1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Page 3 of 27 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 15 ... 27  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:44 pm

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
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:52 am

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

74MonteCarlo
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:20 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?)









avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:31 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...





avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Laguna Budman on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:01 am

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.
avatar
Laguna Budman
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:48 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.

74MonteCarlo
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:50 pm

77mali wrote:

That Quadra-Jet is beautiful! Twisted Evil

74MonteCarlo
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 17

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:23 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.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:24 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.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:49 am

By the way I went the Q-jet route also. Can't beat a timeless piece of GM equipment can you.
avatar
Laguna Budman
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:36 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 ??

___________________________________________
avatar
Limey SE
Management
Management

Street Cred : 86

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:11 am

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.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:26 pm

77mali wrote:
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.

BUT I have no SE thread ???



___________________________________________
avatar
Limey SE
Management
Management

Street Cred : 86

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:00 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.
avatar
Laguna Budman
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Limey SE on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:04 pm

Very cool Idea BUdman I would never have thought of it !! sure wont rust out ever again !

___________________________________________
avatar
Limey SE
Management
Management

Street Cred : 86

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 pm

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?
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Laguna Budman on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 pm

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.
avatar
Laguna Budman
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:23 am

Great progress on your project !

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:05 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.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:29 pm

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.....





avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Laguna Budman on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:41 pm

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.
avatar
Laguna Budman
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:29 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.

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:14 am

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

Pila-
If I can get the Wood grain off in one piece you are welcome to it if you want
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:30 pm

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.

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Passengers side vent repair:


Vent Shutters broken support bracket:



Support bracket repaired:


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



Not "Perfect" but for what I have planned, doesn't have to be Very Happy
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 27 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 15 ... 27  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum