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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:02 am

I don't know if you guys have seen this before, but it's a link to the TeamChevelle site in the restoration section.

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326103

It's a great story with a great build and some good pics. including the kid's inspiration-
74Malibu383s car.

I may have posted it before, but if i did, it was a while back and it's been updated recently.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:28 am

I recall seeing it, but hell it might have been on TC or CT. Who knows?

It definitely turned out to be a clean ride. Thanks for the update. Beer
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Post by 77malibu77 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 pm

yeah its been on here like twice
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Hmmm..... you sure about that?
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Rago it has been here a few times and over at Chevytalk about as many times

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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:59 pm

LoL, old age must be kicking in. Still nice to see the finished product.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:03 pm

yes sir it is, now get it together grand pa and dont forget to take your meds for alzheimers will ya

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Post by 77malibu77 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:07 pm

i dont even use chevy talk and ive seen it before
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:50 pm

I posted it over at CT, might have posted it here as well.

I think what I like best is the color he used. I'm pretty sure that's the original, I ain't crazy about th color itself, but I think its' cool to see one restored to original, and I think it's cool that he's getting that much attention and positive remarks about a 73.
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Shows that he attitudes are changing about the G3 cars.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:17 pm

Definitely. I remember ten years ago I was getting comments like "That ain't a real Chevelle" and "Why waste the time?" Now I have guys drooling over how clean my current one is & telling me about their fond memories of growing up with these cars. The 73's have really been a gateway for all G3's getting noticed IMHO. Parts are now readily available & a lot of people have started jumping on the bandwagon including Holley with their Wagon build, PHR with their Laguna, & Musclecar TV with their Buick. One can safely assume we've officially made it.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:23 pm

Rago wrote:Definitely. I remember ten years ago I was getting comments like "That ain't a real Chevelle" and "Why waste the time?" Now I have guys drooling over how clean my current one is & telling me about their fond memories of growing up with these cars. The 73's have really been a gateway for all G3's getting noticed IMHO. Parts are now readily available & a lot of people have started jumping on the bandwagon including Holley with their Wagon build, PHR with their Laguna, & Musclecar TV with their Buick. One can safely assume we've officially made it.

a-men. but i think the lagunas were the reason g3s are getting noticed. who doesnt love the laguna? ive heard a lot of bad things about the 73 grille by watching my name is earl with some of my friends and family lol.
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Post by 74chick on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:50 pm

Something I noted, theres no shocks on the rear bumper of that car. Are all '73s that way? And, can I do that to my '74?

That truned out to be a very nice car.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:53 pm

I disagree. A Laguna hasn't ever been associated with the Muscle Car era & therefore most people will not immediately recognize what you are talking about. OTOH, 73 is still pre-smog & there was still some performance being churned out that year. When you hear SS, 442, GS, or GTO your mind automatically thinks of performance & the general public has started really appreciating them now that the decent pre-73's have become so unobtainable to the average guy. Remember that 73 was not only the last year for the Chevelle SS, but also the REAL GTO (not just a name slapped on an X Body). The H/O 442's & GS's would disappear after 75 as would most big blocks.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:59 pm

74chick wrote:Something I noted, theres no shocks on the rear bumper of that car. Are all '73s that way? And, can I do that to my '74?

That truned out to be a very nice car.

I wish mine was still here so I could tell you the answer. I can tell you that the 73 fronts are set up completely different than a 76 & requires everything from the shocks forward to swap over. Not sure what your bumper shocks look like. Someone send me a pic of the 74 set up & I can tell you.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:04 pm

the 73 laguna I stripped out had the rear bumper shock this guy looks to have eliminated them by some form of a bracket and looks to be have bolted the frame of car........... HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM my 74 malibu also had bumper shocks and still have them and the bumper.

BACK TO GARAGE STRIPPING OFF SUPPORT TO HAVE BLASTED AND PULLING ORIGINAL MOTOR......for my hot rod motor stay tuned on my post. was just enjoying a cup of joe reading this................

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Post by 74chick on Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:14 pm

It looks like the rear bumper bracket for a el camino.
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:16 pm

that is what I am thinking as well for the cars for 73 74 had the bumper shock at least the ones I have had did ................

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