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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed May 20, 2009 11:27 pm

the start of body work
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the engine bay
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the primer
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the color
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ready for paint
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shes painted
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the parts car
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the maroon interior
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10 months later,with my 15x8 rallies
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its getting there
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need to get a better pic of mine and his
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri May 22, 2009 10:48 am

Looking good!

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Fri May 22, 2009 12:04 pm

I agree, looks good!

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Post by IndyG3 on Fri May 22, 2009 12:19 pm

Cool
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue May 26, 2009 7:57 pm

he just got the top done.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue May 26, 2009 8:07 pm

wow that is a beautiful color for a top, is he gonna do the interior to match that color ???
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue May 26, 2009 8:29 pm

Limey aka Maligoon wrote:wow that is a beautiful color for a top, is he gonna do the interior to match that color ???

hes going to ride it with the maroon color this summer.but over the winter hes redoing the whole interior to match the top.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue May 26, 2009 8:36 pm

i love that color is that the buckskin ?? would love to incorperate that color somehow into limey but lime green and that color and black not so much o well......just noticed as well is that his garage in a residential AND NO fire suppression (that i seen anyways) LOL for the spraying, hope he has good neighbors. or he must paint alot of ther cars to keep them quiet LMAO
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue May 26, 2009 9:09 pm

Limey aka Maligoon wrote:i love that color is that the buckskin ?? would love to incorperate that color somehow into limey but lime green and that color and black not so much o well......just noticed as well is that his garage in a residential AND NO fire suppression (that i seen anyways) LOL for the spraying, hope he has good neighbors. or he must paint alot of ther cars to keep them quiet LMAO

its a body shop thats been in the same spot for 25 yrs. in the first pic is one of many extinguisers,and the second pic shows the paint booth.... so the neighborhood must be user friendly.


BTW---I think he said the color is taupe (tope)
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Post by Limey SE on Tue May 26, 2009 9:40 pm

i love it no matter what it is called and didnt see the fire extinguisers before must have missed that one LOL
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Post by yogreasygramma on Wed May 27, 2009 3:40 am

Nice to see another 73 - the most beautiful car ever produced... Smile Smile Smile
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed May 27, 2009 7:45 am

Gorgeous!

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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:19 am

WOW!!!!!!

I love that color combo! Very very very nice Smile.



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Post by IndyG3 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:01 am

Is that a factory color? It looks a bit like the color on my Chevelle...
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:56 am

Chris,

Looks really nice!
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:53 pm

IndyG3 wrote:Is that a factory color? It looks a bit like the color on my Chevelle...

50th anniversary Corvette color.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:55 pm

ant7377 wrote:Chris,

Looks really nice!

thanx

I have to get some updated pics,I have been slackin a little.
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Post by IndyG3 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:20 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:50th anniversary Corvette color.

That's a nice color! Cool
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:07 am

Finally got around to getting some up to date pics of the monte.It has been buffed and glazed and pinstripes added.The interior is in but not permanently,it was easier to temperately put it in the car,than keep moving it around to different spots.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:11 am

wow that paint SHINES REALLY NICE nice job on it !!!!!
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:24 am

That Monte's coming along very nicely Cool
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:22 pm

It's a beaut!
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Post by yogreasygramma on Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:14 am

Chris, your friend's car is looking extra sharp indeed!! I love the quality of that paint job. The pinstripes I like much better than the factory Landau ones; I had those on my first Monte, the green 73 S. Do you know the official story on those pinstripes, because I've never seen any evidence they were done at the factory or dealer? But they naturally complement the fantastic lines of the second generation Monte. The ones on my first Monte were painted on and looked professional, but I've never heard if they were done by the dealer or factory or what.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:29 pm

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That is an AWESOME shot. Great angle and configuration.

And, that Monte Carlo is SHARP. The pinstripes accent it nicely.



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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:55 am

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