Work Station No. 3 at Real Deal Steel in Sanford, FL, is ready to go when the company begins assembling replacement bodies for 1966-1967 Chevy II Nova two-door hardtops early next year.
The popular Chevy body styles will be assembled to exact factory specifications from all-new steel on the company’s state-of-the-art welding assemblies. The bodies will be available in stock form, but also with popular Real Deal Steel options, such as mini-tubbed rear wheel wells to allow wider-than-stock wheels and tires to be used.
Because the bodies are built to precise specifications, all mechanical and trim pieces will fit properly, from window glass to front clip and rear suspension pieces. All factory mounting fittings, tabs, and slots are included.
The Chevy II Nova two-door hardtop bodies will be sold directly by Real Deal Steel or through its nationwide dealer network. Bodies can be picked up in Sanford or shipped domestically or internationally. For information on availability dates, pricing and dealer locations, visit realdealsteel.com.
Real Deal Steel produces all-steel reproduction bodies for American Classics from the Forties, Fifties and Sixties: 1940 Ford five-window coupes, 1955-1957 Chevys, 1967-1969 Camaros and Firebirds and 1966-1967 Chevy II Nova two-door hardtops (in early 2016).
The bodies are assembled in Sanford, FL, from high quality steel structural components to exact factory specifications on Real Deal Steel’s proprietary assembly fixtures that guarantee exact factory-spec fit every time.
All structural and skin assembly utilizes water-cooled 220V resistance spot welders – the same technology used in much-larger automotive assembly plants. Real Deal Steel generally uses 25 percent more spot welds than original to give the bodies added strength.
In addition to factory-original bodies, Real Deal Steel also offers modification options such as customized firewalls and mini-tub wheel housings, in addition to a wide selection of individual steel panels for American classics.