History of Monogram's GM Pickups
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:37 PM
As far as the trim level the kit represents, I'm going say it's most likely a Scottsdale, since it is packaged as a Sport truck. That package wasn't available on the Custom Deluxe or Cheyenne, and since the Pickup is a '76 (grille gives it away) it can't be a Silverado ('78).
Another thing that's odd obout the Monogram GM trucks is that they're all column shift 3 speed manuals. Most V8 GM 4x4s from that period were automatics with the NP203 Full Time transfer case (not available with 6 cylinder or manual transmission). That's one place where the MPC got it right.
Side note on that, GM did produce a manual transmission full time 4x4 pickup for 1 year, 1974. Almost always paired up with the SM465 4 speed. from what I understand, lots of chain breakage issues.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:51 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:46 AM
Here are the dashboards:
Edited by Casey, 22 October 2012 - 05:22 PM.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:15 PM
Here's a few brochure pix showing some of the different bumpers used on the '73-'87 Stepsides.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:34 AM
Also, did the Stepsides and Fendersides ever come with a box-specific, narrower rear bumper, or did they all use the Fleetside/Wideside rear bumper?
In the kits, the stepside comes with the same wide bumper as the fleetside bed.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:49 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:09 AM
Fellas, all the gmc/chevy 848 style kits(in autoglass terms, dw848 is w/s# for 73-87 gm trucks lol) can't hold-up to the best 1 I remember....MPC?AMT? can't remember but... the fall guy longbed with full lift kit, nice wheels/tires is the 1 I love and wish to find. as per the gmc/chevy differances, its only the grill, and accessories. ty
AMT/RC2 reissued that kit a few years ago,but not as the "Fall Guy" truck. You can find them occasionally on ebay and vendor's sites. The kit actually has a short bed when it should be a long bed. The tires are about the right size,but the wheels are way too big at a scale twenty inches. It's still a way better kit than the Monogram offerings.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:32 PM
Personally, I would love to see Round 2 reissue those kits in their original form, without the Fall Guy lift and oversized wheels.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:15 PM
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:18 AM
All the Monogram GM trucks, including the Blazer/Jimmy, have the same differentials front and rear. The rear is incorrect for a 1/2 ton, and does resemble a 14 bolt more than the correct 12 bolt.
Does anyone have close up pics of the front and rear rearend assemblies on these kits?
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:48 AM
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