Here are some pics of the 1/24 Monogram Chevy Luv High Roller kit. Just like the other kits in the High Roller series from Monogram, this one was given a taller stance via lifted suspension and big off-road tires, with the Luv's tires being Goodyear Tracker ATs:
Little attempt was made to provide an accurate, lifted suspension in this kit, as the front shocks would measure about about three feet tall on the 1:1 truck. I can't knock Monogram too much though, 'cuz this little truck looks pretty beefy on the box top:
Parts count and assembly both appear to be typical of early '80s Monogram kits, with a simplified V8 underhood, an accurate (though customized) body, and lots of crisply molded parts. I especially like the eight-spoke 'wagon' wheels (possibly Jackman?) and how well they work with the Goodyear Tracker AT tires. Unlike many of the other High Roller kits which included massive 44" Ground Hawg tires, these are more proportionate to the vehicle's size. The front airdam is a bit silly and the sidepipes even sillier (though accurate for the time), but the bed-mounted light bar (I dare not refer to it as a roll bar) with four large KC Highlights-knockoff lights hints at the the truck's off-road potential...until you see the rainbow stripes and "BOUNCE" graphics.
It's an interesting kit with lots of potential, and it's highly unlikely we'll ever see it re-issued, so if you get a chance to grab one, do so.
The cab and bed:
Goodyear Tracker AT tires- note that these are not the same as the Tracker AT tires found in the Monogram Chevy Blazer and Ramcharger kits:
All together now:
Edited by Casey, 05 February 2013 - 11:52 AM.