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Old 02-23-2014, 02:51 PM
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I think I have all the lights working except the dome light, going to have to replace it anyway. No radio but that's what the flowmasters are for anyway.

Going to tackle an oil leak next so I can put off the motor rebuild for a little while then upgrade the brakes.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:58 PM
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Looks like you are off to a good start. Congrats
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:36 PM
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I like it ,need more pics though . It looks pretty solid ,looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:59 PM
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That's a pretty good starting point! What are your plans with the car?
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:27 PM
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Going to start with safety improvements, disc brakes all around is the first major upgrade. Going to pull the 350 but havnt decided if i'm going to rebuild and leave it numbers matching or if I am going to put a new crate engine in.

My plan is to make this into a car I can drive and enjoy, not really looking for a show car but something I can enjoy. I figure a newer motor with tighter tolerances might be more reliable.

I'm going to ditch the vinyl top and put in an all new interior i'm thinking of pulling the bench front seat and switching to buckets. I'm going to leave it as a Malibu.

I went to VA Tech so will probably paint it Chicago Maroon with some orange pin stripes, best I can tell the car was originally green, or white, or maybe tan.
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May be a few suprises under that vinyl top. Keep the pictures coming of your progress
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:44 PM
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I agree with Ray. You have a great starting point but sometimes the vinyl top holds many surprises. I hope it is better than what I found underneath mine.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM
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There is no doubt some rust under the top. I hope its not bad enough that I have to replace the roof. It feels solid enough but won't know until its gone.

Working on safety upgrades first, car had been neglected so the lights were almost all non-functional. Few bulbs and a little wiring and most everything is good to go. Headlights went out on me on a test run, wiggled some wires and got them back on so that is my next challenge.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:31 PM
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If you decide on a crate motor ,check out JEGS from time to time they have sales on them. I just recently bought a 260 HP crate motor for $1207 shipped to my door from there and it will move my 72 truck really well.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:23 PM
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Old wiring can be a pain, Be careful it's not drawing to many amps. If you start to blow fuses you might have a problem. Alot of the time the fuse box connections get rusty causing some of the problem. If the circuit draws to many amps, then the wires start to melt and you will have a fire.
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