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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by StreetBu » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:52 pm

So you can't just do that to us! What was it?
'78 bu, 350/380hp, M-21. Now with a GN 3.42 rear and Detroit Tru-Trac, 18x9.5" wheels on all four corners with 275/35/18's, grey bucket seat Monte interior

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:58 pm

StreetBu wrote:So you can't just do that to us! What was it?
When I bought the car the wiring was rigged to run 2 little lights under the dash. The wiring under the dash was a disaster. Now its clean and organized. Open the door...lights. Turn the headlight knob...lights. My first attempt I had grounded a hot. The problem is that there are white and black wires that are ground AND hot. I just had to find what was what. The original door switches work good. So does the headlamp switch. I have checked most of the circuits Ill be running. All thats left is the engine bay.
I have the dash installed now. The carpet is vacuumed. I cleaned the interior a bit. Tighten up a few loose ends and Ill be ready to put the steering column back in.
-Jeff-

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:05 pm

I also took a minute to decode my VIN.
Car is a 1979 Malibu ( not a classic!!) It has Classic emblems . I will need to get rid of that. Only emblem left is glued to the new dash cover.
Original Camel vinyl bench with a Camel exterior. Ugly ugly ugly color. Now Black cloth.
It had a 4.4L puny engine with the M20 option and a posi option.
It was built in the 4th week of Feb in Doranville GA. One of over 400K... though I doubt very many had a 4 spd and posi w/ bench.
Thought it was kinda cool to see all that.
-Jeff-

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Meat Drapes wrote:Original Camel vinyl bench with a Camel exterior. Ugly ugly ugly color. Now Black cloth.

Hey! Some of us LIKE Medium Camel Poly #69... :lol:

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20k mile '80 Malibu, currently undergoing long term (aka no money) factory style install LS6 454, Cowl Induction, Legend LGT 700 5 speed. Full Global West suspension, 17" N90 wheels, 12" front/11" rear disc brakes, 9" 3.70 Auburn Pro posi.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:02 pm

One nut, one bolt at a time.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:37 pm

What brake hoses did you use?
1980 Malibu BBC T-56 9"
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:37 pm

TURNA wrote:What brake hoses did you use?
Russel. It was a 3 line set.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:32 pm

Its off the stand. Clutch getting installed.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:38 pm

Just a step at a time.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by StreetBu » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:51 pm

Another step closer!
'78 bu, 350/380hp, M-21. Now with a GN 3.42 rear and Detroit Tru-Trac, 18x9.5" wheels on all four corners with 275/35/18's, grey bucket seat Monte interior

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:38 am

Love it!!!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by shoedoos » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:33 pm

Nice project, I looked at buying your car from the original owner about 6-7 years ago. Not to put a damper on your efforts, but I discovered the floor panel in the driver footwell was all bogged up......might be worth a look on your part.....

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:24 pm

shoedoos wrote:Nice project, I looked at buying your car from the original owner about 6-7 years ago. Not to put a damper on your efforts, but I discovered the floor panel in the driver footwell was all bogged up......might be worth a look on your part.....
I bough this car in 2005 from a fellow Marine at the Camp Lejeune commissary lemon lot. I know every nut and bolt on it. There is nothing 'bogged' whatsoever. There is no damper on my efforts other than my 'older' age and 26 years of service that hurts me when I crawl under it.
-Jeff-

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by shvrolay » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:21 pm

Nice to 'see' you back Jeff.
-Bill

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the trick is to ride and make it to the bell."
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:23 pm

shvrolay wrote:Nice to 'see' you back Jeff.
Thanks Bill. Its good to be picking at the car again. Though lately the rain... and I mean every single day, has slowed me down.
-Jeff-

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