MONTE CARLO My first LS build, first project car, wallet emptying extravaganza

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BuckeyeNewYorker

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jun 27, 2020
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Hello everyone. I recently concluded that I have too much free time, get too much sleep, and have too much money. So I decided to solve all of that with one fell swoop.

Building a 1980 monte carlo landau with a t56 and an LQ4 (+ TSP 233/239 Cam). About 2 months into the project so far. Going to post updates here for all to see / pick up advice where I could use some tips.

Car when bought:
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engine when bought:
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engine currently (just painted, that's all):
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current build sheet:
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various body/frame condition pics:
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almost ready to start assembling!!
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DSPbuilt

Greasemonkey
Jan 7, 2016
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Miami, FL
Nice Monte!
LS swap has been the best thing I’ve done to this car! My old cutlass had a sbc/T-5 and I’m contemplating doing a manual swap to this one or to just go 4l80.
Can’t wait to see more. And show us that cutlass!
Nice looking Monte! Like the color. I see another gbody in the garage behind it too!

Youre brave keeping a running total as you go. I’d keep a spread sheet too but I’m afraid my wife would see how much I spend haha.
I updated my list a couple days ago... it was a bad idea and that’s without all the little things that pop up.
 
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64nailhead

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Dec 1, 2014
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Upstate NY
Like it alot thus far. Where in NY are you located or did you move?
 
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BuckeyeNewYorker

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The cutlass belongs to a friend who is mentoring me through all this. I think he recently went from an LY6 to an L96. Maybe I'll be able to convince him to start a thread on here too, haha
 

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