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Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:12 pm

What's going on fellas?  I found this site looking for forums that were more specific toward our cars.  I recently took possession of a 1977 Malibu Classic from my Dad.  I'm not going to bore you with all the details, but I will say my Dad bought this car new in Dec 1976 and has never left the family.  It was my first car and I probably put 100k on it in the 5 years I had it.  I gave it back when I got my first pickup, but I always wanted it back.  Now I have it.  We swapped the original 305 for another with less miles, and stock TH350 for a 700r4 a couple of months back.  It still needs some mechanical work to be road worthy, but that will happen soon enough.  It does have some rust issues that will be addressed, but my plans are to get it on the road again then acquire the parts I know I need for a total restoration.  I would like to do it frame off, but I really don't have the space right now.  It's going to be a slow going project, but it'll get done. I wanted to share a few pics from my photobucket, but looks like I can't for about a week since I'm new. No big deal. I'll put some up later, or if the mods have a different way they prefer us to post pics, let me know. I haven't seen anything about pic posting yet.

I'm in the process of taking the front clip off to repaint inner fenders, radiator support, headlight buckets, and a few other pieces.  I'll post of more as I get stuff done.

I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and there seems to be some good guys here.  Thanks for letting my join and share my experience with this car I LOVE!!!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by Limey SE on Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:10 pm

Welcome aboard my old 76 Malibu came from Texas ..... long gone now in favor of new to me ride.........

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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by clanceman427 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:29 pm

Welcome from West Chester PA! Sounds like a great project. So cool how its been in the family since new!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:06 am

Welcome aboard! Looking forward to pics!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:33 pm

If ya ain't got pics, then the car don't exist yet. Smile

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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:00 pm

LOL, I got the pics roadcaptain. I'll post them soon
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by 77mali on Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:25 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:55 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:If ya ain't got pics, then the car don't exist yet. Smile

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Bobby he had to wait a week since he was new otherwise he wouldve posted them already. It ain't on him, it's how the website is setup.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:03 pm

I think Bobby's just bustin' his chops. That kind of thing seems to happen around here. Smile
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:34 pm

I know, that's why I'm busting Bobby's chops for not waiting a week Smile. All good , busting chops is how we show we like ya Smile
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:09 pm

Ooh, the rare double-chops busting. And I fell for it! Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:58 pm

HAHAHA!! That was pretty good. I kind of figured there was some sarcasm there, that's why I responded the way I did. It's only a few more days. I not too worried about the rules. It is what it is. If I'm gonna be a member here, I gotta follow the rules just like everyone else.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by g3chevy on Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:03 pm

Glad to see another fellow Texan on the forum! Welcome!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:16 pm

AWESOME!  So cool it is still in the family.  WELCOME ... looking forward to the pics. Wink


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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:43 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome. g3chevy, I see you're from Spring, I used to live on the SW side of Houston. I'm out in San Angelo now. So let's see if I can post some pics.

Here's me and my Dad with the car 30 something years ago.


Here is where she sits today


I took the grill and headlights off a while back to clean up and repaint the brackets behind them. I've got to get the radiator support done before I resemble


Anyhow, enjoy these for now, I'll start a build thread later and post a couple more and update it as I do more. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by g3chevy on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:38 pm

That is a sweet ride. Reminds me of my first car in high school which was a 77 Malibu in silver paint and maroon interior. Let me know if you need any parts for your 77. I just finished parting out a 76 Malibu a few months back and have quite a few good condition parts that I have listed or will be listing on ebay and craiglist. Would much rather they go to someone on the forum. Look forward to seeing more pics of your progress in the future.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:55 pm

Sounds like a plan g3chevy. The only thing I'm having trouble finding in the aftermarket I know I will eventually need are the panels that go from the door frame, around the opera window, and to the back window. Mine are cracked on the back by the back window. I've thought about trying to make a set out of fiberglass, but I need some practice working with fiberglass first. My dad got a replacement front bumper and grill a few years ago, a buzzard went through the original around 20 years ago and we had replaced it with a 73 for a little bit. Had to modify the mounts some to make it work, but it did what it needed to do for a bit. If I remember, he found the replacement from a guy in Spring. I think he said the guy was converting the 77 front to a Laguna front end.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by g3chevy on Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:59 pm

Is this what you're looking for? I think I still have these in my storage unit but they are black and would need to be painted to match your interior obviously. But if I remember correctly they are in real good shape. I removed them from a 75 Laguna I parted out about 5 years ago.

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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by Limey SE on Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:16 pm

ChevelleLaguna Also has them in Red like he needs also ...... They are just not in my Budget right now

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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by rosco77 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:59 pm

Those are the pieces I'm looking for. Like Limey said, not in the budget right now, unless they're cheap enough haha lol!
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by g3chevy on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:38 pm

The set I sold last year on ebay went for $150 for the pair to give you an idea. Haven't been to my storage yet to check out the condition on the extra pair I still have. If you're interested I can send you pics later this weekend.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by Damon23 on Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:29 pm

Neat story, cool that it is still in the family. My car was bought new in Houston. It lived there for a long time. Then the people moved to Vegas. It still has a inspection stick on the window.

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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:10 pm

LOVE the old family photographs!!!!


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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by Dinomyte on Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:54 pm

Welcome, my dad's got a picture like that with him, me and a '70 Bel-Air... those were the days.
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Re: Just another new guy. This time from Texas

Post by RossK73 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:36 am

Welcome from the great white north! Good luck with your project.
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