Project Nova | Fixing Up a Chevy Nova with My Dad

Chevy Nova

This total disaster is a 1969 Chevy Nova and my future car. Those who know me would most likely wonder how this is possible, seeing as I barely understand how to check the oil level in a car let alone know where to begin in repairing this Chevy Nova. Lucky for me, I have an expert who wants to teach me everything he knows about cars. This expert is my dad.

My dad is a car guy. He has bought, sold, repaired, painted and wired just about every car you could imagine. Some people rescue abandoned animals, my dad rescues broken down cars and nurses them back to health. This sad little Chevy Nova has been sitting in my dad’s garage for several years waiting to be put back together, and I can’t wait to chronicle our progress here at 3 Eva Court!

More than just a car guy, my dad is an artist. He built his own hot rod, a 1941 Willys, seen here in his garage. This photo does not do it justice. It’s the most glorious shade of purple you have ever seen.

1941 Willys

While this move across country often feels petrifying, I can’t imagine a more meaningful experience than working side by side with my dad in his shop. Obviously, this Chevy Nova has seen better days, so it’s going to require many hours before it is in drivable condition. If it turns out half as cool as the Willys, I’ll be one lucky girl.

Can’t wait to share our progress. Now, I just need to learn how to drive stick!

2 Comments on Project Nova | Fixing Up a Chevy Nova with My Dad

  1. Diane T
    August 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm (9 years ago)

    Jacke had me look at your Willys – it is beautiful. Love those cars.

    • 3evacourt
      August 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 years ago)

      Diane, you will have to come by to see the Willys!! It is more beautiful in person!!


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