That is a nice starting point! Can't wait to see the transformation.
Thanks Ramey, me either!That is a nice starting point! Can't wait to see the transformation.
Thanks Dan. I've been watching your build from the beginning. Love the color you picked. I really wanted a dark silver/smokey gray, but after picking up this latest car, I have to use some of the interior since its in such great shape. It's the tan (saddle I think) and wouldn't look too good with a silver or dark gray. Leaning towards something with a little brown in it maybe. Again, as you know, paint decisions are aweful to make :yes:Good to see another 65 in the works! Looks like a nice, clean starting point! Mine is nowhere near as radical as some cars on here, but at least I'm still one of the very few 300 2dr posts! At least I can stake some sort of claim! lol
No LS for me, a Muncie 4sp, and a bench seat (for now):noway:
Do have some goodies though:
UMI upper and lower front control arms
UMI adjustable upper and lower control arms rear
Moser M9 (Ford 9") rear end narrowed 1" on each side
3" springs on all corners
Flaming River tilt column
close ratio mechanical steering
Drilled and slotted discs
New Gen Descendents (18x7F, 19x9R)
Should be a fun cruiser!
Good luck with the build, I'll be watchin'!
Thanks Tim:thumbsup: Yeah, I'm very pleased so far with what I've found (or haven't found). Here is a link to my photobucket with some more pics of the car and the trip from MI to NH and back. http://s1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb476/65_LS1_T56/65 NH Malibu/That really is about the cleanest floor Ive seen! Especially in those wetter areas. Keep up the progress, and more pics!
I got lucky. I was the first guy to call. The previous owner was a very nice guy: he held the car for me to make the trip out there. He had a guy show up the night before I got there with cash in hand and wanted the car. The seller said he promised me first dibs and held his word. Nice to know there are people still willing to business based on their words :thumbsup:That's a nice solid car that you got for the money, I saw the Craig's ad.
No joke Tom. I still can't figure it out. The old guy must have never ventured out in the snow for sure...maybe the garage was heated It's definately not rust free, but it's very solid. The trunk floor does have some pencil sized holes thru and quite a bit of scale. I'm blaming the vinyl trunk mat for that :sad:Wow, you said it was clean on the phone, but that is amazing for the area it came from! I can't wait to follow along with the progress!
These are the "cheap" fun times! After this is "get-the-checkbook-out" fun times. I wish we were neighbors too, Sam can mow grass right? He could have lots of money for parts.Man, those are fun times, I wish we were neighbors!
I hear you, but, I did find a different car, this one. I specifically searched for a solid, MALIBU, L6, Plain Jane, econo model so I could build the car I wanted. I would not cut up a SS either. My first car was exactly the same as this one except a 3 speed instead of the powerglide.I can't believe you're doing this to a mostly original survivor.
Surely you could have found a different car.
You're taking what is essentially a very rare thing (an original survivor) and turning it into the latest fad car.
Shame on you.