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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 8:06 PM Thread Starter
Jody
 
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New Member from Atlas, PA

Hi everyone,

The reason I joined up is to get answers on a couple questions I have on my mom's '68 Chevelle Malibu Convertible.

Here is a quick story how my mom got her convertible.

My mom always wanted a convertible, it did not matter what kind of car just a convertible. Well, one day in 1994 my mom and dad were driving by a local used car lot saw a white 1968 Chevelle Malibu Convertible. It needed work but my mom wanted it. It needed work and my dad said it would not take long to fix up. It was only supposed to be a quick fix to get it on the road. Well, it's 2019 and it sits in our family garage on jack stands in primer. Roof taken off, interior stripped, engine and tranny sitting on the side.

It would have been a quick fix but once my dad got into it it was worse than he had originally thought. Myself and brothers were helping him with it when we could, but we were working on our own projects in the mean time and life happened. Myself and brothers got married at different times and had families. Mom and dad became baby sitters for all of us at different times, so the car sat in the garage.

The good news is last year my dad and brother resurrected the project and began working on it again. I help when I can. It is now in primer with a few minor items on the body work to finish. We are hoping to have it finished by the spring. Unsure as to what color it will be painted. Original color is Ash Gold, which we don't care for. It may get painted a shade of blue that my dad saw on Chevelle SS in a magazine.

Here are the specs:

1968 Chevelle Malibu Converitble
307 s/b V8 (Have a 350 s/b from a 1990's suburban that only has a few thousand miles that may go in to make a sleeper.)
Automatic tranny
Factory A/C
Factory Power Steering.

Hoping to get some information and maybe give some along the way. Thanks for the opportunity to join up.

Jody Vincenzes
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 8:16 PM
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Welcome to the site.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 8:18 PM
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Welcome to Team Chevelle. All the best on your family project. And yes, Ash Gold (more like vomit green) is a horrible color.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 11:57 PM
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Welcome to Team Chevelle. Sounds like a fun project. Getter done!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 12:16 AM
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Welcome Jody. You have happened on the right place. Good luck with your project.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 8:58 AM
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Welcome Jody, to Team Chevelle.....

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

The '68 L79 Malibu survivor as found in Nov. 2014, in my profile pic.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 9:18 AM
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Welcome. I had to look up Atlas, PA. Yeah, that's MOFN, PA alright. I was just up in Williamsport, and that must be like a big city to you guys. I love mid PA, but I'll never live there as long as all family is around where I am now.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 9:40 AM
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Welcome from Pittsburgh..
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 19, 8:55 AM
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 19, 12:35 PM
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MOFN, PA ? What's MOFN?
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MOFN, PA ? What's MOFN?


MOFN = Middle Of F’ing Nowhere


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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 19, 12:57 PM
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Gee, Thanks, Frank.
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