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Straight Axle 1979 Malibu? Wat?

Why would you do such a thing? Because you can? Why wouldn’t you? I don’t know.  I do know its definitely unique.  Bangshift gives us a look at this creation, which you should probably check out.

The front axle is a tube style setup and it is obviously running as a spring under arrangement because if it were spring over, the thing would have the ride height of a school bus up front and look totally hokey. The stance as it is right now is just weird enough to get people’s attention and we’re sure that lots of people would expect to see some sort of spring spacer or whatnot under there before actually taking a peek below the nose and crapping their pants. While it is usually foolhardy to call hot rods “one of one” type things, there cannot be more than a handful of 1979 Malibu coupes in the country with a freaking straight axle under them, right?

I don’t know.  I guess its interesting in a “retro rod” kind of way.  In that “Look what I did” way.  I don’t know.

Link: http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/good-or-bad-someone-built-a-straight-axle-1979-chevy-malibu-parallel-leaf-springs-and-all/

I've been in a G-Body in one way or another since they were new. I got my own '79 Cutlass in 1990, and have been a fanatic ever since. In 2005 I started GBodyForum, and now GBodyMagazine.

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