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Username Post: 79 Malibu Wagon        (Topic#254202)
Hgrove51 
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Hgrove51
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12-12-10 01:09 AM - Post#2016818    

The car I learned to drive in was a 79 Malibu Classic wagon with a 305. I loved driving that car around the field and my dad always said how it was one of the best driving cars he ever had. Eventually got sold for next to nothing( i cant even say how much, its shameful). Wish I could find me another one of these cars. Just felt like sharing

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2dr
1957 Bel Air 4dr Sedan
1979 Silverado


 
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55Redneck 
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12-12-10 05:50 AM - Post#2016852    
    In response to Hgrove51

They are nice driving cars although really underpowered. When I decided to buy my 65 Barracuda project car I gave my 81 Malibu wagon and a Pontiac parts car away to make room for it.









 
oldgmc 
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12-12-10 05:50 AM - Post#2016853    
    In response to Hgrove51

I picked up a 77 impala wagon last month at that time there was a 79 malibu wagon on ebay I think it was in delaware/maryland .

Here is a pic of my new 77 it has the 305 and runs great just need to fix the a/c



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Hgrove51 
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12-12-10 06:38 PM - Post#2017123    
    In response to oldgmc

Hey 55redneck, is the top of that 81 wagon you had like a real pale yellow? Its hard to see in the pic.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2dr
1957 Bel Air 4dr Sedan
1979 Silverado


 
55Redneck 
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12-13-10 06:18 AM - Post#2017281    
    In response to Hgrove51

No, it's white like the rest of the car, other than the genuine simulated woodgrain.



 
Randy_W 
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12-13-10 08:38 AM - Post#2017330    
    In response to 55Redneck

Now Mark, according to GM, that was "a genuine faux wood vinyl applique"!

Randy

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55Redneck 
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12-13-10 08:10 PM - Post#2017674    
    In response to Randy_W

I stand corrected Randy.



 
Hgrove51 
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12-13-10 09:55 PM - Post#2017719    
    In response to 55Redneck

Oh ok. My dads 79 was that real pale yellow color. Almost kind of tan maybe.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2dr
1957 Bel Air 4dr Sedan
1979 Silverado


 
knightfan2691 
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12-16-10 07:42 PM - Post#2019046    
    In response to 55Redneck

  • 55Redneck Said:




My goodness mercy me! I remember that wagon of yours, Mark! Still wish I coulda bought that one from you as a winter beater ;). lol



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55Redneck 
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12-18-10 06:54 AM - Post#2019638    
    In response to knightfan2691

It was getting pretty rusty near the end Cort, and it was running on 7 before I parked it. I tried to sell it on a local board here and I couldn't get a bite on a 300 dollar price tag. Surprising because the car was loaded with just about every option. It has been sitting behind my buddies shop in his compound for a couple of years now.

The last couple of years it was on the road, the tinworm hit it fast and hard.



That bubble rusted through not too long after the pic was taken



The window channel was pretty much gone too.







 
wagonman100 
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12-18-10 11:37 AM - Post#2019780    
    In response to 55Redneck

That's a shame. My '83 was a low option wagon. It had A/C and cruise control (dealer installed) and a roof rack and that was about it. Still had the AM radio in it when I bought it off of my in laws for $800.00. I actually bought another car for $800.00 and switched with my wife, then girlfriend, that was driving the wagon at the time. My in-laws thought I was nuts to pay $800.00 for the wagon. I drove it for 2 1/2 years until I pulled it off the road to pro-street it and turn it into a 2 door. The only thing I put in it was gas, a starter and a radiator hose in that time. It was running on 6 cylinders when I bought it, but that was okay because it was a 229 6 cylinder in it.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
55Redneck 
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12-18-10 05:17 PM - Post#2019921    
    In response to wagonman100

I really did like the car Jay as it was a great cruiser. It had a 305 4 bbl, T-350C, Tilt, cruise, AC, power windows, am/fm/cassette, remote rear window latch, power drivers seat, and probably a few other options I'm forgetting right now. I still have the factory radio in the shop somewhere and it worked well but I put an am/fm/CD player in the car a few years before I parked it. I wonder if it would be worth anything on Flea Bay??? The heads in the tape deck just needed a little cleaning as the sound was getting a bit muddy before I yanked it out.



 
knightfan2691 
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12-23-10 07:46 AM - Post#2021774    
    In response to 55Redneck

  • 55Redneck Said:
It was getting pretty rusty near the end Cort, and it was running on 7 before I parked it. I tried to sell it on a local board here and I couldn't get a bite on a 300 dollar price tag. Surprising because the car was loaded with just about every option.



*nods*

I remember, Red. You told me back then how bad it was rust-wise ... still wish I'd been able to buy it and use it. Though, I am happy with my '79 Caprice Classic for the winter.


And, Jay ... that's the same one I saw, right?
http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/200808 /0...



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wagonman100 
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12-23-10 04:57 PM - Post#2021967    
    In response to knightfan2691

Yes that's the one Cort. I'm a bit embarrassed by the condition of the garage in that pic. It isn't any better right now, though tomorrow I will be getting things neatened up to prepare for the wagon to come back home. Here's a pic of it with all of the junk removed before it got the new work done:



And here is some of the new work before the tins for the floors and sides went in:





Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
JackieB 
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12-24-10 07:39 AM - Post#2022106    
    In response to wagonman100

Very nice! JB

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wagonman100 
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12-26-10 10:06 AM - Post#2022770    
    In response to JackieB

It's getting there. The tins in the back are all done now in aluminum (except the tubs). The front floor is in place but needs a bit of finish welding. The front floor is actually welded to the frame. There is some finish welding left on the frame and front cage and some work for the rack and pinion conversion to be done. Then it all goes off to powdercoating and then the body will be put back on and the bodywork will start. I have to redo some of the metalwork that I farmed out before and then I have to reskin the doors and work on all of the dents and dings and weld seams. Then it's on to wiring , air bag suspension and getting a power plant picked out and installed. I may even put a temporary motor in it just to get it on the road for working out bugs. I will work out the bugs while it is on primer and then paint it after the real power plant is in.

I first have to finish the shop and I also have to work on the frame for my El Camino so I can get rolling on the bodywork for that as well. I didn't mean to hi-jack the thread, sorry.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
knightfan2691 
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12-31-10 02:05 PM - Post#2025029    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
Yes that's the one Cort.



Figured it was!!!!



  • wagonman100 Said:
Here's a pic of it with all of the junk removed before it got the new work done:





Definitely a better shot of it ... lol.





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