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#1070747 - 05/13/21 03:10 PM 85SS Bachus Build  
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Hey guys. My name is Jason Bachus. My uncle has recently given me his 85 SS that he purchased new. I have loved this car for most of my life(I was 7 when he got it). I was working on a frame off on a 68 Chevelle but I sold it to fund this project. I will need a lot of pointers from you guys and look forward to sharing this process with you. I’ll post some beginning pics as soon as I figure out how. haha

#1070748 - 05/13/21 03:14 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Lets try a pic
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#1070749 - 05/13/21 03:16 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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#1070750 - 05/13/21 03:17 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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#1070751 - 05/13/21 03:21 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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#1070752 - 05/13/21 04:00 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Welcome and it's cool you're going to build a car that was in your family! Can't wait to see the progress. I know I've learned a lot from the people here on this board. I use the search a lot that's for sure!

#1070753 - 05/13/21 04:22 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Welcome! Looks like a great start. What are your plans for it? Lots on knowledge and helpful folks here, from restoration advice to frame swaps and hard modifications to suspension etc. Whatever you have in front of you, there's probably a few guys that can offer some help along the way!


Shawn

'85 MC with budget 5.3L swap, TH350 with stock 2.14 rear end
It ain't much off the line, but it's nice on the highway
#1070757 - 05/13/21 08:51 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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My plans right now are to
1.Take the gas tank off and check it for rust
2.install new weather stripping(ordered from mikes monte)
3. Clean it up and see what I find.
I am still unsure on the paint scheme I want to go with. Leaning dark gray or back original black

#1070759 - 05/14/21 01:12 AM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Looks like a good start. Lots of knowledgeable people here.

#1070763 - 05/14/21 07:05 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Welcome, looks like a good project.if you find your gas tank is beyond reuse I have a clean tank from an 87 monte carlo ss that was removed for an aero motive tank for my ls3 swap if interested.

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#1070765 - 05/14/21 08:26 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: CM1SCW]  
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Thanks CM1SCW, I will keep that in mind.

#1070863 - 05/27/21 03:49 AM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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So, we started putting new weather stripping in today. Found some rust under the front of the passenger T-Top. Nothing very bad, mostly the lip of the weather strip retainer. Any tips on replacing those?

#1070877 - 05/28/21 07:28 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Check mike s Montes they may have replacements.

#1070880 - 05/28/21 09:42 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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I ordered both front retainers from Mike yesterday. Looking for tips to removing the old and installing the new.

#1071076 - 06/14/21 04:44 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Thinking about getting headers and true dual exhaust. I would like the easiest install and bang for my buck. I have read about the discontinued Hooker 2050's being hard to find. What is the current go to for you guys?

#1071078 - 06/14/21 05:29 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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My exhaust thread, any questions just ask. Its longtubes with true duals and x pipe.

http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1068550#Post1068550

#1071085 - 06/14/21 11:28 PM Re: 85SS Bachus Build [Re: Jason BachuSS85]  
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Thanks guys!


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