Thanks for the photos, Doug. Nice 1:1 you've got there. I appreciate your input.
I wondered why I was having a hard time finding photos of a '66 NASCAR Monterey! I found lots of photos of Cyclones, but no Montereys. I recently built a '66 NASCAR Ford Galaxy kit and found lots of photos, so what happened? I really don't know my NASCAR history that well.
Buy the time I get the decals, weathering, and dents and sideswipes on it, I doubt anyone but a true Merc aficionado would notice the missing bump. I've already primed it and can still see some scratches around where I cut out the deck lid and scored the doors. I just ain't as good as I was in my younger, model building days. I've got intentions of doing some NASCAR and other racing/junkyard dioramas, so that's probably where this one will end up. http://www.shamblesmodels.com/dioramas.html
I look forward to seeing your completed model, so be sure and let me know when you put it on here.