Bucket List Car marked off & new project



Mar 18, 2020
I've been lucky enough to do some cars in the past. LIke a lot of you I like way too many cars. I'm not a die hard chevy/ford/Dodge guy. I'm just a car guy. I enjoy certain cars for certain things. I like to tinker and I like to make them my own.

I've redone a
63 Olds Cutlass F-85 (my high school car)
67 Dodge Dart
too many 80s box Caprices to count
64 Mini with fiberglass front end
66 Mercedes 250S,
2 Jeeps for rock crawling (LJ & TJ)
Dodge Magnum wagon
85 BMW 635CSI
13 BMW 335IS
85 Ford Thunderbird
93 Mustang LX
and now a 79 Malibu Landau Classic

Things I plan on doing. Thought about going the usual standard blown LS route but I've never had a big block. Talked it over with the wifey and asked her opinion because she'll drive it more than me (work is complicated & I'm lucky to have married someone that enjoys cars as much as me). She looked at me said, we need a big block. :notworthy: A happy wife is a happy life. Now if she would just learn to drive stick after all these years. I'm sure a lot of you have seen it 4 sale in TN. it has your standard 305. but that'll change over the summer and looking at going the full suspension route. After driving a few foreign sports coupes over the years you get spoiled by the handling. This will probably be my last project car and my keeper. I've always wanted a Malibu, the only sad thing was I never could find a floor shifter model for the right price. I'll have to add that and change the seats. It's got the split bench, good for sex & comfy but not good in turns ;)
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Mar 27, 2017
Welcome! Great to have you on the board, and man that's one nice find!


Master Mechanic
Dec 29, 2019
Tukwila, Wa.
I'll echo the good starting point.
Sounds like you already have an idea of what you want to do with her. Good Luck, glad to hear that the wife approves of the new mistress, ha-ha!
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Royal Smart Person
Feb 18, 2014
I'm always a suckered for the bright red interiors of 1983-down gm products... in chevy that would still be carmine red in that year?

Looks pretty solid, hopefully that way throughout. There's something to be said for buying something thats ready to customize without screwing around with undoing hack job repairs and fixing worn out junk, it brings the gratification at the end sooner!
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Mar 18, 2020
Yeah, I got really lucky. The paint is a 20 footer but it's not a rust bucket, the floors are good, Jimmy joe didn't rig the up. There are some interior parts that need replacing, but that's just cosmetic stuff. It's a good base which is getting harder and harder to find in these as we all know. Part of the bad with G Bodies as we all know, is that they appeal to all genres and generations. The dragster, G-ride racers, Donks, lowriders, etc......... These cars fill every niche be it a Monte, Regal, Cutlass, & Malibu.

Bad because good examples get raped and the prices are getting crazier these days.

Good because the aftermarket is starting to catch up to a good platform, which in all honesty is a great platform. The other good thing is that the base platform (engine and power wise) was so horrific that "original numbers matched" isn't really a concern for most of us, unless it's a slant back Monte Aero Coupe or Hurst editions for example
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Royal Smart Person
Aug 25, 2010
Yall need a rust free t-top gbody!!!
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