Jay began the interior revitalization with a Painless wiring system that he customized to meet his needs. The black carpet that came with the Nova stayed right where it was. Then, Danny’s Glass & Trim in Wauconda, Illinois, accepted the interior assignment. Danny’s upholstered the rear bench and applied a similar pattern to the JAZ racing seats. Jay proceeded with the minimal changes that suit his pseudo streeter. The dash insert is a CNC-tooled billet piece (powdercoated black) from Metrom Performance Products in Lake Zurich. This is Metrom’s original design and will be in production by the time you read this. Though Jay is an HVAC/refrigeration tech, you’ll not find any such product in his racer. Music has not been denied. He installed a JVC head and backed it with a multitude of Alpine speakers, front and rear.

Paint And Body

Not much to say here. “Except for the hood, I purchased the car the way it is,” Jay says. In the ’80s, it got repainted the stock Nova red, but he doesn’t know who did it or exactly when. It still looks crisp to us. CHP