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  1. 73 Window Trim Problems

    Body and Interior
    Hey all, I finally painted my Nova after 10 Years! We are running into some issues with the drip rails. The tabs that hold the drip rail on the front are removed, and so the front trim piece has nothing to attach to. Has anyone experienced this? The only solutions I can think of is to weld some...
  2. 1973 Nova Custom 2 door

    Car Profiles
    1973 Nova Custom 2-door Pictures (up to 3 should be linked in) Year:1973 Model: Nova Custom Engine: 350 Body/Exterior: Green/Green Front End: Factory Transmission: Automatic Rear End: Exhaust: factor single Wheels/Tires: factory Rally wheels Interior: Factor bench seat...
  3. 73 Nova rear bumper tuck, having trouble

    Body and Interior
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum. I am working on finishing up dads 73 Nova for his 60th birthday. The project that is giving me the biggest headache on his car is tucking the rear bumper. I read every thread on this site I could find regarding tucking the rear bumper. Here is what I have...
  4. what not to do?

    Originality
    Hello, I am new to this site. I have a 1973 2 Door Custom. It is 100% original except wear items like belts, battery, shocks, wiper blades (I still have the crome ones)........ It is Dark Green in color with a Green Interior. It is a plain Jane version. My grandfather purchased it new and he...
  5. new from Alabama

    Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am 27 years old from north Alabama. I have previously owned 5 novas and still own 2 of them. My current cars are a 1973 nova hatchback true SS that I bought when i was 16 And I have a 1962 4 door nova that is all original except for being lowered and painted flat black.
  6. Brand new 73 nova

    Member Introductions
    My name is Peyton and I live in Richmond, VA. I recently just bought a 1973 Nova as a project car. I have a ridiculous 96 Chevy Tahoe that's my daily driver until this Nova is reliable. Cheers!
  7. 1972 Nova Rally: Help indentify high back seat pattern / design

    Body and Interior
    Hi, I have 1972 Nova Rally, here are few pics of my exact seats and I'm wanting to keep my car original but can not for the life of me find anyone or anywhere to get these seat covers or design, please help with any and all info regarding these seats. Thank you, I appreciate it.
  8. '73 from Louisiana

    Member Introductions
    New to Steve's nova, not new to forums. I also have a truck so usually on CustomGm.com or something of the sort. Enough about that and on to my introduction. I'm from North Louisiana and just got my childhood car back so here I am to learn a few things. On to the story and pictures because...
  9. 3rdGen Resto-mod

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hey Everyone, I found this car on ebay in late august of last year in Oregon. Heres a few pictures of the car when I got it last year. Plans so far is to rebuild the entire suspension/chassis and give the car an all around freshen up. Plans for down the road may include a new...
  10. Hitting the rearend before I pump the brakes

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    It has been awhile since I reported in. Was planning on the disc brake conversion at all four corners but I felt it wise to completely address the rear end suspension before moving on. Started off by removing all the damn spider eggs and BS attached to the undercarriage from 7yrs of hanging...
  11. Traction Bars. Yes or no?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Curious as to the degree of improvement traction bars (specifically lakewoods bars) would give on my nova. I recently purchased a 73 with a relativly stock 327 making anywhere from 235-290 hp (havnt had it on the dyno, just a guess), matched up to a turbo350 and a 8.5" 10bolt. The reason i'm...
  12. 1973 Nova TH400 and Small block swap, need help with mounts?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a small block and a TH400 that I would like to install in my '73. My problem is that I can't figure out a transmission mount. The thing is, for those who don't know, '73s never came with TH400s. '68 to '72s had them, but only behind big blocks, and the big block engine and tranny mounts...
  13. 1973 Nova heat

    Originality
    When I purchased my 1973 Nova Custom I was told it was and A/C car after some research I found out it was true. The guy I bought it off of completely gutted the ENTIRE heat and A/C system except the control cables and I believe some under dash wiring I am currently deployed and unable to...
  14. 1973 Nova horse power?

    South Eastern US
    Hi all, i have a question, me and my friend have been debating about how much horse power my 1973 Nova 350 small block has. Its the stock 350, with a 4 bbl. edelbrock carb. my friend says its producing at least 325-350 bhp, i say its alot less, more like under 225. Anybody have a more accurate...
  15. Bottom shifter linkage in a 73???

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 73 nova that has a column shifter with a th350 and I need the bottom linkage that goes into the frame and connects to the trans. I can't find it in any of my books or even online, is it available anywhere? Anyone have one?
  16. New Teen Member From California

    Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. i am 16 years old and purchased my 1973 nova custom a few days ago. i love this car but still trying to learn more about it. if anyone of you know a website that tells you everything about this car please send the link. and one more thing. i want to change my custom into a SS, so...
  17. My 73 hatch rebuild

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I bought this car on Kijiji up in Edmonton and had to have it towed down to where I live in Medicine Hat. I looked like a sweet deal, the guy I bought it from swore it had been dry for years. Said he was a welder and that he'd done a whole bunch of body work to get rid of rust. His work...
  18. 1973 Chevy Nova Hatchback, "Amarok"

    Member Introductions
    Good day, all. With my practical auto-mechanical experience close to nil, but my drive to learn roaring strong, I decided to register on this forum. It's the first time I've come to a dedicated car forum, and "Amarok" is my first classic car. Ever. ...which means I started drowning in a sea...
  19. Interchangeable Steering Column

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Is there any steering columns from other cars that will fit a 1973 nova? I'm really not wanting to go out and buy a 500 dollar steering column when I'm buying the actual car for 550! Hope fully I can just get a donor from another car....
  20. rear bumper question

    Body and Interior
    i have a 74 nova with a rear bumper that is undesirable to me. i want to swap it with an earlier 68-72 rear bumper. i'd like to know what all this entails parts and labor wise. any information or leads would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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