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Thread: 66 or 68 chevelle

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    66 or 68 chevelle

    Can anyone tell me which car would work best in the stock suspension class and which one is lighter.The 66 is a hardtop and the 68 is a sedan. I'm going to put all after market upper and lower control arms but the wheel base is different so will one work better than the other. Thanks

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    The 66 is definately lighter and smaller, given my rathers, i'd choose the 66.

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    THE 66 FOR SURE
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    I would choose the 66....IF FOR NO OTHER REASON...It is a better looking car in my opinion.

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    [quote="Tod74"]I would choose the 66....IF FOR NO OTHER REASON...It is a better looking car in my opinion.[/quote

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    looks like I'm going to build the 68 because it has a shorter wheelbase and they are suppose to hook up better. I have a picture of the car under the show off thread before we stripped it down. The car is a real solid car.The 68 is actually lighter believe it or not because it is a post car according to all the books that I have read.

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    Still a cool car.

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    Thanks Tod

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    Good Choice... I have had a 68 & 69... but they were both street cars. Only major problem was around the rear window molding as they do not drain properly resulting in big time cancer. Personally, I love the lines of the 68/9... even the air-duct vents that say "Astro Ventilation"!! The tail lights on the 68 look better. The 68 was the last year of the dash ignition & last of the wing-windows too. They are neat cars...
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    Well, let's see--- your '68 is a post car (therefore stiffer initially) has a shorter WB, less rear overhang ( I think) and you Could run anything from a 6cyl to a BBC.
    The '66 is overall smaller, percentage-wise more overhang, less frontal area (although squarer) & can accomodate any engine also.
    I weigh each one to be sure, measure the frontal area also, THEN make the decision. This sounds like a racecar project & function usually takes prefernce over form.......


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