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    Thread: the InNOVAtor 1967 Chevy Nova MOST STUNNING build i've ever seen

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      11-19-2011 02:43 AM #26
      saw this car at the goodguys event in Joliet il. its impressive! and i believe its the goodguys "car of the year"

      on a side note, got to drive a 67 chevy van for 2 laps on the Chicagoland Speedway. even at 50 mph, it's awesome!

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      11-19-2011 03:00 AM #27
      with craftsmanship like that, I can overlook some of the questionable design decisions. I'll chalk them up to personal taste. I'm just amazed at the skill required to pull this off.

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      11-19-2011 03:51 AM #28
      The quality looks like something only car manufacturers can come up with in their concept car shops. If Chevy had put that on display in SEMA, for example, I wouldn't have suspected it isn't one of their own creations.
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    4. 11-19-2011 04:14 AM #29
      Well, that was probably the most amazing thing I'll see today.

      The metal work is mind blowing, I didn't even know people were capable of things like that.

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      11-19-2011 04:20 AM #30
      *taken back*

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      11-19-2011 08:01 AM #31
      The most impressive build I've seen to date!

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      11-19-2011 08:11 AM #32
      Even though it's a little cartoonish for me, that is incredible. All those custom parts, holy ****. That's impressive.

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      11-19-2011 09:31 AM #33
      Meh, no likee. Great build, but why?
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      11-19-2011 09:39 AM #34
      The craftsmanship is no surprise coming from The Roadster Shop. They are second to none when it comes to fabrication.

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      11-19-2011 09:39 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Meh, no likee. Great build, but why?
      Not surprised there.



      I like it. It looks like something that belongs in Tron or a similar movie. Very nicely done.
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      11-19-2011 09:41 AM #36
      The style and approach are strictly subjective so I'll leave that alone, but this car reminds me of that old story about George Washington's hatchet. You know, the one he used to chop down the cherry tree? It's in the Smithsonian Institute, and it's completely original, except that the handle's been replaced twice, and the head has been replaced 3 times.

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      11-19-2011 09:53 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by ProjectA3 View Post
      Nice. Got any more of this one?
      http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/IMG_0943.jpg

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      11-19-2011 09:55 AM #38
      sort of a "ship of Theseus" ?

      it really looks like a concept. the fab is awesome, but i don't want to know what it cost. you might have a hard time driving that with antique plates too...


      couldn't The Roadster Shop pull some strings to have the chassis re-vinned as a fully custom car, like Boyd does, and call it a 2014 Nova?

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      11-19-2011 09:57 AM #39
      The fit, finish, and craftsmanship are top notch and amazing.

      However, they still managed to rice out a Nova. I mean seriously, e-bay style LED tails? C'MON!

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      11-19-2011 10:11 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Man, that looks expensive!
      More than you can afford pal! Nova.....rarrarrarararar...
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      11-19-2011 10:23 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      at first i was like.

      how do you even form all that plastic ?

      but then is it actually metal?

      edit. or aluminum

      this is one of the better builds ive seen this year.
      I think it's all metal. He says the rear tail lights are billet and the front's appear to be cnc'd as well.







      This car looks more like a one-off prototype/concept car than a hotrod build. Amazing details and work

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      11-19-2011 10:32 AM #42
      The undercarriage shot is amusing - all the "high tech" tinsel and underneath, it's body-on-frame with a solid axle. Extremely well-crafted, of course, but still. This is most amusing because the original Nova was a unibody...!

      It's been said a hundred times already, but I give it an A+++ for craftsmanship and ingenuity but a C for style. By chopping the roof and extending the body downward they gave it the kind of proportions that turn me off on new cars... I like cars like the '67 Nova because they're not chunky-looking slabs with slit windows like everything you can buy now.
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      11-19-2011 10:33 AM #43
      Amazing work, in quality and the necessary talent to make it happen, although some of it is over the top for my taste. I will say that it is very well executed. The view from the bottom is engineering art.
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      11-19-2011 10:37 AM #44
      Also agree that the fabrication and finish quality is amazing but it looks like a toy. Too far removed from the original style of the car.

      That's gotta be a 500k build.
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      11-19-2011 10:38 AM #45
      I read the opening paragraph and was excited to see the car.. then I scrolled down and saw the pep boys taillights and other plastic atrocities and almost threw up on my keyboard.

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      11-19-2011 10:40 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      I read the opening paragraph and was excited to see the car.. then I scrolled down and saw the pep boys taillights and other plastic atrocities and almost threw up on my keyboard.

      This car is a perfect example of why I do not like show cars.
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    22. 11-19-2011 11:26 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      Also agree that the fabrication and finish quality is amazing but it looks like a toy. Too far removed from the original style of the car.

      That's gotta be a 500k build.

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      11-19-2011 11:59 AM #48
      I think it looks great but it's no longer a 67 nova. it looks like it could be one of those retro styled concept cars which would probably be received well when a lot of the flashiness is removed for the public. either way, I'd drive the hell out of that, it needs to get dirty, it looks way too sterile.

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      11-19-2011 12:10 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Do not want. The Chevy II is one of the most beautiful cars of the '60s, and this car ruins just about everything I love about it. Cartoonishly gaudy.
      This.

      I would rather see a frame up resto than this cartoony piece of crap.

    25. 11-19-2011 12:14 PM #50
      I think it also goes to show you that the overall design of a car is significantly greater than the sum of it's parts.

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