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My 6.2 Swap into 80 Malibu
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Author:  emoutra [ Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:47 am ]
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Doober wrote:
Did you reinforce the arms for those coilovers? I'd hate to see it tearing up the arms from all that force in such a small area.


You have a pic of one reinforced?

Author:  Doober [ Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:07 pm ]
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Unfortunately not, but I'd imagine you can weld a plate to the arm to reinforce it... something to spread the load.

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Author:  24poundz [ Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:01 am ]
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Very nice build man!! Looks like you are in H-town? Im in West Houston. Im in the process of building a 79 turbo 5.3 but that nitrous big cam 6.2 looks real attractive. Clean and simple!! I like it.

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My 6.2 Swap into 80 Malibu

Doober wrote:
Unfortunately not, but I'd imagine you can weld a plate to the arm to reinforce it... something to spread the load.

TRZ coilover arms
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RideTech coilover arms
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Thanks for the pics.

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:36 am ]
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24poundz wrote:
Very nice build man!! Looks like you are in H-town? Im in West Houston. Im in the process of building a 79 turbo 5.3 but that nitrous big cam 6.2 looks real attractive. Clean and simple!! I like it.


Yeah I'm in Houston. Thanks. If I could do it over I would do a 5.3 with a turbo!

Author:  SLICK78 [ Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:25 am ]
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#### some local guys! I'm in La Porte just outside the loop off 225, I'm building a 78 with a 5.3 turbo or at least that's the current plan lol car is sweet

Author:  emoutra [ Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:09 am ]
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Some new updates....close to getting it cranked!

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Author:  SLICK78 [ Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:56 pm ]
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is that the heads up composite front and where did you get the hood latches they look nice!

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:29 pm ]
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Yes those are the Heads Up composites. The latches are Aero Catch

Author:  malibulvr [ Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:21 pm ]
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Love your build, car is coming out nice. Wish I had gone LS on my car instead of my BBC. I too have he Heads Up Composites front and rear bumpers but haven't installed them yet. Are they easy to install, and did you have to reinforce them at the mounting points.

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 6.2 Swap into 80 Malibu

malibulvr wrote:
Love your build, car is coming out nice. Wish I had gone LS on my car instead of my BBC. I too have he Heads Up Composites front and rear bumpers but haven't installed them yet. Are they easy to install, and did you have to reinforce them at the mounting points.


Thanks! Sorry for the late reply been trying to get her ready for some testing. Pretty simple.
I just used washers on both sides on the front. For the rear instead of drilling holes we notched it.
Wasn't enough material to drill holes.

Author:  SLICK78 [ Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:15 am ]
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so it's just bolted to the fenders and not the frame horns?

Author:  malibulvr [ Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:25 am ]
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emoutra wrote:
malibulvr wrote:
Love your build, car is coming out nice. Wish I had gone LS on my car instead of my BBC. I too have he Heads Up Composites front and rear bumpers but haven't installed them yet. Are they easy to install, and did you have to reinforce them at the mounting points.


Thanks! Sorry for the late reply been trying to get her ready for some testing. Pretty simple.
I just used washers on both sides on the front. For the rear instead of drilling holes we notched it.
Wasn't enough material to drill holes.


On the rear bumper...just wondering what you mean instead of drilling the holes you notched it. Are you referring to notching
the Heads Up bumper in some way, or the flange on the car. Thanks again!

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 6.2 Swap into 80 Malibu

SLICK78 wrote:
so it's just bolted to the fenders and not the frame horns?


Yep. No frame horns needed.

Author:  emoutra [ Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 6.2 Swap into 80 Malibu

On the rear bumper...just wondering what you mean instead of drilling the holes you notched it. Are you referring to notching
the Heads Up bumper in some way, or the flange on the car. Thanks again![/quote]

Yeah..I notched the bumper.

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