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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Hello just found the site and wanted to introduce my self. My name is Wally From st Paul MN and I own a 1973 Malibu. I had a 73 as my first car back in high school. I bought the one we have now in 2006 been working on it for a while now and just have seats left to do. Not sure if people post photos of there rides or what here but just wanted to introduce my self.

Nice site.

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:24 pm

Welcome Aboard Wally avatar pics looks pretty clean is that yours ??

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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:26 pm

Yes that is it.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:28 pm

Very cool whats details on it 350 454 ?? looks pretty clean

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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:45 pm

Sorry learning how to post here, Not sure how post a photo in the body here. The car has new 350 engine and a new 350 trany with 308 posi rear end. It was in really bad shape when I picked it up in Texas. Iím building this one for comfort and cursing around in. We have 56 Belair that moves along pretty good. I have made every thing inside from scratch even my dash.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:49 pm

very Cool and on Pics have to wait the typical 7 days is all and then Post away I have a link HOW TO POST PICs here

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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:51 pm

That's cool a photo says a 1000 words is all.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:52 pm

Wallyuph wrote:That's cool a photo says a 1000 words is all.

Cool Beans

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:54 pm

Hey, Wally...nice to have yet another Twin Cities member on here! I reside in Eagan. MonteLover is in Maplewood. Maybe we can get our cars together for a couple shows this summer?!!
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Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:58 pm

That would be cool
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:37 pm

welcome aboard.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:22 am

some pics of wally's 73 chavelle










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Post by Limey SE on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:24 am

OK is that a Cavi dash Looks very cool like it was meant to be that way !!

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:27 am

Limey SE wrote:OK is that a Cavi dash Looks very cool like it was meant to be that way !!

hand built buddy..... Very Happy



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Post by Wallyuph on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:33 am

Thanks for the photo posting help Chris. I'll put the photobucket link up in 7 days for more shots of the build. I just have bucket seats and rear bench left to upholster on inside after I get this heater control panel replaced. I have all new front end parts here ready to go in from control arm bushing to ball joints and tie rod ends. Hope to be all ready when spring rolls around this year. It's come a long way since 06 when I bought it. Thanks for the nice coments It been a lot of work but fun also.
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Post by Famstyle on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:31 am

Love the dash, man!
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:42 am

very cool Looks like we have a Fiberglas guru among us and welcome him with open Arms

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Post by 1973montec on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:46 am

love the color
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Post by orange Juiced on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:54 am

very nice, I'm going to be PMing u all kinds of questions on the dash and door panels. I been wanting to do a fiberglass dash and console on mine. Post some pics of the backseat side panels of the interior.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:26 am

Welcome aboard...righteous customizations!
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Post by 2fat2fly on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:43 pm

Wallyuph wrote:Thanks for the photo posting help Chris. I'll put the photobucket link up in 7 days for more shots of the build. I just have bucket seats and rear bench left to upholster on inside after I get this heater control panel replaced. I have all new front end parts here ready to go in from control arm bushing to ball joints and tie rod ends. Hope to be all ready when spring rolls around this year. It's come a long way since 06 when I bought it. Thanks for the nice coments It been a lot of work but fun also.
Thumbs up Very nice, lots of work that is paying off HATS OFF TO YOU ! ! Beer
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Post by Tom77 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:14 pm

Nice car like the color! Welcome.
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:36 pm

Thanks it's PPG's Candy Apple red tri coat. Fisrt time I ever shot a Candy job.
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Post by Jedediah on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:25 pm

Hey nice job. I had a similar idea on the spoiler and hood vents you have. That interior is a show winner for sure. That color suits 73 very well. Looks like the body was pretty solid base to start from. Any ideas how many man hours you got into her?
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:47 am

Body was rough had to make my own inner rear wheel wells new quarter skins floors and panels behind rear seat. Patch bottom of fenders and some dents. This car has fought me the whole way along. It seems like I have to do every thing over 2-3 times on it. Got the first motor from a friend of my brother and it was no good (he said it was fine). Then got mad and bought a create motor form a local place. Put 200 miles on it going in and out as I was working on body and paint. The first time we really drove it any distance it started to knock. Warranty was past as it was over 2 yrs. My brother and I tore it down to find they put a bent crank it in so we installed new crank, bearings, mains, rods and cam bearings. I should have just rebuilt the stock one but the guy I got it from said his wife drove it until it died when the radiator blew. We rebuilt the trany our selfís and that had problems as she over heated the thing so bad it warped the valve body and the case. We ended up getting a new donor trany and swapping out all the new parts to it. Put all new break components in from front to back. 1 year later the new mater cylinder leaked into the vacuum booster and wrecked the diaphragm. Just got done redoing that also bought a new A/C compressor and just charged up A/C last fall. And you guessed it seal is bad so now need to pull, clutch to replace seal. I could go on and on. So as you can see hours way to many to keep track. Itís bad enough I keep track of the funds of doing things more than once. I had a 73 back in high school so I know how much fun and nice riding they are. Itís a good thing I like them or I would have given up a long time ago on it.

After Saturday Iíll post a photo bucket link and you can see how much we have donne to it.

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