My Take on a '69 Nova
Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:56 PM
Here's my take on Revell's '69 Nova. I started with the COPO kit, and added a vinyl top, slapper bars, shackles, and a few cables. I had originally wanted to use some slightly larger tires on the back, but the ones I ordered didn't show up in time for pictures.. Kind of looks goofy, a little too high in the back and those skinny tires look silly!
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:07 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:28 PM
The rear slicks in the '69 Nova kit are notoriously narrow, as you mentioned.
Welcome to the forum, too!
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:46 PM
Edited by outragis, 22 July 2012 - 05:46 PM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:24 PM
That colour is right-on ; that vinyl top is perfect ; and that 375 hp 396 (L-78 ?) is sweet !
Looks like the kind of Boulevard Bruiser I used to see on Whittier Blvd when I was a wee lad , repleate with 5 gallons of Chevron Custom Supreme (the real stuff ; 105 octane !) .
Nice work !
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:58 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:53 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:53 AM
...I would just say "The slicks are in the trunk for when I get to the Drags!" Nice looking Nova, brings back memories, I had a '69 bran-new!
Thanks for the complements! I like the color alot too, It's Testors Inca Gold Lacquer with a couple coats of clear. I debated going green or blue, but I'm glad I did gold. At the Car Craft show in St. Paul this weekend we saw a Nova in the burnout contest with skinny street tires on the back like this, I guess if anyone asks the slicks are back home in the garage and these are for smokin!
Edited by rmvw guy, 23 July 2012 - 07:58 AM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:41 PM
The slappers, and the rear wheels and tires make it look just like its ready for a night grudge racing at Fremont Raceway!
Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:15 PM
Nice lookin' Nova Kyle. Great color, and nice job on the vinyl roof.