Last week, American Modern continued to tear into the front end of their 1965 Malibu project car for “The Build,” but this week they’ve moved onto another area of the Chevy that won’t need quite as much sprucing once it’s taken apart. However, that doesn’t mean that there is any less work in the actual teardown, as the guys who tackled the rear of the car found out. Check out what we mean in the video above.
While the front end of the American Modern Malibu is beyond repair in certain areas, the car’s rear end is in much better shape. Surprisingly that includes the trunk floors, which instead of being rusted out like is commonly seen, they’re solid and seemingly rust free.
With the rear trunk lid off the car, the guys had easier access for stripping the rear end trim off the car as well as the taillights and rear bumper. All these items look to be in fairly good condition but for show sake, the American Modern team will at least be replacing the rear bright work, as well as the incorrect emblems that were put on the car prior to the insurance team acquiring the car.
With everything from the trunk to the gas tank now off the car, the American Modern team is ready to move onto the interior, which they will tackle in next week’s Malibu Monday video. Be sure to check back next week for another progress report on this unique project.