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74 Chevy Nova Update 4 - Bare metal

I took it down to bare metal. Took 2 weeks to get it bare. Used Metal to metal Body filler to do the body work. Ready for Epoxy primer.


 


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74 Chevy Nova Update 5 - Epoxy Primer
Painted my Nova with Epoxy Primer to protect the bare metal. 3 coats done in my garage.





74 Chevy Nova Update 2 - Some progress
Heres an update on the various things I did to the Nova.





74 Chevy Nova Update 34 - Installing Camaro Side View Mirrors
I take you along the latest project which was installing the Camaro Side View mirrors. I bought these to mimic the Ralley and SS model mirrors which was an option back then. Camaro mirrors are more comonly available brand new.





74 Chevy Nova Update 27 - Stripping Paint
I talk about the methods I used to strip the Nova down to bare metal. I felt the old lacquer paint from 1974 was not a good base for todays Urethane BC/CC paints.





74 Chevy Nova Update 8 - Reapplying Hi build Primer
After block sanding I needed to apply the hi build primer a second time. Basically the begining of the second prime and block process.





74 Chevy Nova Update 22 - Reborn Startup Big Block 454
454 V8 with open headers. And a link to the very first startup so the difference between how it was and how it is now can be seen.





74 Chevy Nova Update 3 - Body work preview
I just show the dents I had on the passenger side quarter panel of my 74 Nova resto project. I used Metal 2 Metal body filler.





74 Chevy Nova Update 15 - Jamb painting
Finally some COLOR! I show the jamb painting from masking to complete. Velocity Red Mica is the color and its Urethane Base with Clear Coat. Red Oxide Sealer was used as well to help with overage.





74 Chevy Nova Update 47 - Bare Metal Cowl Hood
Took off all of the E-coating down to bare metal on the Cowl hood. Did my minor body work and prepped for paint. With this being the last panel, I have officially taken the entire car down to bare metal!! (Every body panel)





74 Chevy Nova Update 58 - Hood Installed and Test my Latch Modification
YES! Finally installed the hood and tested my Hood latch modification. It was hard work aligning the hood.





74 Chevy Nova Update 7 - Block sanding Hi build Primer
I did the first block sanding of the Hi Build primer. Heres the results. This shows all the highs and lows in the body work. All imperfections are block sanded down leaving a flatter surface. I also show the blocks I used.





74 Chevy Nova Update 46 - Bodywork on Cowl Hood
Started to prep the cowl hood.





74 Chevy Nova Update 24 - Hood Lock Modification 1 Modernizing
Thumbs up for this Mod! Heres a hood lock Modification to make your Nova's Hood more modern in security. I show from start to finish how to make it. Please Like and Subscribe.





74 Chevy Nova Update 20 - Big Block 454 V8 Engine Installed
I installed the 454 Engine and transmission and give a tour of what I did and show and explain the look I'm going for.





74 Chevy Nova Update 21 - Fender and Cowl panel Jamb painting
I block sanded the fenders three times before it was to my liking. Than I painted the jambs. I also sanded down to bare metal the cowl panel and painted it as well.





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