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I bought a 69 elcamino in July 1999, and shortly after stumbled onto this site. Its helped me through 4 different elcaminos and half a dozen other misc GM muscle cars over those years. I always wanted a chevelle (68 & 69 have always been my favorites) but could never afford one.

Last night I made a deal and picked up this 1968 300 Deluxe. it looks rough & ugly with that rattle can paintjob- but its solid. typical front fender bottom & rear wheel well lip rust.. but floors and frame & trunk are clean and solid.
Interior is grandpa fresh- rough, but complete and not hacked up.

The car had a 502 / 4spd in it until a couple months ago and was an absolute beast. Guy decided he wanted a dedicated race car, but didn't want to cut this one up, so yanked his drivetrain. It still has the m/t stuff. has new front disk brakes, new bushings & bj's, 10 bolt 331 posi, and some other goodies. I'll be putting another 4spd back in, just need to source an engine and i'll have it back on the road!

Thought I'd share.









Feel like I'll be smilin' for days!
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Very cool Ben...congrats!!! Looks like a nice one.
Love the last pic...lol
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Congratulations, what engine are you going to look for? What color do you think you'll go with when you get it to that point? It looks like a very solid start to a cool project.
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

:thumbsup:

What are the original colors, in and out?

I'm still looking for a '68 300, so if you ever want to get rid of it......;)
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Looks like an Ivy Gold interior with maybe a Seafrost Green exterior.
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Right On Ben! :thumbsup: Good news!
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Congrats Ben. Looks like good bones. How about a Mark Jones 468 for that hole in the engine bay.
 
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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Congrats fruity! Keep that rattle can two tone paint job and build a monster LS for it.
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

I see the beauty in that thing. A 68 300 post is cool. It looks like a 131-132 series going by the door panels & horn button. Somebody added the emblem in the grille. You have to be careful with those rubber floor coverings because they will sweat and never dry out, killing the floors.

No engine or trans, this sounds like a fun project!

So, do you still have the 66 Olds?
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

I see the beauty in that thing. A 68 300 post is cool. It looks like a 131-132 series going by the door panels & horn button. Somebody added the emblem in the grille. You have to be careful with those rubber floor coverings because they will sweat and never dry out, killing the floors.

No engine or trans, this sounds like a fun project!

So, do you still have the 66 Olds?
No, the olds was sold almost 2 years ago for family reasons... I've been clawing my way back ever since.

I have not run the numbers yet as the car is stored 40 miles away at a friends shop while my garage is full of furniture during some remodeling. The interior is gold, and I believe the car was Ash gold from what i can see where the ugly paint was masked off.

It was a 6 cylinder car with a powerglide. it has carpet and a rear window defogger.
 

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Re: After 17 years on this site, finally got a Chevelle!

Man, that things got potential...way better than mine was when I got it. Kind of hard to tell what's under that paint. I'd start by taking it down to bare metal. its the only way to know exactly what you're dealing with.
 

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Let us know if you need some help with getting that seat recovered... I think there are some guy on here with skills... ;)


Looks fun.. Its always fun when we get new projects, but lets hope it continues to be fun...
 

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Congrats on the new car. Now get a motor and tranny in it and drive it like you stole it. Jim
 
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