After lucking out and finally finding a 1979 Monte Carlo that was in fairly good shape I decided it was time to start fixing it up since its been sitting in my garage for going on 3 years now. Originally bought the car running with a mild 350 in it, drove it around for a month or 2 until it ended up in the garage for tear down. Removed the engine/trans then pushed the car outside to pull the body off the frame. Currently have the frame completely stripped and prepping it for powder coating, the rear sections of the frame are almost completely rotten out so I bought new replacements from Conrad that I'll be mocking up this week to weld on. Boxed the "C" channel of the frame already and cut the front coil buckets to fit in airbags. Once all my suspension parts start showing up in the coming weeks I'll move the chassis back into the garage for final mock up with the air bags to measure so I can fabricate my rear trailing arms and setup driveline angles. Once the suspension is all build then everything will be going into the powder coating shop to get colored up and re assembled in the garage so I can move onto the body work. The plan is to run air bags, slam specialties RE-7s in the front and RE-8s in the rear, I'm planning for the suspension to have about 9 inches of total travel, wont be doing anything crazy with it like hopping just FBSS control, down to park/up to drive. Still deciding to go 383 or twin turbo 350, that will be a last minute call!! I'll update this post as I go on with the build, any tips would be greatly appreciated!!
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