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smile looking good smile

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Donutboy97 wrote:

Jim those braces were easy to install. there are dilples where the back bolt goes thru. I just test fitted to make sure that everything fit, and started drilling. You will need to get the wipers in the up possition to install the driver side brace.



hmmm i need to watch that. i don't know if i can move the wipers with the hood up. i know something with the wipers hit to hood before. i'll just have to be very careful.

 



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well if you can't do that, can you remove one end of the wiper motor arms? the issues is when the wiper is down the motor arm prevents you from getting the brace inbetween the arm and the firewall sill

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Looks good Tim,, I actually installed the fender braces on mine yesterday, They look pretty cool, Matt was painting his today

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Looks great Tim

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A little more work done today, cleaning up the engine bay.

Before:





GOLD!!!! :shock:


All done. Trying out the color on the braces, seeing if I like it. I realise that it's not complete so the gold may not look right now, but this is the start of my theme.




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looks great Tim.

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Looking good Timmy. I like the work.

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Looking cool! can't wait to see it tomorrow

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The gold looks good. Makes for a little contrast. ... works for me. biggrin

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Well, big thanks to Dave, I got the Monte dropped today...

Here is before... 27-1/2" front, 27-3/4" rear





Come on Dave... times clicking, you sadi you can do in in less than 1.5 hours...


holy spring change Batman!!!  Matt's (Mattthias) on the left, my stock in the middle, my new on the right


Matt twisting my arm for me to get wheels like him


Complete Rear 26-1/2", front 25-5/8"


West coast NY style, doing it low and mean




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What no pics of the spindles?? LOL!

No problem Tim, It was a blast with you guys here all day yesterday! But hey! After 7 hours wandering in the junkyard, then 2 hours working on Matt's Monte, I still got yours done in less than hour!! Matt's would have been done in an hour too, if it wasn't for fixing the brakes and those rotted cotter pins. LOL!

The car look so much better now! Just get it aligned and and remember the car will handle completely different now, But I think you'll like it.



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looks good Tim

i guess i'm the onlt one with a 4WD monte now...lol

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lmao Jim.... there always has to be one wierdo in the bunch biggrin.gif

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awesome tim. I gotta lose some weight! lol

-- Edited by mattthias on Sunday 1st of August 2010 10:28:31 AM

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I need a nap! You guys wore me out!! LOL!

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It was a lowering party. Looks good! Go for the wheels too!

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PARTY AT DAVES HOUSE >>>> EVERYBODY BRING YOUR SPRINGS!!!!! biggrin

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Thats 4 Montes I have lowered here! Bring them over, I'll be glad to do it!

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twomanymontes wrote:

Thats 4 Montes I have lowered here! Bring them over, I'll be glad to do it!




 hmm, maybe we need to find a Monte that you can raise... just so you can say you've done one...blankstare biggrin



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Naw, I raise enough trucks at work!

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Wow, had to go back to page 3 to dig this one up. Well, parts are ordered, headers are geting costed, and have a lot planded. Should be starting soon to disassemble

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Better have a lot disassembled before I get there, LOL! Have you got the booster and shaft painted yet??

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not yet... For some reason Winter decided to come!!!!


don't worry, I'll have the car disassembled!!!

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Parts came in

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Well, Today I started the tear down of the car...

took out the wheel well covers



and cleaning up the B-Body Brake Booster, getting it ready for paint


-- Edited by Donutboy97 on Sunday 4th of March 2012 07:11:18 PM

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Let the transformation begin!!!!

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Woo Hoo! Progress! With a lot more in 2 weeks!!

Tim, when you get the chance, take the fender wells and spray them with simple green, scrub them good with a sponge and rinse. Then when they dry, give them a good wipe down with interior cleaner. Don't use Armour All, it will leave wierd streaks. They will look brand new!

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I was going to paint them. YOu think they will clean right up?

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as long as they are not cracked, scratched or have been painted prior they clean up good. Look at mine, Those came out of Doug's old car with over 100K. I painted the underside only because they were scratched bad

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ok, it's suppose to be nice on Wed, I'll see how they look by just cleaning them.

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is the B body booster better? if so then i will put one in mine. i need more vacuum.... plus i have a few upgrades coming from Summit today for mine

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Jim, Dave can comment on how it improved the feel as Matt has it on his SS. My only experience with it is that i've read it's suppose to give you a firmer peddal.

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Spoke with Jim today about that Tim.

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Well it was so nice out today, I took advantage of the weather and worked on the car. Today it was all about painting..


Got these for my bithday


Didn't want much or any chrome in the engine bay, so decided to give this a try


before


Step 1 complete


side by side comparison


here is the final product with the clear


Also worked on the battery tray. Acid and metal don't mix


prepiing the jeep steering shaft


Here is the 34mm F-Body Solid Sway that I installed last summer. Going to be painting the rest of the bars as well.





-- Edited by Donutboy97 on Monday 12th of March 2012 08:00:22 AM

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Dude!! Tha black chrome looks awesome!! Can't wait to install them in 2 weeks!

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yeah the pics don;t do it justice... I was pretty happy how they turned out.

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Yes that looks sweet! Good job Tim!

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Damn Rochester Shops!!! No lift, no power tools, dirty floors........................... But once again I beat the odds. Too bad I ran out of time and parts, LOL!

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so got more done on the car. BIG thanks to Dave and Matt for coming down to come down to help out.

so here is the Jeep Steering shaft all painted ready to be installed



Here are the bars all painted gold


new upper radiator hose with the black chrome clamp covers



Passenger headers are on


Driver side on and steering shaft in


also got the brake booster in


overall



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looks really good tim.

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looking good Tim
glad you were able to get the headers in without issues. unlike mine....
when i first putthe headers i gave you on mine the engine was getting put in the car. the second set i have to raise the motor some.

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Looks good Tim, But lets get the story straight here...

In the first half hour Tim accomphished removing the clutch fan, It wasn't till 5 hours later that it actually made it back on!


Matt managed to unbolt and remove the old power booster from inside the car, despite complaining about Tim's car having too many wires.


And I removed the master Cylinder, the steering shaft, Power steering and A/C brackets and the left side exhaust manifold


Then it was on to the right side...


Where as you can sort of see, I had to deal with a broken bolt in the head


Somehow I forgot to bring a tap to clean the threads, so I used an old bolt and made one. It worked out fine.

Then the exciting part of removing the front half of the exhaust was given to Matt, LOL!


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Well did some more work tonight

Needed to address the crapy valve covers


Valve covers cleaned up, and started to install the heater hoses


Heater hoses installed


Close up of the clamp covers


Slowly getting there






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looking good Tim

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Wait a sec! there was progress and I wasn't involved? LMAO!!

Looks great Tim! A little more paint work and it's going to be awesome!

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You know what it is... I'm in such awe with your work, I just can't help but watch... I mean you make your own tools lol

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Coming along great Tim! Love the braided hoses. Brake booster looks awesome gold. I cant wait to get cruising!

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Did a little more painting, did a little more cleaning. Got the lower radiator hose off and the new one ready to be put on when I realized I never painted the one set of clamp covers. Oh well. Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get some Por-15. I know I saw it at one of the stores locally, just can;t remember where.

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