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Old Jan 2nd, 10, 09:19 AM
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I recently got interested in my Nova. My dad bought the car in 1977. He has been hanging on to the car for me. the car is mostly still all origianl minus the motor he swapped out in 77. He painted the car black, but it was originally Sunflower Yellow with Black vinyl top. Which it will be going back to that color. I plan on keeping it mostly original looking with some new upgrades. Nothing to crazy though, just stuf to make it it a little more enjoyable to drive.



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Old Jan 2nd, 10, 09:22 AM
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Here are some pics fromt he las week. Got the frontclip off and the motor and trans out. Got the firewall stripped and primed. Also got a few new parts for Christmas.



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Old Jan 2nd, 10, 09:28 AM
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I found out Thursday that the car had like 5 paint jobs worth of paint on it. So we are now stripping the whole car. I got sick New Years Eve, so I haven't done anything in a few days. Still haven't found any serious rust. just a little in the hood. I have all ready welded that up and treated it with "rust-mort"
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Looks like a great project.....70's are the best....Wish my bumpers were as nice as yours....Jackel
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Well Jeremy looks like the past owners were concerned about protecting the car from the elements and in how it looked instead of in how fast it can go, like a lot of the cars that were stripped of protective body sealer and undercoatings to lighten the car. Looks like you lucked out even though you will have more sanding to do there should be less body work to repair rust damage.

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Yea Big Dave my dad has had the car since 77 and undercoated the crap out of everything. Its been a pain to get off, but have not found any serious rust.

I got the body and most of frontclip to bare metal. Just 1 fender and the doors and it's ready for some epoxy primer.
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Old Jan 10th, 10, 09:30 AM
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Here are some updates on my build. Finally got the car to bare metal. Found a little rust in the quarters and had to order a patch panel.



This is the pile of paint I stripped of my car.




Finally down to bare metal



New valve cover after 3 hours of sanding and polishing.
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Looks like a cool project
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Hey, I see your from Smyrna. My wife is from Murphreesburo. We will be down that way mid summer and Ill have my Nova in tow I think.....
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Lucky dog...

Enjoy, and be sure to keep your dad included in this!
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Old Feb 7th, 10, 03:38 PM
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1970 Warrior when you come down you should check out some of the cruise in around here. There is a good one in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
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I have not posted in a while. With work and scholl I hve not had much time to work on my Nova. This week is spring break and I took a week off from work. So I got the car in primer and put the doors and trunklid back on. Now I am going to start block sanding.



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Now time to start block sanding.
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Alright I have been away for awhile. Started back on my car after a long break due to very busy schedule. I bought an old motorcycle two years ago and it turned out to be more work than I had planned. I spent most of last summer restoring and getting it road worthy. I also started going back to school and haven't had much time. I have a break for the summer and I am going to try my hardest to get it finished up. I will be posting some pics and the progress as I go. My goal is to have it back in one piece by the end of July.

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Old May 14th, 12, 06:55 PM
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I was going to post some new pics, but I seem to have forgotten how. Any help?
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Quote:
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I was going to post some new pics, but I seem to have forgotten how. Any help?
Read what Philip wrote here:

http://www.novas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1896

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