Thanks Ralph Nader. The more I tear into this car, the more I realize that 1968 was a bastard year for the big boys. Parts seem to be available for 1965-1967 or 1969-1972 without any issues, but 1968 is a killer. The hard part being that Chevy reproduction companies focus more on the 64' to 67' year group than anything else, so finding parts for the 68' is just murder at times.
Thanks for your help though. With a little luck Big Blue will be on the road this summer. I do have a question Big Dave, since you seem to know more about the B body's than anyone I know... Did the 68's come stock with seatbelts? And if so, were the 3 point with the roof mounted belts standard? It is a bench seat (My car is an oddity... I have the original build sheet, and it started out as a 396 SS, with the T-400 tranny and a 12bolt, but at the last minute he ordered the 327 HO).