Randal Y’s 1968 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

Randal Y’s 1968 Chevelle

Randal is a simple engineer that tends to over-engineer any project he starts. This 1968 Chevelle build is not his first hot rod. He started in 1976, with a 1968 Chevelle Coupe, a 1986 Corvette, and then a 1965 Chevelle Coupe. The 1968 Chevelle is by far the most extreme build he has have enjoyed.

He found the car in a South Dakota shed as a roller chassis, powder-coated frame, and substandard body restore. The complete car was in bins and no drive train. He sent it off for a complete body restore from bare metal and began building the rest of the car as he waited for the gem to arrive.

It was a challenging build in a small garage and all by himself. He had over a year to prepare and engineer the assembly and to explore his hot rod bucket list of to-dos.

Virtually, a full Pro Sport ride, all parts are either new, restored, or modified to either fit as intended or re-engineered. This 68 has every Pro Sport modification that is made for a 1968 Chevelle A-frame. The kitchen sink was thrown in on this build. Check out the list below of some of its features.

Engine and Exterior
Merlin II 555 Big Block
Eagle Crank/Rods polished
Lunati Roller Lifters
SRP Pistons
Hastings Rings
Comp Cam-custom
Moroso Oil Pump
Holly EFI Sniper 550 EFI XFlow
Holly HyperSpark Distributer
MSD 6AL
Holly Strip Dominator Intake Manifold
Lemons 3” Headers
3″ stainless exhaust
Stainless Radiator with duel Fans
T56 6 Speed Transmission
G Force RCAEC2-6L80 Trans Crossmember
Differential – Mosier 9”
Spline: 3068-72 A Body Housing and Axle Package – Yn case
McLeod Twin Disc Clutch Kit
Rated up to 800 horsepower
10″ Clutch Discs
Quick Time T56 Adapter Bellhousing
Paint – Color-Vision, Deltron Nissan Black Code: 982100
Wheels – VN515 TORQ THRUST RIMS
Front 18”
Rear 20 “

Suspension and Brakes
Front Wilwood-6 piston 140-9804-dr – 14”
Rear Wilwood-4 piston with park 140-10012-dr – 14”
Aldan American Front Single Adjustable Front Coil-Over Kit, 550 Lbs. Springs: AB2FHS
UMI Front A-Arm Kit, 0.9 Inch Taller Upper Adjustable/0.5 Inch Taller Lower Ball
UMI 402416-R 68-72 A-Body Rear Control Arm Kit

Interior
Custom Caramel Leather Interior 
2014 Camaro SS power seats, heating, custom leather
Alien Trunk custom Interior
IDIDIT, Chrome Steel Steering Column
Painless Wiring Harness
Classic Dash Carbon Fiber Dash
Autocross Yellow gauges
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
BOSS receiver with Bluetooth
Front Fosgate 1000 W amp
4 – 6.5” speakers
1 – 10” SUB
Rear Fosgate 1000 W amp
4 – rear 6.5” speakers
1 – 10” SUB
Dash Midrange Fosgate 500 amp
2 in-dash 3.5” speakers
2 in top dash 3X6” speakers

Since the 555 did not leave room for AC I placed 3.5″ speakers in the AC Vents.

Randal’s future plan for his Chevelle is to attend local car shows and show off his hard work!

"80% of the parts "except drive train" came Ground Up SS396 due to the quality and vast inventory"

-Randal Y

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1968 Chevelle Convert Windshield Molding Kit

Part #: KX-68-VT

$149.95

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1968-1972 Chevelle Lower Windshield Molding

Part #: KLM-3A

$139.95

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1968 Chevelle Headlamp Bezel Set

Part #: LHB-568

$209.95

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UMI 1964-1972 Chevelle Drive Shaft Safety Loop

Part #: UMI-4500-R

$79.95

You Save: 16%

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