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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:45 pm

Take a look at what just arrived at the local yard from CA! The white one is a running 454-Auto w/NICE blk swivel bucket interior, guages w/tach, floor console, AND a very rare power moonroof. Any missing trim in the photo is in the trunk. That one is for sale. The black one in the background has no title and has been relegated to being a parts car. I've already snatched the rust-free doors off it for Project Laguna. Also has a nice black swivel bucket seat interior but no tach/gauges. If anyone needs anything off it, let me know. I already grabbed the floor console. Unfortunately, both dashes had two cracks in them.



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Post by ant7377 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:47 pm

Its good the realize that old cars have more value than just scrap. i saw a 66 galaxy towed into the local yard today,they could give a whoa nelly about it .
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:53 pm

still needing louvers ?????

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:26 pm

Sorry, Limey...no louvers on these cars. Don't know of any other Lagunas with them right now.

Interesting note with these two '74 Lagunas, the white one has the large qtr window partially covered with a sheet metal patch on the exterior and the triangular padded insert on the interior sail panel. The black one, on the other hand, has the small window with a solid sail panel on the interior. Whatever was available on the assembly line at the time, I guess.
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Post by Laguna 74 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:47 pm

The one with the small qtr opera window, does it have the molding complete with the clip. I'm especially looking for the metal clip to join the moldings.
As well looking for the drivers side park light complete with the chrome wing. Mine's missing the wing on the park light.
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Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 pm

I have the clips you need for sure. Im skippin the opera trim so I have mine if you need em. But what is this wing your talkin about? Sorry again boys for not being around, we have been hard on the car lately.. Jammin it tomorrow or sat then puttin interior back in then sittin it on the new frame then windows and paint body and stripes.
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Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:24 pm

77 how much for that 74?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:03 pm

Laguna 74...the opera window molding is shot. Clips are there. Not sure if they will let me pick parts off the grill, but can certainly ask about that parking light "wing". How is that attached, anyway?

Budman...he mentioned $3500 OBO. Included in that price is the $750 it cost to have it transported back to MN.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:08 pm

Anyone notice the '69 Nova behind the white Laguna and a blue '74 behind the black Laguna?
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:47 am

I seen the two tone right behind but not the blue one all that well

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Post by orange Juiced on Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:13 am

Moonroof? I didn't know they came with them. if u can take some pics from the inside, I'm planning to install one in mine.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:16 am

Yeah, I can take some pics next week when I'm out there. I've never seen one of these on a Chevelle, either. It's definitely factory as I've seen the same style on some other GM models.
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Post by The Dude on Mon May 02, 2011 9:55 am




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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun May 08, 2011 2:24 am

these cars where both on clist as a package deal shame they ended up in the junkyard owell cant save em all
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun May 08, 2011 8:46 am

If that's the case, someone missed a heckuva deal. I was told the white 454 Laguna runs like a striped ape! Only thing needing attention on the black swivel bucket interior of that one is the fabric headliner covering the moonroof panel...and, the dash has two small cracks.

Interior on the black Laguna is in the same condition...but, that one has some minor dents and scrapes that need attention...and it has a 350-4 engine that hadn't been tested as of when I was out there last week.
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Post by abajc3 on Sun May 08, 2011 5:32 pm

how bout some update on project laguna steve?Smile

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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 08, 2011 6:56 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote: the white one has the large qtr window partially covered with a sheet metal patch on the exterior and the triangular padded insert on the interior sail panel.

I would check the VIN on the white one then for that sounds like a Malibu that was converted to Laguna front HMM maybe

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun May 08, 2011 7:19 pm

orange Juiced wrote:Moonroof? I didn't know they came with them. if u can take some pics from the inside, I'm planning to install one in mine.

O.J.: Here is a pic of the interior side of the power moonroof as taken from between the front seats. The headliner fabric is torn and mostly missing from the panel that slides back. The power switch is between the sunvisors with the manual crank between it and the moonroof.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun May 08, 2011 7:22 pm

Limey...you bring up an interesting point. I'll check the VIN next time out. Still seems to be some mystery as to why and when GM decided to use these rooflines and then cover up part of the glass.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 08, 2011 7:25 pm

from the guy I talked to over the phone that worked at GM then is because of the strike of the late 73 early 74 they had to do what ever it took to get these cars out some came with full panels and some were improvised with the half and half padded ones with full quarter glass in there like mine was ........................some of the stories horrified me how some of these cars lasted as long as they have

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun May 08, 2011 7:37 pm

It makes sense to me. Never forget the first time I saw this when I pulled back the vinyl top and thought "WTF is this"? Thought someone must have installed patch panels on the outside to create the opera window look. Then saw the same thing on a Lemans. Even found this on a '76 Cutlass Y76 option car...which begs the question of why in '76 if the explanation for using these was the strike in '73/'74?
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun May 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Limey wrote:from the guy I talked to over the phone that worked at GM then is because of the strike of the late 73 early 74 they had to do what ever it took to get these cars out some came with full panels and some were improvised with the half and half padded ones with full quarter glass in there like mine was ........................some of the stories horrified me how some of these cars lasted as long as they have
Maybe thats why my Elky came with an Olds rear end assembly. JB
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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 08, 2011 8:10 pm

thats a very good question as well but the strike was a long one so who know's what was up

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Post by Famstyle on Mon May 09, 2011 10:26 am

NICE MOON ROOF I LIKES THAT!!!
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Post by orange Juiced on Mon May 09, 2011 1:15 pm

That's a pretty big moonroof, If I lived alot closer i would be over there with some cutting tools taking half the roof off.

Thanks for the pics Rago and Mcarlo77, they are going to help out.
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