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1969 Chevrolet Nova SS
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Owner-Chet
Location-Lincoln
1969 Chevrolet Engine-355ci
Nova SS Transmission-TH350
This car is sure good looking, but it hides some dark, nasty secrets underneath. The buyer got auction fever, and didn't have it checked out properly (call us before you buy!), now he gets to fix it. We discovered a corroded, damaged floor pan and subframe (bad restoration practices), as well as a horribly worn suspension. We'll fix the floorpan and suspension and put in subframe connectors so the car doesn't twist itself apart, as well as improve handling. No longer will it be a one-wheeled wonder, 4.11 gears, a limited slip Auburn differential, CalTracs, and stronger 31 spline axles will make for lots more stoplight fun. A distributor recurve and carb reset should round out the package nicely. We'll match the go with the whoa by installing upgraded disc brakes.
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Odd... this plug was left uninstalled right
next to where it was supposed to be, discovered
when we removed the carpet. The 'restorer' must
have been quite rushed.
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Another sign of a rush job, the new floor pan
was just laid over the old one, leaving chunks of
the old rusted pan in place to infect the new
one. The uneven, lap welded seams were our clue.
We will fix this to help restore chassis integrity
on this unitized body.
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Covered up to protect it from the surgery
we're about to begin




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The remains of the rusty original floorpan,
and exposing the inferior thin steel used
to cover it

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More cancer. Ugh



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