BUILD THREAD budget-minded '79 malibu street & strip build

TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
Yes! agreed nice fab work!!
 
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motorheadmike

motorheadmike

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 18, 2009
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Why am I always being blamed for everything?

Looking good - we are much less dead around here when it comes to watching and responding to threads than LS1Tech and less drama than FaceBalls.
 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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thanks everyone! mike i'll be on my best behavior I swear :D

yeah I quit facebook during the last election. probably one of the better moves for my mental health ive made lol
 
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truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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I went with a pre-bent plain steel cage kit from allstar performance. I can't even buy this much steel for what this whole kit cost, shipped to my door

fitting the main hoop



gonna notch the frame so I can drop the assembly down to weld out the tops



halo bar tacked in. fit is okay for a pre-bent kit.



a pillar bars welded out. these are probably the worst part of the kit. If I did it again, I'd bend these myself



the back bars are long enough that I was able to work them to hug the c pillar and come through the package tray outside the trunk hinges and land on the frame

 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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ok so that last pic jumped ahead a bit

with the frame notched I could weld and paint the top of the cage





the main hoop and a pillar bars need to land on a boxed section of frame so that came before the rear bars were welded to the frame



then I could cover them up and seam sealer the area





 
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truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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from there it was just getting the harness bar and d-bars in



kinda tricky fitting the door bars so it cleared the seat when it was forward and didnt hit the door panel





just finished the swing outs and started jamming the interior back together





I'm still missing some tan interior parts. I'll put a WTB/WTT ad up in the classifieds...I have a few decent black interior pieces for trade or sale
 

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