BUILD THREAD 1987 Monte Carlo from Iceland

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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Sævar Örn Eiríksson

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Great news everyone, I may have found a set of doors from a Limited Sport monte carlo locally, wouldn't you know! And he says they are 'like new'. So I'm getting excited about that...

In other news, I test fitted the doors which I have, even though they are ruined, I had to try to mount them just to ease my mind... After all that cutting, and because there really was no point in reinforcing the body before taking out the rockers and welding new ones in... because there was no strenght there before I started cutting anyway... but everything fits flawlessly.. What a relief!


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We got a door on, Winning !
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But both of them are ruined :( once upon a time I'm sure they looked great, cream yellow with the Chevrolet Monte Carlo in classy writing on there!
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The body finally attached to the frame by all body mounts, rigidly and safe!
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It's getting to be a car again!
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The stickers on the ruined drivers side door, I might have to get these made for me again so it's good to keep a photo!
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I haven't seen that toolbox for over half a year, it's been buried in tools and junk during the rebuild, thanks to my girlfriend now there is workspace again!


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I need the grommet and gasket and everything that goes around the steering shaft going through the firewall! is this available new somewhere?
 
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Great news everyone, I may have found a set of doors from a Limited Sport monte carlo locally, wouldn't you know! And he says they are 'like new'. So I'm getting excited about that...

In other news, I test fitted the doors which I have, even though they are ruined, I had to try to mount them just to ease my mind... After all that cutting, and because there really was no point in reinforcing the body before taking out the rockers and welding new ones in... because there was no strenght there before I started cutting anyway... but everything fits flawlessly.. What a relief!


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We got a door on, Winning !
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But both of them are ruined :( once upon a time I'm sure they looked great, cream yellow with the Chevrolet Monte Carlo in classy writing on there!
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The body finally attached to the frame by all body mounts, rigidly and safe!
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It's getting to be a car again!
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The stickers on the ruined drivers side door, I might have to get these made for me again so it's good to keep a photo!
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I haven't seen that toolbox for over half a year, it's been buried in tools and junk during the rebuild, thanks to my girlfriend now there is workspace again!


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I need the grommet and gasket and everything that goes around the steering shaft going through the firewall! is this available new somewhere?
From Mike's Montes...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/312021774728
 
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yea, but isn't there a rubber grommet aswell, that goes around the shaft to seal it through the firewall, I would imagine with only this one there would be a huge gap around the shaft
I don't understand. The column has a plate that attaches it to the firewall. That foam seal goes in between. There is a dust seal at the base of the steering column where the steering shaft exits it....
http://www.mikesmontes.com/Reproduction-Upgraded-Steering-Column-Bearing-Kit_p_1159.html
 
Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Greasemonkey
May 5, 2018
114
63
ICELAND
Ohh when I got up this morning something was bothering me in the back of the head so I went to the shop and started looking through the bag of goods where the previous owner had gathered his things belonging to the car, some of which he had taken off, and some of which he had bought new and not put in yet...

Such as the tools to fix the steering column, so I did that... But better yet, the piece that mounts the steering column to the firewall, which had been cut off, was there! in two pieces, but I was able to use it and mount it so that it's as good as new! Pheww!

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Here we have the piece, I'm so glad I dont have to go fabricating that part aswell, I was so happy to park the welder for a while! hehe but I had to bring it out for a few minutes to put this thing together, it was alright. The Gasket is torn but I'll just use some adhesive and glue on foam seal, should work perfect.52347501_10158324376677907_1175773634019459072_o.jpg
I put in the HVAC. The A/C hasn't been used with this car for a long time and I don't plan to use it...

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I fixed my column, it had the tilt steer plus an additional tilt because of loose bolts, which is a common fault apparently. So I found out two of my bolts were completely loose and the other two were very loose, it was about to come apart so to say... But I put threadlock on and tightened it up, now it's like new..!

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The dash had these cracks in it, and they got a little bigger when I was pulling the dash out, so to prevent them from going even furrther I did some repairs on the cracks just to hold it together, this piece will need re upholstering at some point !

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Starting to be an interior now !
 

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Sævar Örn Eiríksson

Greasemonkey
May 5, 2018
114
63
ICELAND
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So I had to make some adjustments to the shift link, I have a column shifter and with the headers and TH350 the space is a little tight, but I got it so that it will clear and not get too awfully hot!

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The 2000horsepower transmission mount is in, this thing is a beast, so much metal! I love it, it will keep the car together!

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The old crossmember was not pretty, and the rest of the chevy is there in that junkpile pretty much, hehe
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Thats funny, behind the shift indicator there is another shift indicator without the (Automatic overdrive), so thats great for my TH350, I'll throw this indicator away we don't need no stinkin overdrive!

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Now we have steering and brakes! I'm waiting on new brake lines from The Right Stuff, it's on the way over!

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Someone fudged this cluster cover up by putting these buttons in there, I don't have any use for them so I'm thinking about filling them up and painting the whole thing, but not sure yet...

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Starting to look like an interior now... do you know, can I integrate a tachometer to this dash that is without one? I can't see any better then that the wiring is already in place on the back of the dash.. so it would be a matter of finding a tacho gauge and the correct wire to the distributor right??
 

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