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Old 01-18-2008, 08:26 PM
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72 nova resto

Had a question, hoped somebody could get my head right!!! I need help regarding paint/finish. I am restoring a nova, I'm getting close to paint and I have a question I haven't solved. I realize their are no rules set in stone as to restoration, and with mine, originality is of no consequence. I like the look of the mopar; exterior color continued under hood including firewall and inners. Original factory chevy would have a painted firewall, but only because the entire under side is painted in color. I see show cars with color under the hood and a blacked out semi-gloss undercarriage. If I'm to paint the engine compartment in color to match the exterior and do the under carriage in semi black, where do they make the color break between the undercarriage and the firewall color???

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If you look on the floor of your Nova from the underside you'll see a seam where the floor meets the toe board/firewall just below the dash area-this is a nice place to seperate the two colors.
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Yep, thats where I made the transition too. You can sorta tell in this pic where the undercoating stops and the paint begins. Of course, this is on a 68 Firebird, but its the same on a 72 Nova

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