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

TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
#11
Yes! agreed nice fab work!!
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 18, 2009
3,513
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
#12
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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#13
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
 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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#15
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

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

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

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

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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

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truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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#16
ok so that last pic jumped ahead a bit

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

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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

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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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#17
from there it was just getting the harness bar and d-bars in

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

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

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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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shoedoos

Greasemonkey
Jul 3, 2012
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#18
staying with column shift?
 
truckdoug

truckdoug

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Dec 23, 2018
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#19
lilbowtie

lilbowtie

Royal Smart Person
Jan 7, 2006
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2,261
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Canton Mi
#20
Are you going to install the front bars? Can't help but think even with the swing out getting in and out isn't going to be easy.
 
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