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History of Monogram's GM Pickups

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This was a great writeup on these Monogram trucks! Not a trucker by nature and having two of these kits (?) I appreciated the info and only came on thisr esearching anew build I'm considering.

I thought the truckers here might be interested in what I found ... I have the 1972 issue of this kit and I found .. really .. that the frame and suspension is almost a drop in fit to .. the Revell '49 Mercury Woody Wagon! There were only a few things that had to be remover, the rear of tailpipe and those side pods .. anyone now what they are? Here's the proof ...

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The wheelbase is only off by a small fraction of an inch.

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The side pods are the fuel tanks.

Thanks, Jordan .. I suspected as much but it also has a fuel tank in standard place at the rear.

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So, Mike. Any progress on that Woody 4x4?

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One thing about the Blazer (the burgundy one)--that tool broke in half in the door section. When they restored it, they had to retool the door handles, and they did them too small. I've been looking for an original with the right sized door handles for years.

 

Bob Johnson was the one who told me what had happened to the door handles, so that's probably pretty accurate.

 

Terry

I built that kit in '80

bought it at a "People's Drug" store somewhere in the D.C. metro area.

I still have many of the parts in my parts boxes, but I don't know where the rest of it went.

If I run across it; it's yours!

 

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Chevy Sport Pick-Up 4x4 kit's contents:

 

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I really wish the above kit would be reissued. I really like 70's Chevy stepsides. 

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What about the Sneaky Pete, Midnight Cowboy, and other variants that had the flip nose pete front end, and had the tow bed or step side bed? Aren't they loosely related to these original trucks?

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The most recent issue of the 1/24 Monogram (now Revell) Chevy/GMC Squarebody kit, the '78 GMC Big Game Country Pickup:

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