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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:12 pm

I use to be very active on here as BigRed10287, or Malicruiser. A lot has happened since I was last regularly active on here!

1. My first 1974 Chevelle was stolen about 5 years ago!

2. I met my wife, got married, had kids, and joined the army lol.

3. I bought another 1974 Chevelle hoping to help fill the whole in my heart from having my first car stolen. Car was a rust bucket, but it was complete, had a clear title, and most importantly was cheap enough for my budget at the time.

4.my first Chevelle was found and returned to me by a good Samaritan who had bought it as a no title purchase for father-son project, but upon inspecting the glove found it very suspicious how much and how recent the critical and personal information in it was. So he looked me up and found I was still searching for my car, called me up and returned it to me just like that. Wouldn't take anything in return at all no matter how much I offered, and wouldn't even tell me how much he had bought it for so that I could pay him back!

So here I am now with two 74 Chevelle's to my name. One is my very first car ever and generally rust free just missing drivetrain and everything under the hood, the other has a body that is rusted completely though over most of it but it's god everything I need for my first one and then some!

Doesn't take a genius to figure out what I did next lol. On a side not the rusted car had an automatic trans in it, but had a manual trans pedal setup still in it! they had strapped up the clutch pedal to the dash with a piece of wire when they swapped in the auto.Hello from Fort Riley!! 20190712
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:45 pm

Welcome back, Mitch! That's a helluva story...and, so glad the Chevelle found it's way back to you. Helps restore my faith in our fellow man with that guy returning it to you. Don't be a stranger...and, keep us updated on your progress.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Good story! I also look forward to catching up on the progress of your cars.
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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:07 pm

I'm about to post up some pictures of how my Chevelle use to be and some of the donor car status second Chevelle that I own as well.
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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:15 pm

Here's what she once looked like

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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:16 pm

The never finished 6.0 swap. This was back before the LS3 even came out so there wasn't much to work with to LS swap a gen3 unlike today.

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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:17 pm

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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:21 pm

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:28 pm

Some story! Good to see you got your car back!
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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:44 pm

Thank you! I've got it running and driving again with the 350 from my donor car and a 700r4 swap, have video just can't figure out how to post that from my phone. Had to pull the wiring harness, grill, front bumper, headlight assembly, fan shroud, blower motor/ ac assembly, and support rods from the donor car. New radiator, fuel system, and distributor. Still have to replace speedo cable, put interior back in, and adjust trans linkage. Currently fighting the dash to figure out how to pull my gauge cluster to replace my speedo cable.
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Post by g3chevy on Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:47 am

What a great story! Love to see the progress you make along the way. This will inspire the rest of us!
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Post by crice63 on Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:35 pm

Love hearing about the guy returning your car. That’s a real pass-it-forward move that sustains us. It will be great to see it on the road again.

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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:52 pm

MALICRUISER Welcome back Brother I always wondered what Happened with ya I am so Happy you got your ride back ................ YOU WANT YOUR OLD NAME BACK its only fitting right ??

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Post by Dinomyte on Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:23 pm

Welcome back! That story is just awesome, shows that there are still some decent folks in the world.
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Post by MaliCrusier / Mitch on Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:08 pm

Limey SE wrote:MALICRUISER Welcome back Brother I always wondered what Happened with ya I am so Happy you got your ride back ................  YOU WANT YOUR OLD NAME BACK its only fitting right ??
LIMEY!! Yeah man a lot has happened lol. Understatement of the year. Heck yeah man I'd love my old name back! Oh and my Chevelle is fully road legal again! Took my oldest son out for a trip around the block last Thursday.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:20 pm

Well you remember what I say right PICS OR IT DOESN'T EXIST but your way ahead of me on this
I am very Happy your ride got returned many Kudo's to guy for that !

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Post by Limey SE on Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:23 pm

OH AND THANK YOU for serving our Country my friend

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Post by thatfnthing on Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:12 am

That was a heck of a story -- glad you got it back! That good samaritan deserves a truckload of good karma.
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Post by 76 Malibu on Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:37 pm

Wow, amazing story. I can't believe you found you car and that the new owner just gave it back. Good luck with bringing it back to it's glory, it looked great with the stripe and wheels.
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