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  1. 1978 buwagon

    1978 buwagon New Member

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    My 78 malibu wagon rear frame rails are rusted. I was told to find another good frame. I want to just repair the frame rails everything else is good, but i cant locate a pair. Can anyone help me out? thanks
     
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    Those frame rail ends are available new, after market. At least they were a couple years ago. I'm sure one of the guys around here who has one of these wagons knows where to find them.
     
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    try here http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/
    or here http://www.montecarloss.com/

    The folks at the above forums have done a lot with G-body frame repairs and rework. Plus lots of cool inexpensive suspension and brake upgrades. Don't know how the rear rails differ from a coupe/sedan to a wagon, maybe you can use EL Camino parts or a whole frame. I did that on my 70 Chevelle wagon.

    Also look at the forums for other GM rear drive G-body cars, like the Regal and Cutlass.

    Good luck,
    Tom
     
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    I know there was a guy in Ontario that built them I'll have to look his number up. Thank you both for the info.
     
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