What are the Correct Decal Locations on a 1968 Chevelle?

1968 Chevelle 307

Q.

Hi, I could really need help with this question. I’m trying to find factory locations of the decals, so far I only came across the tire pressure in the glove box. I have a 1968 Chevelle Malibu convertible 307. I thank anyone who can help!

A.

Thanks for the question and please excuse the delay in getting back to you, as we solicited the advice of more than a couple of Chevelle experts.

The first thing we discovered is there is no shortage of experts in this area and secondly that they often don’t agree with each other. We then learned there was no shortage of decals and labels used on a ’68 Chevelle, In addition to the main stickers like Air Cleaner, GM door decals, etc. there are a wealth of smaller labels used on various components, including: Engine ID, Rear Axle ID, Brake lines, Fuel Lines, Trans ID and lines, Dust shield Shocks, Springs, Control Arms, Acc, Speedo and Emergency brake cable, Evaporator lines, Stabilizer bars, Chassis, Brake Bail, Steering Box, Battery Cables, Fuel Neck, and electrical labels for the Front / Engine / Dash and Rear harnesses.

Scott Parkhurst one of our “Go-To” sources for Chevelle restoration information sent us this great lead for many of the hard-to-find decals and labels. What we liked about this source, is they include a “placement sheet” that details the exact position of each label, and the kit is put together specifically for your car taking into consideration: Engine size and HP, Transmission, Rear end information, Power or Manual Steering, Coupe or Convertible, Assembly Plant or 7th digit from your Vin #.

Because of the popularity of Chevelle’s, all of the door/trunk/engine compartment stickers/decals are reproduced. A quick check discovered countless reputable sources for decals including: Year One, Original Parts Group (opgi.com), and others. As to the exact placement of every decal and stamp… This can sometimes vary even in the same model year, with changes on the production line.

One excellent source for decal/sticker placement is the “1968 Chevelle Factory Assembly Instruction Manual”. This is a must have resource for anyone serious about restoring a 1968 Chevelle; at over 440-pages with countless detailed illustrations.

My recommendation is to do the research, web search unrestored 1968 Chevelle’s, take notes of decal locations on several cars before determining the exact location and types that should be on your car. Old salvage yards can also be an excellent source for cars that haven’t been touched in decades, just remember to bring your camera.

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4 Responses to “What are the Correct Decal Locations on a 1968 Chevelle?”
  1. Jerome johnson
    Jerome johnson

    Trying locate parts for a 1936 dodge sedan 4 door i.e running boards, front grill, hood and trunk ornaments

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    • Customer Service Techs
      Customer Service Techs

      Having owned and still own several 30’s Mopars, I can tell you with reasonable certainty there are few sources for reproduction parts.
      In this day and age, when everyone wants to go online and simply order up what they need to get the job done; 30’s Mopars will certainly teach you patience. In the past, I have spent a couple years or more, searching for the right parts for my cars, and have discovered parts in the strangest of places.
      As you likely already know, your ’36 Dodge has a cast pot metal grille, making it even more difficult to find a restorable core. NOTE: I said more difficult, not impossible. And you may need to purchase one with broken grille bars and have them replaced by a quality chrome platter.
      In my experience 1935 and 1936 running boards are interchangeable, and Plymouth and Dodge share the same running boards. I would suggest looking for a set of original steel boards first, although there are sources for fiberglass reproduction boards like those offered by R & R Fiberglass (www.rrfiberglass.net<http://www.rrfiberglass.net/>).
      Some emblems are reproduced for your car, be sure to check online auction sites like eBay.
      Bottom Line: Looking for parts for many 30’s Mopars is a bit of a treasure hunt. Online auction sites are a good place to start. Publications dedicated to parts classified ads, like Hemming’s Motor News, are a great source also. Swap meets will likely give you the most bang for your buck, although there’s no guarantee you’ll find the parts you’re looking for. Enjoy the search, as it will pay off, and half the fun is the journey anyway.

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    • Danielle
      Danielle

      Behind the rollers on the back of the Roland there is a flat area which your vinyl will tend to sittac cling to it at times, making things jump off course. I placed a strip of teflon, and securing with packaging tape on each side. My vinyl does not cling and everything cuts perfectly.What I was experiencing was my circles were not perfectly round when cut by my roland. And i noticed that my vinyl would fold a lttle just behind the rollers, making me think the vinyl was sticking to the surface behind the rollers. I called Roland and they confirmed the problem. They suggested anti-static spray or teflon. I decided I did not want to have to spray my equipment with anything, so I went with teflon works great for the past year and a half.Now i get perfect cuts.

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  2. Bill
    Bill

    IT HAS A WORTHLESS ASS 307 SO WHO FUCKING CARES WHERE THE DECALS GO IT ISN’T WORTH THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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