|07-09-2006 05:18 PM|
i have a 82 grand prix that i think is the first year of its body style. everyone also says its a monte carlo i love the body style of mine, not so much the earlier ones but wouldnt stop me from drivng one and fixing it up.
i still like the one you have besides the tail lights and color. i say keep it repaint it and clean up the body by taking off the useless chrome strips. put a nice set of wheels on it and also find some new tail lights. i would use it for a daily driver.
heres a picture of mine, im keeping it forever!
|07-09-2006 06:47 AM|
yeah its too bad :/
and a local ad does no good down here, no one has any $ and wants to do the ol layaway/payment plan, which doesnt work in my world, lol
i havent been trying lately, i parked it and am focused currently trying to find an old 2 wheel drive 3/4 or 1 ton gm work truck but to no avail- been looking/hunting since january
good luck up there
|07-09-2006 05:59 AM|
Too bad you're not just a short hop closer to my direction. I've got a whole frame to deal with now. I found a really good parts carfor my '78 Monte, and it's got a solid frame. Problem is I'd already bought an '81 Regal for the frame to use in my car. Deal is, I gotta get rid of that frame before I bring the parts car home. Just sell it in a local ad, and smack those idiots into next week that call it a Monte...
In a while, Chet.
|07-09-2006 05:36 AM|
i couldnt let myself do that
i would wreck it before id mess it up mechanically
|07-09-2006 05:35 AM|
well yeah, theres many around herre who want it and a couple who really really want it
but they dont have any $ and are just dreamin
i mean im in no hurry to get rid of it, its ok to let it sit out here, hell it sat for 8 years untouched, so what the heck it can sit again, but i will drive it once and a while to keep it going, unlike before,
|07-09-2006 05:33 AM|
good stuff haha
ut yeah bototm line is i know i wont be happy with it and even by putting anything into and and making it how i would want it
|07-09-2006 05:31 AM|
bracket car naa screw all that, no time for that anyways, plus i dont have the right drivetrain for all that and so on
good tip on the frame rail ill have ot check that out thanks
|07-09-2006 05:30 AM|
|07-05-2006 10:04 PM|
Go to montecarloss.com and ask the guys there about a guy in Canada named Conrad Lozier he makes replacement rear frame rails for the G-bodys just weld um in.
Then make it into a BRAKET CAR.
First pull the motor out and build a Hipo SBC the monte mounts will bolt right in.Get some nice headers etc......
Then make it a BRAKET CAR.
Have a nice tranny built w/ a good stall converter.
Then make it a BRAKET CAR.
If you don't have funds for wheel tubs and narrowing get some slicks,4.11-4.56 gears weld the spiders(did I suggest that??)get a posi and some traction bars.Or buy a whole GN 10 bolt rear w/ posi and change the gears.
Then make it BRAKET CAR.
Are ya getting my point??
|07-04-2006 10:51 PM|
I remember back and the late 80's, car craft magazine made a statement calling it the double ugly grand prix. Boy did they get the letters in the editorials following that. There are some people that really like them. Kinda like my two friends drooling over one of the hooters girls many years ago, and I just didn't see what they were so excited about. Then you can't take your eyes off one, and someone else doesn't feel the same way. My brother had a early 80's grand prix for awhile. I don't think they are too bad myself, with a nice set of rims and wide white letter tires, nice paint job, or painted a dark color with tinted windows. Yeah thats it. The 301, not a real speed demon, kinda like the 307's in the novas.
If its not your cup of tea, I don't think you should waste time on it. You won't be happy sticking money into it, and probably wont be able to recoupe it when you sold. It could be just what someone else is looking for. Its probably frustrating cause your getting a lot of tire kickers, or kids that can't really afford it. Guess you could get that 301 going down a big hill and get a bunch of momentum to fly over another hill and practice to be a stunt driver for the sequel to the movie dukes of hazzard. With that frame, should be able to practice some really cool stunts. Nahh, don't take this serious, I am just joking around. But if you did, and got to meet jessica simpsons in those dasiey dukes it wouldn't be bad to look at at all, as long as she doesn't talk too much. I don't know how many feel the same way. They say everyone has different tastes.
|07-04-2006 02:01 AM|
I would ebay-it...it might even be someone's pro-street/backhalfed project dream come true. I doubt it, but i mean, someone would have to want it.
|07-03-2006 11:32 PM|
|tbirdscott||That is one @55 ugly car but guaranteed someones got a hard on for it somewhere, i'm with the ebay crowd on this one.|
|07-03-2006 10:42 PM|
Here's the problem in a nutshell;
I would run it on E-BAY. There is someone out there that has a frame and is desirable to them.
|07-03-2006 09:45 PM|
Maybe you's fit better if the head liner wasent falling down?
You just don't have your butt print in the seat LOL!
I knew a few people that had those 301's & they didnt have alot of power but ran real good for a long time without problems
Send it to me i'll drive it its gotta get better milage than my P/U @ 6 MPG
OH yea one of the guys I knew made his into a P/U
|07-03-2006 09:23 PM|
I'd cruise it, use it up so you don't put wear and tear on your other cars, I drive a POS taurus wagon for one of my daily drivers.. My 73 blazer doesnt need the extra miles and neither does old yeller, my 72 pickup. I feel like total blanco basura driving it but who cares.
I had a 78 monte, (your car looks like a monte,dude, thats why people call it a monte),
I got it for free, beat it till it was on its last legs then sold it for 100.00 to someone worse off than me.
I wouldn't put anything in it, drive it till it blows then it goes.
Here some more-
Give it to the local high school as a auto shop guinea pig
glue 7000 kewpie dolls on it and get press and attention as the local "art car"
If you want to feel good give it to someone who has no car. Unwed teenage mothers on drugs are always lookin for cars.(I done that one a few times)
put an ad and sell it.(said before)
spray paint it phloresent orange and put bullhorns on the hood. act like an eccentric millionaire rockstar when you drive it.
Thats it i'm done.
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