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Old 01-04-2013, 08:40 PM
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1970 Chevy Nova Restomod

Finally started the Nova today. Had to remove a sliding window on my shed and ended up replacing it with steel stud and plastic as the window was to hard to get back in and it will probably have to come out again.
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I had to fight 40 years of smeg to get the front end off but in all so far there doesn't seem to be much rust. I am sure that removing the smeg will show more though. Subframe just looks like a lot of surface rust at the moment. I home to get the frame off this week and get it blasted and primed. I would have got it powder coated but I am unsure fi there is any rust damage that I have to look at.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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Nice. What's the plans?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:55 PM
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Nice. What's the plans?
As far as colour goes I bought 8 ltrs of Monza Red acrylic for $100 from Supercheap as they switched brands. I would like a deeper red so I have thought about adding some black to it. I have a contact that was a resto grade painter for 20 years so will touch base with him to see what I can do with it.

Pro touring look hopefully

I had the following shipped with the car.

Tubular swinging arms
Rear quarters
Door skins
Front fenders
Inners
Rear inners and outers
Trunk drop off panels
Glass kit
Front and rear bunpers
Interior door panels
Multi leaf conversion kit
2" drop spindles
Disk brake upgrade for the front with power booster
Replacement drums for back.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:56 PM
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Looks like a good starting point Andy.
Am I dreamin or are the door hinges welded on?
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:20 PM
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No I think you are right.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:51 AM
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Looks like a good starting point Andy.
Am I dreamin or are the door hinges welded on?
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Yeah I saw that in photos before it arrived. I rekon its a nice touch as you dont have to line much up to get the door 95% there before 'tweaking'. My HQ was a mofo to get even close enough for a street car.

I think the car is better put together than say an HQ (from a mechanical point of view). It seem more logical in the way things go together and the components seem to better lend them selves to remanufacture. Definitely a heavier car but very similar to the HQ in technology.

Soooo RHD or not? Just joking gonna stay LHD as its easier to soure components to keep the original look.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:09 AM
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Andy don't put black in it ....it will make it dirty not brighter , magenta and orange make monza red ....put more magenta in it , and then clear over it , your painter will no what to do, acylic red dryes darker, so your finish colour is not wet in the tin
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:31 AM
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Andy don't put black in it ....it will make it dirty not brighter , magenta and orange make monza red ....put more magenta in it , and then clear over it , your painter will no what to do, acylic red dryes darker, so your finish colour is not wet in the tin
Sorry when I said 'I would like a deeper red so I have thought about adding some black to it. ' I actually mean to take the zing out of the red.
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another 3rd gen on here. good to see
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Looks like a good starting point Andy.
Am I dreamin or are the door hinges welded on?
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:46 PM
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Did a bit today. Rusty in the usual places. Bet the Camaro guys have seen this?
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Took a bit out of the already cut up quarter. Found a bit of rust that you can see the rear seat through. Also discovered that Summit racing sent the wrong outer wheel well so had a look at the other side As they sent the right one for that.
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If only it were that easy...
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:09 AM
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I have just had an email back from Summit and I have to pay the $300 to get it here, have it delivered to a US address or have a refund. Gonna take the hit and have it posted...
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:53 PM
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So have you gutted the whole house to make the garage bigger??

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Old 11-04-2013, 02:42 PM
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So have you gutted the whole house to make the garage bigger??

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No not yet but, its a thought This is a 12X6 shed that was converted to a granny flat by the previous owner. Its now a nicely decorated garage
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Old 13-04-2013, 06:03 PM
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Love the garage, love the Nova.
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