Team Chevelle banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just wanted to share with you all my first vehicle.

1973 Chevelle Malibu

36000 Original Miles (No, not a typo)

Ill let some pictures speak:









TH350 Trans, V8 350, all matching numbers.

The front fresh air box leaked as well as the rear window. Sealed both with urethane. Since they leaked, there was about 1'' of water on the floor. I had to take everything out on the inside. Good thing 6 bolts takes everything out : ) Replaced that rubber like mat underneath the carpet and rhino lined the floor to prevent rust. Also Lined the under side.

Everything is solid. If theres rust, its only surface, and theres barely any.

Down the road Id like to get an exhaust for it, it sounds like it has no balls. Along with a nice big chrome Air Filter. Thanks for looking! I love this car!

Ill get a shot of the engine in a few, Im eating dinner.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,984 Posts
Welcome Ryan!!
Nice looking Malibu!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Hi Scott!

The only thing from keeping me getting a paint job is well, one money, haha. And 2, Ive never seen a color like this before, I love the uniqueness.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,984 Posts
looks a lot like the 1972 Placer Gold.
Interesting color. Most people change it. Rare to see one still original.

1972 code.52 Placer Gold.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I hate the front bumper on it, it sticks out to far for my taste.

I do have a roll of fiberglass and carbon fiber laying around...hmmm : )

But, I think Ill just leave it. Its a hell of a first car, and I got a good deal on it. Any ideas of things I could do to it? Also, could someone recommend
me an exhaust? I want that deep throaty sound. Make it sound like a muscle car. (Yes, its a 73 but, its still a muscle car in my eyes haha)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,696 Posts
Hello and welcome Ryan. Thanks for sharing the pics.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,225 Posts
Welcome Ryan -nice '73, check to see if your transmission cross member has two 'reliefs' for dual exhaust. If it does, I would call around and see who would be interested in installing a dual set up for you. That would help w/ your sound issue! I had a '76 that only had a single 'relief' and I ended up crimping one of the exhaust pipes because of that, so you can do it, just more of a pain. I would buy the mufflers and bring them in w/the car for the install. Get some Dynomax turbos -I like mine.Where abouts do you live in this great city?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,576 Posts
welcome....

nice ride dude!!

i am from syracuse too!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Im from outside of Cuse, Central Square if you've heard of it. Ill look under the car and take a peek.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,576 Posts
ok, so you graduated from central square in '06, and were a lacrosse star, huh? brutal sport. i've seen what a hurtling lacrosse ball will do to some cold flesh...no thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Graduated? Nope! Not till 2010! (I did not fail, Im just turning 16 : )

But I am on the Varsity Lax squad. Love the sport.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,225 Posts
Malibu is the model, you either bought a Malibu, or a SS for '73. The Type S-3 Laguna came out in '74 , which was different than a base Malibu. I don't think there was any other style offered in the 73 up years.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top