what are all the differences and similarities between a 68 and 69 SS models, or where could I find that info. Also, how interchangeable are 68 plain-jane and SS interiors and exteriors. (aside from the 4 doors!! duh)
1)68 was last year for vent windows on the coupes and convertables
3)front and rear bumpers
5)front side marker location
6)69 has rear side markers because of different taillights
7)different eyebrow moulding
8)Although hood look the same, hinge mounting holes are different
9)68 has square opening in dash bezel; 69 are round
10)68 has dash mounted igniton switch
11) different interior patterns
12) rear quarter panels
1)rear arm rests
2)trunk lid if you dont count the emblems
3)glass, except for doors(vent/no vent)
4)header panel if you dont count the emblems.
5) dash pad
I'msure there are more diff/similars, those are just ones off the top of my head...68 and 69 are alot more different that most may think.
I think the Concours and post cars have different interiors, but Malibu and SS are the same except for emblems.
There are a few other differences too:
Headliner, Hood latch, Headlight benzels(black for 69), Bucket seats, Steering wheels and columns, Windsheld posts, door opening vents on 69, front fenders have different locations for side markers, rear deck chrome moldings, the arm rests for 68 have a chrome strip in them and 69 doesn't, The rear arm rest ashtrays for 68 have ribs in them and 69 doesn't. Wiring harnesses are different, The door panels are different for the doors, but the rear panels will fit either(just depends on the design--69 has a different pattern than 68)and I think thats it for the differences.
The similarites: there is a lot that will fit either. The interior you take one and make fit in the other.
The sedans and 4 doors had vents for 69, I've never seen a 2 door coupe with them though.
Another obsure difference: the inside door handle mechanism stem (that the inside door handle attaches to) is shorter on the 69 because it does not have the same long armrest backing plate that the 68 has. Give you three guess how I found that out.
[This message has been edited by Gene McGill (edited 11-18-99).]
Someone above may have mentioned it and I just missed it. Strange, but the big difference to me was always that the 68 was the last year for the ignition in the dash. The 69 moved to the column.
To this day I hate to go round up a key just to move a car with a locking column.
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