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Hi fellow gassers. I own a 79 Malibu that I came up with the idea to turn my car into a gasser. Everybody thought I was crazy, but noticed that a picture of it came up when I googled Malibu Gasser, that is how I found this website.
 

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Hi fellow gassers. I own a 79 Malibu that I came up with the idea to turn my car into a gasser. Everybody thought I was crazy, but noticed that a picture of it came up when I googled Malibu Gasser, that is how I found this website.
Welcome from Pittsburgh.......

Is this the pic you are talking about??????
 

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Now that is cool, exactly why this site was started. We are the place to have gasserts that do not conform to the """traditional""' style, although there's absolutely nothing wrong with that either, just that we are more tolerant and heartly welcome all types and body makes. Your Malibu is more than welcome here, and I love it. Is that a pic of your Malibu in the previous post? If not get us a pic of it so we can see what your doing and enjoy the look along with you. Either way give us some details of the build.
A big welcome to you and enjoy the site, glad you found it and joined. Mark L.
 

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Iowa gasser-awsome car! Not many guys have the b_lls to do that to a Malibu ! You will like the site-friendly and open minded-welcome.
 

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Thanks everyone...Yes, that is my Malibu in the pic....someone must have taken it during the annual "4th Street Cruise" in Waterloo, Iowa on Memorial Day Weekend a few years back. It is a cruise that is open to anyone but usually you see some pretty nice cars, this cruise has been an annual event since 1981. I have a more recent picture in my profile, since this picture I put a 383 small block motor in it and a Moser 12 bolt posi rear end and Lakewood upper and lower control arms.
 

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Thanks everyone...Yes, that is my Malibu in the pic....someone must have taken it during the annual "4th Street Cruise" in Waterloo.....
I really like this picture of your "Malibu Gasser" ..... a menacing looking G-Body prowling the streets with that "don't mess with me" look!!!!!

At the time I found this picture on the Internet I was working on a '80 G-Body El Camino that I was going to put a Speedway straight axle kit under it. Fortunately for my pocketbook the kit with Chevy disc brake setup was on back order. Before it became available I was able to trade "even-up" for our '69 Opel/ If I would have purchased the straight axle I more than likely would have NOT made the trade.

As many of you might have heard already......the G-Body Malibu & El Camino is being called the "shoe box" of our time.

So many of them were made making them affordable compared to other cars. The body style along with its full frame design & very workable rear suspension makes it perfect street/strip material for a hot rodder to built around..... much like the 55-56 Chevys back in their day.


 

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Those late 70's Malibus and ElCaminos are one of the few good looking cars ob that era. Nice body lines,. and they still had real bumpers. Just a clean looking vehicle that lends itself well to hotrodding. Nice job rfoelske!
 

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Cool car, I got the idea to make a gasser out of my g-body El Camino from seeing yours. Was it a lot of work to mount your leaf springs? I'm sorta on the fence about the whole thing. I could use a little help or heads up.

Thanks
 
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