Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ


Board index » GENERAL » MalibuRacing Father/Son Project




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:39 pm 
 
Any new updates? I want to see this thing running! Have been following it for a while now.


Top 
  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:50 am 
Offline
MalibuRacing.com Founder
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 05, 2003 8:04 am
Posts: 3482
Location: Decatur/Huntsville, Alabama
Not much to report. I have some pictures, but I don't have them with me now (at work).

I've partially installed the A/C bracket. I've removed a lot of interior trim pieces, removed headliner and removed dash.

I am going to dye the interior parts black that are worth keeping. The headliner, since it was just re-done a few years ago and the the dash.

I'm going to try to get a lot done this week. Then only thing keeping me from firing up the motor is finishing the A/C bracket and installing the remote oil filter.

_________________
Phillip Patterson - MalibuRacing Founder
Father/Son '79 Malibu 4.8 LSx Swap

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:07 pm 
Offline
Amateur Racer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:37 pm
Posts: 216
Location: Helena, AR
would you mind posting some pics of the dying process? i am debating tackling this on my malibu and would like to see how it is done and turns out

_________________
Image

1978 Chevy Malibu Classic: 350 Crate Swap, Turbo 350 Transmission, Flowtech Full length Headers, Flowmaster Series 40 mufflers, Tru-Dual Exhaust, Northern Autoparts Racing Aluminum Radiator, Goodmark 2in Cowl Hood, Jasper Pearl Paint Job, Pioneer Receiver with Pioneer 6x9 speakers, Billet Specialities Vintec Wheels


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:48 pm 
Offline
Dragway Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:18 pm
Posts: 855
Location: Davenport, IA
I didnt realize you could dye a dash, or are you painting it? I have a dash I need to make black also, so I am interested in this and how it works.

_________________
2001 Chevy 2500HD 6.0
1980 Malibu Classic ---Teardown and updating in progress....

You dont grow out of stupid...you have it for life.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:10 pm 
Offline
MalibuRacing Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:59 pm
Posts: 4125
Location: Upstate NY
I dyed my dash, got it out of a Monte, was dark blue, dyed it medium gray to match the rest of my interior. Use SEM dye from an auto paint store. Works great, BUT you MUST have the dash VERY clean. The Armor All wont let the dye penetrate and you get fish eye's otherwise. You can even cut the dash afterwards and it's not paint, the whole thing becomes the color you dyed it. HTH

_________________
'78 bu, 350/310 hp, M-21. Now with a GN 3.42 rear and Detroit Tru-Trac, Xtreme rims, grey bucket seat Monte interior


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:16 pm 
Offline
MalibuRacing.com Founder
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 05, 2003 8:04 am
Posts: 3482
Location: Decatur/Huntsville, Alabama
It's called dye, but I guess, technically it is "spray paint". Like this:
Image

SEM makes it also. You can get it at local parts stores.

I will use something like RIT dye on the headliner. I've never tried it, but thought I would give it a shot. I will just recover the back seat and upper door panels. I am buying new front seats.

_________________
Phillip Patterson - MalibuRacing Founder
Father/Son '79 Malibu 4.8 LSx Swap

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:23 pm 
Offline
Dragway Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:18 pm
Posts: 855
Location: Davenport, IA
Sweet, thanks.

_________________
2001 Chevy 2500HD 6.0
1980 Malibu Classic ---Teardown and updating in progress....

You dont grow out of stupid...you have it for life.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Board index » GENERAL » MalibuRacing Father/Son Project


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: