Dale's Chevelle Books

For The 1964-1972 Chevelle Enthusiast

Book #4 - Chevelle Restoration and Authenticity Guide 1970-1972

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With my third book finished, I was asked to do a fourth book. Chevelle Restoration and Authenticity Guide 1970-1972 is the result of this effort. The book is co-authored with Rick Nelson, owner of Musclecar Restoration and Design, so you may be assured of getting some of the best information available on restoration pointers.


While the book concentrates on the 1970-1972 model years, much of the same procedures and decisions you will be faced with will be applicable to all Chevelles.

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Samples of Rick's restoration work:

Book Credits

Some of the restoration photos in our Chevelle Restoration and Authenticity Guide ~ 1970-1972 book. 

A bit of promotional work at SEMA - October/November 2018

Chevelle Restoration and Authenticity Guide 1970-1972 general outline

The general outline structure for content and images of components where available and applicable.

  • Introduction
  • The Acquisition
  • Getting Started
  • Repair or Replace
  • Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
  • Engine/Transmission/Rear End
  • Body/Paint
  • Electrical
  • Interior
  • Details
  • Appendices
    • Check List Before Buying
    • Abbreviations/Terms
    • Flint/Tonawanda Engine Assembly Process
    • Driveshaft Colors
    • Markings/Tags

Here are some samples of the hundreds of photos in the book.

Before and after photos of any markings found.
Various engine photos - big and small block

Battery tray - before

4-speed pedal assembly before

Body being removed from frame

Body going back on frame

Engine tune labels

Early 1970 Monte Carlo headlamp trim

Tire stencil - 1970

Tire stencil - 1972

Shifter components - before and after

Shifter assembly - exploded and assembled

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