1975 Monte Carlo resoration

Discussion in 'Projects and Build Ups' started by Bartman, Sep 3, 2018.

Help Support RICEKILLER.COM Forums by donating:

  1. Sep 3, 2018 #1

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Doing some body work and full re-paint to the Monte Carlo. Had a few rust spots behind the wheels, cutting out then will put new metal in.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Sep 4, 2018 #2

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    monte06.jpg I happen to have a spare front left finder been in storage for years, so going to use it and replace the rusted out finder. Got the front end tore down...
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
    rayporsche likes this.
  3. Sep 9, 2018 #3

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Old fender removed and replacement fender partially prepped...
    monte07.jpg
     
    rayporsche, Admin and avsp like this.
  4. Sep 17, 2018 #4

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Got the finder smoothed and primered, ready to reassemble...
    monte08.jpg
     
  5. Sep 17, 2018 #5

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Also a sweet find... new original stock still in the factory box since 1975, found in a warehouse, replacement headlight frames.

    monte09.jpg
     
    avsp likes this.
  6. Sep 20, 2018 #6

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Front end put back together for fitment before painting... still some other areas to fix before the painting begins though.
    monte10.jpg
     
    Admin likes this.
  7. Sep 21, 2018 #7

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    What is going to be the finished color? And that fender looks nice.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2018 #8

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Finished color will be "dark cherry"... going back the same color.
     
    Admin likes this.
  9. Sep 25, 2018 #9

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    New metal filling in the rust hole behind the rear wheel...

    monte13.jpg monte14.jpg
     
    rayporsche likes this.
  10. Sep 25, 2018 #10

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Last year was building the motor, this year is body restoration... here's a short video of the first start, but this one was with the old carburetor on it. I have since then upgraded to a Holley Sniper EFI (as seen in my avatar pic)

     
  11. Oct 21, 2018 #11

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Update on the Monte.... primer and sealer coat done, will be getting the color coat soon.


    monte16.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    rayporsche likes this.
  12. Oct 22, 2018 #12

    dwilliams

    dwilliams

    dwilliams

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    That looks really nice! Can't wait to see the paint job.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2018 #13

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Got the color on...

    monte17.jpg
     
    rayporsche likes this.
  14. Nov 5, 2018 #14

    frakkin toaster

    frakkin toaster

    frakkin toaster

    ...pop the hood!

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    orbiting caprica
    great work...

    my first car was a 77 monte
     
  15. Nov 5, 2018 #15

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Bartman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Denison, TX
    Starting polishing...

    monte18.jpg
     
    frakkin toaster likes this.
  16. Nov 5, 2018 #16

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    Amazing reflection you are getting.