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    Tim Gronli
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  1. Not too bad actually. I've flipped it back and forth a couple times and am able to do it on my own. I think I measured the car to be roughly 6ft wide and the tip radius is 2ft so the center of gravity is about 1 foot from the fulcrum when the car is down and when I lift from the panel I'm about 4 ft from the fulcrum so I get a 4to1 mechanical advantage. Not sure how much the shell weighs, but let's say it is 600lbs then it takes 150lb lifting to get it started and it gets easier as its tipped. Lifting with your legs at the start and it's not bad. When bringing it down I just make sure I keep it slow.
  2. I thought about making a metal one, I however lack those metalworking skills! Yours turned out well Dan. I finished the underside of the body this weekend. I used por15 for the first time...I read that you can't wash the stuff off if it gets on your skin so I wore long sleeves, pants, and gloves. Well I can confirm that it will stain skin through denim...Going on a week and a half and I still don't have it all off... Tim
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    Wall plaque

    Check out the wall plaque my sister gave me for my birthday this year. She got it here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/StreetArtDesigns
  4. Here are the main dimensions...if anyone else makes one be sure to post some pictures. After I had everything cut and fastened together and it looked like it would work I took it all apart and then rebuilt it using liquid nails as well as the screws and bolts so some extra strength The bolts/nuts going into the torquebox body mounts were tough to fasten....I can't access the nut I used in the torquebox box and had to rely on friction to keep the nut from spinning while tightening. If I were todo it again i'd find a better way. I am considering trying to sell it once im done, I think someone would buy it and save the couple nights of fab work
  5. It looks naked without the Monte emblems
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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 .
  10. Yes, air conditioning is still available
  11. Roscoe il, just a little north of Rockford
  12. 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
  13. 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.
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    test link

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