1966 Nova wagon 2 door conversion.

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    I wrapped the exhaust system to help with heat penetration through the floor and a heat shield around the muffler to keep heat from the fuel tank. I am re-thinking this so it may all come off. I have heard of rust issues with this application and since the exhaust is ceramic coated at a cost of $985.00 I don't know if I want to risk it. May be over thinking this as the floor has sound mat and will have ample insulation under the carpet.
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    The entire inside has been covered in Fat Mat including the roof. This will provide insulation and a quiet ride. There will also be a foam insulation on the roof before the headlined is installed.
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    The front seats being used are Toyota Solara six way power and heated.
     
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    The doors and tailgate were painted later. All of the paint was mixed at one time, all from the same can but....as you can see, the doors appear to be lighter so this is something we will deal with.
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    Fortunately all the glass except the windshield is flat so having it made is fairly simple from a qualifies glass shop.
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    The side glass is glued from the inside so an outer frame was needed to finish it off. I had a sheet metal shop bend up some long pieces so I could cut and fit as needed. Once I was satisfied they were welded up, finished and painted. I then used windshield glue to hold the in place.
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    These are the inner rock shields I made to prevent "rock stars" on the top of the front fenders. There was nothing originally which prevented this. The underside was open and unprotected. They were sprayed with bedliner also.
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    Fender pics before install.
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    More inner fender details.
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    The car is void of any badging or emblems except for the grille. This ZO6 badge is a fender emblem from a 2003 ZO6. I kinda think is looks pretty good on the grille.
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    This is pretty much where I am as of today. The car has been at the upholstery shop for a number of month. The guy doing the work has a demanding full time job so progress on the interior has been slow but I am happy with his work so far. There's a lot of fabrication involved to achieve what works with the car. There has been some trial and error but I feel we have the style nailed down. I want something mildly modern without loosing the 60's feel. It will be all black leather with contrasting stitching. Also trying to incorporate some hidden storage areas. It's easy to hide stuff with a trunk but with a wagon all the cargo area is visible. There will be a custom console that goes from front to back between the rear seat bottoms. That will probably be our biggest challenge. It will be low and lean. I am not a fan of the earlier cars having consoles that swoop up to the bottom of the dash. They don't look right in my opinion.
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    Here is a pic of the door panel design.The lower right is the speaker grille.
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    I like your choice of valve covers.
     

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