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Username Post: 71 Monte Carlo 2" drop spindle        (Topic#353246)
BB Biscuit 
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BB Biscuit
Loc: Washington
Reg: 03-30-02
09-30-18 10:20 AM - Post#2747542    

Hi All
I'm new the MC Forum. I just picked up a 71 Monte with a 2004 LS swap. I've had a couple of 70 montes back in the 80s and lowered the front by cutting the springs. I'm looking at lowering this one with 2" drop spindles.
I want to run 15x8 corvette rallies. Has anyone had any wheel clearance issues? I know on the Square body trucks I've done I had to grind the lower a arm to clear the 15" wheels when using drop spindles.

71 monte carlo LS6,73 RS Z28,04 2500 ex cab 4X4,67 Nova,77 chev shorty van


 




Aaron70Monte 
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Posts: 1103
Aaron70Monte
Age: 42
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 02:18 PM - Post#2750625    
    In response to BB Biscuit

Welcome!

I know that car well. Chris was a member of the FGMCC and I met him at a couple meets over the years. Here it is in 2010 at the FGMCC Western Meet in The Dalles, OR

http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/galler...

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The front end did sit a little high on that car. Note that corvette rallys will rub if you lower it much. If you want an 8 inch wide rally to fit better I recommend you order some with 5 inch backspacing. The standard Corvette rally only has 4 inch backspacing so it sticks out too far and will rub if you car is lowered. My 70 Monte sits up at stock height and my 245/60/15 tires on Corvette rallys rub once in a while on the quarter panel.

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
Age: 42
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 02:25 PM - Post#2750626    
    In response to BB Biscuit

The next FGMCC Western Meet will be in Penticton, BC in June. We will have over 25 70-72 Montes from Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, California, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. The event itself has 850 cars, car auction, live bands, etc. It is a fun weekend with great people.

Info here:
http://www.firstgenmc.com/album/19WMeet/19WMeet .sh...

Video from the 2017 meet:
https://vimeo.com/226532781



Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
Age: 42
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
11-06-18 02:28 PM - Post#2750627    
    In response to BB Biscuit

This section of the FGMCC forum might be helpful also
http://www.firstgenmc.com/forums/index.php?/forum/...

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
BB Biscuit 
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BB Biscuit
Loc: Washington
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01-20-19 12:46 PM - Post#2757800    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

Thanks Aaron

When I bought the car from Chris he said it had been sitting for 7 years, outside.
I've been talking about doing an LS swap for quite a while and I really like the first gen Monte Carlo so it was perfect for me. I wasn't even looking for another car but my wife talked me into looking at it. Shes an automotive enabler.

Time has not been good to it. The carpet was infested with little black ants, Killed them and cleaned the carpet. The headliner at some point was home to some very smelly rodents, so out it came. They had also taken up residents in the dash, console and back seat. so out came the rest of the interior. Oh and the vents were packed as well.
The master cylinder was bad along with some of the brake lines.So new brakes all the way around.I'm getting to know the car very well.

A lot of little things left to do,some wiring I want to clean up, wiper motor, little things that went bad from sitting. It needs a posi and some gears.
I'll be driving it and enjoying it while fixing stuff. It now lives in a heated shop and has a new lease on life.

I've always gone with the theory on all of the cars I've bought that it doesn't feel like its yours until you've pretty much touched everything in it and on it. Lets just say its now mine.

71 monte carlo LS6,73 RS Z28,04 2500 ex cab 4X4,67 Nova,77 chev shorty van


 
Aaron70Monte 
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Posts: 1103
Aaron70Monte
Age: 42
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
01-22-19 10:35 PM - Post#2757983    
    In response to BB Biscuit

Glad to see you are making the car your own and that it is getting the attention it deserves. I hope to see it at an FGMCC meet again some day. We're up over thirty 70-72 Monte Carlos for this year's meet in June.

Aaron
1970 Misty Turquoise Monte Carlo - 113,000 miles
1971 Classic Copper Monte Carlo SS454 - 74,000 miles



 
wagonman100 
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Posts: 14181
wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
02-10-19 07:25 PM - Post#2759587    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

Glad you’re bringing another one back to life.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 




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