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Old 25th-November-2008, 11:18 PM   #46
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Just a little ribbing here.

I Looked over the post of the many differences in the 68 Chevy II, but in my opinion, this is the most important one:

The major difference is - I HAVE ONE.
It's that I have 3!

The steering boxes,pitman arm and frame mounts are also different.
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Old 31st-December-2008, 05:15 AM   #47
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68 novas also had the torque drive 2 speed semi automatics.
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Old 18th-January-2009, 04:03 PM   #48
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the 68 6 cyl. did not have a fan shroud and i think
the top plate that holds the raditor in is shaped different
than the v8. also dont know if 6cyl radiator is different
than v8 but according to advance auto parts they are the
same.but have found out alot of things they say a wrong
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Old 18th-January-2009, 04:40 PM   #49
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I believe the 69 cylinder Novas radiators had a curve neck on top but did the 68's have that too?
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Old 18th-February-2009, 02:12 PM   #50
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Something I just thought of while looking for some parts is that the 68's used a very small front seatbelt retractor by each door instead of the longer ones used on 69 and later Novas. The ones on the 68 are stationary and you pull the belt out by holding the chrome buckle. The 69 and later were longer and you could lift the plastic housing then slide the belt out.


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Old 4th-March-2009, 07:00 PM   #51
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I beleive the side chrome on the 68 is a one year only part.
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Old 29th-June-2009, 02:17 PM   #52
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I think the 68's are the best, the first year of any car is always the purest representation of the design.
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Old 29th-June-2010, 04:30 PM   #53
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thats usually the problem

Like any first year car, they have to make improvements and fix all the stuff they screwed up - glad my 69 is just that- NOT a 68
I guess I'm just kind of a 69 guy -see sig
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Old 20th-July-2010, 04:45 PM   #54
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Old 21st-July-2010, 05:18 PM   #55
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These competition automatic transmissions were the first and only year that were available with the L-78 in the Fred Gibb group of COPO Nova's. While the automatic became available in the 69 & 70 L-78's, it was a different transmission with a different code. The Gibb Nova's were CY coded with a tighter 6 bolt converter. The automatic that the 69 & 70 L-78's had were coded CX, which became available on October 26, 1968 according to documents from GM?

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Old 1st-February-2011, 10:11 PM   #56
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here are some pics I've collected on kijiji.ca about an acadian '68
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Old 2nd-February-2011, 02:32 AM   #57
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.From the way I understand it only BB cars had to get the mandatory disc brakes.
You could get disc brake delete on any GM car. Except Corvette.
They were never mandatory.

And the frame mount locations are the same. All gen 3 Sub frames are interchangeable.

The 68 sub frame had different control arms and sub frame snub-er locations.

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And no one said a thing about the doors being different, the inside door lock is at the end of the door, hard to reach, so the moved it up in the 69 & later model year.
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Old 3rd-April-2011, 05:47 PM   #58
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68's

I love 68's, they are the best of 68-72. Still had the key in the dash, ss markings on the bottoms of the front fenders and small marker lights.
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Old 29th-October-2011, 02:45 AM   #59
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Loving going through all the old car stuff with my dad... Found the headlight bezels for my 68 SS in one of the storage grain bins at the farm tonight... Also found three more Nova fender emblems, two later headlight bezels(adjuster holes) and the original Chevrolet walnut shifter knob off dad's 71 SS. But, I see one thing on the list wrong... I thought of this when looking at a thread where someone said that the telephone handset shape thing on the door jam was 68 only. While my 68 Rally does have this on it, so does at least one of our two 72 parts cars. I could check the other one, but I imagine it is exactly the same.
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Old 25th-March-2012, 03:26 PM   #60
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Had a 72 ss for 27 yrs loved it, now have a 68 ex race car saved it. Very surprised at the differences
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