1980 MALIBU PROJECT

80/MALIBU/COUPE

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Feb 17, 2021
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HAVE HAD THE CAR FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW AND BEEN PLAYING WITH THINGS HERE AND THERE

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THIS IS HOW SHE WAS WHEN I SAW/ FOUND IT

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WAS MISSING THIS HEADLIGHT BEZEL SO I PICKED ONE UP

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WAS AND STILL IS MISSING THE LOWER SEAT CUSHION (LMK IF YOU HAVE ONE FOR CHEAP LOL)

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WAS TIME TO STAR SEENG HOW BAD THE CAR WAS SO I PULLED THE INTERIOR
HAD A INTRESTING FUNK TO IT ..

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SOMEONE PUT SOME EXTRA SPEAKER HOLES IN THE REAR

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MOUSE WAS LIVING IN HERE AT ONE POINT
AND A BATTERY HAD TO HAVE BEEN SITTING IN THE REAR CARPET WAS EATIN AWAY THE WHOLE CAR WAS
OVERLAID WITH FABRIC AND SPRAY GLUED IN SO IT HAD TO GO AND PULLED THE PLUGS AND SCRUBBED TILL CLEAN

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80/MALIBU/COUPE

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REAR WINDOW SEALS WERE CRACKED AND SO I DECIDED TO PULL THE WINDOWS

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HAVE THESE SEALS JUST NEED TO PUT THEM BACK IN . I SEEN SEVERAL POSTS OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW TO SO ILL DO A STEP BY STEP
WHEN I PUT THEM BACK IN..
 

80/MALIBU/COUPE

Apprentice
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Feb 17, 2021
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TUCSON AZ
C5 SWAP
WELL HERE I GO STARTING ANOTHER PROJECT BEFORE ANOTHER IS DONE
SHOULD BE EASY AND QUICK .... FOOT IN MOUTH

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HAVE TO CUT SPINDELS TO ACCEPT THE BRACKETS .. OK THATS EASY
SAWZALL AND GRINDER MADE QUICK WORK OF IT MAYBE 2 HRS AND THIS WAS DONE
LONGEST PART WAS CUTTING THE ROTORS INTO HUBS

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TAPE FOR DEPTH GAUGE

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DRILL AND TAP DUST SHEILD BOLTS TO "BIGGER" LOL.
DONT REMEMBER FULLY BUT
INFO ON THIS CAME WITH UMI BRACKETS

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TAPPED AND CLEANED WITH BRAKE CLEANER

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OK THOSE FIT

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USED 4" GRINDER WITH CUTTING DISC
MAYBE 10-15MIN TO CUT EACH

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END UP WITH THIS

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TEST FIT ... I FIND THE REASON WHY THEY MACHINE THEM DOWN I JUST PUT A
STEP IN IT RATHER THEN FULLY REDUCING THE O/D
THE ROTOR HAT ON THE C5/C6 IS TAPPERED SO ITS POSSIBLE TO GET BY WITH THIS

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TOSSED THEM ON THE BRAKE LATHE AND FLUSHED UP THE UGLY CUTS AND PUT IN THE STEP
WHEEL STUDS WILL BE REPLACED TO ACCEPT ALUMINUM WHEELS/ SPACERS

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FOR THE LS REAR SWAP PULL THE AXLES OK THATS EASY DONE IT BEFORE..
BUT HEY THE CENTER PIN WONT DROP OUT.. WTF??
MORE ON THAT IN A BIT
THIS WAS IN JUNE THAT I WAS STARTNIG THINK THIS WAS TRASH AND STARTED SAVING FOR A REBUILD

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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Apprentice
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REAR DIFF TEAR DOWN REBUILD
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IDK WHY BUT ENDS OF THE AXLES WERE DIFF ?? PASS AXLE HAD ALOT MORE PLAY SO I THINK THE LATERAL PLAY IN THE AXLE LET IT HIT THE CENTER PIN AND TRASHED IT OR LOW FLUID MAYBE BOTH ..

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PRIOR OWNER
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WELL SHE HAD TO BE CUT OUT IF IT WASNT FOR THE PIN WOULDA BEEN DONE AND ON TO SOMETHING ELSE ALREADY LOL
I WOULDA LEFT IT ALONE BUT DIDNT TRUST IT AT ALL

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NEW PARTS ARRIVED THIS PAST WEEK

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SAID TO BE LOW MILEAGE
TORSEN
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VERY CLEAN WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR

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SHOULD BE GOOD FOR THE AWHILE .. LITTLE BY LITTLE I GUESS

THIS WEEK END ILL BE CUTTING THE FLANGES DOWN AND DRILLING THE MOUNT HOLES FOR THE BAKING PLATES
GOT THE DRUM PLATES OFF ALREADY JUST NO PICS
 
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80/MALIBU/COUPE

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Feb 17, 2021
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TUCSON AZ
SUNDAY AM STARTED THE DISC SWAP WENT VERY EASY

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CUT FLANGE TO FIT BACKING PLATE

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DRILL HOLES TO 3/8"

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DECIDED TO GO CLEAN AND PAINT ASWELL

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ALL PAINTED UP, CLEAN OUT THE DEBRIS READY TO GET REBUILT
GONNA DROP OFF TODAY PROLLY TAKE AND EARLY LUNCH

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