Many hours of work went into prepping the body for a very clean appearance. Some weight was shed from the Deuce thanks to Harwood fiberglass bumpers and hood. Billy Biggs of Waterford, Michigan, stretched the rear wheelwells, filled the cowl, firewall, and body seams, and filled all the emblem holes, before coating the Nova in PPG Mystic Teal Metallic paint. The people at Seatworks gave the interior a clean yet modern appearance thanks to plenty of teal billet, tweed, and leather. Four-point Simpson Racing harnesses secure the driver and passenger into leather and tweed appointed Corbeau seats. Tweed carpeting covers the floor, and the billet Weld Racing steering wheel is wrapped in custom matching teal leather. Custom door panels are upholstered with tweed and leather, and the door sill plates are none other than billet. AutoMeter Ultralite gauges indicate the Nova's vitals from within a custom aluminum instrument cluster.
It's been said that the best basis for building a street machine is someone else's half-finished project. This Nova certainly lends support to that claim. Barely completed in time for its first show at Cobo Hall, Detroit, in 1997, it placed as a "Top 8" Detroit Riddler award contender. This weekend warrior has gone on to take numerous other show honors and awards, including the 1997 ISCA Street Machine Class Championship, and Best Pro-Street at the 1997 Norwalk Super Chevy Show. The Nova's license plate sums up this car very neatly: 1BAD II!