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Username Post: 68 Chevelle VIN Research        (Topic#364775)
cprteacher 
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Loc: Roseville, California
Reg: 06-21-03
03-31-21 11:07 AM - Post#2817206    

Can anyone send me in the right direction to locate a build sheet for the 68 Chevelle I'm starting to restore/hot rod? Not sure which but if I can find the build sheet, that'll help me make up my mind! Thanks, all! I used to hang out in the 59 Impala crowd but have since gotten involved in this Chevelle just for fits and giggles!
Bill

When I die, I want go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandpa. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car!


 


elcamino 
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elcamino
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04-13-21 01:10 AM - Post#2817938    
    In response to cprteacher

What you need to know is the factory never intended these build sheets to be left in the car. Most copies were discarded as soon as the job was done. The reason a few survived is due to the inconvenient places some sheets were attached. The top of a fuel tank, bottom of a seat cushion or under a carpet. Door panels and fenders often had them taped on inside, once installed they were hidden from view and impossible to remove. No one ever thought back in the day that someone would be looking for one 50+ yrs later. Its also possible you car had none survive.

Mike
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wagonman100 
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04-24-21 07:58 AM - Post#2818677    
    In response to elcamino

It’s also possible it never had a build sheet placed in/on the car. Sometimes they were just tossed in the trash when the car was finished being built. I say go ahead and hot rod it if you want. Most things you do can be reversed if need be. The only cars that should be returned to 100% factory are very rare ones in my opinion. Unless your car has very rare options that either you don’t normally see or is something like a non-SS big block car with disc brakes, etc. it won’t really hurt it to change it. Most modifications that make the car safer or easier to drive or more reliable are not frowned upon or reduce the value in most cases.

Jay
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