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Post by Finn Monte Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:19 pm

i found this Monte Carlo last year but i haven't had time to start a new project. I have a Camaro project in progress.
here is a link to the Camaro project, unfortunately in Finnish: https://f-bodyfinland.com/foorumi/topic/22136-camaro-80/

it has 350 + 350, swievel seat, console, factory air.
the plan is:
rust repairs, floors, doors and window frames etc. old repairs to floors need to be done again as they are not very well done.
i will remove the bumber filler and move the bumpers close to the body.
I put it 18" wheels, 8" front and 9 "rear, et0.
the color of the interior changes from white to black.

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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:53 pm

Hey. I just checked out your Camaro thread. Nice work. Is it hard getting parts over there? I was building a pro touring style 1970 Camaro, but some rich dude wanted it more than me. I can’t wait to see what you can do with your new project. You will get some great ideas from here. I have a couple of threads on here about a couple of my cars. If you’re interested I will share the links with you. Good luck and have fun.
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Post by Finn Monte Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:10 pm

REVINKEVIN wrote: Is it hard getting parts over there?
I have a couple of threads on here about a couple of my cars. If you’re interested I will share the links with you.

pretty well here parts are available, but I often order myself from a rockauto, summit or ebay if the freight price is not too high.

I like to read about your cars.
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:56 pm

I sent you a PM so I wouldn’t be high jacking your thread. Keep those pictures coming.
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:32 am

from the previous picture you can see how moldy the interior is, when i got the car i took the benches off and threw the carpet in the trash, previously made repairs were found under the carpet.
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:19 am

when there are quite a few rust repairs here, i will lift the body off the frame and put it on the rotisserie.
Swivel seats are in poor condition, so I ordered new seats in front, procar rally 80-1000-XL.
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:20 pm

I still ordered wheels from the same local supplier as the seats.
rev 110 18".
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Post by Finn Monte Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:30 am

Camaro is almost ready, so I can start a monte project soon.
a couple of sound samples.

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Post by Finn Monte Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:55 am

i got a few new parts for monte carlo.
jegs exhaust kit, https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/30526/10002/-1 quite a big package.
metro weatherstrip kit RKB1900111 from rockauto


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Post by Finn Monte Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:01 pm

this project starting soon, because my camaro is ready to ride.

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:41 am

Finn Monte wrote:this project starting soon, because my camaro is ready to ride.

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i sold camaro, some guy had spot it from the f-body forum and wanted it for himself.
now is the time to focus on Monte Carlo.
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:20 pm

Looking good. Time to get the Monte rolling again. You did really good work with the Camaro so I can’t wait to see see what you can do with this car.
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:33 am

REVINKEVIN wrote:Looking good. Time to get the Monte rolling again. You did ┬áreally good work with the Camaro so I can’t wait to see see what you can do with this car.

I guess it will take a long time before Monte Carlo is on the road again.
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Post by Finn Monte Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:40 pm

last I started a project. I took the front seats and console off. the benches I threw in the trash. I washed the console and it became good.
I disassemble the interior completely and then wash the cabin with a pressure washer as it is in the mold.
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:06 am

interior plastic moldings washed with a pressure washer. their crumbled surface came off at the same time. now they have less putty and sanding before painting.
the headliner was shocking.

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:10 am

I removed the wood tape from the instrument panel, which now looks better.

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Post by Finn Monte Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:08 am

fedex brought new front seats today. I ordered those from the summit when I didn’t even get them from a local supplier.
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:56 pm

I removed the rest of the dashboard and cleaned it and polished the gauge plastic.
has anyone installed meters in place of those warning lights?

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Post by Hawk03 Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:17 pm

The car is coming along nicely! I have those seats but in white and really enjoy them. It is so nice to be able to recline.

I had sweep gauges and the rewired the dash plug to install factory round gauges then I installed aftermarket gauges except for the tach and speedo. Dakota gauges just begun selling a gauge kit for our cars in the last year but they are a little pricey. I found a gas gauge like yours and swapped out the guts for 1979 corvette guts, added a white face tach sticker and now it is a working tach (I had to run a wire from the tach to the plug as well).

This thread documents the process of updating your gas gauge to a tach. Second hand tachs for our cars are expensive and new boards are not available. This gave me the ability to add a tach for cheap and have access to a new board if I needed one.
https://www.g3gm.com/t8625p100-dead-tach-need-tach-filter

If you wanted factory gauges and not the warning lights I think you should be able to rewire/repin the dash plug to work with the gauges. I think you will also need to install the correct sensors for the gauges. The below thread is how to go from sweep gauges to round but you should give you a idea on the plug wiring.
https://www.g3gm.com/t57p50-switching-from-sweep-to-round-gauge-cluster-re-wire

https://www.g3gm.com/t12707-new-gauge-cluster-option-dakota-digital
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:48 pm

The Dakota digital instrument panel is great, but it becomes quite expensive when i have to pay freight, duties and taxes to Finland.
the easiest way would be to put 3 extra gauges under the dashboard or in place of the radio.
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Post by Finn Monte Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:43 am

I started painting the plastic parts of the interior. first a plastic adhesion and then a filler primer.
next sanding and topcoat.
all black plastic parts of the interior cleaned and coated.
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