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Post by badtemper44 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:47 pm

Hey Guys! My name is Bobby and I have been addicetd to G3's for about the last 9 years!

I currently have three projects in the works(pictured) a 1977 Malibu Classic - my first one, a 1976 Chevelle, and a 1975 Laguna S3 ( and I am currently in the works to acquire another 75 S3 ). I also have a rusty and rotten 76 Malibu Classic that I am using for parts (not pictured)



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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:00 pm

HOOK EM! (hoping your a UT fan like myself..I miss living out there)

anyways welcome those are some sharp looking cars you got there...love the green one.
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by The Dude on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:24 pm

It's about time someone other than me owns a base model 76 on here! From the looks of it, I'm guessing granny kept it in the garage?

Welcome to the forum. Very Happy
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Post by 77malibu77 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:37 pm

badtemper44 wrote:Hey Guys! My name is Bobby and I have been addicetd to G3's for about the last 9 years!

I currently have three projects in the works(pictured) a 1977 Malibu Classic - my first one, a 1976 Chevelle, and a 1975 Laguna S3 ( and I am currently in the works to acquire another 75 S3 ). I also have a rusty and rotten 76 Malibu Classic that I am using for parts (not pictured)





welcome! i own a 77 malibu classic and a 76 el camino i have a feeling we are going to get along lol. by the way would you sell any of the parts from the rotten malibu classic? i need some stuff for my 77.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Welcome Bobby. You have some nice iron there. JB
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Post by maliburacinfreak on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:31 pm

looks like your white one needs a front bumper, otherwise damn clean!

btw, i thought 74 was the last year for the chevelle name?

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:32 pm

Nope.

74 had "Chevelle" on the grill and rear panel.

75 had it on the grille and on the BASE Malibu, on the rear panels, real small

76-77 BASE Malibu Only it had "Chevelle" on the rear panels.

Malibu Classics are still often referred to as "Chevelle" but there's no Chevelle ID on 76-77

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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by 74chick on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:30 am

Welcome aboard.. Smile
Looks like you have it bad. Thats good to see.
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:10 am

Welcome.
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Post by The Dude on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:57 am

74MonteCarlo wrote:Nope.

74 had "Chevelle" on the grill and rear panel.

75 had it on the grille and on the BASE Malibu, on the rear panels, real small

76-77 BASE Malibu Only it had "Chevelle" on the rear panels.


Malibu Classics are still often referred to as "Chevelle" but there's no Chevelle ID on 76-77

Which is why I call mine a Chevelle. Smile
The actual Chevelle name was dropped in 78. Somewhere in one of my books, there's a reasoning behind the name drop, but I can't remember why.
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Post by maliburacinfreak on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:34 am

well, i learn something new everyday im on this site. i knew a guy with a 74 a few years ago and he told me 74 was the last year for the chevelle. he seemed to know his stuff and i started looking at later years and never saw a chevelle emblem. i didnt do any real research on it though. ive always drove 78-up malibus and got a kick out of the old timers who always call those cars chevelles.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:02 pm

The reason for dropping the Chevelle name complertely in the 78 models was because of the "gas crisis" and Chevy wanted to reinforce their new commitment to saving gas by making the 78 models smaller and elemninating the Huge Chevelle model name. JB
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by laguna454/4spd on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:36 pm

welcome welcome you cant find a better site any where hellof nice guys here
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by badtemper44 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:47 pm

Thanks for all the warm welcomes guys! Yep the ole base model is my favorite at the moment, prolly the straightest and most rust free body I have ever seen, with the exception of the front bumper and drivers fender (somebody hit it before I got it!). The kids have already laid claim to the Laguna and the 77 - and they are 5 and 3 and dead set on there choices! Gotta love em!
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by The Dude on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:34 pm

Original paint job on my latest 76. Unfortunately, the door is caved in now after an accident in the shop. Sad

It took nearly ten years after losing my first 76 base model to find one in this condition & only $1,400. Smile It had no power, but sure was dependable. Can't wait until cooler weather comes & I can get it running again.







Camera dates are wrong BTW...
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Post by badtemper44 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:01 pm

I have always been a fan of that Brown color! I lucked out on my 76 when I rescued it from the trailer headed to a scrap yard. It was a one owner, didn't run, and I traded and old A/C unit I had for it! Total Luck!
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by 77malibu77 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:33 pm

maliburacinfreak wrote:well, i learn something new everyday im on this site.


aint that the truth. im an addict lol
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Post by The Dude on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:55 pm

badtemper44 wrote:I have always been a fan of that Brown color! I lucked out on my 76 when I rescued it from the trailer headed to a scrap yard. It was a one owner, didn't run, and I traded and old A/C unit I had for it! Total Luck!

WOW! That is real lucky. If I ever ran across a score like that, I don't know what I would do. Wait yes I do, I'd have another project car. LoL! Thanks for the compliment on the color. I've been up in the air on color choices, but the more compliments I get, the more I think about keeping it brown.
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Re: New Guy from TEXAS!

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:54 am

Quite a lot of projects you got there, keep us updated!

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