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By SouthJerseyMonte

Ok...I was finally able to get to doing the mods on Labor Day. I wasn't able to, unfortunately, finish all of the ones I wanted to due to time and money issues. I added the SLP front grille, a pace car spoiler, and the Weathertech window vent shades. Also added new rims (MB Motoring Drifters) and new tires. I rebadged as well, adding black scripts to the trunk and sides, and a red bowtie to the trunk. It makes it look like an SS wannabe...but I thought the red would be better to match the red bowtie on the grille. I was also able to wash, claybar, and wax. What a difference that made!!! The paint still needs work (got some orangepeel to it), but it's not a priority for me right now. I still plan to gut the airbox and add a drop-in K&N filter...just have to find the time to do it. I also plan to paint the calipers when I can get time. Hopefully before the month is out.


By SouthJerseyMonte was not to be the day. I had originally planned to start the mods today, but the weather has seen fit to be really crappy! So...hopefully tomorrow will be better. If not tomorrow...I still have Monday! Woohoo!!! Gotta love long weekends!

One week to go...

By SouthJerseyMonte

Well...only one week to go until I start the upgrades. Most of the parts are here. Still waiting on one or 2 minor pieces to the puzzle. I have all my cleaning supplies ready to go. All I really need now is good weather next Saturday. I plan to get a very early, should all go according to plan, I'll have new pics to post by this time next weekend.

Wish me luck!


By SouthJerseyMonte

One year after buying my 2002 Monte Carlo LS, I'm finally getting around to doing some cosmetic upgrades!

I also plan to gut the airbox and add a drop-in K&N filter. I've already purchased most of the's just a matter of waiting for them to arrive. The Monte is also in desparate need of a good cleaning...inside and out.

I'll add pics and entries in the days leading up to Labor Day weekend...which is when I plan (weather permitting) to add all the parts in one day.

Well...that's all for now. Just a short note to open. Much more to come!

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