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  • Got some new wheels for the tour

    I wasn't really happy with the look of the car, never really like the drag race look. So I changed the springs and ordered new wheels. Here's the old look

    79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

    Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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    Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

    Here's the new look. I'll post more pics latter

    79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

    Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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      Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

      Nice. Totally changes the look of the car.
      I R Bob
      You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
      2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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        Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

        Here's some more


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        Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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          Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

          One last picture.


          Also on another note, my new electric fan quit this mourning. The blades started to spin on the shaft and hit the radiator. So I put on the clutch fan again. I guess I'll call summit and see what they say.
          79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

          Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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          • #6

            Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

            Nice. Totally changes the look of the car.
            Thanks. I havent had a chance to drive it withthe new wheels, but the spring change made it alot more fun to drive. Before it felt like I was going to drag the door handle around a corner.
            79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

            Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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            • #7

              Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

              I have never been a fan of the "big littles" so I think it looks a ton better

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                Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                Now the car is much more street friendly. Before I was also scared of fast corners or big potholes. The only reason I had them was I traded a tunnel ram with carbs for them. Before the the car came with rusty 14" cragar ss wheels (yuck).
                79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

                Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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                • #9

                  Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                  On another note, it's crazy how pictures can sometimes make paint look good. If you saw the car in person it's not nearly that shiny looking
                  79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

                  Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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                  • #10

                    Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                    with those wheels and the window tint I would flat black that bad boy till you can do a "proper" paint job it would look pretty mean and Mean as well

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                      Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                      I thought about that, but I'm just going to try to get the body ready for paint in the next year. I'll proably go back to something close to the original color, maybe a bit more coppery. That way I don't have to totally rip it apart for paint. Also the fiberglass hood stinks, I'm thinking about using the orginal hood and grafting on a steel cowl scoop.
                      79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

                      Made it with no breakdowns, missing 2012

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                      • #12

                        Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                        If you hate big and littles then you will hate mine ........but those are the wheels Ive been looking at for my regal........nice choice.......
                        That steely eyed look I had behind the wheel was me trying see..........

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                          Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                          Looks good. How are they finished....powdercoat? solid cast? I'm curious how prone they will be to road rash. More I look at 'em the better I like 'em.
                          Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                          HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18.


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                            Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                            What ever works. Makes the 'bu look like a G machine.
                            Myself, I grew up in the 80's, so I have a thing for the Weld look, or a good set of Centerline Autodrags.
                            Car will probably ride and drive a lot nicer.

                            Myself, I am a complete fan of basic steelies and some dog dish caps.

                            That copper color fits though. Simple, clean.
                            Andrew
                            1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport

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                              Re: Got some new wheels for the tour

                              Looks good. How are they finished....powdercoat? solid cast? I'm curious how prone they will be to road rash. More I look at 'em the better I like 'em.
                              The centers are painted a metallic gun metal color and the outside is a machined finish. They weren't very expensive but I'm hoping they hold up well.
                              79 malibu that hopefully makes it for 3000 miles

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