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gronlit last won the day on December 28 2018

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About gronlit

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    Tim Gronli
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  1. gronlit

    Restored 1970

    It looks naked without the Monte emblems
  2. Frame from a 1970 Monte Carlo, should also be correct for 1971 and 1972. Very good condition without rust holes or pitting. Original paint intact under body mounts, an area that is often rusted out. Includes suspension and steering components shown. (original front discs were removed and replaced with drum). I also have 4 rims/tires included to make it a rolling chassis. $300. Located in Roscoe IL
  3. gronlit

    Tip over jig

    I decided go with a wooden tip over jig instead of buying a rotisserie after seeing some pictures of other people's online. 5 2x6s, half a sheet of plywood, and some fasteners. For less than $100 it was pretty easy to build and I was easily able to tip over the shell by myself.
  4. gronlit

    adding OEM A/C to non A/C

    I'm in the process of going the opposite direction on my donor body shell. I was surprised to find out the firewalls and cowl areas of the body shell have differences. After much debate I decided to move the firewalls from my original body to the donor as ac and non-ac have different openings. I also transferred the ducts for the upper cowl vents. The lower cowl vent on the drivers side had a block-off plate on the ac car and a vacuum actuator on the passenger side in place of the hand pull operated flaps on each side of non ac car. I have all of the ac components except the compressor from the donor car if you need anything. Here's the drivers side ac car without the upper cowl duct (drivers side) After adding the duct Non ac firewall Ac firewall Firewall out after drilling out many spot welds
  5. gronlit

    1970 Monte Carlo Parts

    Sorry, it is no longer available
  6. Gave the donor body shell a bath to get ready for body work this fall/winter. I couldn't believe how much sand came out of the rocker panels and all the floor braces and then how much mouse nest debris came out of all the structure around the roof. Looks like the only rust repairs needed are drivers side outer cowl and some of the rear window channel. No rust rot on floors, trunk, or quarter panels .
  7. gronlit

    1970 Monte Carlo Parts

    Yes, air conditioning is still available
  8. gronlit

    1970 Monte Carlo Parts

    Roscoe il, just a little north of Rockford
  9. I have the following off of a 1970 Monte Carlo. Let me know if you're interested -Hood. Good shape, Straight, no rust. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9AVl3QSOz6J_Yc03w -A/C System. I believe it is complete except for the compressor and lines to the compressor. Its off a parts car I got without an engine so I don't know if the system worked or had issues. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9Aq3kgkcW2hoNn9lQ -Fuel tank. clean/rust free. I brushed the dust/dirt off the top and its looks clean and galvanized. The bottom has a layer of undercoating. It looks like its for NA9 build code with evaporative emission controls. I have the fuel/vapor seperator as well https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9Z7j8XHUrMOe5t_uA
  10. gronlit

    1970 Parts

    I'm looking to sell some unneeded parts off a 1970 monte carlo I bought for the body shell/doors/trunk lid. The items below are the larger items I'm looking to sell, but if there is something else you need let me know and i'll see if I have it. Le me know if you want/need more pictures. Located in Rockford Illinois 1) Rust free passenger side fender. Has two shallow dents as pictured in link below. $400 https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9AsCJQrOiRrPDEyKg 2) Rust free drivers side fender. Front lower side of fender, by side marker light, has had work to straighten/cover some damage. $150 https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9ArclSujk9SDuxXDg 3) A/C system, mostly complete except for compressor. I do not know whether the system was functional or not but the evaporator & condenser visually look good. $400 https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9AqKmV4oLWdix3Nlw 4)Core Support. Good shape, clean. $100 https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9AWgIAY64Yp3vNpxw 5)Hood. Good shape, clean. $250 https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjxUW9Osg3Sfg9AVGl0Kkh75DHXMaA I also have fender extensions, quarter extensions, front bumper filler panel, fender tie-bar, glass but haven't taken pictured yet.
  11. gronlit

    test link

  12. gronlit


    My 70ss van nuys had the vin stamped on the block back by the oil filter. Check there
  13. gronlit

    Trunk Hump

    Thanks all. I had thought the only difference in body shells between the first gen years was that 70s had the different trim studs for halo vinyl top. Learned something new.
  14. gronlit

    Trunk Hump

    ​I'm planning to go look at a 72 monte tomorrow and was curios about the picture of it below. The hump in the center of trunk floor above the axle looks larger/different than the one in my 70. Is the floor pan different between 70 and 72? Or does this photo indicate the floor pan in the trunk was replaced or modified? I don't have a good photo of mine or access to it right now but here is a photo I found of another 70 monte trunk. the hump looks different/smaller I see a 70-72 replacement floor pan seems to have a hump that matches the one in the photo from the 72 but not from the 70 http://dynacorndepot.com/trunk-floor-complete-1971-72-1462g-montecarlo-70-72
  15. gronlit

    454 LS-5 Identification

    My 70ss is stamped by the oil filter