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