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I think my first move would be to contact some of the larger recycle yards in the Southwest. I've never tried to buy an A-pillar from any of them, but I've bought some pretty specific parts that they had to cut out and ship to me. Doing it this way usually isn't cheap, but you get real GM sheetmetal from an area that normally has little-to-no rust issues.
 

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You could try Joe Vega, aka "azchevs" He might have some Nova roof sections although he is primarily a 68 - 72 A body and 70 - 72 Monte Carlo parts specialist. www.azchevs.com. Sierra Vista, AZ. Good luck whatever you do. Dave S. dona Ana Nm.
 

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I had the same problem when I owned my1972 nova and was able to go to harbor freight and get a shrinker stretcher and was able to repair it that way also you can get smaller sheets of sheet metal from lowes
 

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I had the same problem when I owned my1972 nova and was able to go to harbor freight and get a shrinker stretcher and was able to repair it that way also you can get smaller sheets of sheet metal from lowes
What did you use and how did you place trim pins?
 

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Use 20 gauge steel. As far as the trim pins , any of the restoration houses should be able to fill the bill. If you don't want to fab parts then look at the sources listed below. I believe that A pillar posts are repopped for the 68-74 Nova.
Classic Industries, H&H parts, Ecklers , SS396.com. they all carry 62 -79 Chevy II / NOVA parts.
Good luck on your project
 

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Sorry. Challenge reconsidered. Looks like it will be cheaper to buy the panels. Will look into that as soon as i see how many panels i need to replace.
 
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