This weeks featured member is Brian Peters. Brian is the proud owner of this 1984 Monte Carlo SS. Below is a brief story of Brian and his 1984 Monte Carlo. “I married August of this year to Barbara, after being together for 4 years. I have a 9 year old son, Collin, 9 year old stepson Billy and 15 year old stepson Raymond. I was a custom car audio and video fabricator for 11 years before leaving to become an electronics mechanic for the department of defense. Currently I have a side business “Draggin Style Custom”, which started out just doing air ride (hence draggin being in the name) now I do liquid wraps and do custom a/v fabrication as well. Have eaten, breathed and slept vehicles for 25 years now”.
What Cool Rides do you currently own?
- Bagged 1984 Monte Carlo ss
- Stanced 2001 dodge neon
- 2008 Lincoln Navigator
Now tell us a little about your favorite “Cool Ride”; what makes it special?
1984 Monte Carlo SS
- 87/88 doors, spoiler, taillights and rear bumper.
- Air ride with tubular upper and lower control arms, 2″ drop spindles, 3/8″ valves, avs box, dual comps 7 gal tank
- Shaved handles, locks, antenna, marker lights, door jambs
- Custom hand made all metal fender extensions
- 2″ cowl hood bolt on
- 18/20 boss 338 custom painted black with bronze metallic lips
- 350sbc bored .40 over, cammed, roller rockers etc…
- 700r4 trans
- No heat or a/c
- Trailer fender inner fenders
- Shorty header duals with flowmasters 40’s
- 08 impala console
- Dolphin gauges
- Liquid wrapped using HaloEFX cover black polymer coating base and Kandy Pearls Swamp Land Green pearls mixed into HaloEFX Clear polymer coating for the top coats
What’s next for your Cool Ride? Planning additional work for it or maybe a special trip/cruise?
Hoping to get the custom interior and stereo system completed this winter as well as pull the drive drain, freshen the motor and trans up, finish shaving the firewall and install a new painless wire harness.
What was the most difficult modification you’ve completed on any of your Cool Rides?
Getting the metal fender extensions just right. I wanted to eliminate the factory urethane ones that always warp and look terrible. Making one-off Mateo ones allowed me to shave the urethane one as well as shave the front marker lights as well. But they took a lot of time and patience to get right.
What’s your favorite memory involving your Cool Ride?
That would be getting to take it to the Lehigh valley cars and coffee in October. I was able to show the Monte with my pop and his vette and my wife and her Mini Cooper that I had just completed for her. That was the first show my wife ever had a vehicle at and only the 2nd time my pop has shown as well.
What is your dream car to own if money was not an issue?
1963-64 impala ss, bagged, candy brandy wine, on staggered 3 piece 20″ wheels with the new stingray 6.2L motor and 7spd manual trans, tan leather custom interior.
Taking care of collector vehicles is not easy. Do you have any special tips on how to take care of your Cool Rides in and out of storage?
The Monte is kept in a garage at all times unless driven, and I use Blou spray mist to protect the liquid wrap and keep it looking good. The engine xmember lays on the ground at drop so it has built in anti-theft!
Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online members to know about you?
Always thinking about the next mod on one of the cars.
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