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Terry Labonte 1984 Monte Carlo SS

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Alright, so a good friend of mine has given me the task of building him a tribute build in memory of his father who he says worked on Terry Labonte's Monte Carlo, seen in the 1984 era. Being that his father worked on the cars, and the fact that his father started building the model, he had also written down a couple notes pertaining to correct colors.

Specifically, he noted that the roll cage is red and netting is blue.

If the cage is red, would the floor and undercarriage also be red? I'm trying to be accurate with the colors on this and need some help.

photos for reference: https://www.google.com/search?q=AH-1Z+Viper&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GJwaVcDaHouzoQTM6YDYCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=920#tbm=isch&q=terry+labonte+1984

thanks in advance for any tips.

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In early 1984 most of the Piedmont chassis' were still red (from the previous two year's red scheme from the Budweiser sponsorship) ............ and they had installed a blue window net to match the new blue and white Piedmont paint scheme ............. however, as the year progressed and they built new chassis', at least one chassis unit was changed to grey ( I have seen a couple of pictures of a grey chassis on a 1984 publicity car) ............ by 1985 nearly all of the chassis units were being painted Piedmont blue ................ and by 1986 (the year of the Olds Delta 88) all of the chassis' were blue

Here's the '84 car showing the red chassis unit

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And here is a publicity photo taken at the end of the '84 season or just before the start of the '85 season showing the grey cage

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And finally the '86 Delta 88 showing the Piedmont blue cage unit

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One thing you have to remember is that these cars changed configurations, and looks, on a race by race basis .............. what you saw one week might not be what you would see the next week

Here's a look at my replica of the 1985 late year Monte Carlo

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And my rendition of the '86 Olds Delta 88

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The 1984 Championship (red chassis, blue window net) car is still on my "to do" list

Edited by Old Coyote

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