78 chev Nova

Discussion in 'Junkyard Jewels' started by newmexguy, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Another recent arrival at pick a part. 78 Nova four door sedan. PS PB and AC. Perfect body. Got the front fenders battery tray and a hood hinge yesterday.

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  2. PatricksBuick

    PatricksBuick PatrickBuick

    wow fenders look CLEAN!

    Pls keep a lookout for 73 Caprice. Looking for grille, fender trim.
  3. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    These four door Nova's were popular patrol cars for the Sheriff's Department back in Greenville, SC when I lived there. They used them for many years, long after Chevrolet stopped making them. I asked a deputy about them one evening and he said they were the perfect size for what they did and had good performance and since nobody was making a comparable new car, they would just put rebuilt motors & tranny's in the ones they had instead of buying new cars.
  4. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Yes the citation was a lousy replacement
  5. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Frankly would look for a 71 - 76 Chev B car specialist. Most of those cars went to heaven in the scrap run up of the mid 00'S. This Nova is very rare in the fact that the front is not damaged. Most cars that wind up in the u pull it yards ran into something and the front end is smashed in. The front bumper, front fender extensions were gone when discovered it. 75 - 79 front extensions and headlight bezels are just about impossible to find used at this point. And those are the parts that everyone wants for these cars.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  6. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Solid RWD Novas of any year are hard to find around here.
    I think a friend of mine is still looking for doors for a '65 Impala 2dr. hdtp. Last I talked to him, no luck.

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