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Old 10-22-2016, 02:33 PM
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Not mine, but spent a few hours working on my folks 72' Malibu. Most of my time was consumed by cutting out rust. I did some sandblasting afterwards. I started patching and they told me, "you know that it is almost two O' clock, right?" That said, I changed my clothes and am going to a late lunch with them.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:30 PM
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It is 50's here today a little chilly. So the inside kept 2 the van and the chev got baths.

Had a few people come over to look at it. Can I bring so an so and his freind over to look at your car. Sure I am down here working anyway knock yourself out.

I never would have believed people would make a trip to see a POS that don't even run. I guess looking like it runs is good enough. Things change I guess. They just so old people are just happy to see one that isn't getting junked.

Today's honorable mention was I had a 4 dr like that a long time ago. I am sure that is why he wanted to see it he had one.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:04 AM
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I about to actually do something to it for a change of pace.
I been debating on bedliner of undercoating for the bottom.
Right now I am running the compressor and about to scuff the tank and straps. Put some hot rod black chassis coat on them before i undercoat or whatever I use to cover them.

Under the car has epoxy primer then POR then 2 coats of chassis paint. It hasn't rusted in 10 years but I just want it done before it ever sees weather out there. I think the bottom of this thing has more paint than the top LOL.

Edit: 2;30 now. Done hanging from the ceiling in the garage for a while to harden.

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Old 11-23-2016, 01:34 PM
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Boredom and a little extra cash in the bank is dangerous....

I ordered a bunch of parts for the 69' Bu last night. It will take at least a few months for me to recover. I have engine parts coming from Summit and Rock Auto, and transmission/clutch linkage parts coming from ground up. I plan to fix the floor pan this winter while it is too cold to paint. Then the body will come off so I can restore/rebuild the chassis and suspension.

I have been dragging my feet, finally decided to get after it.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:10 PM
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Nearly everything has arrived, the cam is on backorder.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:26 AM
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I guess Summit found a cam, the tracking number says it will be delivered on the 6th.

I better get my truck back together so I can run the block over to be hot tanked and cam bearings installed.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:59 PM
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Finally made what I feel is progress, I spent several hours at my folks yesterday. I cleaned up the garage and dug my 72' out. Now I have plenty of room around around the car to work on it. I decided to take it down to bare metal, I just don't trust the previous work that has been done.

I still need to finish tearing down the short block so I can get the block to the machine shop.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:04 PM
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Cam kit is here, I guess I better get to work.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:43 AM
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Chev is Santas Sled this time of year. My son knows don't touch the chev under penalty of law. Which brings up another point. I heard a pop as my son was playing the other day. I said did you hit the chev. I hear a low tone yea sorry. I said be carefully and stop running around it. Kids what you gonna do LOL.

So the trunk gets filled as we get the things Santa will bring. Tradition form when I was a kid. Dad used to use our 68 for the same thing. He thinks I didn't know.

We got a little playstation new controls for it and games in there so far. He is getting Gran Tourismo 6 this year I am so excited ah er he is so excited.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:10 PM
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Still ZERO progress on my cars, but got something done on my folk's 72' Malibu today. A good friend of mine has access to an individual sandblasting machine. He got it all blasted, and we cleaned it all up. Then he got a heavy coat of epoxy primer on it.
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