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1968 Chevy II/Nova Body Panel Interchange


Please note that this is NOT a list of parts for sale. The purpose of this list is to help fellow Nova enthusiasts determine which restoration and repair parts will fit a 1968 Chevy II/Nova.

The "Avail from Parts Suppliers" column lists the availability status.

The "GM PN" column lists the original GM part number for the part (if available). These numbers are listed as LEFT / RIGHT. I've taken these numbers from several different sources so there may be some inaccuracies. Many of these numbers have been discontinued by GM or superseded with new numbers. However, they are still useful for reference and parts identification purposes.

Parts listed in green will physically fit a '68 Chevy II/Nova but are not technically correct for '68. The notes following the listing give more details about the differences.

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Body Panels and Trim Parts:

These parts are used on all '68 Chevy II/Novas. See the Special Moldings and Trim section for optional parts. These parts are listed in order from the front to the back of the car.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Front Bumper '68 - '69
'70 - '72 (note 1)
Yes
Yes
3903514
3949785
Parking/Turn Signal Lens
(located in the bumper)
'68 - '69 Yes 5959688
Front Bumper Brackets '68 - '72 No ----- / -
Front Bumper to Grille Filler Panel
(metal reinforcement w/plastic cover)
'68 - '72 (reinforcement)
'68 - '72 (cover)
Yes
Yes
3949797
3919083
Grille '68 - '69 (standard)
'68 - '69 (SS)
'70 - '72 (standard) (note 2)
'70 - '72 (SS) (note 2)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3962979
-----
3949721
3962915
Headlight Bezels '68
'69 (note 3)
'70 - '72 (note 3)
No
No
Yes
----- / -
----- / -
3949789 / 90
Radiator Support '68 - '74 (standard)
'68 - '74 (w/big block or H.D. cooling) (note 4)
Yes
No (modify std. one)
327515
341045
Upper Radiator Mount Panel

(not used with '68 - '70 big block)
'68 - '74 (L4 & L6)
'68 - '74 (SB V8 except '73/4 w/AC or H.D.)

'75 - '79 (L6 w/o AC or H.D.) (cosmetic diff)
'75 - '79 (V8 w/o AC or H.D.) (cosmetic diff)
No
Aftermarket chrome

No
Aftermarket chrome
341100
339457

3986525
360633
Fan Shroud '68 (small block)
'68 (big block)

'69 - '72 (will fit)
No
No

Yes
-----
3945789

3938613 (SB)
3947619 (BB)
Battery Tray '68 - '74 Yes 3916658 (tray)
6270159 (retainer)
Front Fenders '68 - '69
'70 - '74 (note 5)
Yes
Yes
3953851 / 2
6258337 / 8
Eyebrow Molding
(on front of fenders around headlight bezels)
'68 - '72 Yes 3997569 / 70
Side Marker Light Lenses '68 (front clear)
'68 - '69 (rear red)
'69 (front amber) (note 6)
Yes
Yes
Yes
-----
916632
911045
Side Marker Light Bezels '68 - '69 (front w/o engine size)
'68 - '69 (with 307)
'68 - '69 (with 327)
'68 - '69 (with 350)
'68 - '69 (with 396)
'68 - '69 (rear - same as front w/o eng size)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3927459 (L & R)
3935903 / 4
3935907 / 8
------- / -
------- / -
3927459 (L & R)
Front Inner Fender '68 - '74 Yes 333741 / 2
Hood '68 - '72
'73 - '74 (note 7)
Yes -----
341058
Hood Hinges '68 - '79 Some 3926829 / 30
Hood Latch '68 - '72 (latch)
'68 - '72 (support)
Yes
Yes
3916616
3938635
Hood Lip Molding
(not including center emblem)
'68 - '72 Yes 6263110
Hood Lip Emblem
(goes in the center of lip molding)
'68
'69 - '72 (note 8)
Some
Yes
3919092
3953840
Cowl Panel
(upper part of firewall)
'68 - '74 Some -----
Cowl Panel Grille
(between hood and windshield)
'68 - '74 No 3909155
Rocker Panels '68 - '79 Yes 1688921 / 0
Doors '68 (2 door)
'68 (4 door)
'69 - '72 (note 9)
'73 - '74 (note 9)
Only skins
for 2 doors
----- / -
----- / -
----- / -
see '73 - '74 listings
Door Hinges '68 - '79 (front 2 & 4 door) (note 10)

'68 - '79 (rear 4 door)

Yes

No

9817407 / 6 (upper)
3063212 / 1 (lower)
7722197 / 6 (upper)
7762386 / 5 (lower)
Exterior Door Handles '68 - '79 (note 11) Yes 1693821 / 0
1722245 (2dr button)
Floor Pans '68 - '72
'73 - '79 (minor differences)
Yes -
Quarter Panels (full) '68 - '69 (2 door)
'68 - '69 (4 door)
'70 - '72 (note 5)
Yes
No
Yes (2 door)
----- / -
----- / -
----- / -
Quarter Panels (skins) '68 - '69 (2 door)
'68 - '69 (4 door)
'70 - '74 (note 5)
Yes
Only patch panels
Yes (2 door)
-
Rear Inner Fenders
(outer part of wheel well)
'68 - '74 Yes 8778520 / 1
Gas Tank '68 - '69 (18 gallon w/o EEC)
'70 - '72 (with modification)
Yes
Yes
3998317
-----
Gas Tank Mounting Straps '68 - '72 Yes 3914867 (L & R)
Gas Tank Filler Door & Licence Plate Holder
(mounts to bumper for '68 - '72)
(mounts above bumper for '73 - '74)
'68 - '74 Yes 3962910
Trunk Floor '68 - '72 Yes -----
Trunk Floor to Quarter Panel Extensions '68 - '79 Some 9816853 / 2
Trunk Lid '68 - '74 (exc. '73 - '74 hatchback) Yes 9676350
Tail Light Panel
(see Special section for trim panel)
'68 - '69
'70 - '72 (if corresponding tail lights are used)
Yes
Yes
7736116
8785408
Tail Light Lens '68 - '69 Yes ----- / -
Rear Bumper '68 - '72 Yes 3903515
(GM replacement)
Rear Bumper Brackets '68 - '72 Yes 3916601 / 2

Emblems and Nameplates:

Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
"SS" Grille Emblem
(no emblem used on standard grille)
'68 - '72 Yes 3940538
"Super Sport" Front Fender Emblems
(located on lower rear part of front fenders)
'68 No -----
Quarter Panel "Nova" Emblems '68
'69 - '72 (front fender) (note 13)
No
Yes
------
3953676
"Chevy II by Chevrolet" Trunk Emblem '68 Some -----
Tail Panel "SS" Emblem '68 - '69 Yes -----

Window Glass, Moldings and Mirrors:

* Check with local auto glass shops for availability. Restoration parts suppliers do sell some glass but shipping can be difficult and expensive.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Windshield '68 - '74 (2 door & '73/4 hatchback
'68 - '74 (4 door)
see note 12
* -
Windshield Reveal Molding
(stainless steel)
'68 - '74 (four pieces)

Note: lower 2 pieces same for 2 & 4 door
Only 2 door 1651137 / 6 (2dr upper)
1651134 / 3 (4dr upper)
8780431 / 0 (lower)
Front Door Windows
(including the vent windows)
'68 - '72 (2 door)
'68 - '72 (4 door)
* -
Rear Door Windows
(4 door only)
'68 - '74 (front section) ('73 - '74 not verified)
'68 - '72 (rear section)
* -
Rear Quarter Windows
(2 door only)
'68 - '72 * -
Door Window Reveal Molding
(bright aluminum)
(part of the Custom Exterior and
Exterior Decor Group on 2 doors)
'68 - '74 (2 door -- two pieces per side)

'68 - '74 (4 door front -- two pieces per side)

'68 - '74 (4 door rear -- front vertical part)
'68 - '72 (4 door rear -- rear & upper part)
No 7734631 / 0 (front & upper)
7736056 / 5 (rear vertical)
7734173 / 2 (front & upper)
7734783 / 2 (rear vertical)
7738113 / 2 (front vertical)
----- / - (rear & upper)
Quarter Window Reveal Molding
(bright aluminum)
(used on 2 doors in conjunction with
the above bright door window molding)
'68 - '74 (front vertical part)
'68 - '72 (rear & upper part)
No 7783018 / 7 (front vertical)
7748138 / 7 (rear & upper)
Painted Quarter Window Reveal Molding
(used on 2 doors without the above molding)
'68 - '74 (front vertical part)
'68 - '72 (rear & upper part)
No 7781525 / 4
----- / -
Rear Window '68 - '74 (2 door) ('73 - '74 not verified)
'68 - '74 (4 door) ('73 - '74 not verified)
* -
Rear Window Reveal Molding
(stainless steel)
'68 - '74 (exc. '73 - '74 hatchback -- four pieces)

Note: lower 2 pieces same for 2 & 4 door
No 7741473 / 2 (2dr upper)
7722527 / 6 (4dr upper)
9891475 / 4 (2dr & 4dr lower)
Outside Rearview Mirror
(manual chrome round)
'66 - '72 Yes -----
Outside Rearview Mirror
(remote chrome rectangular)
(optional on all Novas)
'68
maybe other years
No -----

Special Moldings and Trim:

These parts are optional pieces not found on the base model '68 Chevy II/Nova.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
SS Hood Louvers
(simulated air intake louvers)
'68 - '72 Yes 3927442 (louver)
3927443 (bezel)
Bumper Guards
(part of the Appearance Guard Group)
'68 - '72 Some rubber pads:
3916650 (front)
3916640 (rear)
Body Side Moldings
(part of Exterior Decor Group)
(and Custom Exterior on 4 doors)
'68 (2 door)
'68 (4 door)
'69 - '74 (will fit)
No
No
Yes (2 door)
-----
-----
see '69 - '74 listings
Rocker Panel Moldings
(part of the Custom Exterior package)
(also includes rear lower quarter moldings)
'68 - '74 Yes 498166 (front)
----- (rear)
Deluxe Rocker Panel Moldings
(narrow moldings used w/above moldings)
'68 - '72 Yes -----
Roof Drip Rail Molding
(used w/vinyl top and 4 doors with)
(the Exterior Decor Group option)
'68 - '74 (2 door -- front piece)
'68 - '72 (2 door -- middle piece)
'68 - '72 (2 door -- rear piece)
'68 - '74 (4 door -- front piece)
'68 - '72 (4 door -- middle piece)
'68 - '72 (4 door -- rear piece)
Yes ('68 - '72 set)


No


7740282 / 1 (front)
----- / - (middle)
----- / - (rear)
7722777 / 6 (front)
----- / - (middle)
----- / - (rear)
Vinyl Top Sail Panel Molding
(also used w/two tone paint)
'68 - '72 (2 door)
'68 - '72 (4 door)
? ----- / -
----- / -
Door Edge Guards
(part of the Appearance Guard Group)
'68 - '74 (2 door & '73 - '74 hatchback)
'68 - '74 (4 door)
No
No
987231 (set)
987232 (set)
Rear Deck Luggage Rack '68 - '72 No -----
Tail Light Panel Trim '68 - '69 (w/custom exterior)
'68 - '69 (SS)
?
?
-----
-----

Wheels and Hub Caps:

This table lists wheels and hub caps that were standard or optional equipment on all '68 Chevy II/Novas. Some of these wheels and hub caps were also used on other Chevy cars. For example, the "dog dish" hub caps were also used on Camaros and Chevelles.
Part Description Year Range Avail from
Parts Suppliers
GM PN L/R
Hub Caps '68 - '70 No 3916434
Full Wheel Covers '68 (regular)
'68 - ? (simulated wire wheel) '68 - '69 (Mag style "a") (note 14)
'68 (Mag style "b") (note 14)
No
No
No
No
987287
-----
-----
-----
SS Wheel Covers '68 No -----
Steel Wheels
(used w/above caps & covers)
'68 - '72 (note 15) Some -----
Rally Wheels
(5 slot style)
'67 - '70 (note 16) Yes 3970535 (14"x6")
3970530 (14"x7")
Rally Wheel Centers '68 - '70 Yes 3925801
Rally Wheel Trim Rings '67 - 79 Yes 3923522 (14"x6")
3934892 (14"x7")

Notes:


  1. '70 - '72 bumper will fit but has different turn signal light holes
  2. A '70 - '72 grille will fit but is cosmetically different.
  3. '69 or '70- '72 headlight bezels will fit but are cosmetically different.
  4. Radiator supports used with '73 - '74 heavy duty cooling and '68 - '70 big blocks have a wider radiator opening.
    A standard radiator support can be modified by cutting out the opening (along the pre-stamped pattern) and moving the LH lower rubber mount to the outboard position.
  5. '70 - '74 had larger side marker light holes.
  6. '69 front marker lights were amber. '68 should be clear.
  7. '73 - '74 hood lip is slightly different, but it can be modified to accept the '68 molding.
    '73 - '74 SS hoods don't have louvers.
  8. The '68 hood lip emblem has "Chevy II" written on it.
    The '69 - '72 emblem has a Chevy Bow-tie in the center.
  9. '69 - '72 doors have the interior lock knob farther forward than '68 doors.
    '73 - '74 doors will fit a '68, but they don't have vent windows and will require matching door panels.
  10. Starting sometime in 1971, door hinges are welded on rather than bolted on.
  11. All handles are the same for 2 & 4 door, front and rear, but rear push rods are shorter on 4 doors.
  12. '73 and '74 windshields have a glued on rearview mirror mount but that can easily be removed for use in '68 - '72 Novas.
  13. The '68 "Nova" emblem mounted on the quarter panel is very similar to the '69 - '72 "Nova" front fender emblem. However, the '68 emblem has shorter mounting studs and uses rounded end acorn nuts to protect items in the trunk from the ends of the emblem studs. A '69 - '72 front fender emblem could probably be modified for use on a '68 by carefully cutting the mounting studs shorter.
  14. The '68 Chevy II/Nova sales brochure at ClassicNovas.net lists two types of Mag-style wheel covers. One style was carried over to '69 and the other was not.
  15. The plain steel wheels used with all hub caps and wheel covers are 14"x5" with a 5 on 4 3/4" lug pattern.
    They are usually painted body color when used with hub caps and black when used with full wheel covers.
    14"x6" wheels were standard equipment on the '68 Nova SS.
  16. Regular rally wheels are 14"x6". 14"x7" rally wheels were only available on '69 and later SS.
    These 5 slot rally wheels were also used on many other 60's and some 70's GM vehicles although sizes and widths will vary.

Please note that this is NOT a list of parts for sale. The purpose of this list is to help fellow Nova enthusiasts determine which restoration and repair parts will fit a 1968 Chevy II/Nova.


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