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03-24-2013 03:31 PM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

Hello everyone!!Its been a while since I've posted so I thought I would catch you up and even post some upside down pics :-).Work has been crazy so not much time for the project but I have managed to fab crossmember and get one frame rail tacked up.Ive purchased my 4 link kit and coil over shocks so I could begin mocking everything up.I haven't got the rear end all put together yet,I figure I can do all that once my frame rails are complete.Its been a LOT of work just taking all the measurements and getting everything laid out.I also got my wheel tubs mocked up out of cardboard.Hopefully someone can rotate the pictures if they don't come out right.Thanx everyone and if anyone has any suggestions or advice for this stage in the game,feel free to post,good or bad.
02-15-2013 07:01 PM
1971BB427 Speedway Motors sells a pretty decent kit for $350.
Heavy Duty Rear Four-Bar Kit - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
02-15-2013 06:46 PM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my malibu

Hi all!Sorry but I had to use a different email address.I am back on my project and starting on my frame work.I have the cross member welded in and boxed in the ends of the existing frame where it was cut.went to the swap meet today but I didn't have any luck finding an affordable 4 link set up.I found them on line cheaper than what they were at the swap meet.Ill post pics when I get a little farther along.Thanks everyone!
02-06-2013 11:42 AM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

Thank you.I don't like the look either of the tires tucked too far underneath,just doesn't look right.Hopefully ill get some new upside down pics up soon,work has been busy and just haven't had time to go play in the garage.Ive got my steel in the garage just waiting on axles to arrive so I can determine frame rail location once rear end is together and mocked up in place
02-06-2013 09:45 AM
NEW INTERIORS Man !!!! I can't understand why you stand on your head to take these pictures...

Just pulling your leg a little..
Look's great from my end..






02-06-2013 08:36 AM
1971BB427 I like the way the tires sit. Not too far in like some tubbed cars.
02-05-2013 08:06 PM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my malibu

Thank you.With the back spacing on the wheels and the length of my rear end I'm going to have about 2 inches from the closest part of the 1/4 panel.Hopefully my axles will be back next week and I can move on to installing my frame rails.Im keeping my fingers crossed that I can find some coil overs at the swap meet next weekend.Im hoping to at least be able to get it on the road by spring though I'm sure it won't be painted yet.
02-05-2013 07:56 PM
NEW INTERIORS Looking good so far..

Just make sure you leave a little room between the lip of the fender and the outside of the tire,, Also on the inside too..
02-04-2013 06:02 PM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

Another pic
02-04-2013 06:00 PM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

Hi all!Finaly got my rear end cut down to size and got the axles sent off to be cut to size and re-splined.Im posting some pics but I'm sure they won't be right side up,still haven't figured out why.
02-02-2013 09:09 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Onebad79malibu View Post
Yes I have all the parts just not on in the picture.I took the kit and the rear end to a local shop and had it installed.I just assumed they knew what they were doing since I've never had any problems with it.this is the first time I've had it apart since it was done over 2 years ago.
It's still salvageable, if you have the inner half of the housing. The weld can be faced off in a lathe when they cut the axles down, so that would fix the welded sleeve issue. The bearing should be a press fit, so welding a retainer sleeve on is not needed.
02-02-2013 10:20 AM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

Yes I have all the parts just not on in the picture.I took the kit and the rear end to a local shop and had it installed.I just assumed they knew what they were doing since I've never had any problems with it.this is the first time I've had it apart since it was done over 2 years ago.
02-02-2013 10:09 AM
1971BB427
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This is what I meant by being welded.Im not sure the pic will be right side up.
Yikes! Why would somebody do that? Don't you have the inner half to the Strange bearing housing? There's supposed to be two pieces, and the inner half holds the bearing in place, so no weld is needed. Looks like someone did some backyard repair to that, and it will make bearing changes a real dilema in the future!
02-02-2013 09:02 AM
Onebad79malibu
Tubbing my Malibu

This is what I meant by being welded.Im not sure the pic will be right side up.
02-02-2013 08:27 AM
1971BB427
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Hey all!I got my wheels under the car where they need to be and determined after several measurements,I determined my rear end needs to be 43 1/2 inches from WMS to WMS,which means I need to shorten my rear end by 11 inches.I am sending the axles off to get them cut down,I have strange c clip eliminators welded on,so I'm assuming when moser cuts the axles down they will just eliminate the groove for c clips,and if they measure from the splined end of the axle,will the 5.5 inches start at the very end?is this the correct way of thinking??maybe I'm over thinking but I don't want to send them in twice
"Welded on"??? I've never seen them welded. My Strange c clip kit bolts on, and is aluminum, so not sure how they could be welded to steel backing plates?
As for the axles, you have the housing tubes and axles cut the same amount.
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