1985 Monte SS drag car build

Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#21
Thanks man, I finished up the washers and made the end cap pieces for the c channels. I also picked up some more 1/8 inch plate to beef up the factory frame support at the control arm and spring perch mount. Hopefully this weekend I'll get it all welded up and painted with por-15. I'm also going to weld some plate on the frame for the future roll cage.
 

Attachments

Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#22
I also went and got my wife's birthday present yesterday. Gotta keep the wife happy so I can spend money on the Monte :cool: plus we can cruise together without cramming my boys in the back around the cage.
 

Attachments

Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#23
Fab work on the frame is done!!!! I was going to weld plates on the frame for the cage but after talking to my buddy at work who builds the cages for the rally cars, he said I'd be better off welding the cage directly to the frame it self. Now to attack it with a wire week and por-15 it.
 
Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#24
Got the frame all painted up over the weekend. Hopefully I can get started on the body this weekend. I plan on starting with the drivers rear body mount support I’m curious to see how the good mark piece fits. The only problem I ran in to was the rear wheels hit the lower shock bolt I’m going to get sphon’s lower shock relocation brackets that should solve the problem, I’m just going to remove the rear shocks for now.
 

Attachments

Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#25
Does anyone have any feedback on summit racing’s three way adjustable drag shocks? The price is right if they work good. The reviews are mixed and most of the bad were adjustability problems. We use koni yellows on some of the cars at my work and some of the rear shocks can be a pain to adjust as well.
 
bob64

bob64

G-Body Guru
Mar 30, 2017
662
576
63
Niagara Falls, Canada
#26
What l said about welding the plate onto the frame, it's just for the plates. It's easier to weld plates onto the frame, that way you get all sides, it's hard to do with the body on frame.

Then you cut hole threw body and push pipe threw and weld it to the plate you previously welded to frame. When you do it this way you don't have to cut as big of hole in the body for welding just around the pipe.
 
B

bracketchev1221

Master Mechanic
Jan 18, 2018
313
283
43
#27
Does anyone have any feedback on summit racing’s three way adjustable drag shocks? The price is right if they work good. The reviews are mixed and most of the bad were adjustability problems. We use koni yellows on some of the cars at my work and some of the rear shocks can be a pain to adjust as well.
How fast are you looking to go? They aren’t the most adjustable but the 3 ways can handle some. I went mid 10’s with 3 way shocks on all corners. After I backhalved the car I still ran them up front into the mid 9’s
 
Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#28
I
What l said about welding the plate onto the frame, it's just for the plates. It's easier to weld plates onto the frame, that way you get all sides, it's hard to do with the body on frame.

Then you cut hole threw body and push pipe threw and weld it to the plate you previously welded to frame. When you do it this way you don't have to cut as big of hole in the body for welding just around the pipe.
I totally get what your saying about the plates it makes sense. I asked the advice from a guy that’s been building cages for rally cars and drag cars for 30 years he said it would be best to weld it directly to the frame. I appreciate your input.
 
Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#29
How fast are you looking to go? They aren’t the most adjustable but the 3 ways can handle some. I went mid 10’s with 3 way shocks on all corners. After I backhalved the car I still ran them up front into the mid 9’s
I’d be happy with low 12’s to high 11’s N/A I plan on spraying a 100-150 shot of juice next year after I get the car dialed in suspension wise. I’ll also cage it then as well. It sounds like they’ll work for me for the time being. Thanks for your response.
 
Joshua Dyson

Joshua Dyson

Apprentice
Feb 26, 2017
63
60
18
#30
I got the drivers rear body mount support in Sunday. I used panel bond and also spot welded it in. I also found some more rust on the ends of the rear seat support. I’ll be fixing that next.
 

Attachments

Similar threads

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot Mike's Montes P-S-T Southside Machine Performance UMI Performance

contact [email protected] for info on becoming a sponsor

copyright ©2018 Ripp Technical Services, All Rights Reserved.