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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:26 am

I'm finding more time lately for car stuff - hopefully it will continue into the spring so I can get some new paint on my 73. I will try to get a couple of pics up as well. I hope everyone has a great Christmas season!
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Post by Tom77 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:51 am

Nice! Would you be from Indiana? Seems I have seen one very similar around me before.
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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:04 pm

Thanx. No, I live on the Atlantic coast - great white north - NB, Canada. I picked up the car in 2000 in North Carolina - original paint but is badly weather checked and needs to be done soon.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:03 pm

Welcome to the site. Looks like you have a real prize 73 there. JB
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 pm

Sweet ride. Does that dash have a "cap" on it. I always look at the non a/c dashes (like mine) and noticed the 74 and later emblem. That cap looks like it fits well.
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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:04 pm

thanx - luckily the original dash is in great shape, no cracks yet. I try to keep it covered when it sits in the sun. Not sure what you mean by the emblem? but there is a small one built into the dash on the pass side, can't remember what it looks like though. heres another pic but taken after a weekend of dirt at a show.
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Post by ant7377 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:39 pm

Nice car !
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:57 pm

On the pass side of the dash, where the right side a/c vent would go, there's and emblem. The 73's had a rectangular one that bolted on the front that said "malibu". Later years either had a recessed square (about 1 1/2" square) or a script saying malibu classic. Lots of variations in the years but 73 always had the rectangular malibu one.
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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:39 pm

Thanx Joe - I know there is one there just can't get at it due to storage. I know that it has never been changed but I do remenber its some sort of a symbol. Not sure if anyone has a pic in their files...
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:51 pm

Here you go. 1st pic is the front, 2nd is the rear, 3rd is the position on the dash. See there is still room as if the vent were still there. I've seen later dashes with the indented square emblem in the proper location and also where the vent would be. It looks like yours is the later year square one where the vent should be. Thats why I asked if the dash was capped. Heres some pics.





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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:45 pm

Joe - my bill of sale says the car was sold in Nov 3 - 72 and as far as I can decipher my build sheet, it left Baltimore on 10-19. I have to pay for my storage next week so I'll snap a pic while I'm there. Nice color on yours! is the interior all white? Here is a pic of my first G3.
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Post by Joe73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:17 pm

My factory color was midnight blue metallic. Its now Bright blue metallic, same color that came on the 79 Z28's. No white chevelle interiors for 73, its an off white color, correct color name escapes me right now. My car was built the first week of 1973 according to the trim tag.
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Post by 77mali on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:42 pm

Welcome to the forum. Good thing you survived that crash...ouch.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:19 pm

welcome
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Post by Graham Perkins on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:27 pm

Welcome,

Nice car, does it still have the 454 in it? Nice to see someone else here from the great white north. I am in Ontario.
What did you hit with your first malibu, that must have been a hard hit to bend the frame up that much.

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:58 pm

Wow, that is a rare beauty! Very nice. I see what everyone is saying about the dash pad, it looks like a 74 non-ac pad because of the different emblem. Maybe you could snap a picture of it next time you get a chance?
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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanx Graham - yes, it still is all original except for the Corvette rims. The 75 in the pic hit a 68 Camaro and a 74 Crysler at the same time. Luckily everyone came out alive. What part of ON are you from?
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Post by RossK73 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:07 pm

Thanx Jimi - I wish it did have air - the black vinyl is hot in the summer. Should have a pic next week of the dash.
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Post by Graham Perkins on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:38 pm

I am from Carleton Place , west of Ottawa. Wow it went through a 3 car accident just shows how solid these car are. It's great that everone was ok.

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Post by Laguna Budman on Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:10 am

Looks like a very sweet ride! Very cool! Welcome to the site.
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Post by LSANTI76 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:33 pm

Hi Ross. I'm new to this excellent site as well but I thought extend a welcome out to ya anyway. Very Nice SS you have! I also like the low even stance. Have you changed out the factory springs?
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Post by RossK73 on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Welcome also! I haven't touched the underside except for the bushings that were getting hard. It was starting to jump around pretty good going between gears so I got some poly ones that work great. The tires are quite tall which makes it look as though it sits down somewhat.
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Post by RossK73 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:16 pm

up to the storage warehouse and got a pic of the dash. GM must have run out of the malibu dashes late in the production year and used this one. It kind of looks like the Landau symbol?? Surprised Have a look....
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Post by 77mali on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:36 pm

I think that's a Monte Carlo emblem
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:40 pm

77mali wrote:I think that's a Monte Carlo emblem

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