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pack rat

65 Dodge Monaco gluebomb restoration

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This one was almost too far gone to save.

Purchased as an un-painted gluebomb on ebay years ago, the original builder used almost a whole tube of glue assembling it.  The glass was welded in so bad that I couldn't remove it; I had to use a polishing kit to remove the blobs of glue on the front and rear windows, then (very carefully) grind out the glue-covered vent windows with a Dremel.

After doing all that, sanding the glue blobs/fingerprints from the body masking the windows and priming it, I dropped the body, shattering the right front corner into about 5 pieces.

Considering what a mess this thing was, I'm happy.  I forgot to install the replacement vent windows I fabricated for it...but I'm almost afraid to touch it.    

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Now that's nice!

I feel your pain about broken parts with this kit.

I basically managed to keep mine intact until it was done, but the gold colored plastic on this kit was so brittle that you couldn't breath on it without something breaking off!

Terrific save!!

 

Steve

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Fantastic save! One would never know that you didn't build this from a mint kit. And quite well, too! Well done and model on! B)

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My favorite year of ‘60’s Monacos! Absolutely beautiful job! I would have never guessed this was a forlorn glue bomb! 👌👌

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NICE !!!  That's a beautiful C-bod ! Even more impressive that it's restored kit ! 

Any more C-bods in your collection ?

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Great paint job and I like the contrasting interior. Extremely clean stock looking build.

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This looks awesome, well done on the windows I would never have had the patience's to do that.  Any before pics?  

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3 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

Any more C-bods in your collection ?

I have a few.  The '65 Fury and the Polara were gluebombs, the '68 Fury was a played-with friction, and the 300 was built out-of-the-box.

The second pic is my C-body to-do pile.  

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1 hour ago, kelson said:

I would love to see some before pics.

Funny you should mention that; I took before pics as I was prying/sawing it apart, but I lost them.  This kit hates me. 

I have one old pic that doesn't show much of the damage, but if you look close at the driver's side A-pillar area you can see some of the glass damage (the rear window was much worse).  

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Now this is shat I like to see!, glad it's not just me who loves to rebuild glue bombs.Fantastic work on the Monaco, looks absolutely fantastic.

I've got two of these to do someday, one of them us extremely fragile !.

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6 hours ago, pack rat said:

I have a few.  The '65 Fury and the Polara were gluebombs, the '68 Fury was a played-with friction, and the 300 was built out-of-the-box.

The second pic is my C-body to-do pile.  

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Very nice restoration..!   its beautiful.   Id love to get my hands on some of those old Mopars.

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Beautiful - and, as others have said, I would never have guessed that you'd started with a glue bomb.

I've posted a couple of models that lacked vent windows. There can be various reasons for doing that and if you don't mention it, nobody notices.

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