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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:
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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.


 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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Blackwalls!!!

 

also a shot showing passenger side unpainting progress. Actually finished the front fender this morning after this was taken...



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Ben wrote:

Blackwalls!!!

 

also a shot showing passenger side unpainting progress. Actually finished the front fender this morning after this was taken...



-- Edited by Ben on Friday 27th of April 2018 03:04:22 PM


 I see you have the mandatory fuzzy dice!



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Ahsom! The gold is actually really growing on me.

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a 72 12bolt housing followed me home today. Pegleg, 2.73 gears, nothing special.

No immediate plans to build & run it- but will start gathering parts to eventually build it.

want to go 3.73 or 4.11 posi+ new axles



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Cool! Looks like from a Camino. Was it a good buy?

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Ben wrote:

a 72 12bolt housing followed me home today. Pegleg, 2.73 gears, nothing special.

No immediate plans to build & run it- but will start gathering parts to eventually build it.

want to go 3.73 or 4.11 posi+ new axles



-- Edited by Ben on Saturday 28th of April 2018 09:21:26 PM


 I still have the 3.73 gears for a 3 series carrier if interested.



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Brettd85 wrote:

Cool! Looks like from a Camino. Was it a good buy?


A trade for labor

 

 

 

 



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cobaltchev67 wrote:
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a 72 12bolt housing followed me home today. Pegleg, 2.73 gears, nothing special.

No immediate plans to build & run it- but will start gathering parts to eventually build it.

want to go 3.73 or 4.11 posi+ new axles



-- Edited by Ben on Saturday 28th of April 2018 09:21:26 PM


 I still have the 3.73 gears for a 3 series carrier if interested.


 I've been watching those since you first posted them... Great price and my preferred gearing choice- just still not on my radar quite yet- but getting closer now!

Maybe this winter if you still have them and I get some loose cash.  This thing really fell in my lap- I really didn't/don't need it right now- but I couldn't say no either.

 

 



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I have a set of superior axles that I took out when I went to strange c clip eliminators if you need them.



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gotago wrote:

I have a set of superior axles that I took out when I went to strange c clip eliminators if you need them.


 That sounds awesome, but shipping them might be cost prohibitive...

 



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Cutting and fitting my Windstar fans this morning.

Decided to let it sit flush on the core on the drivers side, and overlap the tank on the pass side.

 

Bottom of the shroud sits flush on the bottom row of the radiator, and sits 1/2 high on the top, but still even with the top radiator support, so will be easy to fill that gap.

Made up top brackets... Still need to work out bottom mounting, but pretty happy so far... Then I need to figure out wiring. Apparently these things need 70amp relays!

Electrical fab is not my strong point... So going to be reading a bunch. I want to have indicators so I can tell inside the car when they are on or not.

 

One is going to be on a thermostsic switch, the other will be a manual switch under the dash.

 



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