SvN-RF4

 

Companies build project cars for many reasons. Among them are developing new products and gaining experience with products already offered. Another reason, a big one, is generating positive exposure for the company in the media. We built our all-fiberglass Gold Chevy II in conjuction with the Rides TV show primarily for the media coverage it would generate. And it generated plenty.

 

It also generated a number of requests from enthusiasts for a similar car of their own. When all was said and done, two additional glass Novas were built, the silver version shown here being the first of the customer cars. Due to their hand-fabricated nature, these cars take a long time to build and as such are quite expensive. Of course, the end result is fantastic, but a potential owner really has to want one!

 

It has to be said up front that these cars have more in common with street rods, such as the ’41 Willys we built, than they do traditional muscle cars. The bodies are completely fiberglass and are mounted on tube chassis’. The interiors have to be completely built from scratch, as do things like window lifts, door locks, etc. In fact, the only “resto” type items that fit on these cars is some of the trim, the bumpers, bezels and lights.

 

While our Gold car featured an injected big block and auto trans, the owner of the silver car below opted for an all-aluminum, carbureted 427-inch small block with a Tremec 6-speed. Other specs differ slightly from the Gold car, but with a car that’s primarily hand built to order, personalization is easy enough to accomplish!

 

These glass Novas are really good hot rods – different enough obviously that an owner doesn’t have to worry about seeing another car like his around. Engineered well enough they can be driven just about anywhere in comfort and with reliability. And no worries about body rust ever!


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Vehicle Specifications:


Engine:



World Products all – aluminum Motown 427 SBC


Cooling System:


Be Cool aluminum radiator, twin electric fans


Rear Axle:



Fabricated 9” housing

Moser nodular iron center section, with
Auburn PRO 31-spline posi and 4.10 gears


Front Suspension:


Tubular upper and lower control arms

Heidt’s 2” dropped spindles

Flaming River steering rack

QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks with 400-lb/in springs


Brakes:



Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation Force 10

13” front/14” rear rotors and custom-engraved calipers

Master cylinder and power booster hidden behind the dash


Wheels and Tires:



Budnik Billet wheels


Body:



ProMax/Vennom ‘67 C-2 fiberglass body
Modifications, as delivered Top chopped 7/8”

‘69/‘70 Mustang windshield, stock Nova back glass

Door vent windows removed

Cowl eliminated, with hood extending to windshield

Windshield wipers moved below back of hood

Front wheel wells moved forward
3” removed from bottom of front fenders

Rocker panels tapered front-to-rear
Rear wheel openings enlarged

Side trim molded into body

Door handles shaved (remote entry system)

Window trim shaved

OEM front and rear bumpers, grille, head light trim, tail light housings and trunk lid trim

LED tail lights
2.5x4x3 rectangular box tube frame rails

All welds were filled and ground smooth

109” wheelbase (1” shorter than OEM Chevy II)


HVAC:



Vintage Air Super Gen II A/C system


Paint:


Color: titanium silver


Transmission:



Tremec 6 speed trans


Rear Suspension:



4-link rear suspension system

QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks with 175-lb/in springs


Interior:



Glide Engineering bucket seats

Budnik steering wheel

PUI Leather in Graphite and Black

Auto Meter gauges

Custom-built center console,
door panels, dash, gauge cluster and rear surround,
built in-house at Year One

Dynamat sound deadener


Entertainment System: :



Head Unit: Alpine DVA 7996 AM/FM/CD/DVD Player

Surround Sound Processor:

Alpine PXAH701

DTS 5.1 ProLogic

Amplifiers:

Kicker SX700.4 4-Channel

Kicker SX400.2 2-Channel

Kicker SX1250.1

Mono subwoofer amp
Speakers:

Kicker SS 56.2 Center channel speaker

Kicker SS 65.2 Front and rear component speakers, (2 pairs)

Kicker S12L7 Subwoofers (2)

G-Vision 12.1” LCD Monitor

AlumaPro Cap15 Capacitor

Streetwires interconnects, power and ground supply, fuse supply and connectors