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This is the excellent AMT kit of the 66 Nova that can be built up one of three ways.... as Grumpy's Toy drag car, or a street custom, or just factory stock. I chose the street custom route and modified the engine slightly by using a P/E air cleaner from Parts by Parks. I also wired it up and added fuel and electrical lines. The paint is rattle-can Tamiya Metallic Red over a base coat of Silver Leaf. The interior is Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black, the carpet is flocking from Detail Master. The fantastic tires are pad printed tires from the AMT 68 Camaro kit (which came w/ 2 sets of tires!).

I'd love to have one of these bad boys in real life!

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sharp build; did R2 retool for the big block or did you source it from another kit?

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Absolutely a beautiful build.  I have 5 different Nova kits.  They are really neat cars.  Which kit # is this build?

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Looks great, really nice engine compartment, nice color, wheels.... The whole thing! Well done. I can't wait to build this kit.

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Yeah 62 Rebel -  Except for the air cleaner, I found all the big block stuff from my gigantic parts box.....this is why I have it - it always comes in handy!

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Bob that's a nice build, PE air cleaner gives the engine bay a touch of realism :)

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Thank you Mike - this is AMT kit # AMT772M/03

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Unfortunately that is about the only Nova kit I do not have, thanks.

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My favorite body style Nova, excellent model!  I too would love to have a 1:1. 

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Very nice Nova.

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Fantastic looking Nova Bob!! I got to get me one of these and then hope I can make it look half this good:D

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That engine bay looks very convincing.

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Very nice build.My favorite Nova years,are the 66,and the 67.They were great looking cars.

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Looks like you have quite a gap at the top of the windshield. Any way you can push that glass up higher so it sits correctly?

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Nice work, but the engine in the car is not a 396, but a 327. A very nice 327. Also, don't forget the headlamp lenses.

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