Modernizing A Classic With Eddie Motorsports And UPI

modernizing a classic

If you have been following along with our Project MaxStreet, you know the car was recently finished and even made the trek to the 2022 SEMA show where it won the TMI Products Trim Award. But what you might not have heard about, was how the finishing details were added with the help of Eddie Motorsports, and United Pacific Industries (UPI). Now complete, the bolt-on pieces we added have helped us in modernizing a classic Nova and have launched the car to an insanely show-worthy level.

It has taken a lot of hard work to turn this classic into a ride that can stop any showgoer in their tracks. has worked hard to turn this classic Bow Tie compact into a potent muscle car with an Edelbrock/Musi 555ci big-block Chevy engineProCharger F-2 superchargerTCI 6X transmissionWilwood brakesMoser rearend, and much more. Most recently, MaxStreet received a fresh coat of matte white paint from Axalta Coating, bringing this half-century-old build closer to showtime.

Nothing dresses up an underhood area like a set of billet hood hinges.

But when it comes to modernizing a classic, Nova or otherwise, the devil is in the details. That means adding some not-so-OE trim bits and pieces definitely makes the car stand above any other Nova parked within the vicinity. For instance, let’s first mention the hood hinges.

Getting Hinged

The Eddie Motorsports billet aluminum hood hinges are CNC-machined from solid chunks of 6061-T6 billet aluminum. What’s more, it is all done right here in the USA at the company’s southern California facility.

The hinges utilize stainless-steel nitrogen-filled struts instead of springs. The hinges also use high-quality sealed ball bearings at all pivot points for smooth and reliable operation. Although the hinges are available with a raw machined or bright polished finish (or a wide variety of anodized and Fusioncoated colors), we chose to utilize hinges with a black Fusioncoat.

Balling For Access

While some not-so-modern trends required door handle removal, thankfully, we have moved on. But a car like MaxStreet could not be burdened with the stock door handles. The billet aluminum door handles adorning MaxStreet feature a ball-milled finish and, like the hinges, are machined from solid chunks of 6061-T6 aluminum. these one-piece handles are a direct replacement for the stock pot-metal parts and can be purchased with a brushed satin, bright polished finish, or again, a variety of Fusioncoat and anodized colors.

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