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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:49 pm

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New to me, my 1974 Laguna S3 w/ 454. I just bought it three months ago. Now I just put it up for the winter. Engine has 580hp with only 140miles, body just turned 25,000miles last week. Im slowly going to make this car into a Resto-Mod. I am looking for a whole front clip that has a chome bumper, I cant trade mine because im keeping it. LOTS MORE PICS SOON!!!
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:53 pm

nice have been waiting for these bigger pics appears to be in good shape buddy
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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:54 pm

Thanks, ive been waiting 6 years to get this car! haha. lots of plans for it!
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Post by Bill's 74 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:11 pm

Nice.


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Post by kojak on Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:45 pm

nice!
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Post by The Dude on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:37 am

Looks like fun. Has it been to the track yet?
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:42 am

Looks pretty good.

I think you're the only person I have seen that wanted to turn a Laguna into a Malibu. Most people want to turn a Malibu into a Laguna, lol.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:00 am

I have thought of converting mine into a Laguna many times and many times I have said "no way". I was the same way when I was trying to decide whither to build up my 400 or get a big block or get an LS engine. I would change my mind about once a week. Well, one day I made up my mind and jumped. Now I wish I had just built up the 400. It only had 42,000 original miles on it and its still sitting in my garage. JB
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Post by The Dude on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:13 am

I wanted to convert to a Laguna front, but after discovering that there isn't much weight difference between them & Malibu fronts, I'll keep my chrome front bumper. I might buy a fiberglass goon front some day if it goes strip only though.
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Post by Psychlonic on Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:47 pm

Looks great!

Gotta admit, I'm not a big fan of the slanted nose on the later Lagunas but these ones look really sharp. If I wasn't apparently the only guy who likes the stacked headlights even more, I'd probably swap to that front end.

Good luck with her.

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Post by Famstyle on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:11 pm

BEEFFY!!!!! NICE RIDE!!! pirat
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Post by Cdub74 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:34 am

Thanks guys, more pics to come as soon as I start to rip it apart Smile
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Post by The Dude on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:42 am

Psychlonic wrote:.....If I wasn't apparently the only guy who likes the stacked headlights even more, I'd probably swap to that front end.....

You're not the only one. There's probably a few more members on here that I forgot, but here's a couple.

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:20 pm

KNOCK KNOCK Rago mine are sideways stacked LMAO

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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:44 am

The car hasn't been to the track yet....next summer ill go.
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Post by laguna454/4spd on Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:13 pm

nice car ! cheers
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Post by A_Tame76 on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:20 am

I didnt like the stacked square ones when I got mine either, but its come to grow on me...even though I STILL think about putting the 74 S-3 nose on mine.

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Hey Cdub....NICE looking car by the way!!
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Post by Psychlonic on Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:03 pm

Sorry, didn't mean to take the topic off it's rails. No

But glad to see some love for the stacked set-up none the less. It's an odd thing to me. I think straight from the factory, something about them looked awkward and "granny". However, it can also look incredibly stylish and aggressive if done right and is very unique.

Again though, the 74 Laguna front is also very nice and I get the itch every now and then where I envision it on my own car.

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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:42 am

looking for a 74 malibu front end, in good shape for my laguna....anyone??
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:53 pm

where you at location wise and the search will start NOW
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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:15 am

Where you at?
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Post by Cdub74 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:09 pm

im in Vermont....looking for the front clip and bumper...please help if you can Smile
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Post by Cdub74 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:11 am

Some pics of my ride, fall 2010......alot cleaner then the day I picked it up!
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If you click on the pictures you can see more of the car. And yes.....that is my beautiful wife Very Happy

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Post by The Dude on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:56 am

That's one of my favorite color combos. She'll be pretty sweet once you ditch the Rally wheels. Laughing Just my little joke, no offense meant.
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Post by Cdub74 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:07 am

I'm suprised people really like the rally wheels. But im ready for some 17"s
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