1970 Monte Carlo SS
|1970 Monte Carlo SS 454 fully restored rolling chassis|
In many cases, the original parts needed to re-used due to rarity of replacements. The automatic leveling system is all original with a few replacement NOS fittings which we were lucky to find. The brake lines and fuel lines were purchased from Inline Tube along with assorted other parts. They provide factory correct parts for many Chevy frame applications.
As is expected in restorations, finishes on parts being re-used or sourced as original replacements had defects like scratches or discoloration. These were addressed by meticulous prep of each part (including all the hardware) and paint to match the original finish from "bright zinc" to "bare steel". This also prevents issues in the future with surface rust on parts that would have originally been bare metal and exposed to the elements.
|Complete exhaust system was bent and stamped per factory specs by Gardner Exhaust|
|Monte Carlo SS steering box has correctly stamped hoses and finishes on each component|
|All Steering and suspension components were rebuilt and refinished before installation|
|Passenger side view of the 454 with correct fuel pump and line set up as well as date code correct spark plug wires and factory spec springs|
|Correct rear calipers were rebuilt with new seals|
|1970 Monte Carlo's came with an automatic level control system. All components were tested, refurbished and installed per assembly manual instructions. Some of these fittings were very difficult to locate!|
|1970 Rear axle and chassis components with new air lines and correct finishes. Factory correct air line clips were installed after this photo was taken.|
|Color correct shocks for the 1970 Monte Carlo|
|454 motor mounts ready to install|
|Rear drum brakes were fully refurbished with color correct internal components|
|Backing plates and new brake lines finish off the details on the rear axle|