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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.
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.
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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