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!?!


  1. Mark – Like everything else you do, first class!! As always, your attention to detail is outstanding. The car really looks great.

  2. Great job Mark! I have a burgundy 86 SS that l have been working on, ask JR about it.

    Love Eastwood products, they are the best!!

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