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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:11 pm

77mali wrote:You did such a nice job that he'll prob want to buy it back, be careful Laughing
Well it will look so much better when I'm done with it . Id have put a lot of time and money in to it . I plan on keeping the car but they say everyone has their price
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Post by magic marouke on Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:07 pm

Cleaning floor out for new carpet . 100% rust free floor pans which I'm really happy about . Got a free craftsman shop vac from my works company party so that was good timing

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Post by magic marouke on Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:08 pm

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Post by Bruisr on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:05 pm

Very Impressive!!!!
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Post by dynchel on Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:06 pm

Mad  I'm jealous.  Congrats on getting a good car.Thumbs up
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Post by magic marouke on Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks guys .

Got the carpet in ok . Of course I had to cut all the holes out for the seat belts but no biggie . I'm raising the front seat up nearly an inch as I did think it sat to low for me before . If it doesn't work out I'll just take the washers out the bolts .
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Hey looks great ,where did you get the carpet from? What was the mfg on the box?
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Post by magic marouke on Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:28 pm

ant7377 wrote:Hey looks great ,where did you get the carpet from? What was the mfg on the box?
Auto custom carpets inc . www.accmats.com

800 633 2458

Can't remember exact price but I wanna say around $120 . It's a cut pile black moulded and was a good fit .
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Yeah thats the right place to get it . I got one from them for my 77 years ago I should have bought the one for the 73 from them too.
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by driveit on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:04 am

Is it hard to get unmolded carpet to work?
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:21 am

Yes.  Unmolded carpet will bunch up in the corners of the floor pan depressions, most notably where your gas pedal is.

However, if you are willing to do a little surgery, you can slice those off and use the carpet glue-tape to seal it up from the backside, essentially making your own molded carpet.  The upside is you can get a nifty remnant for cheap from a carpet store, and have something non-standard.  The downside is the work, and the glue tape is messy. Smile
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Post by driveit on Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:03 pm

I see. I am thinking about ditching the carpet I have and buying molded carpet now.
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:46 pm

Scary putting the rear glass trim back . Comes real close to the painted surface in a couple of places


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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Phew ! All in and looks good .

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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Did you use the window ribbon stuff like original or a fat bead of sealant for the glass?
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Post by magic marouke on Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:53 pm

77mali wrote:Did you use the window ribbon stuff like original or a fat bead of sealant for the glass?
I used the flat plastic strip that was already there . I noticed I had a tiny air leak at the bottom so put some sealant on that
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:56 pm

I posted this on another thread...just FYI...I don't know if montes/chevelles share the same type of ribbons or if montes (& other notchback G3's) are completely different.  Just don't want your glass popping out.

77mali wrote:The back glass & windshield both had a "window ribbon" installed in the channel.  It's made by 3M and it's avail in 5/16, 1/4, & 3/8" thickness.

http://www.levineautoparts.com/nsearch.html?query=3M+WINDOW+WELD

You need a primer also for the channel prior to the ribbon install and a fast cure urethane to seal in the channel as well to keep any standing water out.

Most of the glass places I've talked to don't even want to use it because it's so much easier for them to just lay down a big a$$ bead of urethane sealant & that's it.  I'm going to do this the old fashioned way...LOL.  Here's a good article on how to do it- best one I've found yet.

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/body/mopp_0402_how_to_install_and_replace_bond_in_glass/
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:43 pm

My original factory rear window seal was what could best be described as a giant fan belt -- it was of similar layered construction with a rubber outer surface.  I can only assume it had originally been coated with some sort of sealant which had long since failed, allowing water in.  

When I replaced it, I used the standard butyl tape.  While it works, it doesn't conform as easily to the glass as the urethane the installer used when I had the windshield replaced.  Plus, it wants to stick to everything but what it's supposed to, so you have to make sure your hands are wet when you work with it.

The plus side of urethane is that it does a stellar job of sealing the window and it's very forgiving of irregularities in the glass, the placement, or the window channel itself.  However, if I have to remove  the windshield at some point, I'm expecting it will be a much bigger PITA than the butyl tape to remove.
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:29 pm

New sound deadner in the rear interior and door panels

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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:35 pm



Door panels went in ok after a fight . I hate my lower door panels because they are falling apart . Will be looking out for some replacement ones later .
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:46 pm

its easier to put on the bottom first. just sayn....Very Happy 

what kind do you need?
all manual
p/window-man lock
p/lock-man window
p/lock-window
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:29 pm

I have the screw holes in my doors for that nice pull strap but my stupid Chevelle didn't have them...Got any extra's Chris (black ones)?
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:18 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:its easier to put on the bottom first. just sayn....Very Happy 

what kind do you need?
all manual
p/window-man lock
p/lock-man window
p/lock-window
Here is what I have , power window manual lock .
The sun just ruined them over the years . You can't really tell in this pic .


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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by magic marouke on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:22 pm

77mali wrote:I have the screw holes in my doors for that nice pull strap but my stupid Chevelle didn't have them...Got any extra's Chris (black ones)?
I did put the bottoms on first . I had to pre fit the tops to know how much of the bolts I need to cut off that were holding the straps to the panel . The straps are not the best either and had to do some Okie engineering on them haha
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Re: My 77 Monte Carlo daily driver

Post by driveit on Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:13 am

Looks great from the pic.
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