The kit's interior was a bit on the sparse side, and featured only eight pieces-- the “tub”, which covers only the cab area and has the floor, firewall, door panels, engine cover, and pedestal style seat bases molded as one single part, dashboard, steering column, steering wheel, drink tray, CB radio, and bucket seats with folded down armrests. Given how difficult is was to see the rear cargo area, it's not surprising the designers at Monogram decided not to provide any extra parts, even though MPC van kits of the same era included full interiors.
The one-piece chassis is very basic but still nicely detailed, and features separate independent front suspension parts, with the lower control arms/spindles and crossmember molded as one part, and each upper control arm a separate piece. At the rear of the van, there are three suspension parts- two parallel multi-leaf springs and the rearend assembly. Shocks? Don't bother looking for them, because there are none.
The small block V8 engine consists of thirteen parts- two engine block/transmission halves, two cylinder heads, two valve covers, a set of aftermarket tubular headers, the fan, belts and pulleys, an alternator, the intake manifold, and a single snorkel air cleaner assembly. Typical of Monogram kits, it has the basic look and the parts fit well together, but there isn't a ton of detail and some parts which could've been made as individual, separate pieces are combined into one part, such as the intake manifold/carburetor/distributor.
Clear parts include the windshield and front door vents windows molded as one piece, fog/driving light lenses, under-grille turn signal/parking lamp lenses, tail light lenses, and the previously mentioned sunroof, rear roof vent, and porthole windows.
Some porthole window variations/options shown on the instruction sheet:
The decal sheet features “Black Gold” lettering (in gold), multi-color orange/red/yellow striped panels for the upper quarter panels, and two California license plates.
Here's an image showing everything included with the kit:
Edited by Casey, 24 May 2012 - 08:38 AM.