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I figure I'd start this sooner or later so why not today? As posted in the new member forum, bought a 68 chevelle Malibu a few weeks ago. I'd eventually like to build a big block (that I have sitting on my shop) and convert to manual/ buckets. Right now it's a 307/pg that I heard run about 8 years ago. I have a good running 307/pg sitting in my shop out of a 68 also, so that will go in soon instead of messing with the one in it. Already bought all the stuff to get the drums in safe order again.

Some backstory on this car. Some may have seen it for sale on cl in Arlington. I've been stopping by the guys house every 6-12 months for the last 12 years or so asking if he wants to sell it. On Easter, we happened to be driving by to ask again and it was pulled out from its normal spot. I stopped in and he said he'd just put it on cl but if I wanted it, he'd give me a day to decide. (This is how I understood it anyhow). So the next morning I called him and said I'd take it, be there around 6:30 and he said great. Fast forward to around 4:00 that afternoon and I got a text that said he'd sold it. I was pretty bummed. We were headed to arizona that next week to visit the wife's grandparents but I put a wanted ad on cl. I got a response while in AZ that said "I have the blue chevelle in your ad and I'll sell it". Sparing the details, we bought it once we got home for a little more than I was originally buying it for. 

So here we are now. The car has surface rust but the rest of the body is decent. pass fender is bad but it came with a good used one. Drivers fender needs a lower rear patch. Pass quarter will need replaced due to some bondo work but other than surface rust, that's about it that I can see as is. I sprayed a rustoleum product on the car the other day to neutralize the rust. Today I started trying Ospho as it's supposed to be a little better. We will see. 

Will try to document what I do, but it may be slow going at times. Trying to finish a bike project and have a fairly fresh tummy troll too. 

I had a 68 in high school that was nothing special but I loved it. Had a lot of cars since but I always wanted that back. Basically I'm going to try to build what I never could've afforded or had the sense to at 18. The pic of the primer car was what I had in high school. Shouldn't let teenagers pic hood scoops......



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Here's the HS car. 



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- Special Greg -
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Congrats on securing your Chevelle after so much determination.
I'm excited to watch your progress! BTW, I also had a '68 Chevelle as my first car in high school!

-- Edited by 66 Buick Special on Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:18:23 PM

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Fixing your pics.... our site software here is less than awesome in some respects...

 

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- Jason -
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It's good to see another Chevelle being saved from sitting and rusting away. Let us know when you need help spending your $$$ on go fast goodies. biggrin



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Rambo... thanks for the pic help. JBSS396..... my wife is the only one opposed to spending money on burnouts.... if I could get near your numbers on my 454, I'd be happy. My biggest problem is my buddy has an "R" code galaxie, which is a factory glass frontend, dual quad, 427, 4 speed... so I just need to be a little faster than him when done.
Anyway, didn't take pics but I sprayed a couple small sections with ospho then buffed and I'm impressed. Hopefully brakes start tomorrow and the running 307 swap will happen by next Friday. Once it's going I've got the hard choice of rebuilding one of my 350's or put the money toward the big block.....

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- wondah whooooaman-
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Bskredsvig wrote:

Rambo... thanks for the pic help. JBSS396..... my wife is the only one opposed to spending money on burnouts.... if I could get near your numbers on my 454, I'd be happy. My biggest problem is my buddy has an "R" code galaxie, which is a factory glass frontend, dual quad, 427, 4 speed... so I just need to be a little faster than him when done.
Anyway, didn't take pics but I sprayed a couple small sections with ospho then buffed and I'm impressed. Hopefully brakes start tomorrow and the running 307 swap will happen by next Friday. Once it's going I've got the hard choice of rebuilding one of my 350's or put the money toward the big block.....


Hey, we know a good seat guy!!!biggrin 

The car looks solid and complete, good score!  Wish you could find cars like that here! 



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Bskredsvig wrote:

 Once it's going I've got the hard choice of rebuilding one of my 350's or put the money toward the big block.....


 Big blocks are fun... But there are a lot of guys on here who can make plenty of power with small blocks.... More than enough to mop the floor with your friends galaxie.

 

an honest 400hp SBC w/ 3.42-3.73 gears would be a real fun & potent street machine. 

The guys to tell you how to do it are right here. 

 

Greg's 66 buick below is SBC powered and runs in the 11's! 

 

 

 

Neither of these two were SBC powered (well, we don't know about that volvo)... but it was fun anyway

 



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That Volvo!


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- Martin -
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My '66 Chevelle runs 12.20's all day leaving off idle in drive, the Monza runs 9.40's both "small blocks" lol

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I know small blocks can be plenty fast. I just love a big block.

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Bskredsvig wrote:

I know small blocks can be plenty fast. I just love a big block.


 Spoken like a true gearhead!  



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- wondah whooooaman-
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Bskredsvig wrote:

That Volvo!


 Yep, owned an El Camino!



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That was an awesome day....

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gotago wrote:
Bskredsvig wrote:

That Volvo!


 Yep, owned an El Camino!


i think it owned that little red truck... it tucked its tail and ran. at least the elk did a burnout

 



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Started on the brakes today before I had to go to work. Backs are almost done. I was surprised that they weren't really that bad after sitting 12 years or so. No frozen bolts, even the lines came out of the wheel cylinders with no problem. All new shoes, cylinders and hardware kits, then I'll push new fluid through the lines before hooking them up and install the new master.
On another note, my wife has the dog and baby at her parents over the mountains. Original plan was she was coming home tomorrow first thing but now she's staying until Tuesday some time. Good chance I can at least get the running motor/trans swapped in the next couple days. Figure I should get the brakes done before it's running so I'm not tempted to drive it.....
Also did a quick buff on part of the fender after doing the rust neutralizer. May be hope for this paint after all. (Poor pic)



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Old motor and trans out. Brakes almost done, waiting on the soft lines to show up. All pressure washed and going to start dropping in the other motor and trans this afternoon.



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Nice progress Ben!



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New motor in. Need to hook everything up and get trans in still. Maybe Friday.



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Bskredsvig wrote:

New motor in. Need to hook everything up and get trans in still. Maybe Friday.


Way to get 'er DUN!!!!!



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