Correct Stock Replacement Shroud Keeps Engine Cool Original GM Part Upper Section Only Use P/N 651060 For Lower Section Fits 1980-1983 Malibu Models The fan shroud in your 1980, 1981, 1982, or 1983 Chevy Malibu can become cracked and brittle over time, leaving your fan blades exposed and radiator prone to heat. The fan shroud is crucial for concentrating the air flow in your engine compartment, channeling hot air away from the radiator and providing cool air, which prevents radiator and engine overheating. Aside from the its purpose of keeping the engine cool, the fan shroud also protects outside objects from coming in contact with the fan blades, such as your hands. This durable shroud has a sleek, black finish and will look great within your Malibu's engine compartment. Keep yourself and your Malibu safe by getting a new fan shroud today for your small block engine. Remember to also get the lower fan shroud as well to complete your assembly.