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post #16 of 74 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 19, 11:11 AM
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Is it possible that that is not the trim tag that the car came with?
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Just about anything is possible with a fifty year old car.

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Show a good clear picture of the engine bay portion of the steering shaft. That may be telling.
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Show a good clear picture of the engine bay portion of the steering shaft. That may be telling.
My original 307 Malibu convertible which is now a fake LS5 has that shaft (cost me $100.00 )
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My original 307 Malibu convertible which is now a fake LS5 has that shaft (cost me $100.00 )
People may be wise to that these days but not so sure 30 years ago. Ill say maybe 10 years ago i went to a car cruise where six 1970 SS Chevelles were in attendance. I found 4 of the 6 to be fakes because 4 had small block shafts.
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The SS 'clones' were definitely around 30 years ago. Lots of people were taking parts from wrecked or rusted SS cars and installing them on Malibus. We did it back in the 80s. You could sometimes still come across SS cars in the junkyards back in the good old days.
Back in 1985 when I was looking for a posi rear for my '68 SS Chevelle I came across an advertisement for a '69 SS car that was missing parts. I responded and bought the car, which was missing its engine, bellhousing, clutch, grille, hood, one fender and some other parts. Parts of note that were still there were tach/gauge dash, bucket seats, disc brakes, 3.31 12 bolt posi, Muncie 4 speed, driveshaft, frame, doors, glass, deck lid, front and rear suspension, rear seat, rear window defogger, one outer and two inner fenders and lots of small parts. I am still offing parts from this car as I recently gave a friend the rear frame braces. Oh yeah, I paid all of $125 for the car...with a clear title.

Try to find an ashtray or a correct '69 big block upper alternator bracket for that kind of money these days.
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I guess I still have to revert to the question of how there is no Malibu script trim hole in the rear quarters, or elsewhere? Knowing if the car is an SS body only matters in how I proceed with it. If it was an SS with a bench seat in Turquoise I will have to take it back to original, crime not to.
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I think the only way you will know for sure about emblem holes in the sheet metal will be to strip the car to bare metal and then access what you have from there. Terry
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I guess I still have to revert to the question of how there is no Malibu script trim hole in the rear quarters, or elsewhere? Knowing if the car is an SS body only matters in how I proceed with it. If it was an SS with a bench seat in Turquoise I will have to take it back to original, crime not to.
TBH, that would be a cool combo, real SS or not.

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post #25 of 74 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 19, 12:38 AM
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There will only be eveidence unless you can find a build sheet. Even if there are no other emblem holes in the quarter panels that wont be accepted as proof the car was an original SS, especially once you do the body and paint. If it were mine, Id follow through with the original plans, it will likely make you happier in the long run.

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Maybe someone found a COPO complete bare body years ago that had been stolen and striped, bought it and made their own SS car using parts that they had or whatever.

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Malibu script on the rear quarters was only on very early built cars.
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SS cars I mean.
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How about that picture of the steering shaft? Can't fill that in with bondo.
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Malibu script on the rear quarters was only on very early built cars.
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Never happened but please explain what gave you this idea.
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