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FEATURE: 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova

This 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova was restored and customized, using a LSX V8 crate engine.The idea for Gerry and Tyler Dziedzina’s radical 1966 Chevy II Nova street machine came suddenly to them, at of all places, the family dinner table.

This 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova was restored and customized, using a LSX V8 crate engine.

The Nova II as it looked when the project started.

“When my son Tyler was in the seventh grade, he simply blurted out ‘Dad, let’s build a Nova’. Before I could ask how or why he knew of Novas, my wife said she thought it would be a great idea for a father/son project,” Gerry recalled.

Mom’s approval was their green light. Within days the two were off to track down a suitable candidate before she changed her mind. The Dziedzinas, who originally began looking for one of the plentiful 1969-71 models, altered their focus when a ’66 two-door became available. The Palatine residents quickly decided to snap it up, realizing they both preferred the boxier styling and “longer lines” of the ’66 Nova.

Want to keep reading to see how this wild Nova came together? Check out our full feature on the Daily Herald HERE

After a full overhaul, this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova turned into a wild custom car.After a full overhaul, this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova turned into a wild custom car.

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The guys wasted no time in overhauling the Chevy classic, choosing to remake their Nova into one radical ride.

After a full overhaul, this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova turned into a wild custom car.

A modified LSX V-8 crate motor lies underhood.

After a full overhaul, this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova turned into a wild custom car.

The exterior paint color is Impulse Blue paint — a 2006 Pontiac GTO color.

After a full overhaul, this 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova turned into a wild custom car.

A radical blue and white color scheme was used for the interior. LEDs mounted in the headliner cast a soft blue glow at night.

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  1. love what you did with this car. Question: what is the exact color of the car? I wanted to use the color on my rebuilt chevy nova 75′

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