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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:31 pm

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things and working on my Monte Carlo again. Since buying a house its not as easy to just through a few bucks at it and do the next thing. Currently on my to-do list is new slotted front rotors, pads, wheel bearings, brake booster thats been sitting on a shelf for over a year. Some shiny valve covers, an exhaust manifold gasket, and painting up some brackets under the hood. Change the insurance and get it emission exempt (goodbye cats), and new shocks/springs.
THEN, removing the dash, finishing some work in there, and getting the column/steering wheel replaced with a black one, finally.

In case anyone forgot who I was...





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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:00 pm

welcome back...................... Very Happy

chris has told me about your monte and how you liked the way the 275-60-15 BFG's looked on his monte. if memory serves me, you bought wider rims and new tires.

i take it that your interior might of been tan at one time? scratch

nice looking monte Thumbs up
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:21 pm

They look pretty good on the rear, but I didnt change the fronts, I like the staggered look.

Yeah, it was brown and tan, I dug out an old pic, this ones from 2005.

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:23 pm

Oh, here we go, found one:
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:25 pm

i wanted that color in my 73 monte. but i went with maroon instead.

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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:26 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:Oh, here we go, found one:

i like that
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:27 pm

welcome back as well JIMI good to see evreyone had a good summer and is coming home to roost

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanks. I still drive the Monte, I just havent had the time or money to do more work to it. The last we did was put the new Holley on it and electric fuel pump. That changed the car completely, its incredibly responsive now and hauls balls!

oh, and I did score a pair of new pin-on sail panels emblems from eBay a couple weeks ago Very Happy
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:33 pm

1973montec wrote:i wanted that color in my 73 monte. but i went with maroon instead.


Your car looks awesome, either color would've worked since your top is tan, but maroon is more "old school" and looks pretty good. Its cool to see you have Chris helping you out, cant go wrong there!
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:34 pm

so how does it feel to own your own pad?
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:36 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:
1973montec wrote:i wanted that color in my 73 monte. but i went with maroon instead.


Your car looks awesome, either color would've worked since your top is tan, but maroon is more "old school" and looks pretty good. Its cool to see you have Chris helping you out, cant go wrong there!

thanx,it was going to be white on white when i first bought it.

chris has been holding my hand for 13 yrs on this monte. i learned alot from him too. Beer
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:37 pm

Welcome back! Hopefully all of the resto plans go accordingly!
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Its nice having my own place, I just dont have the extra money like I use to, but its worth it. I'm 25 and I have a nice place, I'm grateful.

Thanks INDY, I even have a new set of MSD wires sitting around that need put on when I do the valve covers and all that. and need to finish removing the cruise control... oh man. the list keeps going. haha
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:57 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:Its nice having my own place, I just dont have the extra money like I use to, but its worth it. I'm 25 and I have a nice place, I'm grateful.

Thanks INDY, I even have a new set of MSD wires sitting around that need put on when I do the valve covers and all that. and need to finish removing the cruise control... oh man. the list keeps going. haha
the other chris bought his first house when he was 25,than the buthead got married....... Razz
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:46 am

Well I've got a Monte, and I bought a house at 25, but I'm sure not getting married any time soon. haha.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:13 am

welcome back. jimi hendrix is awesome i got like 3 posters of him in my room lol.

nice car man it looks perfect. them wheels look good on it.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:14 am

Welcome back. Monte looks good, as it always did.

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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:50 pm

77malibu77 wrote:welcome back. jimi hendrix is awesome i got like 3 posters of him in my room lol.

nice car man it looks perfect. them wheels look good on it.

Well Jimi is a nickname, thats what I got for having the last name Hendrix Smile

Your car looks pretty damn interesting... have anymore pics!?
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Post by 77malibu77 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:59 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:
77malibu77 wrote:welcome back. jimi hendrix is awesome i got like 3 posters of him in my room lol.

nice car man it looks perfect. them wheels look good on it.

Well Jimi is a nickname, thats what I got for having the last name Hendrix Smile

Your car looks pretty damn interesting... have anymore pics!?

yeah still hendrix is good. and what my car? nah mines a piece of crap compared to yours. the only thing sticking out on my car is that nice hood
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:41 pm

Yeah, I do like the bandana wearin, guitar burnin' Hendrix too.
I saw the all black nose in your avatar and thought it looked pretty cool. You've done a lot of work to yours though! Mine wasnt always as nice. Its been about 10yrs for me..
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Post by 77malibu77 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:01 am

JiMi_DRiX wrote:Yeah, I do like the bandana wearin, guitar burnin' Hendrix too.
I saw the all black nose in your avatar and thought it looked pretty cool. You've done a lot of work to yours though! Mine wasnt always as nice. Its been about 10yrs for me..

thanks. i have only had it for about 4 years. so you definately put more time into yours. mine is about a year or 2 from completion. then i will get the malibu fixed up and decide which one is going to leave my collection. Mad
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:06 am

Are they both 77's? I'm really aching for another 73 Monte... I found one in town thats in pretty good shape, worth fixing up, straight body, but I just dont have the cash for it.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:22 am

1973montec wrote:i wanted that color in my 73 monte. but i went with maroon instead.

Heh ... I wanted that tan color for my '76 MC....but it wouldn't have worked with the red pinstripe. Instead, mine still has the triple black theme to it.


WELCOME BACK, J_D! Good to see you posting again. Smile



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