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Richard Bartrop

1949 Monarch

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Sold through Canadian Ford dealers as it's own make, even though it's nearly identical to a Mercury of the same year, which could be purchased at your local Canadian Mercury dealer.

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I'm starting with AMT's venerable 1949 Mercury kit, and have started on altering the trim.

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Beautiful car and a great project to build. Looking forward to the progress.

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Nice work on the grille. I bet that was fun lining all of those pieces up.

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Very impressive work on the Grill, you need to cast that for the future.

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2 hours ago, espo said:

Very impressive work on the Grill, you need to cast that for the future.

The thought had crossed my mind.  How much demand is there for '49 Monarch grilles?

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On 12/31/2017 at 2:27 PM, Richard Bartrop said:

The thought had crossed my mind.  How much demand is there for '49 Monarch grilles?

You'd sell, what seven of 'em, all to Canadians? :D I do dig these Canadian only models (makes?) like Beaumonts and the like, and I love how the front fender trim on this one looks like it was sliced right into the fender. Is that a light at the forward end of the trim piece on each fender?

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3 minutes ago, Casey said:

You'd sell, what seven of 'em, all to Canadians? :D I do dig these Canadian only models (makes?) like Beaumonts and the like, and I love how the front fender trim on this one looks like it was sliced right into the fender. Is that a light at the forward end of the trim piece on each fender?

Some are models, like the Pontiac Laurentian, and  some, like the Monarch, are makes in their own right.  From what I've read, that's a cats eye style reflector in the end of the Monarch trim.

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On 12/31/2017 at 2:27 PM, Richard Bartrop said:

The thought had crossed my mind.  How much demand is there for '49 Monarch grilles?

 

38 minutes ago, Casey said:

You'd sell, what seven of 'em, all to Canadians? :D I do dig these Canadian only models (makes?) like Beaumonts and the like, and I love how the front fender trim on this one looks like it was sliced right into the fender. Is that a light at the forward end of the trim piece on each fender?

Well maybe not all of them would be used for Monarch conversions. I would think it could lend itself to some custom "smiles", too! :D

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25 minutes ago, #1 model citizen said:

 

Well maybe not all of them would be used for Monarch conversions. I would think it could lend itself to some custom "smiles", too! :D

I've seen some custom Fords sporting Meteor grilles, so it would not surprise me if a few custom Mercs received some Canadian dental work as well. 

Some Canadian customizers have worked their magic on the '49 Monarch, and not surprisingly,  they respond as well to the customizer's touch as the Mercury.

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Well this is cool!! Loving that Monarch grille...obviously lots of work, but it paid off.

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