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My 76 Monte now sportin' some Rally wheels!

Post by JiMi_DRiX on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:30 pm

I thought I would try the old school look with a set of 15x8 Rally wheels on the 76. 255/60 & 275/60 BFG tires. A wash and a wax, and she is shining again!

Next on the list are new springs/shocks and getting the ride height how I want it. New exhaust from the headers back, and removing the cats. I'm still trying to figure out what mufflers would sound real mean. I'm tired of Flowmasters. The Magnaflows on the 73 sound cool, but I dont know how different it would sound with the beefier motor.

anyway, heres some pictures, hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I did taking them!


EDIT: wow! I didnt know they pics would be so big. Try a right click -> open image in new tab, to view full screen!







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Post by 77mali on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:36 pm

Looks good! I don't mind pig pics Very Happy
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:47 pm

Looks great Mike!
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:45 am

Thanks! I cant wait to get the stance lower though. The front is too high from the weight loss of the crate motor. While compensating with the rear air shocks evened it out, I dont quite like the high stance. I think after I replace the shocks and springs, I'll ride it stock for a few miles, and decide how much lower the nose needs to go.
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Post by Dead Man on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:26 pm

sweet, loving the white letter tires.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:40 pm

i just bought some 15x8s also. they came with 2-275/60 tires,trim rings and centers.

i kinda lost interest in the vette alluminums
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Post by jrb75 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:22 pm

I'm still trying to decide myself...Rallys or Vettes. But, looks good Drix
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:34 pm

I think I might get some Welds on my 77 after Christmas,we'll see.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:50 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote: i just bought some 15x8s also. they came with 2-275/60 tires,trim rings and centers.

i kinda lost interest in the vette alluminums


Both look good, Chris! But sometimes you just need a little change Smile
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Post by Brainstain on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:16 pm

I'd suggest a 1" drop spring. I went 3" and it HAMMERED my wagon. I literally may have to C notch it to keep it that low. My jack barely fits under the rear frame rail.

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Post by 77mali on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:23 pm

I like the stock stance on the Montes. As for my car, I'd like to keep her stock but with some tall wheels to fill out them huge wheel wells.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Brainstain wrote:I'd suggest a 1" drop spring. I went 3" and it HAMMERED my wagon. I literally may have to C notch it to keep it that low. My jack barely fits under the rear frame rail.

77mali wrote:I like the stock stance on the Montes. As for my car, I'd like to keep her stock but with some tall wheels to fill out them huge wheel wells.



Is there a manufacturer for lowering springs for these cars? I see them for the 70-72s, but nothing for after that. Are they the same? 1" at least for me. The rear end isnt sitting stock, stock its perfect with these wheels/tires.

Here is the 73 Monte, stock suspension (all new and replaced) still has the stock 350, sitting on the Torq Thrust wheels off the 76. It sits pretty much perfect.

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Post by 77mali on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:56 pm

It looks like it want's to burn some rubber. LOL

My springs are rusty but still look like they're in good shape...I was hoping to clean them up & reuse them. I know they're old but do they really sag that much with age? I'm not dropping a big block in there or anything so I'm hoping to save some $$$$...or am I just fantasizing about keeping the springs? This is how it sat when she was for sale...what do you think?



With rear bumper & header panel removed...(engine & trans still in)


I have no pics from the full side view like you posted Rolling Eyes
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:56 pm

It looks good, but I'm not as familiar with the stance of the Chevelles. In relation to my Montes, I don't see any sag.
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Post by Brainstain on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:03 pm

OPG carries springs for the Chevelles. I bought rears and chopped the fronts but I'm just gonna buy coil overs all around instead and may put the drop springs in the 76 I'm getting this weekend.

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Post by knightfan26917 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:38 am

Mike,

LOOKIN' AWESOME, bud. As I mentioned to ya, miss mine....



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Post by 77mali on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:05 am

I like the size on these tires (LOL) they look a bit off in the rear. How tall, anyone know?

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