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Old Dec 7th, 10, 07:39 PM
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Interesting. Mine has the original front "Nova SS" badging on the grille. I have always assumed they were one in the same as in "Chevy II Nova".
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Interesting. Mine has the original front "Nova SS" badging on the grille. I have always assumed they were one in the same as in "Chevy II Nova".
Yours is a '67 though, right?
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Old Dec 8th, 10, 12:00 PM
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If memory serves me correctly, Chevy II was the original designation of the series, with models 100, 400, etc. when the car was first produced in, I believe, '62. Chevy II was the base model up through 1968, in 1969 they dropped the "Chevy II" and started calling them all Novas. Kinda made me mad because I bought a '69 SS when I came home from 'Nam and it didn't say Chevy II anywhere on it and I felt bad about calling it a "Deuce" (but I did it anyway!!). The Nova name first came into being (help me out here guys) as an optional step up in trim in '63, which again, if I'm not mistaken was the first year for the SS option, but it was only available with a six cylinder.
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Old Dec 8th, 10, 06:21 PM
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Yes mine is a 67. Someone actually posted this same question today on this site. Either way, back to the build! Keep those pictures coming!
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Looks like Ed picked the correct wheels for his car...



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Old Dec 16th, 10, 07:53 PM
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First shipment of sheetmetal got here yesterday...





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Old Dec 31st, 10, 10:07 PM
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Started fitting in the Mini-tubs by DSE today. VERY-VERY nice pieces. These are going to make a proffessional looking job.

KUDOS to DSE!!!








Tomorrow I am going to start making the flange pieces for the trunk floor and maybe get them welded in. If my "Metal-Source" comes thru for me, I may also get the frame rails finished as well.
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Great project and thread! Thanks for taking the time!
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Added the flanges to the floor and trunk pans today. Now I have something to weld the wheel tubs to after the frame rails are finished.



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Old Jan 2nd, 11, 07:48 PM
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Had dry weather today, although it was only 27 degrees. Didn't get the steel for the frame rails yet, so I decided to start tackling the swiss cheese trunk pan.
Here is the original being removed. Took me a while to figure out I could remove it without removing the tank braces. Wasn't sure how they attached to the rear panel (Or didn't attach to the rear panel) Not sure why they make the replacement pan too narrow to fit over the frame rails. I am going to have to add at least an inch to each side of the trunk pan to make my seam on the frame rail itself.







Oh well. I still had to drill out all the spot welds to get the tank supports off the trunk floor anyhow.
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Eds lucky to have you working on his car! Nice work.
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Old Jan 12th, 11, 06:15 AM
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Well. After buying a pos center section for the trunk pan, I decided to go ahead and make it fit properly. I only had to add 1.25" to each side (to get the weld seam on top the frame rails) Then I finished cleaning the trunk area up to check for fit, and found that the pan is also cut 1" too short to fit up at the factory seam, so.... here we go again... Let's add another inch in the front. I think all the money saved by purchasing the center section will be spent in labor, welding wire, and gas....






I figured since I was going to open the POR15 to coat the inside of the trunk braces, and I ruined the can trying to open it, I would go ahead and coat some of the metal that will be hard to get to later on, and then some....





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Its looking good John! Nice work still! Did you buy the rotisserie or build it? I am currently drawing plans for mine. Do you have any dos and don'ts for one?
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Old Jan 12th, 11, 08:44 PM
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Not really any do's or dont's, but try to find DOM tubing instead of welded. The tolerences are much tighter and it will take some of the "Slop" out of the way it functions for you. It is one of 5 that I have, and all are home-built.

Well.... finally have the welding on the trunk pan finished. That is the modifications I had to make to it are welded up now. I have some grinding to do as well. It is fitting very well, but I am not going to weld it in until I have finished the tubs and rear hinge brackets. It should be fairly seamless once it is final welded and ground down....

Looking back, I believe we would have been money ahead to have purchased the entire trunk floor, vs modifying this one to suit us.

Some shots of it for you ......




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Old Jan 14th, 11, 06:15 AM
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Ed is wanting to move the gas filler from the quarter panel to either the trunk, or under the license plate. Have any of you tried this yet?
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