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What are some tips for buying body parts for a Chevrolet Malibu?

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When buying body parts for a Chevrolet Malibu, it is important to identify the year and body style of the vehicle, determine the measurements of the needed body parts, and to purchase them from a supplier or individual familiar with the parts being sold. As of 2015, online retailers such as JCWhitney.com, CarID.com and CarParts.com offer a range of body parts for the Chevrolet Malibu. EBay features user-generated listings Chevrolet Malibu body parts.

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As of November 2015, the body parts available through these online retailers for a Chevrolet Malibu include bumpers, fenders, hood panels, mirrors and grilles. Replacement body parts are typically not available as direct color matches to vehicles that have a finished paint job. Body parts are generally advertised as direct original equipment fit replacements, and retailers sell them in black or metallic finishes. Owners can then paint the parts with those finishes to match the existing finish of their vehicles.

The Chevrolet Malibu has gone through several significant body style changes over the course of its manufacturing life. The original Malibu, first released in 1964, had several variations throughout the 1960s and 1970s. From 1984 until 1996, the Chevrolet Malibu was not produced, but it reappeared in 1997 as a modern compact sedan.

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