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  1. #1
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    Default Projet Loud Car 1969 Chevy Nova

    I started this project a few years back and have followed some of the Nova builds. I figured I should start posting some of the progress.

    I'm calling it Project Loud Car because that what my son like to call the car.

    1969 Chevy Nova
    400 block bored to 406
    436hp 456lbs Torque
    4 speed
    Complete ridetech Front Suspension with Tru-Turn
    ridetech Tiger Cage
    SpeedTech Rear Torque arm
    Dutchman 9in rear end Narrowed 2in.
    Wilwood 12in 6 piston calipers Front Read 12in 4 piston calipers.
    CPP Hydroboost
    AutoMeter C2 Gauges
    Covan Classic Dash
    American Autowire Classic Update Kit
    Budnik Steering wheel
    Detroit speed Mini Tubes



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    Default Relay Panel

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    Always good to see another nova being built. Your suspension set up sounds very close to what I plan on doing but I will be going with the speedtech control arms and the tru turn. What did you coat the inner fenders with?

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    Love the '69 Nova's! The wife wants me to build her a 50's style truck, but been trying to talk her into a Nova instead lol. Good luck with the build
    Oh and you might want to check out Spin Tech and run their 9000 super pro streets if you want to keep with the loud theme. Put them in my Camaro and man are they awesome!!!
    '68 Camaro Pro-tour ~ "DMENTD"
    572BBC~T-56~9" w/4:11
    Martz Chassis front subframe and 4 link set-up ~ QA1 Coilovers
    Wilwood 6 piston/4 piston
    Boze Forged Splitters 18x9.5 and 18x12
    Toyo Proxes R888 275/335

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    Epoxy Primer and then used a 3M undercoating called Dyna-Pro.

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    Default Front Suspension Ridetech

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    Default Dash Repainted and Expoxy Coated Interior

    I was really lucky when I bought the car. Had no rust. California car. Only had 69k original miles. Found in an old ladies garage with sewing equipment in the trunk. Converted from V6 to V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpens24 View Post
    Love the '69 Nova's! The wife wants me to build her a 50's style truck, but been trying to talk her into a Nova instead lol. Good luck with the build
    Oh and you might want to check out Spin Tech and run their 9000 super pro streets if you want to keep with the loud theme. Put them in my Camaro and man are they awesome!!!
    I had a 61 Chevy Pickup short bed step side for my first car, I the 50's also. I'm kicking myself I don't have it any more. Thank for the tip. I think my wife would kill me if I made it any louder. lol

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    Default Ridetech Tiger Cage installed

    Pretty easy install for this roll cage by ridetech. I went this route because I liked it could be removed easily.

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    Had my son test out the racing harness he was also excited new parts arrived.

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    Default Bench to Bucket Seat Conversion

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    Still working on the welding skills.


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    I was just going to run a 4 point harness, but after doing research on this site it came to my attention it wasn't safe so I was able to modify the new seats and add the 5th point for extra safety to prevent submarining in the event of an accident. Came out great, although cutting into brand new seats was a bit scary.

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    They are ready to go. Would be a fun picture to retake when they are of driving age.

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    Default Rear Suspension

    I think I'm caught up on posting pictures of my progress so far. I wanted to install the rear suspension myself, but with work, finish my degree, and kids I'm going to farm it out to keep progress going on it. Should have it back in a few months with mini-tubs and SpeedTech torque arm installed. Then will be searching for wheels and tires.

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    My first thought when I saw the stock stamped arms was "bruh-this is Protouring!" then I saw the awseomness. That thing is gonna be super fun and it already looks mean. good luck with the progress, you planning on AutoXing or any local roadcourses?

    1969 442 6.0L LQ9 T56
    Fab9 w/ custom 3 Link conversion
    FAYS2 Watts link
    Thanks to Mark at SC&C for his honesty and passion for the sport, and Ron Sutton for the wealth of knowledge that has helped shape so many of the cars on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetmech442 View Post
    My first thought when I saw the stock stamped arms was "bruh-this is Protouring!" then I saw the awseomness. That thing is gonna be super fun and it already looks mean. good luck with the progress, you planning on AutoXing or any local roadcourses?
    Probably just plan on running some of the local Auto-X courses after its done for now. I live in the Nor-Cal area so hopefully will try and get out to the Goodguys show and run it eventually. The only thing that will be stock on this car will be the body and the back seat. lol Don't plan on doing any body modifications for now, really just want to make this a nice street driver.





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