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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:45 pm

What can I say.... It's never fast or nice enough....

Sand blasted:


Little bit o' love... LOTS of holes welded up...


Can't believe the number of holes in a factory core support... Welded those too


Firewall - Ready for primer. Welded up every hole I could find and rerouted every wire through one hole:


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Post by Cdub74 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Very Happy So clean...
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Post by 77mali on Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:25 pm

Making good use of that new garage I see. Nice work.
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Post by orange Juiced on Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:30 pm

nice
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Nice. If I ever tore my car down like that, I'd need a new core support Sad

All rotted out around the mounts. One is almost completely through Embarassed

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Lookin good
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:41 pm

Motor rebuild in progress.



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Post by BicknellWelding on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 pm

I don't know which I want to see more of. The car, or the garage. There both amazing!
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:24 pm

BicknellWelding wrote:I don't know which I want to see more of. The car, or the garage. There both amazing!

they are both amazing. but i think hes got a money tree in his backyard that he is NOT sharing... Laughing
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Post by pila on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:39 am

Lookin' good !! Very Happy

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:44 am

I think the backyard is more of a money pit than a tree. Smile

Finished wet-sanding the primer on the firewall, frame and all the other parts last night. Going to clean everything thouroughly tonight, and retape the whole car/garage. My buddy is coming over tomorrow night to shoot the black. I'm going with Hot Rod Flatz Black, sure hope it's the right move. I'm a little nervous....
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Post by 77mali on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:52 am

You can always shoot semi gloss black over the flat if' you don't like it. I still haven't made up my mind but also going to try a flat. Post up some pics when you 're done...I'd like to see. Very Happy
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Post by BicknellWelding on Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:01 pm

That firewall will look good no matter what color you paint it. But not making it the standout feature (which should be your motor) is even better. The flat should be great, but obviously Im partial to it.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:29 pm

I'm no body man, that's for sure. I am so tired of sanding I can't see straight. I just want it painted so I can start bolting stuff back together. 5 hours of sanding doesn't look like I've done anything. 5 hours of bolting stuff back together looks amazing! Smile
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:25 am

Primered and wet-sanded with 600. Wet-sanded the frame as well. Not that you'll ever see it, but why not... Taped and ready for paint.

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 am

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Post by Famstyle on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:22 pm

Wow clean!!
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Post by 77mali on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Why not, is right! Bet you shot primer in the inside of the frame too. Might as well.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:28 pm

77mali wrote:Why not, is right! Bet you shot primer in the inside of the frame too. Might as well.

I did. Wasn't too worried about it though. The entire car was sprayed with Ziebart when it was new and it was all still there. Given how hard it was to remove from the outside of the frame, I'm pretty sure I don't have much to worry about. Ugly or not, that stuff flat out worked. 38 year old car with no rust is a pretty sweet deal.
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Post by pila on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:30 pm

That looks really great. Very Happy When I did my '74 Malibu, I sand blasted the area that you have painted. I went with black paint on mine. Always nice to work on a clean engine compartment.

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Post by 72ragtop on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:37 pm

I don't know, with all the nice work you put into that firewall, I'd be tempted to paint it body color and black out the frame.
Nice job, Jim

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Post by Trbulnc on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:11 pm

Looks nice. Are you still running a factory windshield wiper or a diff setup? Mine is just so big and looks awful, been eyeing what to do with it

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:30 pm

I am running the factory wiper setup, but have omitted the washer tank. I agree, they are hideous. I couldn't decide what to do, so I completely sanded it down to metal, and shot it with the same paint. I'll take a photo tonight.
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Post by Dubie on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:55 pm

Nice car.

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:41 pm

Rear end:
Sand blasted/Painted
Changed gears from 4.10 to 3.42
Changed u-joint from 1330 to 1350



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