79' malibu project thread

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Whats up, new to the forum, just wanted to start a thread for my build, 79' Malibu coupe.
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Little update, I've been having a shop built at my house which has put the Malibu on hold. We just got concrete poured today, so in about two weeks I'll be able to get the car in the shop and really under the knife.
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little update over the weekend, finally brought the car into the shop! also put the motion race works steering column in, its gonna have to come back out and get trimmed down some cause i'm short lol. Nitrous bottle is just laying on a block of wood, but i do like that location so i might get brackets and keep it there.
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Body is almost ready to be lifter off the frame, i just have two more body mount bolts to get out, the cage nuts a just spinning.
Also i finally brought my third gen home.i also did some rough measurements for the mini tubs, gonna add about two inches.
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Got my drivers side Kirkey delivered on Saturday, probably going to weld some plate to the floor and some tubing to the plate and mount the seat to that, just have the seat propped up in there for now.
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Dropped my mock up block in last night and laid heads on to see how the speed engineering headers fit, they don't, nothing some heat and a hammer won't solve though. Gonna take some measurements and figure out which oil pan will be used, most likely an f-body pan, the k member is already notched some.
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Got my seat mounted over the weekend. Welded 2x2x.125" plate to the floor and then 1" square stock directly to the plates, turned out pretty good, the position feels about right. Also found a deal yesterday on a frame notch kit so I went and grabbed that up right away.
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