RESTORATION PROCESS
     

** STARTING MAY 2005**

I HAVE JUST PURCHSED BOTH REAR QUARTER PANELS, BOTH ROCKER PANELS AND HAVE DECIDED THAT I WILL RESUME WITH THE RESTORATION OF MY CAR. CAUSE BASICALLY, I'M ASHAMED OF HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOW. I HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT MY CAR TO SEE WHAT EXACTLY HAS TO BE REPAIRED. NOTHING WILL BE PATCHED BUT REPLACED. FIRST I'M GOING TO REPLACE THE ROCKER PANELS AND WUARTER PANELS AND THEN ADD THE CUSTOMIZED (DECAL, LIGHT COVERS, ETC.) ADDITIONS. PAINT WILL COME 2ND LAST JUST BEFORE NEW TIRES AND RIMS WILL BE ADDED TO FINALIZED THE RESTORATION. MY CAR IS ALMOST PERFECT MECHANICALLY, JUST NEED A TUNE UP, OIL CHANGE AND A LOOK AT THE TRANSMISSION.

AS EACH STEP IS FINISHED, THE PICTUES WILL BE POSTED HERE. FIRST, I WILL ADD PICTURES OF WHAT IT LOOK LIKE NOW. UNTIL I CAN GET A DIGITAL CAMERA, I WILL TAKE SOME STILLS WITH MY CAMCORDER AS IT LOOKS NOW AND POST THEM IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

HERE'S WHAT IS BEING DONE
MAY '05 - FALL '05
     
REPLACE BOTH REAR QUARTER PANELS   MONTE SS EMBLEM OH HEADREST
REPLACE BOTH ROCKER PANELS   RE-TINK WINDOWS
MINOR BODY WORK TO PREPARE FOR PAINTING   ADD SS FLOOR MATS
PAINT   ADD SS CUSTOMIZED HEADLIGHT COVERS
FIX CRACKED WINDSHIELD   WINDOW DECAL (BACK)
REPLACE HEADBOARD (INTERIOR)  

MORE TO BE ADDED

** DENOTES A FINISHED STEP

 

1987 MONTE CARLO SS

 

WHY MY CAR IS BEING RESTORED

AUGUST 2000
 
SPRING '01
 
SUMMER '03
 
 
 
 
APRIL '05

 

 

WHEN I BOUGHT IT - AUGUST '00

 

CERTIFIED - SEPTEMBER '00

 

ON THE ROAD - SEPTEMBER '00 (PICS ACTUALLY TAKEN IN SPRING '01)

 

BOTTOM PAINTED - SPRING '01

 

BEFORE
 
BEFORE
AFTER
 
** COMING SOON **

 

REAR END LOWERED -AUGUST '01 REMOVED STATION WAGON COIL SPRINGS

BEFORE
 
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER
PIC TO BE REPLACED

 

AS IT IS NOW (PICS ACTUALLY TAKEN IN SUMMER '03) NEW PICS

 

AS IT IS NOW - APRIL '02 - OCT '05 THESE PICS ARE COMING APRIL 10-11, 2005

 
 
TOTAL CAR
 
 
PASSENGER SIDE
 
 
DRIVER'S SIDE
 
 
FRONT
 
 
REAR
 
 
LEFT 1/4 PANEL
 
 
RIGHT 1/4 PANEL
 
 
LEFT ROCKER
 
 
RIGHT ROCKER
 
 
HOOD
 
 
ROOF
 
 
TRUNK
 
 
GRILL
 
 
WINDSHIELD
 
 
INTERIOR (DRIVER'S)
 
 
INTERIOR (PASSENGER'S)

 

 

RE-TINK THE WINDOWS - LATE SUMMER '05

OLD TINT
NO TINT COMING

SUMMER 2005

   
NEW TINT COMING

(WHEN COMPLETED)

   

 

NEW TIRES & RIMS - FALL '05

 
TIRES & RIMSON
CAR AT PURCHSED
 
 
RIGHT NOW
 
 
NEW TIRES & RIMS

 

BODY WORK & PAINT JOB - BY SPRING '06

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

MODIFYING STEPS SUMMARIZED- AUG '00 - OCT '05
 
PURCHASED
ON ROAD
** COMING SOON **
 
 
AS IT SITS NOW
** COMING SOON **
 
 
NEW EXHAUST
 
 
 
WINDOW DECAL
 
 
 
SS CUSTOMIZED
 
 
BODY WORK
 
 
PAINT
 
 
 
NEW TIRES & RIMS
 
 
READY FOR ROAD AGAIN
 
 
READY FOR ROAD AGAIN
 
 
READY FOR ROAD AGAIN

 

 

 

1987 MONTE CARLO S.S. PURCHASED PRESENT (TO DO) MODIFICATION
CAR DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - - - - ----------------- -----------------
MOTOR / TRANS. 305 HO W/200R4 TRANS 305 HO W/ 400 TURBO TRANS.  
OPTIONS PS, PB, TILT, A/C, PW, PT A/C NOT HOOKED UP REMOVE A/C
INTERIOR MAROON/GRAY <<<<<<<  
  BUCKET SEATS, CENTER CONSOLE <<<<<<<  
EXTERIOR PURPLE PURPLE/BLACK SILVER/BLACK (SUMMER '03)
STEREO JVC 12 DISC CD CHANGER <<<<<<<  
 

W/ JVC DECK

 

ADD AN AMPLIFIER

  FACTORY SPEAKERS PIONEER SPEAKERS  
ALARM YES <<<<<<<  
TIRES / RIMS * LOOK BELOW * WINTER TIRES/RIMS CHROME RIMS, EAGLE GT 2
ODOMETER 68,000 KM 108,000 KM  

* Car purchased with

Aluminum American Racing Rims on

BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires.

+

MONTE SS EMBLEM ON HEAD REST, S.S. FLOOR MATS,
MONTE S.S. HEADLIGHT COVERS, PERSONALIZED
LICENSE PLATES, BACK WINDOW DECAL.
( PERSONALIZED PLATES R GILZ OR GILZ 74 )

 

 

 

X WHEN I BOUGHT IT - AUGUST '00   REPLACE EXHAUST - AUGUST '02 X
X CERTIFIED - SEPTEMBER '00   NEW RIMS & TIRES - FALL '05  
X ON THE ROAD - SEPTEMBER '00   CUSTOMIZE INTERIOR - MAY - OCT '05  
X AFTER FIRST INCIDENT - SEPTEMBER '00   RE-TINT THE WINDOWS - FALL '05  
X BOTTOM PAINTED BLACK - SPRING '01   BODY WORK & PAINT JOB - SUMMER '05  
X BACK END LOWERED - AUGUST '01   BACK ON THE ROAD - SPRING '06  

 

 

THE COLOUR I'M PAINTING MY CAR ?

(THIS COLOUR IS NOT DEFINITE)

 

THIS PAGE UPDATED ON APRIL 3, 2005

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