It's been awhile, and I'm sorry to everyone who needs to know about my project, but that's not many people, so whets it matter to you, eh?
Anyways, I'm still doing small body work here and there, Selling whatever of the old stuff that I can manage without for a while, buying some of the stuff that I want, and paying some bills.
The first pic will be of the 327 I bought from my dad's friend. It came out of his 34 Fo*d with only 7,800 miles on it. I'm in the process of rebuilding it. It's got aluminum Edelbrock Intake, and an Edelbrock 700 CFM 4 bbl manual choke Carburetor.
The next pic will be of my handy-work with a dremmel. I order to change a 65 into a 63, a conventional restorer would need to cough up $150 for new Mounting panels. But not me, no way. I found that just making the hole bigger, and measuring my cuts the shape of the 63 taillights, makes it a lot easier and cheaper than paying the money for the new panels, and a lot less of a pain in patois. You can also see a lack of trunk floor, that's on my list of purchases too.
The last pic will be of the dash where initially the ashtray was. Well I don't smoke, and no one will be aloud to smoke in my car, so an ashtray was not really needed in my car. Plus it made the dash look ugly. I plan on doing an in-depth entry on this, as I also plan on doing the same thing to the radio hole above it. The pic is of the dash at the mid-point, it looks a lot better sanded down and primed.
On my list:
Harwood 2 1/2 Inch Cowl Hood
Rear Quarter Panel Skins
4 Speed Saginaw Trans.
89 Cavalier Lower Console
Power Windows and regulator
Purple Hornies exhaust
63 front end parts (grille, bezels, headlights, signals)
Floor Foot panels
Respect from numerous hotrodders.com people.
3" lowering blocks
327 Small block
Front Bucket seats
Vintiques Chrome reverse w/ smoothie hubs
Main floor sections
Respect from my elders and friends
I am in a Drafting Design class and throughout the semested we've been building other products and seeing how they are designed and going through a design process with them. The end of the semester is coming up, so we get to create our own item, design it, build it, and finally give a presentation to the class on our product.
I decided to do a center console for my Nova. I've gotten the general idea and shape built, whats next is to build (draw) all the small pieces and everything that will allow this to work.
As part of my high school senior project I'm going to be doing body work on the Nova. The senior project requires at least 15 hours put into a product, and I figure with the amount of body work I do on my car, this should not be a problem.
On the lower area of the d/s door there were some small rust holes where water or something leaked through. These were an easy fix for bondo. Many people have said bad things about bondo, but I haven't found anything to complain about.
Picture one is the affected area. Not too much, but definately something to complain about.
The second pic is after I sanded it down. You can see some very light low spots and a couple high spots as well.