i'm just getting back into street cars again! been 20 er some years. been finding it hard to find some parts for my 68 malibe, steering wheel, headlight plunger and knob! are they oddities er what?
The items you list are 68-only parts. I think the light knob pieces are chevelle-only, but the steering wheel appears to be used on the 68 Camaro, Nova, and Impala, with the exception of the "Malibu" badge (removable/replaceable)
One oddity for the '68s were the 396/325 horse air cleaner body with the single snorkel that pointed out 90 degrees. Another oddity to the '68 are the keys (actually '67 - '68). GM had used a certain Briggs&Stratton blank from '35 - '66. For '67 they revised the guide slots and increased the # of key combinations. After '68, GM went with the ignition/steering/transmission interlock, and switched from the old octagon head to the familiar rectangular head. P.S. Don't forget the weird roller tach.
I'm really upset by the roller tach. I think it would really look cool to have the big speedo on one side and a big tach on the other side surrounded by gages. If anyone has attempted this PLEASE E-MAIL ME PHOTOS AND OR HOW YOU DID THIS! I'm starting a new job (first REAL job out of college) and am going to buy another 68. I want a drop top with ps/pb, front tall spindle disk brakes, new vette engine/trans (6 speed manual) and will be starting to build the beast next year.
my GF was getting the 68 insured yesterday and got rearended in the insurance brokers parking lot! aaaaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh
any one know where i can get a really nice rear bumper for a 68 malibu? sheesh
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