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wissotastreet53
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted December 15, 2004 03:13 PM  
Does anyone know of a plastic nose piece i can run on a 76 monte so i can cut out a lot of nose weight pics would be apprieciated

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted December 15, 2004 03:37 PM  
I dont know of a direct fitting one but I used the plastic monte nose on a full side caprice just used a heat gun and got it to stretch over the front of the fenders or you can splice a piece of the rolled plastic into the center to make it wide enough hope this gives you some ideas to ponder about...

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 15, 2004 05:08 PM  
I'm in the same situation, trying to find a Grand Prix nose to fit an 81 Grand Prix. I have traded e-mails about 4 times this week with five star and performance bodies trying to find a nose to fit. The New noses are 75" wide, my Grand Prix fender horn to fender horn on the car is 65". Sounds easy, you just cut 5" off each piece of the nose at the center and your there but where it gets goofy is that the corners of the front of the fender are square and the corners of the new noses are much more rounded. The Monte nose will fit mine but there so **** ugly (sorry guys) and everyone has them. Was talking to Terminator today and they said it is alot of cuttin and choppin to fit a newer style nose. Go to www.performance.com and click on online cataloge and then go to noses, it is complete with width measurements and see if yours comes close to any.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted December 15, 2004 08:05 PM  
a little off topic but for the guys that run imca stock cars and whatever else i finished putting a stock 88 cutlass fwd body on my metric chassis.my experience went well all new body mounts had to be made except the roof everything fit well and looks good.the interior sheetmetal in the back had to be narrowed and reshaped.new front and rear bumpers were made.umm the only part that was a pain was the hood on these cars is shorter by about 8 inches atleast and with my firewall being set so far back when i got everything fitted i ended up with the distributor and the back 1/4 of the airfilter sticking out.a few hours of careful designing,lol, and i got it all filled in and made so it is out of the way when the hoods off. in the past i have always fabbed the lower 3/4 of my regal bodys out of .040 aluminum to save weight but when i started strpping this car i found the the fwd body panels were almost as light as my aluminum/steel ones how can that be you might ask?well i'll tell you.you ever notice there seem to be alot of late 80s early 90s cutlasses with the paint peeling off the hoods.uh yea.well gm in one of thier better ideas designed these cars with all galvinized steel bodys except the roof.which means the panels are much thinner and lighter and rust resistant to a point.i don't know how to post pics yet but if anybody needs one post your e-mail and i'll send it out.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 16, 2004 06:56 PM  
yeah i remember reading on here before that somebody had said that the newer stuff was heavier.the grand prix regal and lumina do not use galvinized only the olds so maybe that was the diff? i completely skinned out ANY metal on the inside of the body panels even all the **** on the inside of the roof that fought me for a few nights.i dunno how far you guys are aloud to go.the hood and roof seemed fairly heavy ungutted.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 17, 2004 04:05 PM  
we can't gut the deck lid and can only cut out to make room for bars on the roof

    

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