A request came in for details on how we installed the Featherlite Composites fiberglass front and rear bumpers for this 1980 Malibu.
The 1980 Malibu, Sidepiece, has been delivered to Chris Terry Racing and much work has been done towards the 25.3 certified roll cage. For now I want to recap the last work completed before the car left for Chris Terry Racing. Sweet Manufacturing and Innovative Racecraft will be steering this car in the right direction, which we hope will be straight down the track.
A few months later and we are back at work. A lot of things are happening during this time of year and I'm sure everyone can relate. We enjoyed ourselves as spectators at LS Fest in Bowling Green, KY. in September and the Goodguys 25th Southeastern Nationals in Concord, NC. in October. We could not pass up our chance for another Ron Sutton Workshop in Concord just before the Goodguys event. Now we have some new suspension components from Straight Shot Performance for the Malibu.
New lightweight fiberglass body panels have arrived for the 1980 Malibu Xtreme Street race car. Some parts fit perfect, others...not so much. Adjusting the fit and installation did take some time to make sure the Dzus fasteners do their job at holding these panels on the car.
Much has been accomplished throughout this past week. There have been pedals installed with a new brake master cylinder, a HVAC delete panel, a Chevrolet LS engine painted Ford blue for fun, and some fitment checks with the body bolted to the frame.
Some new parts for the Malibu and we do love parts. It feels like Christmas every time. We have some Moser and Yukon components getting some paint and installation.
Here is another blasted frame with some chassis black from Eastwood. This time the blasting was performed in house, or just outside in the grass on some jack stands.
After some timely and tedious repairs, the car is getting it's first coat of paint.
After pulling the frame off, there was some damage found, but before the repairs start it must be stripped of all hardware and electrical then sand blasted. This will bring the steel body down to bare metal unfortunately exposing weak areas in the sheet metal.
A used bracket race car purchased to still be a race car, but with a different future in mind: NMCA Xtreme Street and/or Street Outlaw.