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General Information

Name
_Darla
Year
_1974
Make
_Chevrolet
Model
_Nova
Color
_Original is yellow, thinking white
Packages
_SS
History
_Bought the car in Oakborough, NC for $1,600. No engine, rough but savable shape. Bucket seats, Muncie 4-speed, 10-bolt open rear.
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Modifications

Drivetrain
_NA (carb) Chevy LQ4 LS 6L engine, Muncie M22 transmission, narrowed 10-bolt posi rear with 3:73 gears.
Interior
_Front: modified bucket seats and sliders out of Chevy express van. Removed headrest pan, fabricated low profile sliders. Rear: none
Exterior
_Planning on white currently
Audio
_eventually
Lighting
_eventually
Exhaust
_Planning on swap headers and full 2.5" dual if possible. May need to exit in front of rear wheels...not much room in the back with the custom 4-link suspension setup. Embarrassed to admit I have considered side pipes.
Suspension
_Front: QA1 dual adjust coil-over shocks, adjustable tubular upper control arms, tubular lower control arms, C5 spindle/brake kit. Rear: QA1 dual adjust coil-over shocks, custom 4-link, panhard bar, 1" custom sway bar.
Wheel and Tire
_Wheels: Billet Specialties 17x11 rear, 17x8 front. Tires 335x35x17 Michelin Pilot rear.

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This will be an abbreviated rebuild of my detailed build thread that has been partially hosed up. The car still has a long way to go but I've done a-lot of work to it. I never put a deadline on this project originally, that may have been a mistake. I didn't want this project to become a source of stress. I simply thought it would get done when it got done. I had a vision for it and I wasn't going to let deadlines alter that vision...or so I thought. It's been 8 years now and I'm 48 years old. Time has inevitably proven that there must be a deadline set, if it's ever going to get done. Project Deadline is now 1 year. 1/1/2021.
 

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This build began with the desired wheel and tire package. I wanted a wide rear tire and knew I had to tub the car. The quarters and trunk were shot anyways so that's where I started. I pulled the rear and cut out the trunk and outer quarters.
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