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1967 Chevy Nova - Hammer Time

Nothing Can Replace 540-Inches Of Displacement In A Nova

By Geoff Stunkard, Photography by Geoff Stunkard

That left appearance and the interior to be completed (though, as Dennis admits, there is always something more that can be changed on a project car). The interior received custom black leather buckets, a Covan dash, Auto Meter gauges, and a Flaming River steering wheel. After prepping the body and adding one of Goodmark's 2-inch cowl-type steel hoods, Lee Brown of Chesapeake, Virginia, took over and sprayed a deep coat of PPG Torch Red down on the steel. Custom 540 badges rounded it out, with a mention of the Bible verse John 3:16 on the rear panel to let people know what is really important to the Quinns.

The biggest telltale sign of being a more modern Millie was the 17-inch Billet Specialties Fastlane rims, 7-inches wide all the way around. The front examples are now shod in BFG G-Force 205-17 rubber, with wider 245-17 meat from the same company out back.

Dennis admits he has had a lot of cars over the years, ranging from prewar street rods to showbox Chevys that ran in NHRA Modified back in the 1960s. This one was created to be something of a sleeper. The cowl hood and big wheels can be put on anything, but respect comes from the throaty sound of big inches. Because after all, a hammer is a hammer, no matter what size it is.

By Geoff Stunkard
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