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I cannot explain why I am so drawn to the 78-81 Chevy G-body coupe.
I just am. This one weighs 2880 lbs, looks stock, runs 12's with an
angry mouse motor and lots of Edelbrock goods.
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I cannot explain why I am so drawn to the 78-81 Chevy G-body coupe.
I just am. This one weighs 2880 lbs, looks stock, runs 12's with an
angry mouse motor and lots of Edelbrock goods.

Why do my avatars look so grainy and stupid? I've tried different things...any clues are much appreciated. 
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What the hell happened to that SSR?
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Pesonally, I dunno on the Malibus. They are very plain (tho certainly not displeasing). As is, it has a smattering of attitude, but yank those fat Goodyears & the Rallyes off and it's in trouble.
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Yup, they're pretty cool in a minimalist 1979 kind of way.

Here's a non-grainy Avatar. ----> Posted Image
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Well, that was thoughtful 68, thanks. I love simple sleeper cars. Anyway, the interior has a 2004 Malibu Instrument Panel, 99 Grand Am console, Nice buckets from a newer Mopar, '70 SS steering wheel and full gauges...all charcoal & grey. I have had many cars like this, but this one is from Florida and it's exc. cond.
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Well, that was thoughtful 68, thanks. I love simple sleeper cars. Anyway, the
interior has a 2004 Malibu Instrument Panel, 99 Grand Am console, Nice buckets
from a newer Mopar, '70 SS steering wheel and full gauges...all charcoal & grey.
I have had many cars like this, but this one is from Florida and it's exc. cond.

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No problem buddy. Cool combo ('04 dash, g/a console) let's see some pics when you get a chance. AA kid i know has a 80s IrocZ with a 2002 Camaro interior in it.

The last of the RWD Malibus were neat. They are BOF but wicked lightweight... you can still easily stuff a 454 or 572 in one while keeping the bone stock appearance (provided you get some serious spring upgrades) and the car is invisibl;e to cops and theives. :cheers:

So what do you have between the fenders? A 350?, 383 stroker?
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It thumps with a 355cu in. 4bolt main from 1970, aluminum heads, 10:1 forged pistons and a special long duration cam for a wicked rough idle. This is my 5th V-8 assembly and the best yet. There is a very special feeling you get from building your own, plus you can save a lot of money if you do it right.... Like the panther unit, it has a single leg rear end which slows take offs, but keeps driveline from breaking often. On the bright side, it chirps gears and does easy burnouts. I'm hunting for a Grand National posi rear.
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Awsome, thanks for sharing! :) Gota love the SBC, what else can even come close for durability, availability and cheap power upgraded while delivering reliable transportation.
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Sweet car.. There's one with a custom exhaust setup that drives by my house quite often.. and get's my heart thumping every time B) Your tnterior sounds quite unique I'd really like to see some pics of that.
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Damn, I love '78-'88 A/G bodies. Yours is sweet, mouse.
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I always thought the Malibu coupes of that era bore more than a passing resembalance to the '64-65 Malibu coupes. By the way, weren't they still 'A' bodies then? I didn't think the G-body designation came about until '82 when the FWD A-bodies came out..
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Wow.... crazy the center stack looks so at home it's creepy. :)
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By the way, weren't they still 'A' bodies then?  I didn't think the G-body designation came about until '82 when the FWD A-bodies came out..


*nods*

Yes, sir, afaik, you are correct :).



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Wow.... crazy the center stack looks so at home it's creepy. :)

I don't know why, but I just love newer designed interiors (reguardless on how they're precieved in the orginal vehicle) transplanted into a classic car/truck.
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work in progress...

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That is VERY cool mightymouse.

I really like those year Malibu's as well. My problem is, I can't find one with solid rear frame rails out here.
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Just what my '77 Cutlass needs: a nice big AC-delete plate. Looking good under there, dude!
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Very cool. Never again (esp. in the 21st century) will there be an engine as versatile, durable, economical to build, simple to work on & infinately adaptable as the Chevy Small Block. :wub:
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*nods*

Yes, sir, afaik, you are correct :).
Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker
MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/
Models.HO = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/trainroom.html
"You were never really ever here" ... Goo Goo Dolls ... 'Here Is Gone'

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Nope, not correct . 1964-1977 = A-body 1978-1988 = G body
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Nope, not correct . 1964-1977 = A-body 1978-1988 = G body

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This was recently a subject of a discussion i was in, and is correct.
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Nope, not correct . 1964-1977 = A-body 1978-1988 = G body

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YES!!! Man I hate incorrect corrections.

Clearly, Schuby87 and Camino are in the know.

Thanks for the kind words about my toy.
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