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MrMonza
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66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:11 pm

The Current condition Of my 2dr 1966 Corvair Monza Coupe # 15,018 Built in Willow Run and the beginning of The Restoration.
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by 91blaze » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 pm

Looks like you have a project on your hands, good luck. If you need any advice, help, pictures, etc. just let me know as I also have a '66 Monza.
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by County98 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:13 pm

Looks like the condition mine is in pretty much. Seems a little overwhelming, but I'm just doing one little thing at a time. Good luck!
Cheers!

-Shayne
Lawton, OK

'66 Corsa work in progress
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:30 pm

91blaze wrote:Looks like you have a project on your hands, good luck. If you need any advice, help, pictures, etc. just let me know as I also have a '66 Monza.
Thanks i'm sure i will have a few q's about the motor. This has not ran in some time. Thinking of rebuilding it.
County98 wrote:Looks like the condition mine is in pretty much. Seems a little overwhelming, but I'm just doing one little thing at a time. Good luck!
Overwhelming? Na ... More excitement. There really isn't a lot to them when you compare to newer cars ( 80's to now). Good luck on yours as well!!

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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:47 am

Moved the Monza today and was stung :angry: by a wasp on the left middle finger knuckle :eek: . Hand still swollen but i won the battle :assault: with wasp spray :rafman: ! Popped the trunk to find 3 spares and the hub caps, took out the front lights and some trim. Also found out that the floor below the back seat is all but gone :sad5: . Oddly i checked the oil and tranny fluids and they were perfect like it was recently done. Which it hasn't. That is a heavy car!!
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:47 am

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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:59 pm

Got the tail lights out and trim off ( i know it's still on in the pic) and a can of wasp spray that i keep in the car for when working on it :rafman:
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Also tore out the interior to assess the damaged spots. :eek:

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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:54 pm

Shots of the engine after dismantling the shroud i guess.
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Right side a mouse had stuffed with cotton from the seats. I found his skeleton as well :eek:
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:36 pm

Finally have the monza in a barn to work on it. front and back windows are out, pulled the carbs off to rebuild, and started sanding it. Now doing 2 days a week. What did i get myself into... :helpsos: Edit: Also found out that the drums were redone and the tranny rebuilt SCORE!!!
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Unread post by 64powerglide » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:38 am

You have lots of work ahead!!!!! :eek: Save some money, use windex on the Wasps. It kills them fast, works great on Flies too but don't kill the Bee's we need them. Good luck on your project, looks like about $5,000 & you'll be on the road. :banghead:
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:56 am

Got the Monza off the ground and started sanding a little.... progress is slow but still enjoying it all!
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by BIGTWIN » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:02 pm

Like eating an Elephant, 1 bite at a time. Hang in there.
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:58 pm

Little more Sanding done....found where there was bondo....they had it way too thick...and way too much!!

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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by County98 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:58 pm

Looks good! Long way to go for both of us, but fun just to mess around with it.
Cheers!

-Shayne
Lawton, OK

'66 Corsa work in progress
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Re: 66 Monza Project

Unread post by MrMonza » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:57 pm

It has been a while since i posted and have not been out to work on the monza, but might give a thought into swapping the body over to an S-10 frame and putting a 4.3 in it. Does anyone know what specific year S10 frame to use (if there is one) ? Also anyone have a thread on it?

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