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    79' malibu project thread

    Got the fuel sump welded in last night, that thin stuff is tricky to tig.
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    79' malibu project thread

    got a sweet deal yesterday on this b&m shifter, gonna make a killer addition to the interior i this thing.
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    79' malibu project thread

    Started mocking up the fuel sump, plan on welding that in this week. 3/4" npt fittings for ALL the fuel.
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    79' malibu project thread

    not 100% sure on if it clocks it or not, i needed to do the upper to connect to the Motion Raceworks column. and my lower section to have the right splines for a manual gear box
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    79' malibu project thread

    Thanks man!!
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    79' malibu project thread

    Officially have functional steering!
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    79' malibu project thread

    Got the first tub formed pretty nice and tacked in last night, I'm feeling good about how its turning out so far. Certain spots are a bit troublesome to weld but I'll figure it out.
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    79' malibu project thread

    I also started cutting out the rear wheel houses to do mini tubs, hopefully ill be getting some headway on that this week.
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    79' malibu project thread

    Over the weekend I went to the Carlisle swap meet and found a manual gear box for $25 not positive if it would even bolt into the car but I bought it anyways. I cleaned it up real good, extracted a broken bolt, re-greased it and put some paint on it, now i just need to get the right pitman arm...
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    79' malibu project thread

    grinder and paint will make it what it ain't 😂 gonna start fixing some of the few rotted out spots on the body.
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    79' malibu project thread

    Haven't touched the Malibu much lately, been trying to finish up my third gen since it's so close. But i started making a panel for gauges in the stock cluster housing. Also I got some Trick Chassis frame braces in. I'll probably have the cluster and dash actually mounted this week.
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    What's the best metal plug to screw in an aluminum radiator?

    probably pop the rad out and run your hose through the ports until no more trans fluid comes out, then the water will just evaporate, that's what i'd do at least.
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    What's the best metal plug to screw in an aluminum radiator?

    If you get most of the trans fluid out you can probably just leave them open. Shouldn't be a problem.