The ’70s were a time of disco balls, platform shoes, and iconic TV shows, like Chico and the Man. Jose Guizar, of Garden Grove, California, decided to pay homage to this iconic decade by restoring one of the most popular cars of that era. This first-generation Monte Carlo, billed as the “luxury personal car,” would go on to be one of Chevrolet’s most memorable vehicles in that decade’s lineup. Jose, who already had several builds under his belt, found a great deal on Craigslist and got to work on his latest masterpiece.

1970 chevrolet monte carlo front bumper

The project was off and running with a visit to Frank’s Customs. Once there, Frank would begin the ’70s theme of a heavily modified vehicle by shaving door handles and side mirrors, creating a custom dash, door panels, and center console, as well as the fiberglass found throughout the interior. With the bodywork completed by Cesar P., Frank G., of Frank’s Customs, would then lay down the Lime Green Candy paint with vibrant patterns, offering over 14 different color combinations resembling those of the ’70s era. A-Designs, of Corona, California, brought it all together by adding a variety of pinstripe lines and gold leafing. Once the original 1970 small-block Chevy 350 was rebuilt by Frank’s Customs (with custom exhaust by A Ok Mufflers), it was now off to Hoppos Hydraulics for the installation of a custom chrome two-pump setup, complete with four dumps and four switches. With the 13-inch chrome Truespoke wire wheels wrapped with 5/20-13 Premium Sportway whitewall tires bolted on, it was time for Frank G. to wrap up this latest masterwork by installing the custom leather and cloth interior, along with a Pioneer sound system, custom steering wheel, and custom gauges. With all the metalwork completed by Anaheim Plating, it was finally time to put this “disco dream” on the road.

1970 chevrolet monte carlo passenger side rear quarter view

“Special thanks are in order to Frank Guizar and Cesar Pena,” Jose says, “along with all my Klique Car Club brothers who lent a hand.”

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Owner
Jose Guizar

Car Club
Klique

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City
Orange County, CA

Vehicle
1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1970 chevrolet monte carlo klique club plaque

Engine
Original 1970 small-block Chevy 350 rebuilt by Frank’s Customs with custom exhaust by A Ok Mufflers

Upholstery
Franks Customs created the custom dash, door panels, center console, as well as fiberglass found throughout the interior

1970 chevrolet monte carlo dash

Body/Paint
Many a custom modification was completed, such as shaved door handles and side mirrors with Frank G. laying down the Lime Green Candy paint with ’70s-inspired patterns. A-Designs of Corona, CA, brought it all together by adding a variety of pinstripe lines and gold leafing.

Suspension
Hoppos Hydraulics installed a custom chrome two-pump setup complete with four dumps and four switches

1970 chevrolet monte carlo front grill

Wheels/Tires
13-inch chrome Truespoke wire wheels wrapped with 5/20-13 Premium Sportway whitewall tires