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Old Mar 31st, 19, 12:13 AM
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Eh, don't know really to know what to say here but I will give it all I have. Ever since I was little, I wanted a 68 Nova or Chevy II. Found one and could not pass it up. I'm glad that there is a place where I can find fellow enthusiasts. I'm certainly I will have a lot of questions about things especially with the car that I have now. I know that it was used for drag racing and a lot of it had been stripped so I know there is a lot of replacing items to do. No engine or tranny. Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 31st, 19, 08:36 AM
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Welcome to Team Nova!

Good luck on the project, should be fun.
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Old Mar 31st, 19, 09:30 AM
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Welcome to the Team!

Don't know if you are aware of it but the 1968 is an orphan. There are very few reproduction parts as the parts only fit the 1968. Chevy reworked the design in 1969 to lower production costs that made a lot of the parts on your car (like the dash) unique. Probably explains why the last owner stripped it.

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I figured as such. What will be my options when restoring it or at least get it running
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Old Mar 31st, 19, 02:37 PM
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Depends upon what is missing. The bodies are very similar, so things like window glass will interchange, but the A/C vents, instrument panel, heater controls, even badging and trim (mostly interior parts) for the '68 are unique, and are not reproduced.

Power train (motor, transmission, rear end) are all the same up through 1972 when the rear end changed from Spicer (division of Dana) to American Axle Works with the 8.5 inch rear end. No big changes in anything else in the car until 1973 when Smog laws got serious with the introduction of catalytic converters (ended dual exhausts on cars).

Depends upon whether you want a white glove restoration or a driver as to how expensive rebuilding the car gets to be. If you want it period correct you will have to scour the junk yards for the missing pieces, or buy a wrecked '68 parts car of your own.

You have a nice looking body that could be built to look like a '69 if you wanted to go that route. Probably be cheaper, but it wouldn't be the '68 of your childhood.

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