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I finished my SOA this morning with the rally wheels and tires. I started on Sept. 29th, 2008, it only took me 6 1/2 months. Not bad huh? I rebuilt the numbers matching 350 motor and TH350 tranny. Did body and paint to factory specs and color, refreshed and replaced all the interior pieces with a new dash, visors, headliner, and carpeting. New front-end, refreshed rear-end. New vinyl top, and stripes. Also rechromed the original bumpers. Enjoy the pics.




 

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Chevy put out three "Spirit of America" edition cars for their 1974 line-up. Aside from the Custom Hatchback Nova, there was the Impala Sport Coupe and a Hatchback Vega - all with similarly styled trim.
 

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Beautiful SOA

All I can say is you must be a young'n, being over 60 means it takes me 3 times as long as it did at 40.
That is a fantastic job on a car I have always liked. I owned two of them over the years and just didn't have the ambition to restore one. So many one off pieces and only used parts to choose from. I totally love the white and red interior theme. The last one I had was a 350 and I loved to drive it. One of the best driving cars I've owned.

The SOA option did not include a drivetrain so there were a number of them with lesser engine options but the 350/350 turbo combo was the best driver and mine had the console and floor shift.
Enjoy it and thanks for saving one of the special Novas.
 

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Thank You Very Much for the comments. I am proud of it and I will be driving it alot and enjoying it along with my wife at car shows. Here's a few pics of the resto and what it looked like in the beginning. Thanks again everyone, only the Nova guys (you) can really appreciate the SOA.










 
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