1980 MALIBU PROJECT

SS_Malibu

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Sep 27, 2021
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Mesa, AZ
I'm sucker for 5 spoke rims. I had a set of Boss 338's on one of my wagons. Those are as close as you can get since Boss went out of business. Nice rims
 
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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Greasemonkey
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Feb 17, 2021
105
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TUCSON AZ
YEA IM PRETTY HAPPY WITH THESE SOO FAR.
GOT A SET OF TIRES FOR FREE FROM MY WORK
235/40ZR18 CONTI EXTREME CONTACT DWS 06
I KNOW WHEELS ARE STAGGERED BUT TIRES ARE MINT AND WERE FREE.
DOTS ARE 2019/2020 AND 6/32NDS
FOUND A SET OF
BRIDGESTONE POTENZA ALSO BUT
225/40R18
AND A PAIR OF 255/40ZR18 PERELLIS BUT TOO LOW ON TREAD
TO WANT TO USE @ 3/32
SO TMRO ILL TOO THE CONTI'S ON THEN TAKE THEM HOME
AND TOSS THEM ON THE CAR GET IF OFF JACK STANDS AND SEE HOW THEY REALLY LOOK
 
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Greasemonkey
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Feb 17, 2021
105
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TUCSON AZ
NOW TO GET THESE HOME AND SEE HOW THEY FIT



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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Greasemonkey
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Feb 17, 2021
105
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TUCSON AZ
Got the wheels home an tossed them on ..
pretty happy with them ,wishing I woulda went bigger in the back
Maybe it’s just the narrow tire
Maybe a later change but they stay for now

Over all happy with the choice


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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Greasemonkey
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Feb 17, 2021
105
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TUCSON AZ
FRONT END KIT SHOWED UP
FULL PST POLYGRAPHITE REBUILD
PRETTY HAPPY ABOUT THIS
JUST NEED THE TIME NOW TO BLOW APART THE FRONT END AND INSTALL THIS ALL


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RIGHT TAIL LIGHT EXTENSION THE DROP DOWN PART ON MINE WAS BROKEN GOT THIS ON FOR $40
MIGHT AS WEEL TOSS SOME BLACK PAINT ON IT . MIGHT AS WELL PAINT THEM BOTH..
HAD THE PULL THE TAIL LIGHTS
BULB SOCKETS ARE ALL BROKEN, FEW HAVE BEEN REPLACED .. BUT I GOT ALL THE BULBS WORKING AFTER I GOT THE CAR ..
RIGHT TAIL LIGHT HAS BROKEN OUTTER LENS
LEFT IS ALOT BETTER BUT STILL SO/SO. FADDED INNER LENS
AND A USED PAIR IS AT THE WOW PART OF THE PRICE RANGE SO FAR. 400$+
WELL WITH THE LIGHTS OUTTA THE WAY AND THE PAINT DRYING I GOT 3/4 DRUNK AND SAID HEY YOU SHOULD PULL THE BUMPER

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THEN "HEY THOSE ARE SHOCKS THAT HOLD THOSE ON/IN," "WONDER IF I DRILL THEM DRAIN THEM THEY WILL SLIDE INWARD"
NOPE THEY DIDNT .
OK WELL IF I CUT THE BACK OF THEM OFF THEY WILL.
YEP !

ENDED UP PUSHING THEM ALL THE WAY IN WITH THE BUMPER IN PLACE


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WITH THE BUMPER OFF I REMOVED THE STRIP THAT HOLDS ON THE ONCE RUBBER TRIM PEICE
AND THE BIG 4 HOLE IMPACT BRACE

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INSTALLED THE BUMPER AND WAS DECENTLY IMPRESSED WITH IT. PUSHED IT IN 2"
IDK IF I DID THIS WRONG OR BUTCHERED IT BUT I LIKE IT .
HAVENT SEEN ANY POST ABOUT THESE BEING MODIFIED OR ANYTHING

BEFORE
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AFTER

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LMK WHAT YOU GUYS THINK


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN !!!
 
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5spdCab

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Dec 29, 2019
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Tukwila, Wa.
FRONT END KIT SHOWED UP FULL REBUILD
PRETTY HAPPY ABOUT THIS SCORE FOR $140 SHIPPED!
JUST NEED THE TIME NOW TO BLOW APART THE FRONT END AND INSTALL THIS ALL


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RIGHT TAIL LIGHT EXTENSION THE DROP DOWN PART ON MINE WAS BROKEN GOT THIS ON FOR $40
MIGHT AS WEEL TOSS SOME BLACK PAINT ON IT . MIGHT AS WELL PAINT THEM BOTH..
HAD THE PULL THE TAIL LIGHTS
BULB SOCKETS ARE ALL BROKEN, FEW HAVE BEEN REPLACED .. BUT I GOT ALL THE BULBS WORKING AFTER I GOT THE CAR ..
RIGHT TAIL LIGHT HAS BROKEN OUTTER LENS
LEFT IS ALOT BETTER BUT STILL SO/SO. FADDED INNER LENS
AND A USED PAIR IS AT THE WOW PART OF THE PRICE RANGE SO FAR. 400$+
WELL WITH THE LIGHTS OUTTA THE WAY AND THE PAINT DRYING I GOT 3/4 DRUNK AND SAID HEY YOU SHOULD PULL THE BUMPER

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THEN "HEY THOSE ARE SHOCKS THAT HOLD THOSE ON/IN," "WONDER IF I DRILL THEM DRAIN THEM THEY WILL SLIDE INWARD"
NOPE THEY DIDNT .
OK WELL IF I CUT THE BACK OF THEM OFF THEY WILL.
YEP !

ENDED UP PUSHING THEM ALL THE WAY IN WITH THE BUMPER IN PLACE


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WITH THE BUMPER OFF I REMOVED THE STRIP THAT HOLDS ON THE ONCE RUBBER TRIM PEICE
AND THE BIG 4 HOLE IMPACT BRACE

View attachment 190496

INSTALLED THE BUMPER AND WAS DECENTLY IMPRESSED WITH IT. PUSHED IT IN 2"
IDK IF I DID THIS WRONG OR BUTCHERED IT BUT I LIKE IT .
HAVENT SEEN ANY POST ABOUT THESE BEING MODIFIED OR ANYTHING

BEFORE
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AFTER

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LMK WHAT YOU GUYS THINK


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN !!!
While that does look good, shock absorbing bumpers are designed to reduce damage in an accident. As long as nobody hits your car from the rear you'll be fine.
 
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Greasemonkey
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Feb 17, 2021
105
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TUCSON AZ
PICKED UP A 5.3L LM7 PEDAL ECU HARNESS FOR A PRETTY DECENT PRICE ..
2004 TAHOE
110K
PLUGS ARE ALL IN GOOD SHAPE
SPINS OVER VERY NICELY
PULLED THE HARNESS
A/C BRACKET
SOAKED IN DEGREASER
TIME TO GET IT HOME
NOW TO GET THIS CLEANED UP


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