Pics of Dodge Monaco's please
Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:34 AM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:35 PM
Well there is One person that built the Bluesmobile.
If I had a five for every time someone said "You should make that a Bluesmobile", I'd have that new flat screen TV. Or at least a toaster oven.
SpaceCowboy did and if he doesn't mind I'll post the pics.
and it started out as a Chevy.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:41 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:34 PM
I'm not sure how he does it but this is how it started.
Hmmmmmmmmm.... I see a few repurposed '70 Impala bits on that one! I think.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:44 AM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:45 PM
but what this thread is missing is a real high powered car
i mean, the hemis are great and have more then enough power to deal with whatever chevies you might encounter out on the open road but what if you had to chase someone in a hemi cuda, or a challenger or a charger or even a duster with a 440 shoehorned in it?
how then will the strong arm of the law keep up ?
behold...the monaco interceptor, powered by a Twin Turbo Supercharger Dual Overhead Cam 426 HEMI (TTSDOC for short)
Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:38 PM
Then they gave me a '78 Ford Galaxy, with a 400 sumpin' CI engine.
Those were the days.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:56 PM
Now the '77-'78-'79 Furys with the 440s ... whoa, Nelly! Grab your donkey and hang on ... when you pushed on the go-pedal they were already gone! Loved those little hotshots.
Got T-Boned in one during a high-speed pursuit (well, 45+ miles into it) when another copper behind me failed to negotiate the left turn and drove straight into my driver's door (and my left ribcage). It still held up pretty well despite being about 15" shorter on the left side than the right side ... and still handled better than those dang Fords!
Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:26 PM
I was way up on the river route on the north side when we got a hot call down in the residential part of the district. The copper behind me backed off when I got air. I backed off when I landed. Darn Ford wallowed around so bad I thought I was going in the Mississippi.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:41 AM
Never seen a wagon before. Assume thats a phantom ?
Great to hear the storys from you guys that drove th 1;1's back when they was in service. Somehow, Police cars in the UK just aint the same
Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:27 AM
I remember that! The opening of that show always showed the son opening the butterflies on the blower scoop. Way cool!
Yeah! Although when he adjusted the butterflies you couldn't really tell what kind of car it was though...
Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:40 AM
Well, I've built a couple.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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....
Terry, where did the light bars come from ? Not the standard Rosco / Goon issue.
I've got 6 Monaco's to build & want to vary the lightbars, wheels, ect
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:29 PM
I think that the MPC snap '76 Blazer that AMT reissued a couple years ago had a squarebar with red lenses (like the red Monaco). You might look around for some of those. It's not as detailed as the "Force 440" bar, but it's still pretty nice.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:42 AM
Any other pointers towards light bars ? I've got the Revell Fire Chief Caprice & Tony Foti Camaro, but they seem too modern to use on a late 70's car.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:23 AM
These are not mine, I found them a French (I think) site, Kustom Kruisers. As I cant read French, its difficult to get more info. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.
Edited by 57peppershaker, 09 August 2012 - 09:33 PM.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:42 AM
I'll get you Hannibal Smith.....!!
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:01 PM
And this is how most of them ended up on TV!
And a 1974 Monaco I created too, on the same custom chassis
On the track
This one was built by someone with far more talent than me, from my kit
Here's the '77 in action, chasing the bad guys in their black limo, a 1972 Cadillac I made
And the '74
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:39 PM
I love this one! Really great job, lots of imagination
Here is the only one I built, couldn't resist doing something different with it.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:59 PM
yep.. and I have thought about doing it also!<LOL> Love how it was a FURY before the resto, and a Monaco after!<LOL>
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.