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ok guys, as you know, i have finished my 83 camaro project. it went better than expected. and it has paid off so far, over the weekend i participated in a car show, local one with a couple of townships and what not, part of a festival we have here in town, car did really good in it, had alot of people looking at it and asking questions, and i wound up getting a couple trophies out of it. so im pretty happy about that.

heres the deal, im looking for another car.

this time, its going to be a full frame body car. something like a chevelle or in that type. i dont know if i want a unibody car, i want something i can build from scratch. i mean, stripped down, powder coat the whole chassis and build everything. i want a LS series engine in it, and modernized electronics and parts. im thinking probably another 9" in the rear, stay stock with the suspension stuff, other than a few things. i want a full interior, like i have now, and i want to build everything. frame off restoration, i want to build the engine, trans, and rear end, all suspension and body work, and paint and trim work. and all interior and electrical.

i want to do everything on it, and it needs to be a GM vehicle. open to any suggestions, and all types of cars, primarily frame cars, may do a unibody, not 100% sure.
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G BODY! Seriously...

Monte Carlo FTW, Grand Prix still FTW but a little less. Maybe a Regal? It's rare to see a nice Regal or GP..
can you remove the body of the monte carlos from the frame completely? i would love a 70 monte. or even a 86 or so ss
Yes sir, it's full-frame. You can check out more at, it's a really good resource and has a GREAT forum. A few guys have done full frame-offs.

It's a really good platform to build off of. A stroked 305 (~331 is what they usually stroke it to) would be a fun project, beef up the 200R4 (1985 and up) and add an 8.5" rear (the 7.5" it comes with isn't strong enough for a highly modified/powerful motor) and you're set. Parts are plentiful but can get expensive at times.

But up until 1988 for Monte Carlos you can do a frame-off, they're all full frame. First gen through 1981 (I think '81) are A-bodies and 1982+ are G-bodies.
Would you be interested in a 1986 Buick T-Type? Same drivetrain as a Grand National. Similar to a MC, except waaaaay faster. ;)
And waaaaay uglier. :p:
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