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Old 09-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Xsqizit Xsqizit is offline
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Default 1973 Chevy Nova Questions???????

I just bought a 1973 Nova with a 350 in it. It has minimal rust and will soon be a daily driver(needs brakes) interior is good and overall well worth the $1000 I paid for it.

I'm wondering what engines were available in 1973, I know there was a 6 cylinder but that was a hatchback wasn't it? Mine has a trunk not a hatch.

I need to run the VIN and find out everything about it.
Where can I decode the VIN on it to see which model I have?

Also, what were the key differences between the 1973 and the earlier models.

The body looks the same other than the bumpers, tail lights and outer trim on the headlights.

Are the body panels the same?

Thanks for any help
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:10 AM
kevinortiz1993 kevinortiz1993 is offline
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Default Re: 1973 Chevy Nova Questions???????

i know the front panels are the same on the 68-74 novas,

heres how to read the vin

1st digit: GM line number, Chevrolet = 1.
2nd digit: Series number:
Q = Sport Coupe, S = Type LT (1973 - 78), S = Berlinetta (1979 - 80)
3rd and 4th digits: Body type: 87 = Sport Coupe.
5th digit: Engine Code: See specific year (camaro info) for breakdown.
6th digit: Last digit of model year. i.e. 3 = 1973.
7th digit: Letter indicating assembly plant
L = Van Nuys, California, N = Norwood, Ohio
8th through 13th digits: Sequential production number starting with 100001
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: 1973 Chevy Nova Questions???????

wow that's an nice stuff it would help me a lot thanks for the post.

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