OPGI is Ready for the SEMA Car Show!

The Original Parts Group’s 1965 Malibu SS is complete and ready to grace the floor of the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada! Parked in OPGI booth #23987, the stock black ’65 is sure to turn heads much like last year’s award winning gold ’72 Chevelle SS Convertible.


Returning to JH Restoration in Riverside, California,
the ’65 underwent a full frame-off restoration as Joel and the crew stripped, media-blasted, and went to work installing everything from new quarter panels, trunk pan, hood and fenders.


With the first stage completed, the ’65 Malibu was loaded onto a truck and sent to Starside Design for body work and paint. Doug Starbuck of Starside massaged the body and applied stock black paint. Under the hood, sits a completely rebuilt factory 327 engine. Joel enlisted the help of Sihilling Metal Polishing for the polishing and plating of key components. Back at JH, the re-assembly continued with hundreds of new parts from OPGI, fresh glass from JR Glass and NOS bias ply tires from Lucas Classic Tires.


Come and check out our 1965 Malibu SS at the SEMA car show!

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