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Post by 77mali on Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:44 am

It was pretty nasty & stinky did U see the before pic? Barf
I still can't believe they got it looking as good as they did. When I get it all buttoned up I'll take another vid to let you hear it roar. cherry
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:52 pm

Oooooo please do. I love the Quadra-Jet moan.

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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:20 pm

Wow...it's been a while but I did some work recently! Inner fender wells....75% there. Using POR 15 (again) will be followed by a repair to a mount hole for under the battery tray of course & then primer & paint. Anyone suggest a good primer color to put under black so it won't take as much to cover the primer? (I was thinking dark gray or brown?)

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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:31 am

After Por 15...one is almost complete just the underside to finish. Used JB "Stick" epoxy to form the missing/corroded lip that bolts to frame by the coolant overflow res that the batt tray rests over. I was very happy with it and it used about 1/2 the stick so a $2.50 repair. Sanded it smooth- still needs the bolt hole drilled but the stuff was amazing. Rock hard/sandable within 10 minutes.

Has anyone used the "textured or rubberized" undercoating on the wheel well? I'm debating leaving it smooth but am afraid of chipping down the line...

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Post by Laguna Budman on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:01 pm

Very nice progress. As far as under inner fenders I had mine Rhino lined. More durable and cuts down on road noise a little more. By the way be careful with the Hooker ceramic headers. I tried 2 pairs and they did not fit. They told me my frame must be bent. I wound up using another companies ceramic coated but I'm drawing a blank but I'll let you know after checkin receipts.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:48 pm

Very nice. My dad took the fender wells for his 70 Chevelle to be chemically dipped (stripped) and e-coated. Haven't gotten them back yet. Cant wait to see them.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:50 pm

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That Quadra-Jet is beautiful! Twisted Evil

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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:23 pm

LOL Kyle. Yes...yes it is.

Thanks Budman. I have a set of old hookers (Wait...I have to get that image out of my mind)...They came w/ the car & they fit good aside from having to jack up the car a-lot & having no space to work on the starter on the other side. I think I'm going to look a either shorties or GM style exh. manifolds if I can find good ones for a Vortec set up. Let me know what you dig up- much appreciated.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:24 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:Very nice. My dad took the fender wells for his 70 Chevelle to be chemically dipped (stripped) and e-coated. Haven't gotten them back yet. Cant wait to see them.

Post some pics when U get them...would like to compare the finish.
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Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:49 am

By the way I went the Q-jet route also. Can't beat a timeless piece of GM equipment can you.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:36 am

Laguna Budman wrote:Very nice progress. As far as under inner fenders I had mine Rhino lined. More durable and cuts down on road noise a little more.

Where is that part @ I would like to see that how before / after turned out ??
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Post by 77mali on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:11 pm

Limey SE wrote:
Laguna Budman wrote:Very nice progress. As far as under inner fenders I had mine Rhino lined. More durable and cuts down on road noise a little more.

Where is that part @ I would like to see that how before / after turned out ??

Yes- me too. Please post the rear wells too if you can. & Limey- WE NEED LOTS OF PICS ON YOUR SE THREAD when she arrives! Can't wait to see.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:26 pm

77mali wrote:
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Laguna Budman wrote:Very nice progress. As far as under inner fenders I had mine Rhino lined. More durable and cuts down on road noise a little more.

Where is that part @ I would like to see that how before / after turned out ??

Yes- me too. Please post the rear wells too if you can. & Limey- WE NEED LOTS OF PICS ON YOUR SE THREAD when she arrives! Can't wait to see.

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Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Kinda hard to see but here they are. Engine side blasted primed and trim blacked. Tire side is Rhino lined smoother than a pickup box and then UV sprayed for easier cleaning.1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali - Page 3 Chevel251977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali - Page 3 Chevel261977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali - Page 3 008101977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali - Page 3 01010
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:04 pm

Very cool Idea BUdman I would never have thought of it !! sure wont rust out ever again !
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Post by 77mali on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:41 am

Thanks Budman- they look good. I'm going to try it out while mine are still off the car. That looks like a nice tight grain like they did it at GM did you roll it on or spray it?
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Post by Laguna Budman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:13 am

No i took it to Rhino Lining. It is a franchise like Line-x or many other ones out there. They normally do spray in pickup bed liners. I had them do the whole underside of my body before I put it on the frame. The underside looks just like the fender wells. Should cut way down on the road noise between that on the B-Quiet I put inside the car.
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Post by pila on Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:23 am

Great progress on your project !

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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:05 am

Pila...you sure you weren't looking @ Budman's car? He posted some pics on this page lol! I hope to get there someday soon too.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:29 am

My "New" Old Dash from a 73 Monte donor (had it since last summer) just now refurbishing. Going w/ a Dash Cap that I ordered. Will post more before & after pics when it's completed. Will be fixing the HVAC face plate, blacking-out the chrome on the vents, swapping out the idiot light gauge cluster for a working gauge & tach unit & removing the wood grain veneer....Giggity.....

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Post by Laguna Budman on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:41 am

Mali I used a headlight polisher to claen up the scratches on my gauge lenses if that helps. Can't tell if you have any but if so it worked great.
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Post by pila on Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:29 am

I've never seen a dash like that. Had an SS Elco with round gauges etc, but not as nice as that one, and no wood-grain either.

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Post by 77mali on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:14 am

Budman-
Yes I have the small 3" discs from harbor freight.

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If I can get the Wood grain off in one piece you are welcome to it if you want
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Post by pila on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:30 am

I don't need any wood grain, but thanks anyway. That SS is long-gone !! My Elco project is a '75, with a '77 Classic interior, and it has the wood grain dash insert. The wood grain looks OK in some instances, but seems better without it in some others.

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Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:50 pm

Passengers side vent repair:
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Vent Shutters broken support bracket:

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Support bracket repaired:
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The dash top repair (several large cracks & speaker holes filled):

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Not "Perfect" but for what I have planned, doesn't have to be Very Happy
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