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    my 1980 malibu

    whats up, im new but ive been browsing the old forum for a while.

    anyway, my project:



    80 'bu
    '96 lt1
    t56
    hotchkis a-arms
    hotchkis drop springs
    baer brakes
    boxed rear control arms

    it needs bodywork and paint, but it drives, and its a blast. i also have 17x7 and 18x9's on the way so i cant wait!
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    Hey (your name here), that's pretty sweet! The pics came through small, but it looks good so far. I really like the exhaust shot-that will be one of my bigger headaches. What Catcons did you use, and is that a crossmembers.com piece? I'll bet it is a blast to drive!
    Brian D
    Snotty Bimmer driver.

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    oops, forgot to add my name in the sig(james)

    that is a g-force piece, i used catco converters and a torquetech system. i actually havent driven it alot yet, motor isnt broken in, and the wheels are the wrong offset so it rubs real bad, once i get the new wheels ill be able to drive it alot more

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    glad to have you here butt munch!!!

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    haha, hey, give us guys without a spread in phr a chance.

    haha, are 18x9's really gonna fit? i cant wait anylonger for these wheels and i only oredered them 5 days ago!!!!

    LSx-powered 81 Mustang...

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    they fit on my junker they should fit on yours...i had plenty of room..in my wells with the 4.5 bs it will work for sure.

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    ive probably measured it about a dozen times, i think im gonna go with a little lower profile tire though, maybe a 275/40 and a 245/40. too many decisions.

    on a side note my dad thinks im insane for getting that wide of a wheel in back, but wants to know if he can fit it under his 65 chevelle :rolleyes5

    LSx-powered 81 Mustang...

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    Welcome aboard, Love to have another G-body around.
    Bill

    Trailers are for BOATS!

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    Welcome Buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lt4malibu
    whats up, im new but ive been browsing the old forum for a while.

    anyway, my project:

    80 'bu
    '96 lt1
    t56
    hotchkis a-arms
    hotchkis drop springs
    baer brakes
    boxed rear control arms

    it needs bodywork and paint, but it drives, and its a blast. i also have 17x7 and 18x9's on the way so i cant wait!

    Man, you're bringing back a lot of memories for me! My Dad once had a creme colored '80 Malibu 4-door with a 265 V-8. It wasn't the fastest thing around, but I wish that I had been able to keep it; it got totaled New Year's Eve of 1983.
    I would have repainted it a different color, but I would have also upgraded it in the manner that you did yours!