Lindberg 1:32 1977 Mercury Monarch

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This is part II in the Lindberg Ford series, finished last night.

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The full vinyl top was converted to a half top, the front header panel and headlights were corrected to Monarch, as the kit comes with Granada headlights, and the rest is box stock.

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Paint is Tamiya gloss aluminum with two coats of Model Master high gloss clear, top and interior are Rustoleum Colonial red, carpet in a darker burgundy. Vinyl Nation whitewall decals, and bumper rub strips and side trim inserts are narrowed pinstripe tape.

-MJS

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nice

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Exceptional job Mike, looks fantastic!! Sure does bring back memories, I owned three 77 Granadas two white and a dove gray, and all three had burgandy interiors, they were very good cars. :D

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Very nice looking model! Great paint and top conversion. Those whitewalls are a great touch.

Maybe Round2 can reissue some of these?...

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Very impressive build. Very sharp. Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...

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Excellent build!!!

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Looks great !

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Very impressive build. Very sharp. Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...

Or the old SNL skit where the rabbi was performing a circumcision in the back seat!!! :lol:

BTW... beautiful model! Very nicely done, and the half roof looks great.

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Outstanding!!! Perfect mods and detailing, great colours - I doubt this kit has ever looked so good.

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Very nice.

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Just got the December Hemmings Classic Car mag and guess what's featured on pp.44-47.

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Maybe Round2 can reissue some of these?...

I would die if Round2 were to reissue these kits !! My parents bought a 1976 Monarch in March of '76 . It was a 2 door coupe with the 351W ; silver with cranberry red interior and a silver "quarter top" .

Been looking for these Lindberg 32nd scale Monarchs for some time . Seems that I can never "win" one when they pop up on eBay :(

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Very impressive build. Very sharp. Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...

Or the one on SNL where they had the rabbi perform a circumcision in the back seat???

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Impressive detail for 1:32 scale. Heck, it looks nice regardless of scale.

I never saw the SNL skit, but could this be the inspiration for the burgundy interior?

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Thanks for the nice words everyone.

Exceptional job Mike, looks fantastic!! Sure does bring back memories, I owned three 77 Granadas two white and a dove gray, and all three had burgandy interiors, they were very good cars. :D

I never owned one Larry, but I've pulled countless front spindles and 8" and 9" rear ends out of them. Back in the '80s, a coworker had the most loaded Monarch I've ever seen - a white '76 coupe with 1/2 white vinyl top, 351W, four wheel disc brakes with the 9" rear, burgundy velour interior, and power everything. I didn't think much of it then, but to have it now...

Outstanding!!! Perfect mods and detailing, great colours - I doubt this kit has ever looked so good.

Thanks Peter, I always look forward to seeing your builds.

-MJS

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Just got the December Hemmings Classic Car mag and guess what's featured on pp.44-47.

Talk about a coincidence. I haven't got my issue yet, hopefully it's in today's mail.

I would die if Round2 were to reissue these kits !! My parents bought a 1976 Monarch in March of '76 . It was a 2 door coupe with the 351W ; silver with cranberry red interior and a silver "quarter top" .

Been looking for these Lindberg 32nd scale Monarchs for some time . Seems that I can never "win" one when they pop up on eBay :(

Your parents had good taste, that car sounds about perfect. I lost out on a couple of these on ebay for high dollars, and then this one came up for less than $20 shipped. You just never know.

A few shots of the headlight conversion:

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Not exact, but close enough for Lindberg work!

-MJS

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Exquisite build, Mike! WOW!

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Very nice! Great detail for 1/32 scale. Good work on the headlights.

Sam

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Looks good, especially since I know just how crude that kit is! I also had a '77 Monarch, mine a V8 silver 4 door sedan with a light blue interior that had bucket seats and the same console / floor shifter that came in Mustangs. I got mine fairly cheap since a friend's father got transferred to England and had to sell the car.

A few years ago there was a 1976 or so red Granada two door for sale on Long Island through eBay. It was very low miles and perfect. I had a hard time not hitting that "Buy It Now" button.

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Very nice! Would love to see this series reissued.

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For 1/32 this is a beaut. Well done.

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For 1/32 this is a beaut.

For one of the 1/32 Lindberg kits, this one is amazing! Beautiful work, Mike.

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I have a Cousin who owned one of these. This particular car had a 4 speed Talk about a rarity, bet that car would be valuable today, just for the Interest factor.

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Awesome job, wish they would reissue alot of the 1/32 cars.

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Wow! Mike, That is a great looking car. This reminds me that I have a set of molds that will make a 1:32 scale Aurora car trailer.

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