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Old 06-22-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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I've been rolling around the idea of buying a chevelle for the past few weeks....I'm thinking 68-72 for the year model. Engine doesn't really matter, if its anything bigger than a sb350 i'll be satisfied. If not I'll end up getting a 350 built and throwing it in there.

Really dont want to spend much over $8,000.

Any of you guys ever owned one or done classic car/ muscle car work or restoration?

A few I'm looking at.

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/1233671977.html

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/1229809740.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/1228350175.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/1225396113.html


and one i could never afford.

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Old 06-22-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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I love the idea of having a classic(ish) car, but then my head snaps back to reality and when I think about the hassle of maintenance and part rarity, I get and be thankful I have my scooby.

EDIT: I have nothing of value to contribute to this thread, but I do wish you good luck.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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My neighbor has an original Grabber Orange '71 SS with the 454. The thing is gorgeous.
I say go for it, there's plenty of aftermarket and NOS parts to go around.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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mmmmm..... 383 stroker










heh... stroker
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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My neighbor has an original Grabber Orange '71 SS with the 454. The thing is gorgeous.
I say go for it, there's plenty of aftermarket and NOS parts to go around.
I've worked on 350's before. Relativley simple and like you said, parts are everywhere. I know the engine and transmission parts will be easy, but finding components for suspension, random exterior body parts/ trim, might be a little more tricky.

But I do suppose I could look into resto. magazines and such.
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mmmmm..... 383 stroker










heh... stroker
you said "stroker"

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Old 06-22-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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Good luck (seriously). I've been looking for a 64-66 Chevelle, and they come in two flavors around here - rusty piles with bad body work, and ridiculously expensive.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:28 PM   #8
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A guy I know here just towed home a '68 with a 350 last weekend. He's really excited about it.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #9
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A guy I know here just towed home a '68 with a 350 last weekend. He's really excited about it.
so mean but so true
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:31 PM   #10
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so mean but so true


I did not mean it that way. I think it was something uber-simple, like the starter. I think he paid all of $4K for the car, and it's in damn good condition.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:36 PM   #11
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Parts are plentiful for GM A-bodies. Year One, Original Parts Group, and the Paddock have nearly anything you could possibly require.

I had Pontiacs, a '68 Le Mans and a '68 GTO, and even though there aren't quite as many parts available for the Ponchos as the Chevelles, there were still a ishtload.

Beware vinyl tops, every single one will be hiding rust, and check for rust under the rear window. The trim at that location trapped dirt and leaves which held moisture there. It's a problem even on SoCal cars.

The tubular control arms from either Global West or Hotchkiss really help the handling out, and get some much better brakes on these cars, making them much more enjoyable to drive.

Is this for a DD, or a project?
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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This Acadian Canso (Canadian version of the Chevelle) was second overall three times at Targa Newfoundland.

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Old 06-22-2009, 06:41 PM   #13
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I've worked on 350's before. Relativley simple and like you said, parts are everywhere. I know the engine and transmission parts will be easy, but finding components for suspension, random exterior body parts/ trim, might be a little more tricky.

But I do suppose I could look into resto. magazines and such.
A lot of that vintage GM stuff is pretty easy to come by. You've got places like Year One that make a lot of reproduction stuff for them. You'll always find some little trim piece that is hard to get, but half the fun of owning a car like that is trying to find those kinds of things at swap meets, etc.

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Good luck (seriously). I've been looking for a 64-66 Chevelle, and they come in two flavors around here - rusty piles with bad body work, and ridiculously expensive.
Unfortunately at least in IL popular muscle/pony cars are generally like that. Otherwise it comes down to someone who knows someone type of thing.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:42 PM   #14
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Parts are plentiful for GM A-bodies. Year One, Original Parts Group, and the Paddock have nearly anything you could possibly require.

I had Pontiacs, a '68 Le Mans and a '68 GTO, and even though there aren't quite as many parts available for the Ponchos as the Chevelles, there were still a ishtload.

Beware vinyl tops, every single one will be hiding rust, and check for rust under the rear window. The trim at that location trapped dirt and leaves which held moisture there. It's a problem even on SoCal cars.

The tubular control arms from either Global West or Hotchkiss really help the handling out, and get some much better brakes on these cars, making them much more enjoyable to drive.

Is this for a DD, or a project?
I would drive it often, probably around 2-3 times a week, and occasionally down to the 1/4 mile track for fun.
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leno's canso.... always wanted it
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #16
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #17
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #18
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I would drive it often, probably around 2-3 times a week, and occasionally down to the 1/4 mile track for fun.
As long as you're realistic about it, that'll be fine.

It's an old car, and DDing it will cause things to break with a frequency that gets hard to keep up with.

I DDed mine for more than 8 years, 60 mile round trip, through downtown L.A. and it sometimes got very old. ANother problem is that if you are ever hit by someone else, you will never recoup what you have in the car from their insurance. My Le Mans got hit while parked at the curb, and the dude's insurance co. wanted to total it for $600.

I managed to fight them up to $2200 (this was years ago) so that I could replace it with my GTO, but it was an epic battle to get them there. Had I not bought the car back and harvested most of my good parts off of it for transplant to the Goat, I still would've gotten boned.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #19
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You know what I like about high school girls? I get older, they stay the same age.

But seriously, that movie had some great cars.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #21
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leno's canso.... always wanted it
Canso's are X-bodies, or Nova based, the Beaumont is the A-body.
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But seriously, that movie had some great cars.
In freaking deed.

I usually get yelled at for this by purists, but I heart Pickford's "Judge."
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #23
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<3
yup. favorite chevelle song of all time.

it does something special to me everytime i hear it (plus, i relate to it so heavily because of my ex-wife).
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:05 PM   #24
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My old boss had a 70 SS 396 (pretty sure that was the one). It was rebuilt to "drive" (aka looked good but not uber show quality...was a fully functional DD). It was red with a black racing stripe and looked/sounded fantastic.

He really wanted a 69 but was struggling to find a real SS without paying $texas.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:07 PM   #25
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In freaking deed.

I usually get yelled at for this by purists, but I heart Pickford's "Judge."
I get a woody when I think of 69 GTO's....mmmmmm
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