81 Malibu project restarting

08Malibu

08Malibu

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Feb 9, 2014
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I test fit a pair of the rally’s to verify they didn’t rub. They didn’t so I got the other pair primed. I’m going to try and get them sprayed this weekend and order tires. Then I think I’ll try and do the steering box and front sway bar, since the rear needs a little more work than I anticipated. It sucks because I really wanted to get the sagging drivers side rear straightened out.
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08Malibu

08Malibu

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2014
334
63
North Jersey
I took the car to the shop today and mounted the tires. I also installed the front and rear sway bars and lower front chassis braces from the H/O parts car. It drove home like a different car.
Next I need to change the body mounts and get new rear tires. I want to see how it sits before I make new spring perches for the rear. Right now I think it’s going to be a little lower than I want it.
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08Malibu

08Malibu

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2014
334
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North Jersey
I ordered new rear tires. I should have them to install by this weekend. It’ll be nice to actually be able to take the car out on the highway.
I picked up a Monte SS wheel and just got my horn parts so I can install it.
Right now I’m trying to convince my wife that Yukon won’t look bad parked in the driveway for a few days. A friend of a friend cracked the frame on it and I want the engine. It’s a 97 with a vortec 350. Much better than the 305 I have. Truck doesn’t look to bad topside but man is the frame rotten.
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Doug Chahoy

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The Tahoe drivetrain is a good choice. 96-99 jumped from 205 hp in 95 to 260 hp. Make it breath good both in and out and it will run real good.
 
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mclellan83

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Hopefully you are a good salesman, hahahaha
 
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mclellan83

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My wife told me I don’t need the engine. We’ve known each other for 20 years, not sure what she’s thinking. There’s no way I’m going to let this slip through my fingers.

I managed to install my wheel today and my tires came, so I’ll mount them Saturday. View attachment 143405
I've always been told its better to ask for forgiveness, probably also why I can't find anyone dumb enough to stay with me. HAahahah
 
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Doug Chahoy

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If your getting the Tahoe cheap , it would be stupid to pass on. More power and efficiency than the older Olds 350.
 
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