Nova front end?

85grandprix

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I agree, the Overhaulin' Camino just doesn't do it for me. This car with the body finished should look really trick. I too like the way it flows.
I was excited when i saw that they where going to overhaul a gbody but once it was done i wasn't so impressed..some of the things they did us ordinary car guys could've done. I definitely think they picked the wrong front clip.
 

Ribbedroof

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All I can say is it's better than those gawdawful Lumina, Studebaker, and Camaro noses, but that isn't saying much.
 
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After looking at it more, I like it. Something about the bumper looks out of place though. If I was building it I'd do something different with it.
 

UNGN

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That side marker throws it all in the trash. Should have filled it- way too high.
He can save it by doing a stripe down the the side at the marker line, but you are right, he should have filled it in.

 
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I just blew up the pics,as a bodyman I'm impressed with the fab work he's done. Like making a header panel out of the Nova hood, and cutting so far into the fenders to make the Elco hood fit. The top of a Nova fender is about 6" wide. He's only got about an inch of that left. My hat's off to the fabricator of that project.
 

Ribbedroof

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If he was going to go old school, should have gone 66/67 Chevelle/Camino front...similar look at the outside of the grille, and would at least belong in the family.

Brings to mind somebody's sig line on here or MR...something about not making a wrench out of wood just because you have the wood. I kind of think that's what happened here.....crashed Camino, Nova sedan out in the weeds, a few cases of beer and....voila'
 
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I was excited when i saw that they where going to overhaul a gbody but once it was done i wasn't so impressed..some of the things they did us ordinary car guys could've done. I definitely think they picked the wrong front clip.
I couldn't agree with you more. I was expecting something radical, but nice coming out of the Overhaulin' shop. I was also unimpressed with the first gen Camaro nose and what they did to the rear of the car. Again, it's different, but not to my liking.
Personally, I think the Camino with the Nova nose is more creative than that car. I can appreciate the amount of metal work and fabrication that went into it.
 
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