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strunk fabrications new shop truck....er nova wagon build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32coupedeville, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. 32coupedeville
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    you have to have a cool ride to run to lunch go to swapmeets ,or pick up parts when you build hotrods for a living . i needed something that was cool and functional that had room. i wanted something newer but old enough. i found a sweet deal on a 62 chevy 2 wagon on our local craigs list. i drove this little nova home for a song! now i wanted it to have a hotrod look and it needed to be super low. i did a jim weimer rod garage front bolt in clip but i cant leave anything along. i z'ed the clip 3" to get this nova on the ground . the rockers in the front are now less than 5" to the ground. i have the front mostly done but i am working on the rear end now . i wanted the back to sit low but still be on a rack. if you know anything about these early novas there is not much room for wide wheels. i have cut and widened the rear wheel wells and narrowing up a 9" for it. more pics soon
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  2. tfeverfred
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    Wow! I grew up in the cargo area of one of those. Cool build.
     
  3. supercab78
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    Hey, your not using my 9 inch are you? Just kidding. You can use the wagon behind the nova for chasing parts until the it's done.
     
  4. ...I've heard using S-10 p.u. rears will get room for bigger wheel/tire combo, worth a check.
     
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  5. Man, You don't let any grass grow under your feet. Jumping right into the next project already. Good for you.
     
  6. need louvers ?
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    Cool! Good idea, I just did the same for the same reason. My little Falcon isn't quite as ambitious as your ChevyII, but what a damn cool car for hauling stuff around. Dogs dig them too! I have to second the S-10 rear idea, I just put a tape on one the other day and they check in at about 54" hub to hub. unless your putting out some serious H.P. I can't think that you'll hurt one either.
     
  7. 32coupedeville
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    well on the s10 rear idea. i have one sitting under it now but when you want to get ont to sit super low you have to go narrower. as low as i want to go the inner wheel wells get narrower as they go up and i need more room. if i didnt have to have this wagon on the ground the s10 rear is great with 15 x 8.5 rims with 3 3/4 -4 " back space.
     
  8. Drew looks cool roll back up to Detroit some time!!!
     
  9. 32coupedeville
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    hopefuly soon!



     
  10. Veach
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    Very Sweet Ride
     
  11. Sidewinder777
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    love them 60's longroofs:cool:
     
  12. HotRodHighley
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    Drew,
    I told you it was too far gone! I'll be over this weekend to pick it up. I paid Kari for it already!! hehe.. Looking good..
     
  13. 32coupedeville
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    just got my tci rear half. now for those of you that think iam just buy cataloge parts and throwing them at this car , it may look that way. i have modified every parts on this car so far. pic soon of modifing the rear tci 4 link to sit 3" lower.
     
  14. need louvers ?
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    Dude I know where your coming from. Every time I say "Ah, I'll just order it" I know I'm in for as much work as if i just built it myself...
     
  15. Drew...you're a lot more ambitious than me. Looking good. I'll have to stop out some evening and check it out.

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  16. 32coupedeville
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    man your little deuce lights me up!!!!!





     
  17. 32coupedeville
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    here is some of the latest pics. i got the tci rear 4 link in and modified. i narrower a 9" rear end to 51" flang to flang to get the wheels tucked in the wheel wells good. now i have to fill all the holes i made.
     
  18. 32coupedeville
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    sorry i am having problems with up loading pics. also i know about a few nova forums but the way i look at it i a hamb hotrod guy with a nova not a a nova guy on a hot rod site.

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  20. slow4dr
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    Very nice longroof! What mods did you do to the rear shock crossmember?
     
  21. 32coupedeville
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    i didnt even use it. i made my own rear x member. it is now 3 1/4" higher then where a tci rear x mamber would be.

     
  22. 32coupedeville
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    new pics of the final ride heidth
     

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  24. HotRodHighley
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    Have you figured out how to chop that top yet?? I know you have thought about it.!:D
     
  25. 32coupedeville
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    yep. you would think i would have figured out how to chop it a few inches now !!!!



     
  26. slow4dr
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    Thanks, the new ride height looks great.
     
  27. basicbob
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    Drew, you let me down!! At least you could have cut the roof off the wagon, installed a Nova convert top & make the rear of the wagon the shop truck bed. You might as well piss off the Nova guys like you did the 32 guys with your ex 4 dr turned coupe.

    Here is a black wagon from Columbus Ohio.

    Great shop truck project, Bob
     

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  28. 32coupedeville
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    basicbob that wagon look sweet. i was looking for a way to make this nova stand out from the crowd of novas. still got work to do.
     
  29. I didn't see the black wagon at Columbus. That is bad! Drew...don't worry about it. Yours will see a lot more road miles than that black one and you'll have more fun too.
     
  30. Flipper
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    That car sits pretty nice. What are the tire sizes?

    the front looks pretty small. Is that a 145/65/15?

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