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Post by 1973montec on Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:53 pm

HI
Im new here,but have known about this site for awhile now. I have owned this car for 13 years and have finally got to the point that I can drive it. Here is a picture of me with my baby.Its a factory bucket seat car with a 400ci motor and a 350 trans,its riding on 15x8 rallies with 275-60-15 BFGoodrich tires.The car might look a little familiar,thats because a friend of mine was thrilled more about my car than I was Razz .His car is in the background.


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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:46 pm

1973montec wrote: HI
Im new here,but have known about this site for awhile now. I have owned this car for 13 years and have finally got to the point that I can drive it. Here is a picture of me with my baby.Its a factory bucket seat car with a 400ci motor and a 350 trans,its riding on 15x8 rallies with 275-60-15 BFGoodrich tires.The car might look a little familiar,thats because a friend of mine was thrilled more about my car than I was Razz .His car is in the background.



welcome im guessing the guy is chris (454 monte) whats your name? and welcome glad to see you joined. i have seen chris post pics of your car i thought it was his. he said something bout you needing the wheel well trim
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:55 pm

my name is chris also,we seem to think that is why we are such good friends for the past 15 years. we found the ww-trim a couple of weeks ago for 100 dollars. the 4 pieces were almost like new,one had a dink.



thanx for the welcome
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:16 pm

hell ya looks sweet. is there any rust under your landau top? and no problem you should have joined a looooooong time ago haha
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:59 pm

Hey looks sweet ! I also have a 73 Monte looks just like Chris'
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:20 pm

Welcome Chris. Nice car! JB
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Post by yogreasygramma on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:29 pm

Welcome, Chris! Congrats on getting your Monte on the road again. It is a beautiful example of one of the best cars ever produced! Not only do I like the color combination, but I love how those pinstripes follow the fender lines. I had the same pinstripes on my first Monte.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:34 pm

Welcome Chris.
Nice car.

And tell the other Chris hey for me.
Good dude.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:58 pm

well about time you get that car here BOTH CHRIS'....

thanks for finally sharing I have watched the progress of this car over time looks great man and thanks for Joining up finally LOL

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Post by The Dude on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:30 pm

Welcome to the site Chris! Always wondered if Chris would talk you into joining or not. LoL your car is pretty well known on this site because of him. Nice ride. Smile
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Post by 74chick on Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:54 pm

Welcome and nice monty. Thumbs up
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:02 pm

thanx guys and gals.
i have been friends with the other chris for 15 years,and he found me this monte.he has always told me he would be here for me if and when i got it togther. he did not back out,and held my hand the whole way. Wink
when i first bought the monte,i wanted it all white. but when i saw the color on the 50th anniversary vette,i knew i had to have it that color. i also wanted the peanut butter interior and the landau top. but when chris and i found another 73 that was hit in the front,it had maroon bucket seat interior,so i used it instead. i love the way it looks and get compliments all the time. now mind you,i have never been a car show guy. but i love them now and sometimes have to pull chris by his collar to get him to go.
we almost lost one of them today to a guy in detroit. we put them on c-l and he was going to come here and buy one. he never called,so we desided that they are now not for sale. Thumbs up as we were sitting at a car show today,we saw a can am. i never knew those cars were one year only. heres pictures. Smile






we had the only 2nd gens at the show.


chris has tried to get me to join different sites,but he always took pictures and told people about the monte. to be truthful,if it was not for chris taking pics,i would not have any at all. but next to his kids,his passion is the monte carlo. Very Happy so i knew i was in good hands.
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:17 pm

77malibu77 wrote:hell ya looks sweet. is there any rust under your landau top? and no problem you should have joined a looooooong time ago haha

i bought the car 13 years ago and was very solid. the previous owner took off the top (full) when he bought it. i always liked the landau look and after we found the a-pillar trim and chris gave me the landau trim,off to the top guy it went Very Happy .
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:36 pm

awesome turned out nice. i need to find the landau trim for my malibu classic because i am going to paint the landau top on instead of leather. dont want to risk it
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:37 pm

WELCOME, Chris!!!!

Glad you joined us here.

I love the color combo on your '73 MC. Smile



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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:28 pm

Do you have stock springs and shocks in yours? I noticed that yours and the other Chris' both sit the same
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Post by 1973montec on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:37 pm

i boosted the some part #'s from him. they are the #'s he used for his 73 small block he had awhile ago. i always like the way his montes looked,up high and mean.
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Post by 1973montec on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:39 pm

knightfan26917 wrote:WELCOME, Chris!!!!

Glad you joined us here.

I love the color combo on your '73 MC. Smile


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thank you Cort.i was going to do tan on the inside,but like the way it looks with the maroon interior.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:27 am

I like the fat tires and wheels, but I like the slightly lower stance. If I could get the nose down like an inch I'd be happy. I'm hoping after some new stock spec springs and shocks, it'll sit better. The suspension is a whole another restoration for me. Mine isnt shot, but it needs attention to be up to par with the rest of the car.

I like the maroon interior better, the colors matching interior and exterior is definitely a thing that fits the era of the car.
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Post by 1973montec on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:37 am

JiMi_DRiX wrote:I like the fat tires and wheels, but I like the slightly lower stance. If I could get the nose down like an inch I'd be happy. I'm hoping after some new stock spec springs and shocks, it'll sit better. The suspension is a whole another restoration for me. Mine isnt shot, but it needs attention to be up to par with the rest of the car.

I like the maroon interior better, the colors matching interior and exterior is definitely a thing that fits the era of the car.
thanx

when we go to car shows,we get compliments on how the cars sit. i never thought i would have the same size tires on mine as he does tho. but i like them.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:52 am

It definitely has a tough stance. A car like that, the old school look is always a good one.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:41 am

1973montec wrote:thank you Cort.i was going to do tan on the inside,but like the way it looks with the maroon interior.

You are welcome!

I kinda like it with the maroon interior, too. Though, admittedly, I'm partial to the tan Wink. lol



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