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Old 27th-December-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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'71 Nova "German Style"

After getting a lot of response in my introduction, i decided to show some more pics of my Nova here.

As stated i got my car from a very honest guy in Ok. He had a craigslist ad i stumbled over and a few telephone calls later his Nova became mine. We are still in contact and he is very happy that his car is in good hands and gets the attention it deserves.

Here is my Nova still in the States


First inspection after shipping




A few parts were ordered when i bought the car and were shipped in the trunk. Saves on shipping cost....
Brakes were in that package as well as Hotchkis 3" Springs front and rear so i started mockup soon.
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Old 27th-December-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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I cannot have a project and not working on it...i started on the firewall before i even got my work clothes on.

Relocating the wiper motor






Room for the HEI distributor




Bracket for the engine bay downbars


I had a 383 laying around from another car which was sold, Perfect for me!
Here is a pic with the downbars tacked in.
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Old 27th-December-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Awesome looking good!
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Old 27th-December-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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Sweet, coming along verry nicely. wish it was warmer here so i could work on mine, me and cold dont play well together.
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Old 27th-December-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Sweet, coming along verry nicely. wish it was warmer here so i could work on mine, me and cold dont play well together.
Yeah, hate winter too. We had only a few days with snow till now but it's raining the last two weeks nearly continious...one week more i have to take a boat to get to the shop.
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Old 27th-December-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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As i am a great fan of classic race cars i want the look a bit like that.
Moved the wheel openings 2" up and 1" out to cover wider front tires.







Did the same in the rear but went up a full 4" to get the upper part of the wheel opening more into the body line. I had some more suspension mods on the list so i didn't worry about that. I ended being a bit over 4" lower than stock so the look is near original.

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Old 27th-December-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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Thats a nice stance, will look really nice then finished. keep the up dates coming along, we'll all be watching. Good work!!
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Old 28th-December-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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Here some pics how i mounted the downbars. I like to have them removable to get access to the motor when needed. I added some diagonal tubing with left/right rod ends.









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Old 28th-December-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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wow looking awesome.....great work
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Old 28th-December-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Nice looking work, subscribed.
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Old 29th-December-2012, 06:01 AM   #11
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I got a C&R NASCAR radiator out of ebay. Sorry couldn't resist. Heater support was already powder coated, but i like that big beautiful welded piece of art so i had to redo it. I had to change some things like the filler cap and plug some holes, but overall it works just fine. Like made for a Nova.


First i had to modify the upper part of the support. This thing is so thick, almost 4", i had to move the rad into the support.


Made some inner brackets to hold the rad in place.




Here is a front view with the coolers installed. The tranny cooler is out of a dodge van. (Ouch. The bad D-word. I wash my mouth with soap, ok?)
But who cares, nobody knows. The engine cooler is a stacked plate type from Setrab i had lying around.
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Old 29th-December-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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awesome fender work. Keep it coming:yes
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Old 29th-December-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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Everything is looking good.
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Old 29th-December-2012, 11:12 PM   #14
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aaaaaaaaaahhh I no longer feel alone, I did'nt think there was anyone else out there that isn't afraid to cut-modifiy-and customize.

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Lots of good work going on here!!

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