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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:30 pm

77mali wrote:Holy stance difference Batman....that 454/400 combo must be heavy.

Good choice having it patch repaired. Only original once.

funny you should mention the stance,i was going to measure it today and forgot cuz of rain. im curious on how far down it will be after reinstalation of everything. Shocked i tried the other panels,but just did not like it. the wife talked me into it,she said i was over thinking.....
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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:59 pm

You going to reinstall the vinyl top?
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Post by driveit on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 am

Looking good. Keep it up.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:59 am

77mali wrote:You going to reinstall the vinyl top?

yep,gonna keep it black to.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:09 am

driveit wrote:Looking good. Keep it up.

thanx

its gettin there

this is how i found it in 2002.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:35 am

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well the painter got behind,and monte did not go into shop till july 18. almost 2 months past due date.GRrr.....
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so its been there almost a month,top is off,rear window pulled aug-1
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most of paint is off aug-8
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im in no big hurry.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:13 am

Looks good.  

Vinyl tops & rust seem to go hand in hand on all these cars. Are you reinstalling the landau top or going commando?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:18 pm

keeping the top. it has character.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:32 pm

I hear ya...Monte's can kinda look naked without them.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:13 pm

still looking so sad 8-15
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Post by dynchel on Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:13 pm

So what color is it gonna be? Also are you gonna make the top a contrasting color? I always liked the contrasting colors that compliment each other.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:45 pm

back in the early 90s i had one that was blue with full white top and blue interior.. never had another one the same color.
the headlight buckets are off that car.
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so its gonna kinda be a tribute.but am keeping with the original half black top and black bucket interior.
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Post by 77mali on Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:56 pm

That medium shade of blue? That looks great w/ black.

If I ever have a Monte (someday hopefully) I'd like a white one with black top & interior.

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Post by dynchel on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:01 pm

My personal favorite color combo is blue with a white top and white interior.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:43 pm

dynchel wrote:My personal favorite color combo is blue with a white top and white interior.
my pockets are not that deep. i have to stick with black.
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Post by dynchel on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:57 pm

I was just saying that is my favorite color combo. My '74 is blue with white stripes and a black interior.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:26 am

no harm taken.
but the white top did look killer on that 73 i had.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:04 am

Chris, she will be absolutely beautiful when she is all done and put back together. You take the greatest care of your car, and have the parts and knowledge to do it! You already know I anxiously await !
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:17 am

JiMi_DRiX wrote:Chris, she will be absolutely beautiful when she is all done and put back together. You take the greatest care of your car, and have the parts and knowledge to do it! You already know I anxiously await !
thanx Mike,
but whats up with the 75?

btw-you did a great job on the 76.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:10 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
JiMi_DRiX wrote:Chris, she will be absolutely beautiful when she is all done and put back together. You take the greatest care of your car, and have the parts and knowledge to do it! You already know I anxiously await !
thanx Mike,
but whats up with the 75?

btw-you did a great job on the 76.
Still waiting to get the intake/carb back on it. After that I need to fire it up and get it out of the back yard. It needs a timing gear/chain. I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Having 3 Montes that all need some love is a bit much for me with the house mortgage. If I could find the right buyer, I'd let her go and put that into the other two. We'll see.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:35 pm

i know i told the guy 'im in no big hurry" but dam,its been there 2 months.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:46 pm

Tell him "no big hurry" means you want it back before Halloween.
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:02 pm

Never tell a body man no hurry.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:41 pm

My body man,if he isn't dead by now, would take 6 months to do a job because he would do his profit making on insurance work and do my work on the side when he was not busy. At least he would DO non-insurance rehabs. He weighes/weighted 400 pounds. JB
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:35 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:i know i told the guy 'im in no big hurry" but dam,its been there 2 months.
Wow, I'm having a flashback, and not a good one.

2 months will quickly turn into 2 years, so get your lawyer's number warmed up now.
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