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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:08 pm

I know I've put up a bunch of pics of my car on other threads but thought I'd start an "official" thread on my own car so I can post whatever updates on it. So here goes....
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:12 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Chevel12 Made the 8 hour trip to Minnesota to our good friend and fellow Laguna nut/collector to get my new, what would be daily driver for 2 years...
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:15 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Chevel13 When I got it...All original 77 malibu classic with a 305 2bbl. 78,000 miles. Heat, a/c, cruise control, swivel seats...very nice cruiser. He also included everything to clone it into a Laguna. Front nose, window louvers, rear tail lights and tail light panel, and all the correct s-3 badges.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:18 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Chevel14 That's my car on the right. He had two or 3 numbers matching lagunas at the time. I had my choice of either 2 of the # matching lagunas or this malibu. The malibu was in better shape overall so we decided on it, plus the parts to convert it. I had to keep in mind it would be a daily driver for a while too.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:22 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc03110 My dad getting his super rare 4 speed consol from him while we were up there as well. I'm telling you this guy has EVERYTHING. lol More pics of all his stuff than I can put up here.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:25 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc04011 Building my motor in my laundry room was fun.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:26 pm

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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:28 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc04114 Just got motor dropped in. Very Happy yes, that's snow outside. lol
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:31 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc04210 got my first set of slicks for the car and put on rear. They fit well.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:37 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_4110 new seats.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:38 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_4012 a few pics of my brother and I cruisin to our favorite gas station on weekends...
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:40 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_4013 I removed both front and rear inner bumper shells and tucked/narrowed the rear bumper. Took about 2 3/4in off EACH side. Tucks in nicely I think.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:43 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_4014 The reflection off my cheap $225 single stage DIY paint job through my fiberglass doors.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:46 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Imgp0510 was having issues with the carb bowls getting hot and the car acting sluggish off idle. So made my own heat shield out of some scrap aluminum I had laying around. This is the cardboard template.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:47 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Imgp0511 ....and cut it
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:49 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Imgp0512 put a little step in it for pump arm clearance, and bam. No more stumble off idle.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:53 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_3210 Added some brackets for a window net recently.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:58 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_2410 My car and my brother's 73. Has an odd and apparently rare window option on his. It has the full length window like most 73s but they added a plastic filler piece on the outside and made a inner interior panel to make it look like the 75/76 side windows. This was right before they started making the different quarter panels for 74 with the smaller window. I wasn't aware of it until we bought his car and had to look it up to be sure.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:01 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_3310 Wife got me new carpet last year for my birthday. How sweet.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:04 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_2116 the most recent paint job in garage..
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_6812 yanked the original 10 bolt out to clean up and do disc brake conversion.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:16 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_6813 grinding grinding grinding...
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:17 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_6814 gave it a good coat of rust converter that I brushed on.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_6913 new calipers. Painted brackets.
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Post by Oldschool454 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:20 pm

Nascar inspired S-3 project  Dsc_6914 One of the few nice looking things under my car now. So far... lol
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