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Old 04-03-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default 1980 Malibu My new project LS

First things first i am stilling trying to get my hands on a motor and harness most likely ill end up with a lq4 or lq9
Will be doing a turbo build back with a Th350 and 9" that's already in the car.

I've had a handful of LS Cars/trucks and this won't be my first swap car.

So onto the car.


Well it was time for a new cheaper car after i sold the C6 so this was my choice



Started tear down of the car last night but bought it as a roller with trans Sunday.

Has some goodies and car was complete and running when i arrived to get it (pulled the motor in the guys driveway) Had a 400 small block 406 in it.

Car has 9" Housing with Strange center section with spool and Moser Axles
Slightly Built TH350

Not 100% on the exact specs of the combo I'll be doing but it won't be slow LOL

Last night tore the trans out/gas tank/ fender lines/ all wiring that wasn't factory(car came with full autometer gauges) I'll be replacing some and using some of them/ Took out the factory motor mounts/ Front sway bar/ the entire old fuel system/ cross member.

Will be ordering either TRZ of BMR full upper and lower tubular control arms this week and the Ls1 mount kit next week and get this project rolling.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Here is some videos of my old cars
Pontiac G8

C6
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
Yea the car looked and ran awesome. Can't complain with mid 10's NA with some simple mods.

Yea i sold the C6 to a guy in Arkansas a couple months ago and picked up the Denali in the first picture for a tow rig. It even has some bolt ons

Here is some more progress from last night.


Made some progress the last 2 nights on tear down.

Car had all autometer gauges and ill be replacing some so i removed all the non factory wiring and i'll redo it.








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Old 04-03-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
Yea the car looked and ran awesome. Can't complain with mid 10's NA with some simple mods.

Yea i sold the C6 to a guy in Arkansas a couple months ago and picked up the Denali in the first picture for a tow rig. It even has some bolt ons

Here is some more progress from last night.


Made some progress the last 2 nights on tear down.

Car had all autometer gauges and ill be replacing some so i removed all the non factory wiring and i'll redo it.








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Old 04-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
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Damn, your old C6 was a looker huh??? Ran damn good just as well!!!
I like white C6s....

Good luck with your new project, sure you have that one running really strong going by the history of your cars....
Yea the car looked and ran awesome. Can't complain with mid 10's NA with some simple mods.

Yea i sold the C6 to a guy in Arkansas a couple months ago and picked up the Denali in the first picture for a tow rig. It even has some bolt ons

Here is some more progress from last night.


Made some progress the last 2 nights on tear down.

Car had all autometer gauges and ill be replacing some so i removed all the non factory wiring and i'll redo it.








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Old 04-03-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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nice build! i have bunch of g body parts whan u fig out what u need.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:37 PM   #8
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You gonna keep or sell that drive shaft? PM me if you want to sell it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:45 PM   #9
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Sweet ride man. Always loved malibus something about them just makes me think of a bad ass street car. What are your plans with the car?
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #10
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You gonna keep or sell that drive shaft? PM me if you want to sell it.
not sure yet I'll let you know

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Sweet ride man. Always loved malibus something about them just makes me think of a bad ass street car. What are your plans with the car?
most likely I'll end up witb a lq9 and 91mm
Looking at different dealers we work with at the shop I work at.
A simple start before going crazy with the motor would be rod bolts,arp studs,ls9 head gaskets. Still debating what fuel.

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nice build! i have bunch of g body parts whan u fig out what u need.
ill keep that in mind for sure.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #11
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Also if anyone had pics or info on the Glasstek Bumpers and mounting that would be awesome! I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the front and rear set.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:39 AM   #12
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they are sexy cars. Here one of ours turbo ls
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
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Glasstech makes great parts, but look at TRZ the make a real tight narrow bumper kit with a splitter it looks great.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:29 PM   #14
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Glasstech makes great parts, but look at TRZ the make a real tight narrow bumper kit with a splitter it looks great.
Yea they said they don't sell it anymore but can get me in contact with the guy who makes them.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:17 AM   #15
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If you dont mind me asking, where did you buy the car?? It looks like Corey Dunn's old car from st joseph mo
looks good either way, should be a good project
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