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Projects Building my First Car a Second Time - 1962 Chevy II 2-door Sedan Build

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  1. freeflynstl
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    My Dad's car club has a car show every September and I was really hoping to have this thing for that show but there was a lot to do to have this ready and there was no way that was gonna happen.

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    Talk about a white knuckle trip. 117 mile trip with this thing behind my truck. I bet I drove 60 miles an hour the whole way back. Uneventful but talk about being puckered.

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  2. quick85
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    You're a fortunate man to have the help you needed. From the photos, it
    appears to be coming along really well. Uh, I see you went with the Cragars
    (great choice)...and whitewalls.
     
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  3. freeflynstl
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    I did go Cragars...and the skinny whites. Mostly cause I do what I want. I have plans for a second set of shoes. I’ll run body color steel wheels with COPO caps for general running around. I guess the Cragars will be my going out shoes.

    Andy from STL


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  4. loudbang
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    Hard to catch but in the video (that works fine) it looks like you have louvers in the inner fender panels. Are they louvered?
     
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  5. burl
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    Great story and awesome job on the project.
    This motivates me to get back on 1st gen Chevelle
     
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  6. freeflynstl
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    Yup. Inner fenders are louvered. I had a local guy punch a few in their. Functional looks I suppose

    Andy from STL


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  7. brianf31
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    That's looking great! You early Nova guys are pretty lucky to bolt in a big block without hacking up the floor and firewall. I haven't been so lucky with the 460 in my straight axle '61 Falcon.
     
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  8. freeflynstl
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    more progress pics. Lots of sanding and buffing and putting things back together. Nova22.jpg

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    Andy from STL
     
  9. freeflynstl
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    Took it out for the first time yesterday. Registration finally showed up in the mail. Insurance all in place. Still needs an alignment and I'll take it to the alignment shop on Friday. I gotta say it was pretty cool to finally pull out of the garage and just drive through the neighborhood. Kids are excited and so am I.

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    Andy from STL
     
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  10. Steelies and poverty caps on a refrigerator-white Chevy II is about as good of a Sleeper as you can get. Very nice looking ride.
     
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  11. deucetruck
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    from Missouri

    Beautiful car!! EVERYTHING is just right. Congrats.
     
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  12. Deuces
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    from Michigan

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