well, speaking as a 68 chevelle lover, just keep in mind your priorities. Do you want this thing to look good and then go fast? Do you want maybe something that will last a long time? How often will you be driving? What I would do is get the chevelle as mechanically sound as you can so that you'll be sure of its reliability. Then go and get the car lookin good. If you want this car for a long time remember that more prep work (cleaning, repainting, welding in new patches of metal instead of covering up rust..etc.) on the car will lead to better quality in the long run. I wish I was in your position again because I think that I know a lot more about what I should have done. Hopefully I'll be getting another 68 this summer. If you want some really detailed advice...E-mail me and be happy to go on a huge advice rant!