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1968 beaumont


Dash is the same as a GTO, the rest Chevelle.  Yes a tach was a option with the
U14 special instrument package.  Or you could have the clock option. I found a clock on ebay to fill my opening on my 69 until I find a tach.

Check out the 68 Beaumont Brochure at this link

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=118110&p=3&topicID=20094067

-- Edited by Beaumont4008 on Thursday 27th of August 2009 12:32:42 AM

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You may want to check the dash bezel on the back to be sure that all the mounting tabs are there for the tach or clock. Many of them are damaged.
 Your instrument cluster would have a tach or clock in the right opening. The dash bezel is a one year only part as is the tach and gauge cluster. The cluster and tach from 69 are incorrect. I may have an extra gauge cluster and tach. Send me a PM if interested.
 

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Hi again.I was wondering on my 68 the trim was gold.I know that means the seats are gold but what about door panels carpet and headliner and dash pad.I cant find any pics or info and im sure some one here could help me.Thanks randy

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I have a nice 68 327 CE block that would be great in that car ! Great ride !

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As far as I know  is should all be gold. My 69 is green and every thing is green, The exception was the parchment cars (white interior) had black carpet, dash and steering wheel. 



Found a pic of a 68 chevelle post door panel. Would be the same except would have Beaumont emblem.

1968Chevelle300DeluxeDoorPanel.jpg

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Beaumont 2 door post looks really sharp.

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I think i might sell me 68 beaumont.I really dont have the room to fix it or the time.I dont want to but i want it to be fixed and taken care of as it is a pretty rare car.Im going to think about it for a while and will decide.It sure is fun to drive right now. Randy

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Just drive it the way it is, nothing wrong with that. Looks good and you enjoy it. Have fun with it biggrin.gif

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69 belair wrote:

hmmm, M20 and a 12 bolt.
would be interesting to know which motor it had originally!
have you looked for a build sheet?

did they build any L79 '68 beaumonts? confuse




 No L-79 Beaumonts in 1968.  They only put the 250 horse (regular fuel) & 275 horse (premium fuel) 327s in. The original 4-speed transmissions with either of those engines, incredibly, would only be Saginaws with 2.54:1 1st gears. The 12-bolt would be stock with a 327 with a factory 4-gear; otherwise just a 10-bolt would be used with a 3-speed or Powerglide.

A 307 could have come with a Saginaw 4-speed having a 2.85:1 low. A 10-bolt would have come out back.

Sometimes for certain years a 12-bolt would be installed if you just ordered h.d. suspension with a trailering axle. I don't think they were doing that in 1968, but Chevelles from 1970-72 certainly.

That car is a really base model. It would not have come with carpet at all, just a black, textured rubber floor mat. Correct seat upholstry & door panels for that trim level are very hard to come by. You either have to find a good used set (good luck I say!) or get NOS material & get them made up custom for you (BIG bucks if you can even find the material. Try SMS Fabrics if you really need to have it done to original).



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swift1960 wrote:

I just purchased a 68 beaumont.Can someone tell me where to find the paint code.Also are there any good sites out here with info on the beaumonts, thanksbiggrin



YOu are a winner! winner.gif  bought a Beaumont and found us  wow!! 

 



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These pics were posted by swift1960 back in 2009.  I used to own this car and would love to track it down to see it.  Through the threads he posted it looks like he may have sold it.  Anyone know where it ended up. 

It is a 1968 2 door post, 327, bench, 4 speed.  Note the distinctive Chevelle front clip and hide-away antenna in the rear fender (factory - had the little hook key on the key chain to pull up the antenna out of the fender).  The chevelle clip was on the car when I bought it from the owner in Moose Jaw in 1976.  I sold it in 1984 I believe.  It was green with black strips then.  I rebuilt the 327 with 11.25 to 1 compression, cam, headers, brunelle guides, melling high volume oil pump, street dominator intake, Holley DP carb and electronic ignition.  Also put on the traction bars to reduce wheel hop.  Installed a Sun Super Tach II in the clock spot. 

73227   Beaumont two door sedan 8 cyl
1-12-29   1st shift  Dec. 29th  body build date
QQ  Verdoro Green Met. paint
TR-752 Trim    Gold cloth and coated fabric bench seat car
M-20  4 speed Trany.
05796658  Body number.



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Good luck with your search. Verdoro Green over Gold interior must have been popular combo in 68, mine is same except 754 Vinyl interior.

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Thanks. I hated to sell it but had family priorities at the time. It was my second poncho. First car was a 1958 blue and white 4 door Pontiac 261 six 3 speed manual.  Always dreamed I would get the Beaumont back some day. 



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Typo...my first car was a 1957.

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