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  1. #1
    Carlow
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    White Line Fever

    I have been influenced by Monte Carlos for over three decades. When I was two years old, my Dad bought a brand new Gold 77' Monte. A few years later my parents starting teaching me how to drive in that Monte. My uncle had a chocolate brown 74' Monte with swivel buckets. Our neighbors had a hot rod orange 73' Monte with a 454, t-tops and swivel buckets. A friends older brother had a burgundy 73' Monte with cragars and right before my family moved to Colorado my older brother got an identical burgundy 73' Monte for his sixteenth birthday.

    I remember being with my dad in his 77' Monte right after we moved to Colorado. We had pulled up to a light behind two mid-seventies Montes that were both hopping up and down. Ha! .. For a kid from Iowa it was amazing to make the connection between those cars and my families car. We had always been and... my family still is a hot rod family so other than a few Cheech and Chong movies, that was the first time I had seen hydros, that was 1986. In the years that followed i got deeply involved in the local culture 028.gif 11071.gif and the lowrider scene through my friends and their family cars.

    What many of you may not know is much of my build is inspired by the semi trucks of the seventies. I come from a huge family and all my uncles on my moms side ran a trucking company back in the seventies. Truck driving music and love for the open road play a big part in my personality to this day. When I was introduced to the lowrider scene I realized that the same tuck-n-roll and diamond tucked interiors that were used in the cabs/sleepers of my uncles PETERBILTs and MACKs were the same interiors that were installed in lowriders. Custom paint, steering wheels, sleeper panels(trunk panels) and a gang of chrome were also all traits that both scenes had. When air bag suspensions started getting installed on lowriders, shit.. that was just another connection I made with the semi trucks that i grew up around. Air has been used for brakes and suspension on semi trucks for as long as I can remember.


    Since I bought it I have replaced and/or rebuilt the
    -turbo 350 trans
    -brake lines, calipers, master cylinder
    -77' Monte exhaust manifolds
    -duel exhaust with 18" Smitty's
    -Radiator
    -PowerMaster alternator-Yellow top Optima battery
    -a dozen other little things to make it road worthy
    -Firestone bags with 2-480 VIAIR compressors, 5 gallon tank (3rd set up)
    -five factory GM ordered cross laced Zenith wire wheels
    -205/70/15 tires
    -even had lake pipes on it for a while..

    Before the air set up.

    Welding up the bumper.



    First air set up-Trunk panel job and tire cover-





    Recent photos-













    Last edited by Carlow; 04-29-2015 at 11:38 PM.

  2. #2
    Harvey's Front Row

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Dude your Monte is beautiful, i dont know if you should do anything else w/ it.
    The aged paint makes it look like it came straight out of the boulevards of the 70s.
    Keep it as is and find another car to go over the top w/.
    Cant believe you almost sold it! :o shock.gif
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    Casual Cruiser

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    I've been influenced at an early age with 70's montes. Our freinds down the road had a 74 monte, gold with reversed cragar ss.. It has stayed fresh in my mind forever.. I had a 78 monte, lowered, bronze flake, reverse supremes,black velvet pleated interior,phantom top. Back in 95-96.. Always wished it was a 73-77 thou. !
    60's style

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    Harvey's Front Row

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Great back story Matt! I love the the connection to trucker history and style.
    "Your car is so low, Bill Hines has to duck to get in." - Trent Sherrill

  5. #5
    Metro Sexual

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Mt/ Baker!! dope man, clean.

  6. #6
    ♠ LBCC East ♠

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Gotta love a Monte and yours sure is a nice example, Matt.

    We had one when I was a kid. My Mom's 4' 11" and had to sit on a big pillow to drive it. Great cars.

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    Dude, I love puppies, dude!

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Kick ass Matt!!!
    can't wait to see what is in your cars future


  8. #8
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by PONCHO
    I've been influenced at an early age with 70's montes. Our freinds down the road had a 74 monte, gold with reversed cragar ss.. It has stayed fresh in my mind forever.. I had a 78 monte, lowered, bronze flake, reverse supremes,black velvet pleated interior,phantom top. Back in 95-96.. Always wished it was a 73-77 thou. !
    Poncho, I remember you mentioning that Monte after my intro in 08'. Its sounds a lot like that Monte that my uncle had. Been awhile since I have seen a phantom top.. just hearing that brings me back to the mini truck days :D

  9. #9
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by bonez
    Dude your Monte is beautiful, i dont know if you should do anything else w/ it.
    The aged paint makes it look like it came straight out of the boulevards of the 70s.
    Keep it as is and find another car to go over the top w/.
    Cant believe you almost sold it! :o shock.gif
    Thanks man. I appreciate it. As far as the paint goes, trust me it photographs much better than it actually looks. Paint will take it to the next level. big improvement!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nappy
    Gotta love a Monte and yours sure is a nice example, Matt.

    We had one when I was a kid. My Mom's 4' 11" and had to sit on a big pillow to drive it. Great cars.
    haha.. thats awesome that she drove a Monte. I can't imagine being under five foot tall trying to see over the hood.. there like a twenty foot blind spot in front of the car!
    Thanks again, Matt

  10. #10
    ♠ LBCC High Priest ♠

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by 73 carlow
    ... there like a twenty foot blind spot in front of the car!
    Especially if you're always driving with the ass-end aired-out and the nose locked-up.

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  11. #11
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputin
    Quote Originally Posted by 73 carlow
    ... there like a twenty foot blind spot in front of the car!
    Especially if you're always driving with the ass-end aired-out and the nose locked-up.

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    haha well... that can be a little more like fifty foot depending on the speed

  12. #12
    Boulevard Bomber

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Nice Car!!
    As a kid I remember ridin around in my Grandpas 76 Monte Carlo. The vinyl interior sucked in the summer, because you always stuck to it 104.gif
    When I got older, it was the second car I ever drove. I would sneak it out of the driveway and cruise the streets!!

    What else do you have planned for it?

    Here is a shot of the Monte sittin in the back!
    This is my Lesabre when I picked it up!
    1964 Buick Wildcat
    1964 Buick LeSabre

  13. #13
    Harvey's Front Row

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    ^^^ That is a 78 Monte Carlo back there in the weeds.
    "Your car is so low, Bill Hines has to duck to get in." - Trent Sherrill

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    Boulevard Bomber

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by Eryk
    ^^^ That is a 78 Monte Carlo back there in the weeds.
    Good job Denzel.

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    Boulevard Bomber

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by Eryk
    ^^^ That is a 78 Monte Carlo back there in the weeds.

    Always thought it was a 76, guess I need to learn the differences in years!
    1964 Buick Wildcat
    1964 Buick LeSabre

  16. #16
    Boulevard Bomber

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Like what you've done. You have a nice ride. Roger

  17. #17
    Casual Cruiser

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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Great look'in car just as it is , kinda stealth
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  18. #18
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger O'Dell
    Like what you've done. You have a nice ride. Roger
    Thanks Roger!

  19. #19
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 4/13/10

    Quote Originally Posted by 64-coupe
    Great look'in car just as it is , kinda stealth
    Thanks man, yeah a lot of people agree with you and think I should just keep it as is. The next level will shine really nice :D

  20. #20
    Carlow
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    Re: White Line Fever build 5/15/10

    Going back to Cali...




    Last edited by Carlow; 04-29-2015 at 11:43 PM.

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