New build for Michelle

David.C

David.C

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The “Wife’s bracket Car” is gone. Michelle has decided that she wants a street car (kinda). Replacing the 1980 El Camino is a 1978 Malibu (Classic). Almost all of the drivetrain and suspension will be reused in the new build. I apologize for not doing a better job documenting the build. I’m trying to get it running by spring or early summer.


Here is the car as I purchased it.

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David.C

David.C

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Here are some pictures of the disassembly. I was so impressed with this car and became even more so the farther I got into the disassembly. It is absolutely rust free (but not dent free, lol). Even the body bolts still had the black-oxide coating on the bolts

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Here’s the frame clean up and paint. Check out the factory paint markings on the rear frame rails.


After a quick pressure wash

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Completely stripped & de greased

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Factory paint markings still on the frame

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Frame is prepped and painted (POR15)

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ed1948

ed1948

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Aug 6, 2016
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#3
Wow, beauties!
 
David.C

David.C

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A friend gave me a barely used Victor Jr. intake had it powder coated

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Engine changes include: new heads, Milodon pan, Melling shark tooth pump

New AFR 1050 heads

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New Schneider Racing Cam

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Eddie Motorsports S-drive pulleys

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Turbolq4

Turbolq4

G-Body Guru
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#5
She's a beaute Clark. What engine is that? I like the pulley setup!
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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That is a pretty serious SBC.
 
drogg1

drogg1

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Thats a badass cam and motor combo in general. Looking forward to seeing it together.
 
TURNA

TURNA

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#8
All that money and you use a Fram oil filter????
 
DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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#9
You're building one of my "someday" cars. Don't let me down. :D

Looks like you started with a really, really solid car. Congrats!
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

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I am not much of a Chevy guy but wow, I have never seen a rear frame that clean, especially on a G body. Yes, that is one of the nicest serpentine set ups I have seen.
 
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