BUILD THREAD Project Over The Top - Malibu T-Top Conversion

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Nope he used Regalish tailights

 

454GrandPrix

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Nope he used Regalish tailights

Those lights are from a (FWD) Buick Century.

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TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Ah cool!
 

superbon54

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Apr 15, 2014
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Thanks for all the compliments guys!!

TURNA, I've seen a picture of that blue one somewhere once before, but I think it was only the front. The Century tail lights look pretty good, but the double license plate pockets are ??

Here is a rendering of mine - actually four as I still can't decide on the color and paint scheme.
Malibu Graphics 4 Blocker.jpg
 
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pagrunt

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Ever thought of working in a retro scheme with striping from a 1st gen Camaro or 2nd gen Chevelle? I know with the more square body lines might not work with them.
 

TURNA

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I like the 4 headlight nose better too.

I have one in my garage waiting to be installed.

All the good years had 4 headlight!!!!!!!
 
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TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Thanks for all the compliments guys!!

TURNA, I've seen a picture of that blue one somewhere once before, but I think it was only the front. The Century tail lights look pretty good, but the double license plate pockets are ??

Here is a rendering of mine - actually four as I still can't decide on the color and paint scheme.
View attachment 73988

Yes I am not sure.

I honestly don't even know if that car was ever finished.
 

motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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On the CaMaribu - just because you can doesn't mean you should.

I am digging this build. Looks like it will be a tasteful execution. I'd go with the dark grey to mask the t-tops, and definitely paint the sides of them body colour to blend them in. Be subtle.
 
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superbon54

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Apr 15, 2014
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Ever thought of working in a retro scheme with striping from a 1st gen Camaro or 2nd gen Chevelle? I know with the more square body lines might not work with them.

Funny you mention that. My original plan was to do the Camaro style front bumblebee stripe that turns horizontal and ends near the back of the doors. I think if I had diffferent wheels/stance it would look really good, but seemed out of place with the whole "modern 80s" theme the rest of the car has.
 

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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The Century tail lights look pretty good, but the double license plate pockets are ??
When I first saw the picture of the rear I was thinking the same thing but realized that the upper one when done will most likely be a swing out gas tank access door like the Camaro's had. IMO
 
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