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Nice one Ed, my dad is 77 and I’m looking forward to bringing him and my kids for a drive. I’d have him help me work on the car but he’s more valuable as a babysitter 😂

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18 minutes ago, Crom Cruach said:

Nice one Ed, my dad is 77 and I’m looking forward to bringing him and my kids for a drive. I’d have him help me work on the car but he’s more valuable as a babysitter 😂

Paul ,

LOL.. For some reason my Grand Children won't allow me to babysit my great grandkids… 

Ed …

 

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Well it's been awhile since I updated. Lots of overtime, so progress has been slow. I had to recut and reposition the wheel well, buts it's welded and seams are sealed. Got the new quarter tacked in, so I hope everyone agrees it looks good lol. I've also got about 99% of my engine parts, so that is next on the list. 

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Dumped the rusted pipes and got a new dual 2¼ inch 304 grade stainless exhaust right back to the manifold. 2 silencers, no resonator, sounds lovely! Here are some before and after photos. 
 

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Karen and I took the Monte through the drive thru at KFC. Does that count as something?  First time it’s moved in a month and a half. Lol. 

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1 hour ago, Dtret said:

Karen and I took the Monte through the drive thru at KFC. Does that count as something?  First time it’s moved in a month and a half. Lol. 

She let you take a break from your chores?

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Be NICE Joe!!! I bet Karen even drove!!  After all Karen put the whole car together. Way to go Karen!!!

PS. I wish i had that!!!   But don't tell Dennis!!!

I would be afraid to do that around here, or even to put fast food in the car. I am such an a**!!

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I got mine out today spent a few hours cleaning and getting ready for my first cruise in of the year only to get there and find out it dosen't start until next week,  bummer eh. So I went out and got some ice cream. There was another guy there too with a very nice 72 camaro who was doing the same thing as me because he went to it to. Didn't get the hood on my helper was busy with some projects of his own.

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8 hours ago, willie said:

Be NICE Joe!!! I bet Karen even drove!!  After all Karen put the whole car together. Way to go Karen!!!

PS. I wish i had that!!!   But don't tell Dennis!!!

I would be afraid to do that around here, or even to put fast food in the car. I am such an a**!!

 No, she’ll probably never drive it. Not my choice, I don’t care if she does. She’s never driven any of the cars. She could care less. Lol. We were sitting at a stoplight turning left and I told her to hang on because we’re going sideways around the turn. If look’s could kill. Lol. I didn’t do it. Was funny though. 

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Dennis i love your hummer!! If i said that to my wife, i would of had an ear full of @#$%^&* before i went to do it! lol

I always said the guys that have car girls are very lucky!  

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6 minutes ago, willie said:

Dennis i love your hummer!! If i said that to my wife, i would of had an ear full of @#$%^&* before i went to do it! lol

I always said the guys that have car girls are very lucky!  

She’s not so much a car girl, but she understands my mindset and let’s me get away with it. But it all comes with a price. Lol. 

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Has to be the 13th...... :(

Replaced all the lines and fittings for the rear air shocks this afternoon.... Holds even less pressure now. ugggghhhh.

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Hooked up the trailer to my new hitch and tested the lights. All went well. I was concerned that the trailer lights would interfere with the new Led tail lights… The new relays , triggered by the taillights, all worked well together.

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On flat ground the trailer can be carefully turned to 90degrees without contacting the car or bumper. For the purist , LOL , The back up camera near the Monte script really helps it backing and the hook up.. 

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Ed, I hope you never forget to remove that draw bar when no trailer is being pulled because it looks like it really sticks out a good way.  That thing could really be a shin buster.

rob

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1 hour ago, Rob Peters said:

Ed, I hope you never forget to remove that draw bar when no trailer is being pulled because it looks like it really sticks out a good way.  That thing could really be a shin buster.

rob

Thanks Rob … Safety is always foremost in my mind… It will never be left on the car.

It's 9 inches overall from the receiver and 5" from the pointed tip of the bumper.. To clear the license plate I took some careful  measurements on this before we welded her up … Thanks to the many members and their pics,, I was able to make a hitch that doesn't insult the car and actually looks like it belongs..

I even took it to the local Uhaul store and they really liked it… They said they'd have no problem hooking up one of their appropriately sized trailers to this hitch.. Tongue capacity is about 150lbs .. My trailer will be about 100lbs with a GVW of less than 2000lbs.. BTW. the main bar between the plates is well gusseted to the steel plates bolted to the frame… The only limiting factor would be complete bending ,  twisting, or failure of that piece of the main bar… Very doubtful… 

Ed C 

 

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10 hours ago, Rob Peters said:

Ed, I hope you never forget to remove that draw bar when no trailer is being pulled because it looks like it really sticks out a good way.  That thing could really be a shin buster.

rob

No doubt, I usually take the one off my truck when not in use, had a few close calls forgetting it was there 

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Went to cruise in today of course I was the only first gen there had fun was a good time. My brother went to a show in Saratoga sent me a picture of Jess's old car. Hopefully he'll be at Carlisle I think he said he was going.

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went to a spring dust off show/cruise only monte there. went to a new thursday nite cruise me plus 2 other first gens

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gear vendor working good. i like hitting the button and dropping about 6 or 8 hundred rpms at same speed. my pocket likes it too.

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31 minutes ago, bob 71 said:

gear vendor working good. i like hitting the button and dropping about 6 or 8 hundred rpms at same speed. my pocket likes it too.

That's good. I may be able to make clay on Tuesday after memorial day. I went to 3 rivers Wednesday night but it don't start until next week. Went to fairmont Saturday evening was OK maybe 40 to 50 cars.

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