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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 4:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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First 67 Malibu build

Purchased my first Chevelle in November 18. Planning on documenting as much as i can since I didnt do so with my last project.

Found a second owner red on red Malibu that had been sitting in a shop since 2001. The owner had started doing some resto work on it, but eventually it just got pushed to the side. For the most part, the body is extremely solid. Both quarters had an old repair done from what looks like they brushed up against a pole or corner. No rust on the car whatsoever. The floors and trunk are original. Some original paint in areas. Looks like maybe one respray in the repaired areas.

The car came with its original 283 and powerglide. The interior was already completely stripped. The owner had already purchased an interior kit in red, so im going with red interior. I dont plan on leaving the exterior red.

Trying to go for a quasi pro touring look.

Here is the car where i found it, along with a 67 C10 i had to buy as a package deal
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 4:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

Here is the car after i got it home and washed it off. Also the interior, or lack thereof, and the engine bay.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 5:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

First plans for the car, swap out the 283 and install an LQ9 and 4l60e. Installed a Texas speed 224r cam, pushrods, and valve springs. Cleaned up the engine and gave it a fresh coat of red paint to match the interior.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 5:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

Due to an issue with the transmission from the engine supplier, i have not installed the engine and trans yet.

I decided that with this powerplant, the stock 3.08 open gear 10 inch rear end would not suffice.

Went with a 12 bolt with 3.55 gears and eaton posi out of a 70 A body. Came with cross drilled and slotted disc brakes. Also installed 2 inch lowering springs in the process. Luckily for me, the previous owner had already swapped out all the suspension bushings and body bushings.
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

While i was at it, i also swapped out the stock front drums and installed 13 inch rotors and calipers from Right Stuff Detailing. The kit came with 2 inch drop spindles and forged aluminum hubs
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

Since ive still been waiting on my transmission and havent been able to install the engine, i figured what thehell. I'll try my hand at smoothing my firewall. I have no bodywork experience, and a now know why it is so expensive. By far the most challenging part of working on a car.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 5:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

As i still had not purchased a welder, i decided to experiment and try using 3m panel bond for the firewall. I figured it was worth a shot considering how strong its supposed to be. I ground down the paint using a 40 grit flap disk, applied the panel bond, and screwed down the firewall overlay with self tapping screws. Let it cure for about a week before removing the screws. I then ground down and beveled the edges, and feathered them using glass reinforced body filler. Finished it up with metal glaze and filler primer. As this was my first attempt at bodywork, it took a long time of filler and glaze applications, and many rounds of blocking, along with a few more rounds of primer and blocking. Learned a lot from it though, and im pretty confident i got it flat.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 9:38 AM
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What gauge metal did you use for firewall?Or did u buy it already formed for 67 ?
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

You've done a lot already, and looks good. What have you done with the C-10? Wish I had deals like that thrown at me......

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 19, 1:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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What gauge metal did you use for firewall?Or did u buy it already formed for 67 ?
Not sure on the gauge. Bought it precut with the holes on the perimeter for screws or clekos pre drilled. Since I don't have many metal working tools, I figured this would be much easier.

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You've done a lot already, and looks good. What have you done with the C-10? Wish I had deals like that thrown at me......
Got the C10 home, tuned the carb, detailed the interior, cut and polished the paint. Sold it the next day to a co-worker. It wasn't much of a deal though. It was the only way the owner would lower his price at all, and I wanted that Chevelle. It was the only one in the area under 15k that had zero rust issues. Ended up making 1k on the C10 flip
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 19, 1:51 AM
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You've gotten a lot done so far. Good job. I can't wait to see it done.
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

Very nice car!

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Re: First 67 Malibu build

This is awesome. Iíll follow this with interest.


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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 19, 10:44 PM
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Nice work. Thanks for sharing. I'll keep up w ya.
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Re: First 67 Malibu build

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You've gotten a lot done so far. Good job. I can't wait to see it done.
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Nice work. Thanks for sharing. I'll keep up w ya.
Thank you all.

Next update:

Its been slow going on progress. Work has gotten in the way, so i havent been able to do as much as i would have liked.

I saw my car on TV with its previous owner. It was in the background of an episode of Full Custom Garage.

Finally found a painter a chose a color. Had him block and shoot my firewall in a 1953 Volkswagen metallic blue.

Also installed new gaskets and seals on the engine, as well as painting the block, valve covers, and bell housing.

Installed an FI fuel tank, and picked up an OEM SS hood. Not sure if im gonna go with the SS hood or stick with original.
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