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Passenger side front fender progress. Lot of Wetsanding, thinned up the grey and green. Ready to hit it with laquer thinner and get the rest off. 

 



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About 30 mins with lacquer thinner...



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Finally ordered a trunk lock retainer (didn't know I needed it when I ordered the lock last year) and installed it today!

Woot woot, no more screwdriver required to open the trunk!




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Swapmeet & all american classics scores...

Malibu style taillight bezels and trims
Malibu taillight panel upper & lower trim strips
Trunk torsion rod set
1 68-70 dog dish hubcap
Hood edge chrome

..And a few cheapo tools I needed too.

All in all felt I did pretty good! Weather was great while we were there, not sure what it did after we left at noon.




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Trunk torsion rods installed! OMG its so nice to have a trunklid that opens properly now!
Not sure why everyone bitches about that job on the forums, it was not difficult in the slightest. Took about 5 mins laying in the trunk.


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Ben wrote:

Trunk torsion rods installed! OMG its so nice to have a trunklid that opens properly now!
Not sure why everyone bitches about that job on the forums, it was not difficult in the slightest. Took about 5 mins laying in the trunk.


 I had to replace a broken trunk rod also. Took me a little longer because I'm a wimp but it's so nice to not have to use a piece of wood to hold the trunk open.
I was at the Portland swap meet Friday and Saturday with a bunch of guys, including Berg, and didn't see any parts I wanted for the 79 Malibu, round dash gauge cluster with Tach, auto console, 8.5 rear diff...

Fun trip though and weather was better than expected.



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JBSS396 wrote:
Ben wrote:

Trunk torsion rods installed! OMG its so nice to have a trunklid that opens properly now!
Not sure why everyone bitches about that job on the forums, it was not difficult in the slightest. Took about 5 mins laying in the trunk.


 I had to replace a broken trunk rod also. Took me a little longer because I'm a wimp but it's so nice to not have to use a piece of wood to hold the trunk open.
I was at the Portland swap meet Friday and Saturday with a bunch of guys, including Berg, and didn't see any parts I wanted for the 79 Malibu, round dash gauge cluster with Tach, auto console, 8.5 rear diff...

Fun trip though and weather was better than expected.


Of all the things I've removed and re-installed over the years, I've never messed with one...blasted and painted in place.  Figured I'd either bend/break or not be able to replace them if one of those things happened.



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I think people try to do it without getting in the trunk- I can imagine it being a lot harder standing outside... but laying in there with my legs hanging out, it was a piece of cake, because I could get my head and hands right up where they needed to be.






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