The car is extremely solid, nice floors, truck and frame looks new, it already has new gas tank, fuel lines and brake lines ran by previous owner. Original GM front fenders and hood were purchased back in the day after the wreck.
Plans are to make it what I want. Since the motor is non matching, I figured I pretty much can build what I want and have fun. Most clues point to it being a true SS and big block, but would be hard to prove. It was originallya 4 speed but was converted to turb 400, but I since have converted it back to a Muncie 4 speed. It has 12 bolt posi, built 396 bored 30 over, big bump stick and aluminium radiator.
I am planning Power disc up front (currently drums all around), Vintage Air and modern sound system.
Charcoal Gray with a few shades lighter z stripes and blacked out tailpan. I'm replacing the 68 396 badges with 67 cross flag 396 badges in the same location as the old ones.
Still might use a 67 grille as I like the round marker lights better than the oval. Just depends on funds when I get to that point, I have brand new 68 grille and marker lights so might not waste the money???
It is a console and gauges car with a tic toc tach.
Here are some more pictures of the day I brought it home and also the motor pulled, freshened up and put back home.
You can see all the new, original and NOS parts that came with the car:
to be continued