Tag Archives: monte carlo

    • Tim P., Circulation & Analytics Manager- What Makes Us Tick!

      A finely tuned machine- Eastwood Employees makes us tick

      We want to share the great Eastwood staff with you, our customers! We have asked them to fill out the first five questions, and then pick 5 random questions from a “Wildcard” section of questions. We allowed them to answer these however they’d like. You’d be surprised at what some of us have to say!

      1. Name and Title at Eastwood?
      Tim P., Circulation & Analytics Manager

      2. What the heck do you do all day?
      I figure out how our marketing programs are performing and plan how many catalogs we need, when to mail them and who to mail them to.

      3. Did you come from an automotive background before Eastwood? What did you do before Eastwood?

      Well, not really. I’ve always loved cars and tinkering around with them. I’ve owned a few beauties like a ’92 Monte Carlo and a ’72 Olds Cutlass Supreme. Prior to joining the Eastwood family, I forecasting and cost accounting for a large office supply chain.

      4. When not talking cars, tools, and restorations all day, what are a few of your hobbies?

      I like spending time with my family, watching high school and college sports and cooking.

      5. What's your favorite Eastwood product? Why?

      It’s actually a family of products for me: The Eastwood line of welders is my favorite. Our line of welders is really helping a lot of our guys do more and be even more creative at home in their own garages and saving them a lot of money.

      6. What's your favorite thing about working for Eastwood?

      Wow, that’s a tough one. I guess I’d have to say seeing some of the work our guys do or have done! Matt’s Pile House project has been really interesting to me. I really want to be more hands-on than I have in the past!

      7. Where do you find yourself navigating on the web regularly (other than Eastwood.com)

      Since I’m a Volvo guy, I find myself most often at www.volvospeed.com , www.swedespeed.com and www.matthewsvolvosite.com most often looking for fixes and modifications I can make .

      Ford Fairlane

      8. What was your first car? A.1966 Ford Fairlane Convertible with no rear floorboards and a 3-speed on the floor. That car was in sad shape….but it was fun when it ran

      9. What are you building, restoring, or a job you are tackling next?
      Found myself a ’98 Volvo V70 T5 that’s in pretty good shape for the 185K on its clock.

      AMC Rambler Marlin

      10. If you could own any car on the earth, what would it be?

      A Rambler Marlin

       

      *Stock car photos courtesy of Wikipedia

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    • Mark's Restored 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

      Mark here in R&D has been a busy guy! Between his job designing, testing, and bringing great Eastwood products to your home, he has been restoring this 1985 Monte Carlo SS. Working weekends and evenings over the winter and this summer, he has been able to put together a pretty sweet Monte! Here are some of the specs and great products he used along the way. Enjoy!

      1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
      355cid Vortec small block
      Built, TH200 tranny
      GM rear with 3:73 gears and Powertrax posi unit
      New interior, 2”cowl hood
      Metal fab work on quarters, rockers, etc

      The body was painted with Eastwood Gray Urethane Primer, block sanded and spray with Eastwood Muscle Color Urethane Can Am Classic White paint.
      It had a 2.5” drop in front, 1.75” in rear, boxed control arms with the Eastwood Mig 175 and fitted with urethane bushings.

      The frame, suspension components and rear were media blasted with the Eastwood 100lb Media blaster and crushed glass media. Those parts were then sprayed with Eastwood Self Etch Primer and top coated with Eastwood Original Chassis Black. New rotors, master cylinder, calipers and drums naturally were finished in Eastwood Detail Gray, followed by stainless steel hard brake lines and new rubber hoses.

      The interior was recovered and all plastic/vinyl components cleaned with Eastwood Pre and sprayed with Burgundy Vinyl Dye.

      Under the hood was detailed with Eastwood'sSpray Gray, Aluma Blast, Detail Gray, Under Hood Black, Internal Frame Coating. The engine was painted with Universal Aluminum Ceramic Engine Paint, and Universal Gloss Black Ceramic Engine Paint on the brackets accessories, pulleys, etc

      Now that he has 2 nice finished classic cars in his garage, the question is which one does he drive!?!

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