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Old 10-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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I just joined after being referred to this site for help with a problem on a friend'* car. I'll be posting that shortly - it'* a lulu!

Here are my Chevies - I have some other cars, but they're pretty far off-topic...

My favorite: 1966 Nova SS, original L79 car - I've owned it since 1972:


If it needs to be pulled or hauled, the '96 Silverado gets the call:


1972 Malibu - I really hated to take this car apart, but I did. This photo makes it look better than it was.
It'* going to get a soda blast, repaint, a new top and some decent wheels:


Finally, our latest purchase... a 1951 business coupe that we've named 'Kermit'.
We wanted an older car to take to cruise-ins and on tours.
This one was just too good to pass up!
We've already replaced the bumpers and done a few other little things...
I'll get a better photo soon, I promise!
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welcome, nice group of cars. i really love the nova is that the original color? dont see to many like that original
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welcome, nice group of cars. i really love the nova is that the original color? dont see to many like that original
No, it'* not the original color. Here'* the story: My dad bought a new Nova SS in '66 that was the color you see (Tropic Turquoise). He traded it in late '69 for another Nova - this time a '70 SS. I missed the first car so much that I told him that the first thing I would buy when I graduated was another '66 SS.

It took a while to find this one because I really wanted an L79 car. I found it in June of '72, but it was dark (Danube) blue. The local Corvette repair guru was one of my best friends, and he agreed to help me change the color. At some point, I intend to do a complete restoration on the car and return it to its original color. I do have the complete numbers-matching drivetrain for it, as well as the build sheet (which I found behind the back seat after owing the car for probably 10 years!).
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Very cool story and you own some very nice cars.
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thats a cool color.i would rather make it like you want it and enjoy it more than exact original.
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Welcome from a fellow Ohioan! You have some very nice old school rides! glad to have you aboard!
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Welcome to the forum! I love that business coupe!
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Oh how I love that Nova! My mom use to own one MANY moons ago.

Welcome to the forum Dave!
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welcome very nice collection, really like that nova
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Thanks for the kind words, folks.

Good to be here - had no idea that the forum existed until this week! Did a little nosing around on some older posts. You guys really talk about a wide range of topics!
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