Found my buddies old C-Body site on The Wayback Machine today and was able to rescue some old photos of when I first fell in love with these girls. Nice trip down memory lane. This here is the first C I ever saw, let alone drive. I've told the story a million times; a friend of mine picked her up for 700 bucks off a farm, a 1967 Monaco 500 with a 318 Poly. Crappy trunk floor but overall pretty solid. Car changed my tune pretty good! I'll remember driving it as the absolute cementing of my adoration for these cars. She wound up pretty bad as you can see in the last shot. My friend got t-boned by a honda .. as I remember he still drove the car for a while thereafter. Check out that 1/2 vinyl roof! Still cant remember if that was a custom job or if that was ever offered .. or why if it was, if it was After deciding that I absolutely needed a C body, I went out and bought this tank, a 1969 Sport Fury with a 318 LA. Funny, the first pic makes it look almost nice .. it was not. It'd been clipped pretty hard and the stub was bent and rotten, trunk was gone as was the rear window channel and the rear 1/4s. Having gotten it for 400 bucks however, my friend and I decided to swap the frame out and drive it .. being new to the game, I grabbed a 72 NYR with a tired 440 but a decent frame for 375 and did the swap. We figured out shortly after buying that the 72 stub wouldnt work but the money was gone so we decided to get hacky about it .. cut the mounting tabs off the fury stub, relocate them on the NYR stub, fortify this, move that, bolt er up... It all went almost ok. We got her together and even drove her for a few days. Unfortunately, we miscalculated some damn thing and the steering coupling let go right at the box. .. thankfully at low speed. Fun build tho .. lots of measuring .. lots of beer! Round the time I was still driving the Fury, before the stub swap, My buddy picked this girl up. A 68 Monaco 500. Her previous owner knew very little about cars and picked it up in rather good condition from its original owner. Unfortunately, he ran it dry of ATF and let it sit under a tree for a few years. We threw ATF at it, fired it off and made it *almost* home before the tranny ate itself. We then parallel parked it in front of my buddies apartment and shot out in the Fury to the Pick-A-Part for another 727. Came back, pulled the motor and tranny (parallel parked on 11th in Vancouver), figured out we took a BB 727, went back to the Pick-A-Part, got a SB 727, back to the car, bolt her up, slap her in on our way. I don't actually remember what happened to this car... I think the tranny quit again ... I know there was no metal behind that bright white vinyl or that shiny rocker trim ... that likely had a lot to do with it. Anyway, Shortly after, I got this. My old 68. And the rest you all have read or will continue to read about. Hard to believe its only been 18 years since I got turned into a C Body maniac... feels like something I loved all my life. I miss my buddy that I used to work on these things with often, we haven't spoken in a long time. Oh well, glad he was into it when he was and that he built that site so I could steal these little bits of memory. Anyway, hope you enjoyed the ramble.