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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 3:46 PM
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Well,

I am probably crazy for restoring this car, but I dove into it and am committed or should be. When I got the car, I got it for cheap and the car was destroyed. The metal was rusted, but quarters had been re-skinned with arc welders several times and we have had to cut the car to pieces.

The being said, it is starting to come together. I realize that this is no SS chevelle, no LS6 or anything special, but its mine. I could use some assistance with peoples expertise on a few issues that I am running across.

1. the car did not have drip rails. Did the 67 post come with Drip Rails and if so how the heck am I gonna find em?

I have several pictures of the car and am putting links on here. In summary, the front suspension is complete. It has been converted from manual drum to power disk with bblock coil springs. I am dropping a 454 in it with a T400 with an 8 inch converter. I have pulled the frame off the car and the frame is completed. a 31 spline 9 inch has been put back in with 411's and I have a set of wilwood brakes I am going to put on once we are a bit further. The 1/4's have been replaced on both sides, (we got 1/4s from goodmark, but damn if they werent for a coupe. We have to modifiy to fit for a post. We have also replaced both door skins and ordered replacement fenders and hood from Summit.

Here are some picts. The interior is next. I have no front seats, there were missing.
http://ramconsultingonline.com/chevelle/9.jpg
http://ramconsultingonline.com/chevelle/8.jpg
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http://ramconsultingonline.com/chevelle/1.jpg


any comments or suggestions are/will be appreciated.

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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 4:10 PM
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1. the car did not have drip rails. Did the 67 post come with Drip Rails and if so how the heck am I gonna find em?

You mean drip rail bright aluminum trim? I don't think any 300 or 300 Deluxe came with drip rail trim.

pictures look good. you have done a lot of work already. I have seen several very nice 300s. Many members here have them.
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 4:16 PM
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Yes I am referring to the roof drip rails. Didn't come with it, yes I was thinking that might be the case but wasn't positive.

thanks, and thanks about the car.
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 5:52 PM
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the car did not have drip rails. Did the 67 post come with Drip Rails and if so how the heck am I gonna find em?
300 and 300 Deluxe series did not have drip rails as standard, but I believe they could be added with option D90 (which added bright moldings to the window posts, like a Malibu 4-dr. sedan would have).

If you want to add drip mldgs to your car all you need to find is a set from a Malibu 4-dr. sedan, because the roof dimensions (drip rails, skin, front and back glass) are identical on a 4-door sedan and a 300 / 300-D 2-dr sedan.

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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 6:12 PM
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you're saving a chevelle and looks like your doing a fine job.
should be a nice car from the progress photos....
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 6:13 PM
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thanks for that. Someone has mentioned that they have drip rails from a 4 door sedan and I was wondering if they were the same for the 2 door. I suppose the 4 door sedan probly has some other cherrys for me to pick.

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The 300 deluxe came with bright aluminum drip rails, 300 only rocker moldings, trim below the tail lights across the trunk, chrome like dash strip, color keyed rubber floor mat. The plain 300 had black rubber floor mat and no trim. The 300s and the 4 door share the same roof and rear glass.
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 8:35 PM
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there is no trim in the back end of the car, such as the trim that would go on the back lip of the deck lid. I have a 67 coupe sitting right next to it and I was thinking about swapping the deck lids and putting the chrome on the back end of the car. I am not terribly concerned about making this original, any thoughts on that? I mean the originality is pretty much out the window seeing as how I think this car was a straight 6 with a 3 on the tree.

So that would make this the plain 300?
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 8:55 PM
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If it does not have the above mentioned trim it would be a plain 300. The vin tag will tell you what it is. The vin tag on the door jam. the first 5 digits.

13111=6cyl 300 2 dr sedan
13211=8cyl 300 2 dr sedan

13311=6cyl 300 deluxe 2dr sedan
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My opinion of the 2dr sedan, I just plain like them. I have 1 original V8, AC 300 deluxe 41,000 miles. The 2nd one is modified to drive, but I left the outside stock with the deluxe trim but the drive train is 94 camaro fi, 4L60E overdrive auto. A restored sedan is not really worth $$ but resto mod or pro-touring might be.
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Old Jul 3rd, 09, 9:08 PM
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13111 is the model number

well ya, its not gonna be something that a person would seek out for collection, I am not concerned too much about that. I am putting it together to drive and to have fun, dressing it up a bit and what not. I am putting an MSD alternator system and converting over to serpentine pulley system. I did choose not to put power steering on it, I don't feel like I need it.
Considering putting one of the conversion dashes in with with LCD gauges and putting a billit column as well..
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Berto, all Chevelles back then had drip rails where the roof met the window frames or the window openings. Now a bright scalp molding on the rails would generally be reserved for 2-tone cars, or vinyl roof cars in the case of hardtop body styles. Bright window frames (B90) were offered on the 4-door sedans for the 1st generation Chevelles.

I think a well done 300 2-door sedan is just fine in my book. They are harder to restore due to lack of specific parts. I like them stock or modified, no matter.

One thing I did see among your pictures, a flex fan. If it were me I would never use one, Id go instead with a viscous fan coupling. The flex fan means the blades flex (and eventually fatigue). That means one-day a blade or 2 will launch through your hood (they will cut clean through; make sure no body parts are in the way!)

Showing how similar 2 & 4-door sedans are: http://www.chevelles.com/showroom/sh...big/ppuser/335

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You mean drip rail bright aluminum trim? I don't think any 300 or 300 Deluxe came with drip rail trim.
Ditto, all Chevelles had drip rails (to channel water runoff) but only the Malibu and SS396 Series had bright moldings according to Chevrolet literature.

http://www.chevellecd.com/67cd/fandr...rtip_facts.htm

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300 and 300 Deluxe series did not have drip rails as standard, but I believe they could be added with option D90 (which added bright moldings to the window posts, like a Malibu 4-dr. sedan would have).
Drip rails were there, just no bright molding according to Chevrolet literature. There was no D90 option in 1967. Probably thinking of the B90 option that added side window frame moldings to (1) 4-Door Sedans & Malibu Station Wagon or (2) 300 Deluxe Station Wagons; also includes molding on rear quarter window.

I've seen numerous 300 Deluxe 2-dr sedan cars (13311/13411 both 66 and 67) with the bright drip molding but find no option code for them. This may be what Chevrolet calls a 'scalp' (?) and, if so, these are listed under part numbers 4541587-86 for the 300 Deluxe 2-dr sedan and fit both 66 & 67 132/13311 2-dr sedans.

In the Regular Equipment, Exterior, matrix it's listed as Aluminum roof drip gutter for 135-136-13800 exc. conv.; no mention of 131/132/133/134xx series.

The 300 and 300 Deluxe were different trim levels. The 300 (which this car is as indicated by the 131xx VIN) did not come with a dash strip - this area was painted same as dash. The 300 Deluxe came with the silver dash strip, the Malibu with wood grain and the SS with a black crinkle finish strip.

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The 300 came with thin trim on the tail lamps and C_H_E_V_E_L_L_E script centered in the cove. The 300 Deluxe added a thin bright molding along the bottom of the cove and tail lamp extensions as well as a different emblem centered in the cove.
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Old Jul 4th, 09, 12:29 PM
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thanks for all the information everyone. Yes I agree about the flex fan, that was part of what came with the car. This story is a bit amusing on how I came about this car.

The kid seemed to be fresh off the glass pipe if ya know what I mean, he had not gone about going through the car with any plan. The engine had been recently built at a local machine shop and was built pretty well. Not the cam I would have run, (being an old fart, but I am not pulling it down to change a cam)

Is a 454 .060 10 to 1 with JE Pistons. Stock rods that had been resized and a 10/10 steel crank. Oval port heads with crane rockers on, nothing special. The cam is a competition cam and the cam card says recommended application B Prop boat or bracket race, LOL also recommends dual tunnel with 4 11's. Well i put the 4 11's on it and we will see what happens.

He had bought a brand new VJR manifold with 800 edelbrock carb, hooker headers with a brand new fat radiator from Summit. He had done a crappy job on running 2.5 pipe but did have flowmaster mufflers. The car was missing a fender, an inner fender and the hood had been cut out because with the manifold and carb the hood would not close.

Had a saginaw 4 speed with a cracked flexplate and worn out clutch and "baja" bucket seats. He had painted this crazy green paint in the jams and the dash. When I first looked at the car he was asking $5500 and I walked away saying OMG!!


He called me back asking for $3000 and I said, dang I bet the machine shop clipped you for more just to Longblock the engine, which at that time he coughed up the invoice and I choked. He had paid about $4k to get the engine done.

I countered him at $2500 and he said ok. I showed up to get the car with a trailer and he couldn't produce a clean title and I walked again. He called me back crying the blues and we struck a deal. $1000 and another $1000 once I have a clean title, which I got the next week, had to meet him at DMV. Hell i probly still paid too much but oh well.

Here is a couple pics of what it looked like when I got it.

http://ramconsultingonline.com/beforechevelle/1.JPG
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The first thing that I did was dig a short shaft T400 out of my garage and had a good friend build it up. We had the converter put together using the specs from the cam. I drove it from my friends transmission shop to another friends garage and it has sat there for the last 2 years. We work on it on Saturdays when we have the time.

It did run very well for having a 10 bolt non posi in it, although it was a rattle trap and a half.

So there we began the journey to restore this car. Summit is local here in Reno and they know me way too well now.

oh ya, he put brand new Cragar rims and BFG's on it, does anyone want some Cragar 15x8'swith less than 50 miles on them? going cheap!!
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Old Jul 4th, 09, 12:35 PM
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You can see the cylinder heads were painted green and the thermostat housing. The block was painted black. %$$@#$@#$% like i said, fresh off the crack pipe.

I will go through this car like I did my last one, my El Camino.


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