Restarting My '70 Nova Project

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Used the BX to lift the subframe onto my '70 Nova body this afternoon. Have to get the subframe on so I can get the fenders, hood, doors and radiator support fitted before it goes off to the paint shop. It hasn't been as long of a project as the genset I built, but I disassembled it in 2014 and has been setting in primer since 2017, so it's time to get it back on the road.
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I drove a '71 Camaro for 9 years, a '72 for one, and a '98 for 13 1/2. I'm a Chevy guy, still have my '80 'Vette after 40 yrs, and got 11 1/2 years out of my beloved '88 LeSabre T-Type, but the car I miss most is my '77 Nova.

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Novas were underappreciated at the time and only get better looking with age. Big fan of their looks, but I never had one

I had a '69 SS396 L78 375hp Nova back in the early '70s, and always wanted another. Finally, in 2010 I found this '70 SS 350 L48 300hp for sale in WI and bought it. It had rust issues, so after driving it for a couple years, I decided to restore it. The body man that replaced all the metal did an outstanding job.
Pictures of my old '69 and my '70. They were the same maroon color.

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Your project is coming along nice!
I bought my 1965 in 1982. The paint is bad and someone on the forum has already pointed out to me that I have my front tire tread the wrong direction. 😬
I have found a lot of info from the guys over at Chevy Nova Forum
Their projects and nova knowledge is vast. Mostly a good group like here. (y) I hope you keep us updated here. I’m looking forward to following along with your progress.
 

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I had a '69 SS396 L78 375hp Nova back in the early '70s, and always wanted another. Finally, in 2010 I found this '70 SS 350 L48 300hp for sale in WI and bought it. It had rust issues, so after driving it for a couple years, I decided to restore it. The body man that replaced all the metal did an outstanding job.
Pictures of my old '69 and my '70. They were the same maroon color.

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Almost looks like the 69.
BB 396? You definitely needed those ladder bars I see! (y) Both nice cars.
 
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I drove a '71 Camaro for 9 years, a '72 for one, and a '98 for 13 1/2. I'm a Chevy guy, still have my '80 'Vette after 40 yrs, and got 11 1/2 years out of my beloved '88 LeSabre T-Type, but the car I miss most is my '77 Nova.

Anyway, 'subscribed'!
I had a 75 Vette. It was fun car. Lowered with chrome header/side pipes and Centerline racing wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s. It would scrape going over speed bumps.
Used it as the down payment for my house in 97.
 
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I had a '69 SS396 L78 375hp Nova back in the early '70s, and always wanted another. Finally, in 2010 I found this '70 SS 350 L48 300hp for sale in WI and bought it. It had rust issues, so after driving it for a couple years, I decided to restore it. The body man that replaced all the metal did an outstanding job.
Pictures of my old '69 and my '70. They were the same maroon color.

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Fantastic looking cars!
 

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Bravo, just curious why you chose to reuse the OEM subframe? Are you going for original? I have a '63 I bought the aftermarket subframe for.
 
 
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