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Hi everyone. I’ve been on this forum from the earlier part of the year, asking a lot of questions before I even bought a Nova. So now I would like to share my build as I go about it. I thank all of you for your answers and guidance. I am sure that I would need more in the future. Many years ago I restored a numbers matching 69 Z/28 Rally Sport. Being a restoration I had to make everything stock. So there was zero creativity on my part. That’s why on this build I will do anything I want to it and make it my own.
I was looking for a car all over the country and even sent inspectors to two different cars to check but both didn’t pan out. One of them looked really nice but I got lucky that I sent the inspector as he found a whole list of things wrong with the car. From terrible body work to leaking fluids from the motor and trans! And they wanted 49k for the car. Best $300 I spent. I would have been devastated if I have gotten it and dodged a bullet. I finally found a 67 roller with a 12 bolt posi rear end for my project. The car is pretty solid being how old it is. My intention for this car is for it to be a resto mod/pro touring type car. I am going to run an LS3 crate motor with a Tremec TKO 5 speed and mini tubbed. The front clip is from TCI. My wheels will be 8” up front with 10” at the rear.
Here it is. Thanks for looking.
Rob
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Cleaned up and painted the 12 bolt. Installed Moser C clip eliminator and disc brake brackets. Also narrowed the rear leaf spring shackles with Moroso brackets. Installed the rear with 3” lowering blocks and also installed Caltracs. I made a rim/tire fitment jig to see what size rim and tire to run with my mini tubs installed. Ordered American Racing wheels with custom offset. 10” rear and 8” fronts.



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Okay, we removed the whole front end to make way for the TCI front clip. We also cleaned up the firewall and stripped to bare metal and treated it with Ospho. Painted a lot of the parts that we took off initially that I will be reusing including the parts from the clip. Installed the clip so the car could roll again.

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I want to paint my bumpers the same color as the body but in a matte finish so I cut off the heads of the carriage bolts and had my friend welded them in on the front and inside. I ground off the weld and put body filler in the dimples and sprayed with epoxy primer ready for paint which is a long ways off.
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Since my car is ready for bodywork and paint and I can’t do anything to it I decided to make a carbon fiber front spoiler/air dam. You can reed the full write up in my other post with spoiler / air dam in the title. Here are some pics.
It attaches to the bottom of the bumper with bolts.


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