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1977 Chevy Monte Carlo Landau

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1977 Chevy Monte Carlo Landau
Posted by polybius on Friday, April 06, 2012 10:12 PM

This build started with stripping the pre-painted body of its horrid gold paint and dragon decals.  The body was then prepped for its GM Autumn Maple Metallic - the closest I could get to original '77 Firethorn Red Metallic - and the first temptation was a white top with white/firethorn interior.  After seeing several builds having the white top/interior combo, I went with black/black to add some variety. 

Other than wheels borrowed from the MPC  '79-80 Monte, the build is box stock with chrome trim and photo etched details added. 

 

 

 

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, April 07, 2012 1:51 AM

That is really a nice build, excellent work...BowBowWow...Slusher

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    November, 2007
  • From: Midwest
Posted by fury3 on Saturday, April 07, 2012 3:53 AM

Very clean build with excellent detailing. Thumbs Up Fury3

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  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Saturday, April 07, 2012 5:46 AM

It's probabbely a veruy nice build but I don't see it............Crying

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Posted by carrucha on Saturday, April 07, 2012 8:33 PM

Good job.  Well detailed and finished.

carrucha

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  • From: flushing ny
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, April 08, 2012 8:44 PM

love it looks great those hubs fit it real nice Yes Yes

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Posted by montelsc on Sunday, April 08, 2012 8:45 PM

love it looks great those hubs fit it real nice Yes Yes

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Posted by polybius on Monday, April 09, 2012 1:31 AM

The comments and kind words are appreciated - thanks!!

Wheel choice was tricky.. first option was to go with the typical GM steelie rally wheels of the era - they're rather common, though.  The 76 Caprice kit has correct wheel covers for the '77 Monte with only minimal modication to the Caprice vs. Monte emblem detail, although it seems according to the literature those caps were used on base model non-Landau cars. 

I did come across some references to dealer-installed Landau packages - GM was having issues with the chrome trim peeling, and dealers worked with local installers to offer the upgrade.  In those situations, a base Monte could easily have been outfitted with the roof and trim, and might have kept the base wheelcovers.  It was food for thought... :-)

 

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, April 09, 2012 10:56 AM

Looks sharp! Nice job on that Monte.

High octane

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:59 AM

Very nice, Polybius!  I love the color!  Nicely detailed build! CoolThumbs Up

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Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:54 AM

Me too ..sorry , Dreaded red x's ...Thanx ..

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:18 PM

top notch build

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Posted by henri1 on Friday, April 20, 2012 4:37 AM

But now that I can see it I must say it's an excelend build! What a atriling colour and what a fine halo roof!Surprise

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Posted by Promo 55 on Monday, April 23, 2012 4:36 PM

That is a fine Monte Carlo. Your detail is great! I think the red was the most popular color. My brother bought a real one, all red. We put a door from a '75 on it then he sold it. I love all models of these cars!Big SmileCoolYesStarAutomobileThumbs UpBow

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  • From: Michigan city, Indiana
Posted by chevyvan93 on Friday, April 27, 2012 12:30 AM

Looks awesome, great job

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  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:48 PM

Very nice built!!!! Great color, very realistic! 

Bravo|

Daniel

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, May 03, 2012 12:55 AM

That's a dead ringer for a car one of my teachers in elelmentary school drove. Really brings back memories! In fact just last week I saw one of the full sized Montes at the local Wal-Mart. Probably been ten years at least since I've seen one on the road around here.
Great stuff! Thumbs Up

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Posted by lazyman on Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:34 PM

     Which kit did you start with? Nice job by the way.

Lazyman, AKA Thread Killer

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Posted by polybius on Monday, May 07, 2012 8:52 PM

Thanks for the great comments!

This build started as the Revell pre-painted lowrider kit - after trying several stripping methods, some brake fluid finally pulled off the original gold paint, and for a while I was going to stick with the original white landau roof. 

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, May 07, 2012 10:42 PM

91% alcohol usually takes off paint on pre-painted bodies very easily.

High octane

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