The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova was a small automobile manufactured by Chevrolet, and produced in five generations for the 1962 through 1979, and 1985 through 1988 model years. Nova was the  top model in the Chevy II lineup through 1968. The Chevy II nameplate was dropped, Nova becoming the nameplate for the 1969 through 19779 models. Built on the X-body platform, the Nova was replaced by the 1980 Chevrolet Citation introduced in the spring of 1979. The Nova nameplate returned in 1985, produced through 1988 as a NUMMI manufactured, subcompact based on the front wheel drive, Japan home-based Toyota Sprinter.

For 1974, the Chevrolet Nova got larger parking lights and new bow-tie grille emblems, as well as modified bumpers that added two inches to length and helped cushion minor impacts. The Powerglide was replaced by a lightweight version of the three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic 350 (THM 205) already offered with the 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8, which was the only V8 offered for 1974. Nova sales continued the surge they had enjoyed since 1972 and approached 400,000 cars for 1974. Six-cylinder Novas were the fastest gainers, as sales of V-8 Novas declined. These were the years of the first energy crisis as Middle Eastern countries cut back on oil exports. After waiting for hours in gas lines and fretting about the prospect of fuel rationing, thrifty compacts looked pretty good to plenty of Americans. Nova fit the bill. 


Before...

The car came to us in pieces , we will be repairing rust spots and doing a partial rebuild.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger!


During...

This car is going to the media blaster.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger!

We got the front clip back from powder coater.

We got the new floor pan and frame rail in.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger!

Removed the floor pans and braced the cars structure. In the last picture is the old floor plan.

Installed the new floor pan.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger!


After...

The car is heading home.

Copyright © 2018 Texoma Classics, LLC. All rights reserved.