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#791102 - 05/04/10 11:51 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: Monte88 LS]  
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Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum.


Mike
#792584 - 05/09/10 11:10 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: LT1MCSS]  
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welcome to the site. nice to see some one lives close by. pm for any info and/or parts you need.


1986 Monte Carlo SS- starting to finally fix it
1986 Buick Grand National- 3.8 turbo six SFI
#797906 - 05/29/10 05:14 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: U_Lose]  
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Hey everyone, just had a major update. I was able to sell my station wagon so now the car will be registered finally. I sold my car this morning and the insurance company I use closed soon after so I have to wait until Tuesday to actually get everything legal. At least now I have a reason to blow a paycheck on the car. I'm making a list of things I'm doing or would like too.

1.Getting new rubber covers for the pedals, cheap and easy way to make it look nicer inside.
2. I ordered some 6x9 speaker adaptors and need to install a head unit and the speaker/amp combo. Don't even know where to start on this one, haha.
3. I need a dash cover as mine is cracked in many places. Does anyone have any recommendations about these? I've found them for around $150 but they only come in black, do I just get interior vinyl paint?
4. Some of my plastic T-Top trim doesnt really seem like its even, I'm on a budget and it might just have to stay this way as it's not really hurting anything.
5. Get seats re-dyed if possible, and exterior paint would be amazing; need to see about getting that done.

Sorry to ramble, if anyone reads this and has any tips or experience with stuff like dash covers and putting in 6x9 speakers, etc say something because I'd love to hear advice since I'm new to all this. I'd also love to hear some ideas about basic ways to really make the engine/interior look alot nicer for cheap.

#798202 - 05/30/10 05:00 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: trevorjm]  
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The SEM interior dye is a grat product for re-spraying the interior trim parts.
You can easily re-spray the entire front windshield trim and t-top trim, that would really clean things up.
Take them out and apply vinyl prep before, do it real clean and it will never come off.

Somebody on the site made a thread using RYT dye on the top portion of their faded burgundy door panels, and it looked really good after.
A bit of elbow grease goes a long way. shampoo the carpet, new floormats, BAM! you're cruising in style.


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#798205 - 05/30/10 05:35 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: 84 ZZ4]  
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Congrats on the car and welcome !!!


... " HEY - O " ... LET THE HORSES RUN

#798236 - 05/30/10 01:22 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: Monte88 LS]  
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I wish my kid was as enthusiastic about finding a job and saving for his own car as you are/did congrats kiddo on the find looks to be in decent shape we are here to assist in anyway we can.

Also check mikes montes for the dash cover

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#801057 - 06/09/10 03:08 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: 86MCSSX2]  
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Thanks for the congratulations, help etc! I just ordered a few items from mikes montes (new rear view mirror, door handles, pedal covers) can't wait for those to come in. Last week I went nuts and bought all new brakes for the front and back, among other things. Front brakes went on just fine, but the rear brakes are giving me hell and as such the car isnt on the road quite yet. The backing plates are warped and rusty and don't allow the new master cylinders to fit in. hopefully this weekend I'll be taking the axle off and fitting everything together.


(new rotors, already got a little rusty in the rain so my father wrapped them up )
Been terrible weather when I'm not working so it's been hard getting anything done.

#801070 - 06/09/10 04:35 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: trevorjm]  
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keep up the good work in time you'll have a dream come true but its gonna take time,patience and $$,lol

#801077 - 06/09/10 04:48 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: 86MCSSX2]  
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Originally Posted By: 86MCSSX2
keep up the good work in time you'll have a dream come true but its gonna take time,patience and $$,lol

I'm learning this now, I'm buying everything now( had three boxes of stuff including brakes, spark plugs, hoses, other assorted items and I just ordered new belts) I figure if I get it over with now I won't have to worry about buying it later. It's just the patience part that's killing me! haha i've been waiting to drive it for two months and more and more needs to be fixed. It's all going to be worth it this site is all the encouragement I need!

#801176 - 06/09/10 11:07 PM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: trevorjm]  
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Nice save man!!!!! Keep up the good work!


#801486 - 06/11/10 02:02 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: myfirstmontess]  
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Nice car, keep up the good work. Nice to see a young person with strong motivation like yours!


Sold my toy...
#801693 - 06/12/10 12:48 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: PennsyMonteSSGuy]  
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Good luck with your build !!!! You can do it !!! lol...


#801697 - 06/12/10 01:06 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: gwssmonte]  
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nice job bro your doing a little at a time which is great.i took mine all apart now im going nuts trying to put it all together lol

#801700 - 06/12/10 01:12 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: montessnut]  
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Originally Posted By: montessnut
nice job bro your doing a little at a time which is great.i took mine all apart now im going nuts trying to put it all together lol
I took my car apart 3yrs ago.. I'm glad I tagged and bagged everything....lol..


#801701 - 06/12/10 01:13 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: thumper8586]  
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Originally Posted By: thumper8586
Nice buy ! did anyone notice its a colum.shift car and not a floor shift very cool !
I didnt think they came like that lol ok I'm tired and confused .



I just found my dream car. It is an 83 SS with a colum shift.

#802274 - 06/14/10 03:42 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: thumper8586]  
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Originally Posted By: thumper8586
Nice buy ! did anyone notice its a colum.shift car and not a floor shift very cool !
I didnt think they came like that lol ok I'm tired and confused .


Buckets with column shift here. smile


1987 Monte Carlo SS
White, Saddle, red stripes. All original. Factory ordered bucket seats with column shift (RPO verified!)
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#802906 - 06/16/10 04:20 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: GregK]  
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So, finally got it on the road. Still needs many things, suspension is quite stiff, transmission hates shifting into second and only second gear, and it came close to overheating while I was out driving due to a leak in what I assume is the radiator. At least I finally have a drivable car, lol.

#803308 - 06/18/10 01:24 AM Re: Just got a Monte, wanted to share my pics [Re: trevorjm]  
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I'm jealous ,, looks alot better then mine .. and I paid more frown
but that was my fault smile
congrats on your new toy have fun with it ,, should bring you lots of good memories and busted knuckles ....


1986 Monte SS ZZ383 700R4 leaky squeaky T-Tops
Rolling Restoration smile
Parts needed soon
one center cap
right side t top Complete
all t top trim ..deal in progress
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