17 and a 77 Monza

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17 and a 77 Monza

Postby MaxMonza77 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 pm

I've browsed this website for a couple weeks now and decided to make this. I'm 17 years old and in October of last year I bought a 1977 Chevy Monza. My dad originally had a 75 Monza and I guess you could say thats what drove me to get one. For over a year and a half I looked and finally found this one, since bringing it home I've blown it apart getting ready to throw in a 400 sbc with a turbo 350. My dad has been there to more or less guide me but I've primarily been doing all the work on it.
Bringing it home
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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 pm

Welcome aboard there Young Man! 17 was a long time ago for most of us [I was 17 in 1979 OOOOOUUUUUCCCCHHHH!] That car looks pretty decent from your pictures, That will be a long journey as these things always take longer than we think [waaaaaaaaay longer for some of us] Glad to see some younger guys feeling some LOVE for our cars. Keep at it and enjoy the journey, it isn't just the destination, Cherish the moments you spend with Dad and Buddies as these will be the stories you will be telling your kids etc. Post up your location some of us may be nearby. Glad you came to Share! Harry
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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:17 pm

Glad you found this Forum and we welcome you. Best place on the web to get h-body info and help.

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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby 3Hz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:39 am

What are your restoration plans?
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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby monzacoupe » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:40 am

Welcome! I was 17 once, and had a '78 Monza 2+2! Loved that car! Keep up the good work!

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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 am

Welcome, looks like a nice project. I was 19 when I bought my 1975 Monza and still have it. Take plenty of pics for your own keepsake as well as sharing them with u old timers :lol:
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Re: 17 and a 77 Monza

Postby MaxMonza77 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Just a couple more pictures, haven't been able to do much because of the cold. Need to patch the driver side floor pan then roll bar can go in. Put engine and trans in for fitment changes and to start making a cross member. I've decided that rather than putting the torque arm onto the tail shaft like stock to weld another plate to the cross member to relieve extra stress on the trans. Set in place a steel bar where the support bars on the roll bar will be attached to. Hopefully it will warm up soon to get the car running by summer. (Running and driving might be wishful thinking haha)
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