Aussie 79 Monte

Masone

Masone

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jun 28, 2020
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Cheers for the ad, just introducing myself and the new project. Picked up this rhd 79 Monte recently to rebuild. Last American car was a rhd 62 impala that I never really got to finish so looking forward to doing this one justice. Not many gbodys here and only a handful of third gens so parts all have to be sourced stateside (licence pocket anyone? 😬) Still not 100% what direction I’ll go with it, maybe very mild lowrider but we will see. Car seems pretty solid, one advantage it not snowing here except up in the ski fields down south 😁 It did have a vinyl roof so expecting some hidden surprises around the rear window. Will get a build thread going once I crack into it.
 

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ssn696

ssn696

Older Than My 1980 Malibus
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Jul 19, 2009
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Welcome! I'd like to see a detailed post on the RHD conversion when you have time. That's a really big deal for these cars that were really never designed for that. The Commodore/G8 I once had was clearly set up for either configuration.

Keep the story and pictures coming.
 
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Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Welcome aboard! Very nice Monte. It's gotta be the first RHD one that I've ever seen. Cheers.
I also noticed the Euro taillights....cool!
 
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1983calais

1983calais

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Welcome. I have never seen a rhd monte. Never knew they made them. Nice car and good luck!
 
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Doug Chahoy

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Welcome, and we thought we had problems replacing dashboards LOL. I too have never heard that Chevy ever did that.One other thing pretty unique, back in 1960 my mom was learning to drive. When the guy arrived for her lesson, it was a 59 Chevy with steering and pedals on BOTH sides. At 6 years old, that really amazed me. I was a confirmed car nut at a very young age.
 
ssn696

ssn696

Older Than My 1980 Malibus
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Jul 19, 2009
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We can certainly find you the license plate surround, and even a stay-down license plate bracket. However, does Australian motor vehicle registry offer a 'tall/narrow' US-shaped plate like the Europeans do? If not, you may have to do some fabbing anyway.
 
mclellan83

mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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Welcome, looks like a good start interested to see what you do with her
 
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Flyers9928

Flyers9928

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That interior picture warped my fragile little mind!
 
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