1955 Chevrolet 210 coupe
“american graffiti clone”
1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Head to Head
About “american graffiti clone”
i built 2 clones the 55 and the 32 from the movie american graffiti both cars tour with the stars candy clark and bo hopkins
About “Alizé LowRod”
((( Please see my photo albums for the pictures of all the hard work that has been put into this car over the last 10+ years as well as the short video clips I have added of it )))
*** I show my Monte for the "World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation" (WMSBCF) ***
This Monte's History
I bought this Monte Carlo in 1999 from a farmer. About 1 year after I had been hit and run in my first Monte Carlo, a 1972. (It was totaled) The farmer was asking $3,000 for it. I talked him down to $1,500 and took her home.
The Monte was in BAD shape when I got it. It had a 1972 dog house on it, due to the guy wrecking it after getting drunk one night. So that was the first thing I had to fix. After that, I found a LOT of rust when taking off the stainless steel trim around the bottom edge of the car to get ready to start the body work for a new paint job. (It was 3 colors by this point.)
With the help of my Dad and husband, we cut out all the rust and bad spots and replaced it all with new medal. After getting all the bad spots fixed, I decided to just keep off the stainless steel trim, so I shaved the side markers, mirrors, emblems, and hood ornament off to give it a different look from all the other First generation Montes out there.
After about 2.5 years, I got a great job where I get killer deals on Air Ride and Tires, So thought, why not. I could not pass up the chance to put full Air Ride on the Monte for way less then market price. Just one more way to make it stand out from all the other First Generation Montes out there.
My husband does 70% of the work on the Monte with me helping now and then when I am not careing for the kids. (I used to get to help more befor he kids) The other 30% we had helped with or had someone do it that knew what they were doing, and we did not…
Specs for “american graffiti clone”
454 motor 4 speed all the changes made for the movie car
Specs for “Alizé LowRod”
350 Small Block Chevy with a 30 over bore (makes it a 355 small block Chevy)
Aluminum Edelbrock performance intake
5” high stacker K&N air filter
Chrome Edelbrock dress up
Edelbrock 4 barrel Carb
Dull 2.5” Flowmaster Exhaust
BMN Shift kit
Factory Options for “american graffiti clone”
Factory Options for “Alizé LowRod”
Avocado Green Metallic (paint)
Avocado Green initiator
Power bench seat
EZ-Eye window tint
AM/FM A-Track radio
2 dash speakers
2 deck speakers
Chevy rally rims with caps
V-8 350 Small Block (250hp @ 4500rpm – Torque 345ft-lb @ 2800rpm)
Original Sales price $4,472 (Ranged from $3,123 – fully loaded $5,000 NEW for a 1971)
Mods for “american graffiti clone”
all the movie modifications
Mods for “Alizé LowRod”
Chrome 20”x9.5" Panther Juice 5’s
Custom Body work by Lou Raykovich, Chris Beers, and Myself
Repaired rusted body panels
Shaved side markers
Shaved hood ornament
Final Body Finishing and Custom Paint by Matt Bluiett.
2 tone Custom Mixed Candy Pink with Silver Stripe to fallow the theme of the car which is also the car’s name “Alizé”
Custom Built by Chris Beers.
Full Air Ride all the way around
3/8” air lines
2 Viair 420c air compressors
12 gal air tank
Firestone rapid response polished aluminum 3/8” Valve Block
7 switch control box - chrome w/ lock out
2 dual needle air gauges installed in a dual pillar pod.
Superior 2-inch drop spindles with upgraded (larger) brake calipers, pads and rotors
By Myself & Chris Beers
Upholstery, carpet all redone in black
Grant steering wheel
Pillar gauge pods for the air ride
Custom Built Audio/Visual System:
By Asylum Autowerks And Chris Beers doing some of the minor stuff.
Jensen 7” flip out, touch screen head unit with DVD/CD/MP3/IPod play
(2) 12” Subs
(1) 1000 watt 2 channel Amp
(1) 600 watt 4 channel Amp
(2) 2 way 6.5” deck/package tray speakers
(2) 2 way 6.5" speakers in custom made kick panels
(4) 1" tweets
- Custom built box to hold subs, and hides the air ride components, air tank & amps in the trunk. Also lights up & holds 3 bottles of "Alizé Rose"
- Custom built Center console to hold portable Garmen GPS, iPod Video (or BlackBerry) and Air Ride Switch Box. Also lights up on the sides in low glow pink.
- Custom built Package Tray to hide speakers and lights up from below.
-- Has hit 135.1 (tested at Slamology 2009's show)
To everyone who has helped get this car fixed up so far.
The #1 person is my husband Chris Beers. He did the majoraty of the work on the Monte. With me helping when I could, between takeing care of the kids.
To name some of the otheres, Lou Raykovich, my Dad. Also Mike Peplinski, the owner of Asylum Autowerks (Was Called Sinister Autosports - Change May 2010), who did all the custom work in my trunk and more. As well as Matt Bluiett and his Girlfriend Kenyacta for all the final prep and custom paint work!
Thanks So Much!
It has been a great joy getting this Monte fixed up and I appreciate the help people have given me with stuff I did not know how to do, or helped so it would get finished faster. Lord knows everyone was going crazy waiting to see her done. Since it only took my husband Chris, and I a little over 10 years, lots of time, money and TLC. That’s why it took so long too. We could not afford to do it all at once, had to save and do it a little at a time.
Check out the "World Motor Sports Brest Cancer Foundation" at [url]www.WorldMotorSportsBCF.org[/url] as well as on Motortopia. I am helping them out with my Monte Carlo.
***Check out the Monte's new web site at http://www.alize.2ya.com/
***Check out its "Fan Page" on FaceBooK. Search for "Alize LowRod" - LINK: https://www.f...038137?ref=ts
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