Chevy II Gasser build

Opa1

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I've been working on a 63 Chevy II. It is a rough car so I'm not cutting up a good specimen. Installed new floors, built the trunk for a fuel cell. It's been a lot of cutting , grinding, drilling , welding. Also bought a straight axle front clip. I still have a long way to go.
 

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Cool project,
I had a 62 that I drove in the fields on our farm when was about 12.
Taught my older sister how to drive in it, got in trouble multiple times for driving too fast and for wearing a circle track into a hay field...😎
 
Color me intrigued! What a cool project, can't wait to see you take a run down the track. What are you going to use for the muscle parts? An LS something?
 
It will be chevy powered. I'm not sure on what series SBC,BBC or LS. My son wants me to go LS. He just swapped one into his S-10 truck.

This will be a street legal car. Our local track closed up a few years ago.
 
It will be chevy powered. I'm not sure on what series SBC,BBC or LS. My son wants me to go LS. He just swapped one into his S-10 truck.

This will be a street legal car. Our local track closed up a few years ago.
Street legal gasser makes your project exponentially cooler! I wish I lived near you so I could help out. What a blast that would be!
 
speaking of Chebbie IIs... well... Novas*, at any rate:

Imagine my surprise as I ambled out of the new(ish) Barnes & Noble bookstore (?!) in West Lebanon, NH and espied this rascal, with California plates no less, in the snow on a Tuesday morning in late November. In 2023. Kind of an odd thing to stumble across.





Gotta love the baby moons! :)

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* or should the plural be Novae? :confused::redface:
 
Nice project!
Installed new floors,
Can you order floors for some of these cars? I watched a build on YouTube and he had ordered floors for a '72 Duster, so I would think there is some sort of supply for replica parts out there.

I've fancied fixing up a Corvair (not restore or race--just to make a cruiser/driver), but don't have a garage to work in.
 
Nice project!

Can you order floors for some of these cars? I watched a build on YouTube and he had ordered floors for a '72 Duster, so I would think there is some sort of supply for replica parts out there.

I've fancied fixing up a Corvair (not restore or race--just to make a cruiser/driver), but don't have a garage to work in.
Most floors are available. Don't know about Corvairs.
 
Back in 1965 as a youngster I went to the New York Auto Show and had what was probably an annoying conversation with a Chevy rep who confided to "the kid" that the hot ticket wasn't the Corvette or the Z16 Chevelle but rather the most stripped down Chevy II with the 365 horse 327. Instantly I lusted after one but since I was still years away from even having a driver's license...
 
Back in 1965 as a youngster I went to the New York Auto Show and had what was probably an annoying conversation with a Chevy rep who confided to "the kid" that the hot ticket wasn't the Corvette or the Z16 Chevelle but rather the most stripped down Chevy II with the 365 horse 327. Instantly I lusted after one but since I was still years away from even having a driver's license...
It's light car. That 327 would make it scream.
 
speaking of Chebbie IIs... well... Novas*, at any rate:

Imagine my surprise as I ambled out of the new(ish) Barnes & Noble bookstore (?!) in West Lebanon, NH and espied this rascal, with California plates no less, in the snow on a Tuesday morning in late November. In 2023. Kind of an odd thing to stumble across.





Gotta love the baby moons! :)

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* or should the plural be Novae? :confused::redface:
Nova was the top trim level of the Chevy II thru 68, and in 69 they dropped the Chevy II moniker and the model became Nova.
 
Nova was the top trim level of the Chevy II thru 68, and in 69 they dropped the Chevy II moniker and the model became Nova.
I think I read that the Nova was a bit of fail (initially) in Latin countries, as the name translates “doesn’t go/move”.

Mad skills @Opa1 ! This thread is inspiring and I’m looking forward to starting my first car/truck project in the next year.
 
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