Boyd Coddington Wheels Feature Car of the Month – April 2021
Jason Wegner – 1965 Chevy Nova II
Over 20 years ago, I bought my 1965 Chevy II Nova as a drag car. I raced it on and off for about 5 years. Then it seemed, I just didn’t have the time to race and wrench on the car anymore.
The car sat in an enclosed trailer in our barn only getting it out for our yearly burnout. After that, I’d winterize the car and put it back in the trailer.
One day, a good friend of mine at work convinced me to take it to his garage so that we could start restoring it with the goal of putting it back on the road. It started out with what was to be some simple body and interior work. Anyone who knows me knows that I wouldn’t stop there.
Today, the car has a 406 small block with an 8-71 blower. It sends its power to a Turbo 400 trans and a 9-inch, Mark Williams’s rear end. The car has a fully custom interior, and a Rockford Fosgate sound system.
I have put a lot of time into this car with the help of some great friends and of course, my family.
Special thanks to my wife Audrey, my brother-in-law Brian, my friend Loren, Paul’s Auto Interiors (of Pontiac, Mi.) for the interior work, Howard and Gena from Boyd Coddington Wheels, and John Brown (of Clayton, Mi.) for the paint and bodywork. All of these people played an important role in this car’s 1st place win in the “Street Machine Custom” class at the 2020 Detroit Auto Rama!
The team at Boyd Coddington Wheels really helped me out of a tight spot. With their help, we were able to spec the correct spacing and offsets for my build. Everyone knows that nailing the wheel fitments can make or break the look of the car.
I will be looking forward to burning these tires up, and working with the great team at Body Coddington Wheels again in the future.