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Old 01-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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just gettin started on a 79 malibu i drug out of a field. ive always wanted one of these cars but they are getting to the point in southern wv where im located that they arent generally hard to find, but theyre usually kinda hard to pay for. luckilly, i scored this one for $250 and actually drove it on the trailer! promptly followed by driving it off of the trailer and atarting to take it apart. lol.


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went ahead and ordered some new front wheels. rear is getting a ford 8.8 so ill measure for them once i get it in

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nice score! even has the bumper guards!
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:55 AM
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nice score! even has the bumper guards!
thanks. im gonna put glass bumpers. hood. and trunk on it though. tryin to get it pretty light.
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Go be a grudge car ?
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HMU if you wanna sell parts off it. (especially interior stuff) Mine is going sleeper mode.
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HMU if you wanna sell parts off it. (especially interior stuff) Mine is going sleeper mode.
interior is babyshit green. ill sell it all
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Go be a grudge car ?
yea kinda what im shootin for
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i'm doing an 8.8 too. fox housing with an exploder carrier and aftermarket axles, sn95 brakes.

you doing a glide or a 400?
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Originally Posted by bigassogre View Post
rear is getting a ford 8.8 so ill measure for them once i get it in
Please post up which housing and swap parts you use.
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i'm doing an 8.8 too. fox housing with an exploder carrier and aftermarket axles, sn95 brakes.

you doing a glide or a 400?
in the 8.8 im gonna build a jig from the stock 7.5 and transfer all the mounts over to a narrowed explorer rear so ill have a true bolt in 8.8 with 31 spline axles and rear discs and be able to tuck a 10" wheel
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Originally Posted by jmd View Post
Please post up which housing and swap parts you use.
explorer 8.8 converted to be a bolt in rear
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old engine and trans are out and sold




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Originally Posted by jmd View Post
Please post up which housing and swap parts you use.


building the jig from the stock 7.5 rear so i can transfer all the mounting points to the narrowed explorer 8.8
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Pics like the above always make me think, "I wonder how long this rear would last behind 600HP?.... All at once?"
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Originally Posted by G Atsma View Post
Pics like the above always make me think, "I wonder how long this rear would last behind 600HP?.... All at once?"
im actually shooting for 800. lmao
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Originally Posted by bigassogre View Post

im actually shooting for 800. lmao
OK, so a few seconds less....
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Originally Posted by G Atsma View Post
OK, so a few seconds less....
build. race. break. repeat.
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a 7.5 gm probably wouldnt last one rip. a stock exploder 8.8 would last a couple years, a built one probably forever...all depending on your tires and launch
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