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First off, I wanted to say thank you to this forum. The awesome posts from the members have saved me a lot of time and money. While I’ve been a pretty quiet member on here, I thought it would be fun to share my build and story. I found it motivating as I reminisced the history of my car.

My dad has always been a big car guy. His own collection consists of a ‘55 T-Bird with a 392 hemi, a ‘32 Ford High Boy, Corvettes, and a Viper. It’s easy to say I grew up in a car loving family, which is why nineteen years ago, I purchased my 1968 Chevelle when I was fourteen years old. I always loved the ’68 Chevelle. To me it was the best-looking muscle car ... next to the ‘71 Cuda which was out of a fourteen year old’s price range.

The Chevelle started off as a rust free, primer gray, bench seat, small block Malibu that ran 13.5 in the ¼ mile. At 16 years old, I drove the car to my first day of school sophomore year with my girlfriend at the time. Like any teenage boy, I tried to show off by chirping the tires, but I pushed it a little too hard. I wound up ramming the car in front of me and the car in front of it. As a result, the car needed a new front clip, and fortunately, all of the damage was isolated to the front of the car.

Fast forward to my senior year of high school: I finally got the car put back together after my wreck, and I had it painted a 96-Corvette Blue. I always loved that blue! I ditched the bench, and I put some black buckets in that I found off Craigslist. While I was doing some work on the motor with the air cleaner off, the center threaded stud worked its way out of the carb and got sucked down to the heads. I pulled the motor and decided to replace it with a big block. I dropped in an iron head 468 and a turbo 400 and was able to run the car for several years.

Last year, however, I was doing a burnout and did a one two shift, which I know now is a big no-no. Unfortunately, I smoked the transmission. This led me to pull the motor and transmission out, and I noticed some major wear when I pulled a main cap.

Fast forward to today: I got the pro touring/restomod bug! The car now has a full TMI products interior and a roll bar. It’s also awaiting a new Mark Jones 496, CK Transmission TH400, and Tom Rockwell 12 bolt!

If you made it this far thanks for the read, and thank you for all of the knowledge to help me get the car to where it is today! It’s been a lot of learning experiences over the past nineteen years, but I’m proud of all the work I’ve been able to put into the Chevelle!
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle (Blue)


Admiral Blue



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