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pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
11/26/13 8:09 a.m.

Oh and this

Woody
Woody MegaDork
11/26/13 8:16 a.m.

I was just a little kid at the time but I remember being fascinated by it because it was one of the first cars in the neighborhood that had four rectangular headlights, which seemed like a big deal back then.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
11/26/13 8:26 a.m.

There's a 1980 Pontiac brochure here for reference purposes: http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Pontiac/1980%20Pontiac/dirindex.html

NGTD
NGTD Dork
11/26/13 8:27 a.m.

Monza and it's breatheren were supposed to have the GM rotary not the Duke or the V8.

Gasoline
Gasoline SuperDork
11/26/13 8:39 a.m.

Monza Mirage

Woody
Woody MegaDork
11/26/13 8:50 a.m.
stuart in mn wrote: There's a 1980 Pontiac brochure here for reference purposes: http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Pontiac/1980%20Pontiac/dirindex.html

Linky no workie.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
11/26/13 8:55 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: Is that the same crap they made filler pieces under Cadillac taillights from? If so, good luck.

I instantly thought about those, too. I've seen so many of those Cadillacs where the QPs just... end and then 4" aft of that, the taillights are sticking up like some weird little vestigial rudder.

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 9:09 a.m.
nicksta43 wrote: In reply to wheels777: Nooooo! Keep the Pontiac bodywork, not many left. Fabricate the fillers, should be cakewalk for you.

I already own a Monza tail and hood. If I can find out what the original pieces look like, I would like to keep it Poncho. The whole family likes this thing....better than the Monzarelli. I am also hoping the filler looks like a Monza notch filler. Those are still around

Woody
Woody MegaDork
11/26/13 9:38 a.m.

Didn't you make a Beetle look like a '40 Ford coupe? This shouldn't be terribly difficult for you.

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
11/26/13 9:44 a.m.

I've actually been looking for one of those. Wish I could stumble across something like that locally.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
11/26/13 9:46 a.m.
Woody wrote:
stuart in mn wrote: There's a 1980 Pontiac brochure here for reference purposes: http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Pontiac/1980%20Pontiac/dirindex.html
Linky no workie.

I wonder why that didn't work...go to http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/ , then scroll down to Pontiac.

Storz
Storz Dork
11/26/13 10:01 a.m.

Love that generation of Monza type cars

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 11:03 a.m.
Woody wrote: Didn't you make a Beetle look like a '40 Ford coupe? This shouldn't be terribly difficult for you.

Sometimes I learn my lesson the first time....I still need a go by

stan
stan SuperDork
11/26/13 11:12 a.m.

If you need me to look at any of the Dayton area pieces just let me know.

Stan

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 11:19 a.m.

In reply to stan:

Thanks Stan

JohnRW1621 posted some leads...they don't pan out, but they did reply. Maybe someone knows of a car being parted or a salvage your where one sits.

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar SuperDork
11/26/13 11:35 a.m.

I thought Chriswell's has some of those Sunbirds in the yard. It's been a couple years since I was down there, but I'm pretty sure they had some.

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 11:38 a.m.
Rob_Mopar wrote: I thought Chriswell's has some of those Sunbirds in the yard. It's been a couple years since I was down there, but I'm pretty sure they had some.

I think I remember them, now that you mentioned it. Mom and Dad live 2 miles from there....

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar SuperDork
11/26/13 11:41 a.m.

Sounds like it's time to go visit Mom & Dad.

For some reason I think they have a green one with white interior. Looked like one a classmate had in high school. The car died back then, so it might even be his.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
11/26/13 11:46 a.m.

You could narrow and tuck the bumpers, no more need for fillers. Haven't seen one of these in 20+ years that wasn't tubbed with a V8. Looking forward to the build, always liked these cars!

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 1:14 p.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote: You could narrow and tuck the bumpers, no more need for fillers. Haven't seen one of these in 20+ years that wasn't tubbed with a V8. Looking forward to the build, always liked these cars!

The car will be a three itch car. One of the itches will not allow modification to the bumpers. And the car is rust free with only 40K on the odom. There are plenty of rusty cars to tub.

Carro Atrezzi
Carro Atrezzi HalfDork
11/26/13 2:17 p.m.

I had one. The Monza version with the Spyder package. It ostensibly had the 305 SBC. I say ostensibly because it ran way better than it had any right to. Had the tiny little Dual-jet carb which gave incredibly snappy throttle response. I lost it trying to catch up with a fully leather-clad guy on an early sport bike. This was in '86. I got $250 for what was left of it. My father really liked that car. My mom said he cried.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
11/26/13 2:26 p.m.

In reply to wheels777:

You have mail.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
11/26/13 3:12 p.m.

Thank you for not tubbing

Woody
Woody MegaDork
11/26/13 3:18 p.m.

In case some feels the need to tub one, here's a good starting point:

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/4082575188.html

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar SuperDork
11/26/13 3:41 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

I have a suspicion that one might not be getting tubbed.

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