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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.
That is really a nice build, excellent work......Slusher
IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....
Very clean build with excellent detailing. Fury3
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It's probabbely a veruy nice build but I don't see it............
Good job. Well detailed and finished.
love it looks great those hubs fit it real nice
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... :-)
Looks sharp! Nice job on that Monte.
Very nice, Polybius! I love the color! Nicely detailed build!
If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR
Next on the bench: 1957 Corvette Gasser, 1955 Chevy (opening door older issue), 1957 "Black Widow", 2009 Dodge Challenger, 2013 Camaro, another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, probably not in this order.
Me too ..sorry , Dreaded red x's ...Thanx ..
top notch build
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!
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!
Looks awesome, great job