frame. Lots of pics tonight I felt I'd give you guys a good treat
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Yellow...


That's different. I would like to see that bolted up to the black engine compartment or are you going to change that color?
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Old 6th-December-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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I'm probably going to keep it...

1. It's fully powder coated so why mess with a good thing?

2. I actually think it would look pretty good in a black engine bay. It won't be a perfect show car anyway and I don't see a reason to bother trying to do a color match on something not as visible.

But yes I too am interested to see how it would turn out in the engine bay.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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what are those studs/brackets made from tubing on the subframe for?
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what are those studs/brackets made from tubing on the subframe for?
Rack and pinion.
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