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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 12, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

Hello,

1970 Malibu 2 dr:

I need to remove the inner fenders for replacement and the upper Malibu type aluminum trim.

Firstly, I understand that it is easy to remove the inner fenders without having to remove the outer fenders, correct? I read here they should just "slip out".

Secondly, Once these inner fenders are removed, I'm assuming I can get to the nuts holding the upper fender trim on so I can remove the trim, correct?

Then, I understand that the upper door trim slides either way and then I would have to pry off the trim on the quarters just below back side windows.

I read how to remove the trim from another thread on this site, just trying to confirm this before I ruin the trim.

I'm trying to keep this car as together as possible since I already have another car in pieces. That's why I want to leave the fenders, front cap etc, on for now.

Guess I can get to the MALIBU and 307 emblems once inner fenders are out of the way as well.

Incidentally, my car has a metal drivers inner fender and a plastic (and very cracked) passenger side inner.

That had to be replaced before 1974 since I know my Grandfather didn't do that. (Put in a plastic inner I mean)

Thanks for everyone's guidance- I appreciate it.

Steve
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 12, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

BUMP - anyone?

I know people have removed this trim.

This post got moved, I don't know if anyone's seen it yet.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 12, 7:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

BUMP again - I read here that the upper trim is held in place by nuts and bolted, the door trim slides left or right, and the quarter trim prys off.

Also that the inner fenders should "slip out"

Please confirm...

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 20, 6:09 PM
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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

I don't know about it slipping out.I had to help them along with my saws-all. Now I have new steel inner fenders from AMD and it seems like I have extra metal toward the firewall. Am I supposed to trim these or is there a trick im missing ?

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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

I did remove it all from my 70 with no damage to the trim but about all I remember about removing it is the one nut to remove from the edge of the door.

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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

I can't help with the Malibu trim. As for the inner fender, there fairly easy to that in and out.

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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

Never removed Malibu trim. But removed and replaced inner fenders many times, with the fender on, after removing the wheel and tire.

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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

I just did this a few weeks ago when I was repairing my fender.
Yes, the inner fender will come out from the bottom, but you need to removed the front wheel first. Just take your time.
Secondly, The fender trim can be removed, by removing the nuts on the back side. It'll be a bit of a reach and hopefully the nuts aren't rusted in place. You may have to remove the headlight fender extension to get to the front nut.

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Re: 70 Malibu Upper Stainless & Inner Fender Question

SteveDana's last post was 2012!

I think he's gotten past this part by now


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