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1972 Chevelle Malibu Build


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I hate you! lol j/k I had a 70 chevelle malibu 2 door with the 307/2spd power gilde. a few years back. Didn't have time or money to do what I wanted so I sold it. GL with the build and I will definitely keep an eye on this!
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sweet snag
how hard is it to restore a car like that? always wanted a 1970 Chevelle ss 454 the only way i could afford one is if it was if it was about to fall apart.
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It is most defidently going to be a full project. Im going to have someone else do the bodywork/paint. The rest I will be doing.
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how hard is it to restore a car like that? always wanted a 1970 Chevelle ss 454 the only way i could afford one is if it was if it was about to fall apart.
Even ones falling apart are expensive!
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Good looking start. I've been working on a 65 Mustang for a couple of years now (very slowly) and my plans change constantly. Looking forward to more progress on this car. What are you thinking for the motor and trans? Remember, real muscle cars have 3 pedal.
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Project looks damn good. Someday I want to build a Chevelle for my dad. He used to a 72 Malibu (I think). Be sweet to give him his old car back.

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Even ones falling apart are expensive!
No kidding. A true 454 SS is like a diamond in the rough... you find an original... it doesn't matter what shape it's in. Probably at least $10k.
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what color you gona paint it?
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ya thats probably why i am just gona find a regular chevelle and drop a crate motor in it.
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Good looking start. I've been working on a 65 Mustang for a couple of years now (very slowly) and my plans change constantly. Looking forward to more progress on this car. What are you thinking for the motor and trans? Remember, real muscle cars have 3 pedal.
Im not sure really on anything yet, I do want a 4 speed, and Im thinking I want 500+ ci.

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what color you gona paint it?
I havent decided on paint as that wont be happening that soon. Im looking to get the car "freshened" as far as suspension, brakes and all that is concerned before I build a motor or paint the car.
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Nice project, but.........the Ranger gets neglected once again.
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Project looks damn good. Someday I want to build a Chevelle for my dad. He used to a 72 Malibu (I think). Be sweet to give him his old car back.



No kidding. A true 454 SS is like a diamond in the rough... you find an original... it doesn't matter what shape it's in. Probably at least $10k.
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ya thats probably why i am just gona find a regular chevelle and drop a crate motor in it.
The chevelle malibu I found literally fell into my lap. $1500 with 73k original miles
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Nice project, but.........the Ranger gets neglected once again.
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Nice project, but.........the Ranger gets neglected once again.
Its hard to work on the ranger in the driveway, The summer we are having is super humid. 85-100% hummidity almost everyday. Im working on getting a garage though.
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so jealous right now.
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Icon6 OH YA!!!

Here's a few pics you otta enjoy:

Mom & Dad's 70 Malibu ragtop, 59k original miles, 2nd owner, and my 70 Malibu 2dr hdtp, 300hp/350
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Mom & Dad standin with their 70 Malibu ragtop & the 72 SS Chevelle ragtop I sold them in 97
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Memorial Day Parade prepartion of Mom & Dad's 4 classic cars in 2002.....we lost Mom unexpectedly in 2003, Dad has since sold what he called "her car", the 70 Malibu ragtop and the 57 Bel Air 2dr hdtop........he still has the 72 SS and the 72 Cutlass Supreme ragtop and now resides in Clearwater, FL
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very nice......i am about to take on a project of my own.

mine will be a 1970 Chevelle for my soon to be brother-in-law that is in navy
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I think my smoking problem is headgaskets, so the first order of business is to do the brakes and get a gasket kit so I can put those in also.
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