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Posted May 05, 2013 - 02:18 PM

Mine has the medium duty rear axle. It is 8 lug, but still semi-floating. I'm looking for a full floating axle and set of one ton rear springs for it, but I'm not in any hurry.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Nice rides.. But that Monte Carlo makes me droooooooooooooooooooool


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Posted May 08, 2013 - 07:39 AM

Thanks, the Monte needs some work, but I've had too much going on elsewheres to do anything to it yet. I may just tune up the 305 and rebuild the transmission this summer and worry about the bigger stuff next year. Just to get to drive it some.
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Posted May 08, 2013 - 08:48 PM

Good car to save... 



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Stripped 1/2 the bed today.  I was told using Easy Off heavy duty oven cleaner would take rattle can off of original paint jobs without damaging them.  So, I hit it with a heavy coat, covered it in black trash bags for 30 min and then basically took a pressure washer and washed the rattle can primer off the original paint.  Once the other side and tail gate are done, I'll be ready to sand it and paint it to match my truck. 

 

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 08:24 AM

Run into a little snag on the bed. Tractor supply had a sale on a nice Ingersoll rand compressor so I did a rain check on it. Well I had money put back to buy an electric random orbit sander and paint with but now it is being saved for the compressor off it ever comes in. The bed is stripped and ready for sanding once I get the compressor and my air tools from Mom and Dad's place.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Compressor is in. Hurt my back this weekend and couldn't go get it. Going back Saturday when my brother is in to visit and he can help us unload and position it in the shop.

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Posted June 23, 2013 - 06:44 AM

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We picked the compressor up Friday. It wasn't too bad unloading. Julie and I did it with just a hand truck. We set it in place and now I've got to get some concrete anchors and wire it up. Started to wire it yesterday but got distracted putting the two satellite speakers next to the doors in the garage.

I'll post pictures of how I ran the speaker wire this evenin when we get back from town. I set the oldest girl on the hood on Stanley with a pair of wire strippers and a section of wire and let her work at it till she got the hang of it and then she made most of the terminations up for me.


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 12:10 PM

nice looking compressor ya got there and im with Team_Green i love the monte nice collection of toys



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:09 PM

I keep coming back and looking at that Monte.. Can we get more pictures of it.. I sure miss my 78 Monte...

 

Thanks in advance..... 

 

Still droooooling over that car.. man ohh man..



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Posted June 24, 2013 - 04:47 AM

I will get some more pictures when I start working on it. I'm trying to get a 454 to go in it with a 5 speed. Gonna have to make quite a drive to get the engine though. It should make for a fun family cruiser.
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Posted July 12, 2013 - 07:20 PM

I got the compressor wired up today and broke in.

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First order of business was breaking down a front tire from Stanley to clear grass out of the bead where Julie mowed with a flat tire last week.

I added a tee on the outlet so I could have a quick connect near the compressor and then plumb in a header for the rest of the shop. I also put a nice 1/4 turn valve and some tubing on the blow down drain to make that easier to deal with than a petcock valve hiding under the tank.
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Posted January 05, 2014 - 08:33 PM

The bed for the crew cab is back from the body shop and in the garage ready to stripe and badge. I have parts ordered so I can hopefully get the bed on the truck by next month.

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 01:54 PM

That monte is sweet.  We cut up so many of those old G Bodies to make dirt track cars its not even funny.....

I imagine we ruined a dozen good cars in 2 years.  But a gutted G-Body with a full cage installed is worth more than a beat up Monte in street form.  Most of them had rotted frames that we had to repair but thats not an uncommon occurrence. 

 

A buddy of mine had a Iroc Z with T-Tops.  The A pillar cracked.  Heard of them cracking but his was the first I actually seen happen.  Probably didn't help that the car would lift the front wheels off the ground.

 

I passed up on a 1984 Monte SS about 6 months ago.  I think it was white, if I remember right.  I've always had a thing for those cars


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 05:45 PM

It hurts my feelings to think about all the g-bodies that have given their lives for dirt track use! I'm hoping to get to work on it this summer. I've got stuff to do to the truck and Blazer before I start yet another project.




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