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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Hi everyone! I sold my cruising car last year to pay off stuff...then realized right after that I needed something else to cruise in..so in July I bought a 1977 Malibu Classic Landau. I bought it because it was cheap...drove it this summer as much as I could stand it with the 4.11 gears..horrible tires..and junk carb. Anyway..decided I like the car and just bought a ton of parts for it and plan to make it nicer over the winter. I might never get the respect I had with my other cars but I don't care..this triple green chevy is growing on me..I think ill keep it around. Have a good day everyone.
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Post by dynchel on Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:08 pm

Welcome.
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Post by thatfnthing on Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:18 pm

Welcome -- progress pics are always welcome!
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:34 pm

This is what it was like when I got it...this was made by the guy I got it from. Was off the road since 1993. Has a built up 1972 caprice small block 400. I already did some things to it since this video and drove it probably 2000 miles this past summer. Ill take some pictures of stuff as I do it once I get on it. Take care everybody.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:59 pm

Congrats Mattie, looks like you have a great car there. If I was you, first thing I would do is check to see if there is any rust under that vinyl top. JB
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:17 pm

Oh yeah it's rusty under the top..I think Landaus came from the factory that way..lol. It's just something to fix up better mechanically and drive..I do appreciate the effort some guys put into fixing up these cars...but I think this one is just a driver.
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Post by dynchel on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:32 pm

I like the dual antennas. My '74 had the same white splash guards on it when I got it.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Mattie, your car looks to me like it's in great shape. The top CAN be repaired by someone who knows what they are doing. JB
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:25 pm

It has a perfectly clean frame and solid floors..just one little hole starting in the trunk by the bumper...so who knows might get into fixing the roof someday. The paint on the car is too good for me to want to sand around the trim but maybe ill give it a go someday. First thing is getting that 4.11 rearend out of there and putting in the 3.08 posi I have here so I can drive it to my girlfriends house for less than 20 bucks.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:37 pm

A wise decision, I wish I had a 3.08 in mine instead of a 3.47. I had planned on putting in a 700 trans, but got stuck with a 400 because of finances. JB
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Post by magic marouke on Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:41 am

hi and welcome . hope you have heat in your shop if your working on it this winter . it can get cold enough down here , can only imagine how it gets up there . everything your planning to do seems easy enough , good luck .
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:40 pm

Image :
 Got the rearend out tonight so as soon as my new control arms show up ill get the other rear end in. Tried to put a pic on but it looks like I don't know how to do it.
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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:04 am

Colonnade Mattie wrote:Image :
 Got the rearend out tonight so as soon as my new control arms show up ill get the other rear end in. Tried to put a pic on but it looks like I don't know how to do it.


Here is a post on how to post photos. It takes a few tries to get it down.

http://www.g3gm.com/t1052-how-to-post-pictures?highlight=how+to+post+photos
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:20 am

Thanks for the tip..ill see if this works. Ill take more when I start making some progress.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:21 am

Well ok that didn't work..lol. Ill try again once I get back on it. Take it easy
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Post by 1973montec on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:57 am

welcome
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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:23 pm

Colonnade Mattie wrote:Well ok that didn't work..lol. Ill try again once I get back on it. Take it easy
Here you go Matt


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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:26 pm

Sweet ..thanks Wally!
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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:32 pm

Any time. That looks really clean for the body/paint nice find.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:25 am

Got the rear end in..had a lot of small issues but it's done. Next move is to swap the intake and carb..gonna be a decent car when I get done playing around.
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Post by driveit on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:42 am

Can't wait to see more updates. Welcome btw!
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:02 am

Thanks man...I'm going to have to figure out a good way to get pics on here off my phone.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:07 am

Colonnade Mattie wrote:Thanks man...I'm going to have to figure out a good way to get pics on here off my phone.
good luck with that, lol.  you will have to plug your phone into a computer. If you figure another way please post it up.Beer
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am

Yeah gonna have to take pics with my camera and load them on my girlfriends computer and go from there..this phone doesn't seem to let me load on photobucket or anything. Ill get some pics though.
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Post by Colonnade Mattie on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:24 am

wonder if this will work..but ill do it from her computer and get an album of some sort
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