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Going To Get Started On It Soon!

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1971 Chevrolet Nova (Dream Car)

If the snow ever decides to melt away and not be replaced with a fresh coating, I'm going to clear out the garage and make room to work on my Nova. I'm pretty much done on my Trans Am for now. It still needs a lot of work, but it is drivable. The Nova is becoming more and more of a priority. I really want to do it right the first time around so I'm going to do it my way. It's going to seem a bit backwards, but I think it will be best. I am going to get the floor braces and cross members sand blasted and cleaned up good before I weld in the new floor pans. I'm not sure how far I'm going to have to go with floor replacement. After the floor is all welded in and epoxy primed, I'll do the firewall and cowl area and get it epoxy primed. Next will be sub-frame blasting and re-refurbishing. Yes, RE-refurbishing. I had it cleaned up and painted back in '87 soon after I got the car. I put new springs and bushings and ball joints in it. I never did get the tie rods and idler arm taken care of. So this time I'll tear it all back down and re-do everything that needs it. I've got new leaf springs and shackles for the rear. I'll need new U-bolts for the spring/traction bar mounts. All those parts will be cleaned and repainted. That sounds like a summer full of work. But I'd like to get even more than that done this summer. I don't know how far I'll get. We'll see!

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