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#1 57peppershaker

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:12 PM

I've been searching some of the older threads for Monaco's, but some of the pics are now deleted.

So, lets see all those finished Monaco's, Rosco's, Goon cars, Cops, ect :)

Edited by 57peppershaker, 31 October 2011 - 10:19 PM.


#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:36 AM

Yes, that's a great idea.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:38 AM

Cool! Then i will be the first for sharing. I only have two in my Collection - if this are the "wanted" Cars:
NYPD Plymouth 1/24, Yodel-Kit. Build about 20 Years ago, still out of the box...
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

Here is the only one I built, couldn't resist doing something different with it.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:32 PM

Thanks for posting.

Cool NYPD Dominik, love that Plymouth grill. Whats on the seat of the unmarked car, donuts ?

Great build Sam, what chassis is under there or did you just mod the original ?

I'll post mine as soon as I get chance to load them on photobucket.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

[...]Cool NYPD Dominik, love that Plymouth grill. Whats on the seat of the unmarked car, donuts ?[...]

Thank you Steve.
Yes - the Business essentials. Donuts and coffee pot :lol:
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

Here's my 1:1 '74 440 cop car. Sure would be nice to have a...


no, won't go there.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for posting.

Great build Sam, what chassis is under there or did you just mod the original ?

I'll post mine as soon as I get chance to load them on photobucket.


Just hacked a ton of plastic from the kit chassis, it looks like crud under there, but you can't see it anyway.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

I've only built a few of these, but here are the majority of the ones I've built.
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Pro Street version on a Super Bee Chassis


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My 'Custom Beater'


And my favorite of the bunch-
A restoration of a built up Force 440. And there's a story there- turns out, one of the other MCM members, Steve (spkgibson) actually helped his uncle build the original model back when it was new!
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:20 PM

Cool Chuck! I like this ProStreet-Theme on a sedan more and more...looks really fat. The Force 440 is waiting in my shelf to be build...

@Mike: coooool ride! Like those sedans.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

Well, I've built a couple.

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This is a '78 "Force 440" kit converted to a four-door. In 1981, that was the only way to get a Monaco, and a number of these conversions showed up in the original Scale Auto Enthusiast. Were I to do this again (why?), I'd do a better job on door lines. But this was the first time. The Testors paint has really yellowed over 30 years.

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This is a test shot of the '78 Monaco (as it was designated at the time) that I got from Tom West in 1982 just before the kit was released. This showed up in my first story for Scale Auto Enthusiast. I did it as a fictional San Francisco Fire Department vehicle. Note that the front and rear bumpers are painted silver. Parts came to me unplated, so I stole grills and hubcaps from the "Force 440" kit. Wheels are from the AMT '69 Chevelle kit--a common practice at the time, even though the Mopar wheels have six slots instead of the Chevy's five. But it's what there was.

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This is the "TJ Hooker" kit. I did a lot of little modifications to the basic kit and built this. This particular model eventually became the box art model for the AMT "Joker Goon Car/Gotham City Police Car" kit that AMT released in 1989. I had contracted to build the Goon Car and a cop car for the box art, but couldn't meet the deadline, so I sold this to AMT. It was destroyed in photography. One goofy story--I added all kinds of parts from other kits to the interior to get a better looking appearance. I added a steering wheel and the whole radio set up from a Yodel Plymouth kit. Since AMT had the interior exposed, they photographed it and used that on the box. Modelers howled when they found out they couldn't duplicate the interior with the parts in the box. Wouldn't be the last time....

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This was built for "Build and Detail Scale Model Trucks and Emergency Vehicles" in 1997. The interior and dash also showed up in "Build and Detail Model Cars Like a Pro" in 2001.

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Oddly enough, the latest Monaco is another "Force 440" kit. Nebraska State Police actually did use '77 and '78 Monaco two-doors for patrol cars. Who can resist that? Still using the Chevy wheels, but it's good looking. This was built for Tim Boyd in 2001 for his book "Collecting Model Car and Truck Kits."

Couple more things to come....

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:02 PM

I really wish Round 2 would reissue that Force 440- I've heard the tooling still exists.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

And a couple more....

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This is "The Dirty Old Dodge," a model that showed up as the cover story for SAE in January of 1984. Still sitting in my case 27 years later. That one was my first of literally hundreds of stories in the past 25 years.

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This is my one and only slammer. The wheels are glued into the AMT '67 Chevelle pro-street chassis, and the windows are painted black from the inside. Markings are done by hand.

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Working on this project. This'll be a not-entirely-accurate Plymouth Fury for my movie car collection.

And here's a little preview of another Mopar cop car I'm working on....

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Modelhaus California Highway Patrol '62 Chrysler Newport Enforcer. What looks to be a simple conversion has been a lot of work. But it's close....

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:21 PM

I've only built a few of these, but here are the majority of the ones I've built.
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Pro Street version on a Super Bee Chassis


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My 'Custom Beater'


And my favorite of the bunch-
A restoration of a built up Force 440. And there's a story there- turns out, one of the other MCM members, Steve (spkgibson) actually helped his uncle build the original model back when it was new!
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Yes the story is true, I helped him on the Force 440 when I was 7 years old, He built model untill he went totally blind, in '92. He bought me my very first glue kit the year I was born, It was a MPC 73 Duster. I used to go over his house every weekend when I was a kid, Slam together my models, Untill he helped me get better. I lost my uncle back in '94 , Basically everything I build know is stuff I built as a kid, Only better, I still remember the paint and glue smells from his hobby room he had set up, I'm glad to see such a great restoration on that car that ment so much to me when I was a kid. I sound mushy, But it brings back so many great memories for me just seeing the before photos. He was my mentor. Thanks for sharing the car again Chuck. Take care of it for me.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

Here's mine


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:47 PM

Very nice Bill!...Terry your one of my favorite cop car builders. Anyway here's the usual CHP version built long ago
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wish they'd make this in 1/25
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Take care of it for me.

That's a given. B)
In fact, it might even end up being re-restored somewhere down the line- the paint needs a little polishing, and I'd like to add some actual Mopar wheels and detail it under the hood a bit.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:04 AM

Great how 1 car can be built with so many variations :)

Here's mine;

Erm , no there not. Cant load pics from photobucket ??? Cant paste the code into the attach box ?

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:17 AM

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OK, posted but must be still doing something wrong ???

Anyways, the white 1 was built at least years (20 odd ?) from a Goon car. Due a rebuilt soon.

After reading Terrys SAE article on how to build the Dirty old Dodge, again 20 years ago ? I thought I'd build one. Then saw a pic of a Monaco Taxi in UK mag Street Machine, so thought combine the 2 & build a dirty old Taxi.
It got dented, dinged & painted ect but never finished, though I still have it. A few weeks ago on the Rods & Sods forum, a Monaco Taxi was listed for sale & I bought it, pic above. Turns out its the same Taxi that I saw in the mag years back !

Terry, you still got a copy of the article you could email me ?

Edited by 57peppershaker, 02 November 2011 - 03:26 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:32 PM

Anyone remember that TV show Family Matters, where the father and son rebuilt an old Monaco cop car into a street machine?
I think that will be my next Monaco project.