CruizinKev's 1979 Monte Carlo

just bought a LS1 T56 trans :cool:

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still needs to be shipped from Houston TX to Germany.

got some work done yesterday. had fit in the GSI Interiors t56 clutch pedal to the stock automatic pedals and cut the large stock brake pedal

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test fit! :biggrin:

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thx :)

few pics of today. only wanted to see how the tire/rim will look like. too bad my wheel guy wasn't at home to mount the tire onto the rim..

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..and I'm still been busy removing all that old undercoating of the body. omg I hate it!
 
new pics:

I rebuilt the body dolly for better underbody work clearance

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underbody

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better rust than plastic LOL 59 bel air dash vs. 79 monte carlo dash

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sweet snow! yikes!

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today wanted to bring my frame back home but unfortunately the truck had problems. hopefully next weekend the frame will be back in there.

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got the camaro hydraulic clutch cylinder in. looks like came from stock ;)

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I just looked around for some nice retro gauges and came to this:

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If I'll get this I'll get a KPH instead MPH speedo custom made by classicinstruments.

and well, I found some classic hot rodding looking rims - Eagle Alloy 225. They come in 18x8 (fronts) and 18x10 (rear).

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now finally some updates!! back working on the monte carlo again. last week I received the frame back and started painting with POR15. I'll coat it with few coats of POR15 "Rust Preventive Paint" and finish it with POR15 "Chassis Coat Black".

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frame's underside painted with POR15 rust preventive

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thx guys! :cool:

yesterday I sprayed the inside of the frame with some rust protector. its a kind of grease / spray lubricate that keeps away rust and water. I put the rear back together just to see if all parts fit. I'll replace the stock rear end with a 8.5" grand national or better with a ford 9".

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SPC front arms and Howe tall lower balljoints

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still looking to get some nice wheels again

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can't wait to get this in the frame :)

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my barn

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and maybe next week I'll get the LS1 engine :D
 
not too much work done today. here some pics:

motor mounts waiting for work

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I was kinda bored and "test fitted" one of the 295/35-18 tires.. wow I hear mini tub and wide fenders LOL

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now looks like I ran into a problem with boxing my frame - the BRP T56 crossmember looks like it doesn't fit anymore because I closed the c-chanel of the frame. I looked at the instructions because I still don't have the LS1 in hands to check fitment with just the engine and transmission. instruction says I have to drill new holes to get the crossmember fit. so looks like the passenger side goes onto here something like that:

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is that right?

ok so the other side SHOULD go in the c-chanel right?

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