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Currently building, or should I say rebuilding, a 1962 Chevy II Nova. This was my Dad's dream car growing up and I would like to surprise him with it this summer. Since being stationed at JBLM, and close to home, I began looking for a project Nova for him and this is what I found. As you can see, this was a former drag car, and was quite beat to death. My plan is to restore it back to a reasonable condition. I'll start with the floorboards, move to the quarter panels, trunk pan and then the rest of the panels.
 

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Passenger side toe board. Only issue was that each toe board was missing about 3/4 of sheet metal that extends the lap joint where the floorboard meets the toe board. Luckily, I was able to use the excess metal from trimming the toe board.
 

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Finally finished with some of the repairs, I fit and welded the floorboards. I'm trying out the Speedokote line of refinishing products. This is their epoxy primer.
 

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Man that is a lot of green!!!!! Looks like you know what you are doing, great job your dad will love it!

Before I read all your comments I thought man I wish my front frame rails looked that nice. Nice are all beat up from years of previous owners being careless.

Keep up the good work!
 

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Man that is a lot of green!!!!! Looks like you know what you are doing, great job your dad will love it!

Before I read all your comments I thought man I wish my front frame rails looked that nice. Nice are all beat up from years of previous owners being careless.

Keep up the good work!
Yeah, I wish mine were untouched. I think mine look close enough to factory that he'll have a hell of a time trying to compare them. We'll see!
 

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So this was the repair I did for the firewall, where the blower motor goes. Unfortunately, I could not find a repair section so I used a section of the driver's side quarter panel where the fuel cap goes to replicate the lip around the motor. I don't think he'll know the difference.
 

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