CaSSaNova is a highly-modified 1967 Chevrolet Nova built by The Custom Shop. We last saw this build at SEMA 360 online 2020 Battle of the Builders competition. This world-renowned event is specifically designed to give recognition and honor SEMA builders and their talents. This program highlights the attention to detail and skills required to be considered a SEMA quality builder. Enthusiasts get a sneak peek of what it takes to build a custom SEMA vehicle.
Behind the Scenes – The Custom Shop
For the past 29 years, John and Kim Wargo have owned The Custom Shop based in Flanagan, Illinois. John is the creative genius. He always had the vision of opening his own shop and build custom cars for a living. And he did just that, he converted an old vehicle dealership in The Custom Shop in 1988. The Custom Shop crew are known for designing, creating and building high-end custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. These prestigious builds have been displayed on front of 17 covers and featured in 161 magazines.
The highly modified 1967 Chevrolet Nova “CaSSaNova” features an LSX Procharged with 8 stack by pass system (the first of its kind), Holley EFI Terminator X Max, Hedman Headers and LS Swap kit, Comp Cams Thunder cam, Procharger intercooler, Speed Cooling Rad twin fans, T56 Hayes Perf Clutch and Narrowed 12 bolt Moser rear end.
Further details include Wilwood Chrome brakes, Scotts front end and Billet Spec Custom Wheels wrapped around Toyo Tires. The Custom ProSpray Colors modified the 8-Color Paint job, sprayed with Sata Spray Guns and Badger Airbrushes and cut and buffed with Presta Compound.
Under the Trunk features Air Lift Performance air ride suspension and dual VIAIR Gen. 2 485C compressors in Platinum with a four-link rear end and Schotts Hotrod front end.
The variety of body modifications utilize Goodmark Sheet metal, POR-15 Rust Preventive Coating and OEM Bed liner tucked bumpers, shave trim and roof rails, a flip forward hood, motorized trunk, carbon fiber ground effects, Composite Envision carbon fiber rear spoiler and rear diffusor and laser cut grills by Garage Dog Creations.
The interior contains a Sony Audio system with Metra, Digital Dakota custom dash, wrap around dash and console, custom dash and seats covered in Enduatex, Nu-Relics power windows, Odyssey Battery powered and charged with Ctek and Vintage Air a/c and vents installed inside and under the dash
The bottom of the Hood features matching graphics, shaved firewall, satin cleared carbon fiber mirrors, carbon fiber interior parts, powder coating in Memphis Gold Prizmatic Powder and wired up with Rebel wire harness Fuel deliver by Tanks Inc.
The Heart of any Air Suspension System
Our next generation compressor (Gen. 2) is manufactured with the core belief that VIAIR is the heart of any air suspension system and is the compressor you can count on.
Since an air compressor is a fundamental part of any air suspension setup, skimping on tried and true quality is the last thing you’d want to do. If your heart fails, the rest of your body cannot function. The same idea applies to your air suspension system: buy a good quality heart, get a good running system.
VIAIR’s NEW 485C Gen. 2 compressor is durable, dependable and one quality heart you can count on. The sleek new head design with 100% duty cycle @200 PSI is the perfect solution to upgrade your trunk setup!
Read more about our 485C Gen. 2 dual packs in our previous blog post here.
This year the ultimate prize of the 2020 Battle of the Builders went to Brady Ranweiler and his 1963 Chevrolet Full Custom 2 Door! Top Builder finalists include Chip Foose’s 1974 Jaguar E-Type, Mark Giambalvo’s 1965 Chevy C10 and Cody Medeisis’s 1968 Chevy Camaro. This was another epic year for Battle of the Builders during SEMA 360 and we look forward to seeing what’s to come in 2021!
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