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Brandon Good's 1980 Malibu Project--Gathering Parts...and Steam.

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Brandon Good's 1980 Malibu Project--Gathering Parts...and Steam.
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:37 PM

Ok gang. I'll be switching back to aircraft for one build after the 454 SS Silverado that I'm building but after that I've been wanting to build something a little outside of the box (quite literally). Something other than a Camaro or Mustang or anything that's typical in a muscle car. I wanted to go with something that is considered "bland" by the mainstream and jazz it up.

I first became inspired by this car 3 years ago while in San Antonio visiting my wife in the hospital. I needed something to read while she was resting so I had picked up a copy of that months Super Chevy and lo and behold there she was.....a car that I felt that I MUST build. So.....I picked up a resin kit and have continually been picking up things that will help me to recreate this masterpiece of a car.


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This will a be my first stab at a resin kit. I'll be going with this new aquisition...…...a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu from Star Models that I'll be building as a 1980 model:

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I'll have to replace the suspension to give this car a pro street look but I've already got that covered with the chassis from this kit that I acquired last week: (my "go-to" kit for all Pro Street needs)

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and some Weld Alumastar wheels that I just picked up from Ted's Modeling : (and I've already had my machine shop here at work cut the width down on the rear wheels to something that'll handle the tires that I'll be using)

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to give it a look like Brandon's car:

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and the real reason I wanted to build this thing............the engine. There'll be lots of Molotow and Alclad II going through my airbrush is all I've gotta say.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:37 PM

Started gathering the engine parts for this bad boy today. I had to wait till I got paid so I could punch the order button. I can hardly WAIT to get started on this one.

We're gonna start with a 1/25 scale 3-D printed Blown Brodix Big Block Chevy with all the trimmings from Shapeways. Had to buy the carburetors with the kit which are not correct but I'll use 'em on a future build. It should be built sometime in mid April and get to me a few days later:

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Here's a more robust set of 4500 series Holley carburetors:

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and a set of Big Block Chevy block hugger headers:

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 15, 2019 12:34 AM

Way cool!  Man those printed parts look fantastic.   My brother came home from on leave after airforce basic training with a 65 Malibu.  I was a young punk and went for a ride with him and was hooked.  The car was stolen the next day... such a bummer but have been a fan since then.  This should be fun!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, March 15, 2019 9:52 AM

I'm sure it'll be stunning per the norm for you. But I challenge you Joe, build something stock lol.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 15, 2019 9:23 PM

Thanks John and Lee.

Lee: Build something.....stock?   Just kiddin' Lee. Thanks for following along.

                   

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:22 AM

Lol. Yeah, that's like asking me to build what you do. I wouldn't know where to start lol.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:09 PM

This should be fun to watch. I've never seen an all-resin model car before.

Who is Brandon Good? I just spent some time Googling, I see his car is fairly famous but nothing explaining who he is, beyond the owner of the car. Could it be that simple?

Just curious.

-Greg

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:27 PM

Yikes!  This should be a fun build to watchBig Smile

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:29 AM

Whoa! Now, this ought to be quite the adventure to follow you on Joe. I'm intrigued to watch you work with all that resin. And you're right, that engine is absolutely boss. I'm all hooked up for this epic endeavor. Bring it!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:54 AM

Oh ! 

 I feel so sorry for you .You were grossly  misled.That is NOT a Malibu .That is a Malibrocket ! Those are awesome parts .T.B.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 22, 2019 5:09 PM

Thanks you guys. This is definitely gonna be uncharted waters for me.

Greg: Honestly Brandon Good is no real celebrity....but his car is very well known so I have to give him the proper credit for it being his car.

                   

 

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