View Full Version : What made you want to build a g-body?

11-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Hey everyone, I didn't see that we had a general forum on here for stuff so I thought I would post this here. I was just wondering why everyone decided to build a G-body? Whether you have always liked them, and have tinkered with them, or if you were like me and thought it would be cool to have something different. I mean come on everybody and their brother has a mustang, or camaro it seems. My old man had an 81 cutlass when I was a kid, and I have loved them ever since. I just wanted to have something that someone would pull up to and be like "look at this grandma car or whatever, and then i would just leave them in the dust." But anyways, thought it would be cool to know everyones story.

11-19-2011, 12:53 PM
Ive always liked the body lines of Gbody's

11-19-2011, 04:50 PM
I love them since i road in it since i was 5 1035


11-19-2011, 05:16 PM
I bought mine new 2 weeks before I graduated from high school (1982). Liked the looks. The mods just happened over the years.

11-19-2011, 06:07 PM
i always loved monte carlos as a kid and i got the bu when i graduated high school a few years ago and the obsession began..now my gf calls it the mistress because thats where all my time and money goes too haha

11-19-2011, 08:43 PM
I have always liked the El Camino's. Three of my four trucklets (1964, 1969, 1978, and my 1980 that I've owned for 20 years) were manual trans and always fun! As for G-body cars, I've only had a 1984 Cutty, two 1978 Grand Ams, bought a 1978 Regal and a 1987 Monte for an Ex.
I guess I'd say the El Camino and the GMC's are my favorite G-bodies.


11-19-2011, 08:50 PM
ive always liked the elcamino, and i really like the cutlass wagon i have,
modern drivetrain with classic looks:drool5:

11-26-2011, 07:32 PM
My Dad picked up a brand new 82 Cutlass when I was 5. Some of my first memories are taking my toys out of the Mustang he was trading in and putting them in the Olds. I remember how proud he was of the car, it was a present to himself when he picked up Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

But, I always liked the lines of them. Ended up buying my first running/driving car the summer after I graduated High School, a clean 85 Monte. Maybe I'm trying to recapture a little bit of those times, to have the car I couldn't afford to hotrod back then.

monte ss496
11-26-2011, 09:53 PM
my friend kevins dad bought him a monte ss while we were in high school! i thought that car was the coolest thing on the planet! aside from a 5 year obsession with 67 camaros its been all g body's ever since! the monte i have now is my seventh SS . i had a 79 malibu , 79 el camino, 81 el camino, 2 86 442's and a bunch of other g bodies! it's a sickness! :D

11-27-2011, 12:14 AM
My dad had a '78 SS el camino and a 4 door '81 bu when I was growing up, I always liked the camino's so naturally I picked mine up. Plus I was tired of the Fox body mustangs and F bodies all over the place at the time. Now going on my 7th year with this car

11-27-2011, 12:27 AM
Hell yeah, people!! It seems like a lot of us have similar stories. (RossRinSD) I remember when my dad was trading out Ford Fairlane wagon on our 81, and (1983SS454) Yeah, I'm sick of all the camaros and mustangs everywhere as well. I wanted to put something different on the street and start handing out some ass whoopins with them. Maybe get some much deserved respect to our cars!!!!:devil:

01-24-2012, 07:31 PM
I first fell in love with these cars when my older sister got her first car, an early 80's Monte. Then in high school my buddy had an 86 Cutty. Never really ever thought about Regals until I got mine and realized how much more I like their front clip and body lines better than the monte/cutty. Just a personal preference. I must say the G-bodies are the best looking car of their generation.

01-24-2012, 10:38 PM
she can take a 502 and not even blush! easy to work on, lots of parts, priced for us guys on a budget . umm love them g-body's.

02-06-2012, 08:51 PM
My dad had built a 82 grand prix when i was 10 and was hooked from then on built a 82 regal had it through high school it got me lots of attention mostly with crown vics with the lights on top currently have a 81 cuttlass that me and my son take out for the sunday strole:D

03-28-2013, 03:20 PM
When I was young I used see my neighbor with a monte carlo that sounded like a dragon look like classic I brought a cutlass and I love the fact there a lot of aftermarket partz around:cool2:

03-29-2013, 05:27 PM
I had 1973 and a 1976 Monte Carlo and I wanted the next car I bought to be ether 1972 and older or 78 and newer, So I got a 78 Malibu Classic.


01-29-2014, 09:33 AM
When I was 16 a friends cousin had a 86 T Type that I saw give the smackdown to a Vette that was a stick. I loved the look of the T Type, it was just mean and rode so smooth. I always felt they could be a lil better. I've had an 85 GN got stolen, an 87 cutlass V6, 2 87 442's one with a 455 that I miss so much, 86 and 87 SS. Got the 87 in July 2013.

02-08-2014, 10:44 AM
:hello: Im 21 now so I had to be around 10 or so :baby: but my mother's pink ford escort was crashed by my auntie then she bought a white with blue pinstripes & Vinyl top cutlass supreme. It was stolen from her so she bought a black cutlass with red pinstripes and interior. I dont remember what happened with that one, I think she gave to my step dad when they broke up. After that she bought a silver Monte Carlo with grey interior. She sold that to move us from where we at to a house. After that she bought a 1992 Caprice. It was so clean until somebody jumped a light and hit me then I ran into a tree. But my uncle had countless Monte Carlos, Regals, El Caminos and Malibus. Most of them were on corvette rallys. Then my cousin put a Monte Carlo SS together it had a 383 stroker sbc when he started it and the car just vibrated and shoke :eek:. Plus he took off from a dead stop and couldnt control it. Crazy torque! Of course it had Corvette Rallys on it. But by telling about some of the cars I've seen in my lifetime you learned at least a decade of my life. So after a 76 Monte Carlo a 95 Caprice and 77 Monte carlo from the original owner. I finally landed the perfect car my 1985 Monte Carlo Cl I call Gold Heart. I be posting a new video of it next weekend when I go home but I do have a video up of on my YouTube channel MI NATION. Sorry I dont know how to post the link. She makes everyday better because when I drive her or I think about even though shes just outside I remember more than what I told you. Plus im driving my wife crazy about what I want to do to her motor wise.

02-12-2014, 10:41 PM
I've always loved the style of G-Bodies and the open capabilities of modifying the engine and interior. My aunt owned a 78 cutlass and most of my friends were getting G-Bodies when they got their licenses. What truly set my heart blazing to own one was my brother found an 84 Monte Carlo in mint condition with bucket seats and center shifter. My dad took it and put true dual Flowmaster's on it and with that 305 the exhaust note was so sweet. I never wanted the body style he had so that's why I bought my 78 Monte to keep the spirit.

Andy's Auto
02-14-2014, 10:14 AM
My 81 was free. I bought the LSx powered from a guy named Shawn here at GBC!


matty man
02-15-2014, 06:48 AM
I was out of high school for a year when the first year of the 5th gen`s came out 1978,, love the shape and design,, I had many 79 /80 Malibu 4 doors and wagons to tote the kids around in,, now I am just plain addicted to G bodies and El Camino`s,, Matty man:cool2:

02-16-2014, 12:26 PM
I have always liked the looks of the Gen 5 El Caminos. I had ridden in several that my son had owned. Then I saw the '84 on a car lot. Brought it home so the wife could take a ride. He first comment was "This rides just like a car". She hated the ride of the S-10 I currently owned. I explained the the front half was just like riding in a Monte Carlo. Made the purchase after lunch. That was in 2004. I have made many modification to it since then, and I still making them (swing-away tailgate is in the early planning stages). Please check out my garage on page 3. I have over 40 pics posted. Posted below is a picture of my '84 last month, Jan 2014. below that is a picture of the '84 in June 2004.

http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz332/84withzz4/101_1225_zpsc90af628.jpg (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/84withzz4/media/101_1225_zpsc90af628.jpg.html)
http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz332/84withzz4/carsandtrucksIhaveowned7_zps049a5805.jpg (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/84withzz4/media/carsandtrucksIhaveowned7_zps049a5805.jpg.html)

09-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Growing up my Grand mother had an 83 regal limited. After I turned 19, I bought a pair of them. One T type with a blown to bits engine and a donner with a 4.3. I was oblivious to the true value then and sold them for 600. Fast forward 23 years. I was looking to get a family friendly street machine to trade clean 85 short wide on. Found a 78 with a nasty small block 400. Backed out due to transfer issues but fell in love with the car in general. Has to be a 78 though. The grill/headlight bezel combo does it for me. Bought mine almost 5 years later. :D