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    1. #1
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      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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      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=



    2. #2
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    3. #3
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      Relay Panel

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    4. #4
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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?

    5. #5
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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 Chevy Camaro Pro-tour ~ project DMENTD
      '57 Chevy 3100 Pro-tour pickup ~ under construction

    6. #6
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      Epoxy Primer and then used a 3M undercoating called Dyna-Pro.

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      Front Suspension Ridetech

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    8. #8
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      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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    9. #9
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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

    10. #10
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      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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    11. #11
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      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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    12. #12
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      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.

    13. #13
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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.

    14. #14
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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.

    15. #15
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      Mini Tubs

      Finally got the mini tubs going in. Having a a friend of mine put these in. School was just taking up to much time. Will get the car back in a few weeks.

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      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=


    16. #16
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      Speedtech Torque Arm / Dutchman 9in

      Rear Suspension finally getting installed. Areomotive fuel tank should be in soon.

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      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=


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      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=


    18. #18
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      Mini Tubs Are in!!

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      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=


    19. #19
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      Quote Originally Posted by eze_1978 View Post
      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.

      Your friend did a good job on the tubs. Wish I had someone do mine lol. It took me about 40 hours total to do it myself.

      As for the stock back seat, check out this link for narrowing your back seat, it wont be stock for long. This is for a camaro but should be very similar. http://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=28606

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      Yes, he does excellent work. I have been waiting for him to be available for a while. I had planned on doing it myself, but in the middle of finishing school. I will have to check that out. I actually just recovered my backseat a while ago, but that easy enough to redo. I did see a link on another members page on here about doing that as well for a Nova.
      Eze_1978 1968 Chevy Nova

      My build link:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ova?highlight=


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