1980 Monza Town Coupe

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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:20 pm

Lack of progress update.

Not much farther along but car is farther away now.
We moved to middle Tennessee and I hauled the car down with all the pieces. It is just sitting while we build a new house/shop.

....some day....
1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby RedFiveKBS » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:41 pm

The "unusual" builds are always the most fun!

Love this project. Keep plugging away! :th:
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Bullet » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:54 pm

I live in east TN and have two 80 model town coupes so if you end up needing something, let me know.
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Will do :th:

You don't by chance have a 5 gallon jug of motivation do you?
Think mine is getting empty!
1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Bullet » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:23 am

Yep! I stored it with my round tuits! As soon as I find them I'll let ya know!
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:25 am

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Boy and the years slide by......
Time hasn't been too kind to the car. Sun very hard on the paint job, turns out it was a cheap paint job too. They taped off around the side moldings and drip rail molding. At least it is back on concrete and off the dirt. Also is now out of the rust belt.

Here's hoping 2019 will go better!
1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
Diesel Dan
 
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Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 pm
Location: Columbia, TN

Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby vegastre » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:57 pm

Dan,
Might I Say my admiration for this project is off the scale. I wish I was there helping you. Yeah, I'm doing some catch up myself both on the SJ and the Board here. Town Coupes are beautiful cars with or with out paint.
Phil Kennedy~
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:03 pm

So I was tracked down at another site for updates......man H-body owners are relentless. :lol:

Only update is the car is now back to indoor storage, wish I would/could have done it a lot sooner.

Need to finish head gaskets on my Duramax before even thinking about working on the monza.
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1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
Diesel Dan
 
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Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 pm
Location: Columbia, TN

Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:05 pm

Been busy building my shop/house (shouse) for last few yeas.
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1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
Diesel Dan
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 pm
Location: Columbia, TN

Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:02 pm

We are a tenacious bunch Dan! Sorry to have had to hunt you down over there on "Garage Journal" but you proudly list the Monza in your Sig line so I knew it was you, even though we only met once for a few minutes back about 4 years ago [Quaker meet in Ohio]. Nice Shop you have going on there. Drop by from time to time, we miss just about everybody now that Facebook has been populated with old H-body guys. Harry
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Re: 1980 Monza Town Coupe

Postby Diesel Dan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 pm

One of the things I miss since leaving OH is the car shows and swap meets, met many nice car people.
There is a group of garage journal guys who meet up at the canfield swap meet every year for the last 6yrs or so.
Wife and I were looking forward to Canada for the BBQ at some point.

Going to be doing some serious land scaping, dirt moving this weekend for some more level ground for parking and what not.
Who knows, maybe a southern ralley point sometime in the future?
1980 Monza Town Coupe, 36K miles
Past rides:
-1980 Monza Spyder 2.5L/4spd
-1976 Monza Town Coupe 4.3L V8/4sp
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Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 pm
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