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Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 12, 2011, 05:07:20 PM
Got a new sending unit into the tank, now I just have to get the ambition to get the tank back in the car.  I used a 68 B-body unit. It is very close to the original. About 1" longer and just a very slightly different angle at the end. It will work just fine for me. Need to pick up a piece of 5/16 fuel hose and clamps so I can "git er done".  Saturday I go to the wreckers and see if he has some steel wheels I can use.



Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Steve on May 12, 2011, 06:29:24 PM


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Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 12, 2011, 07:03:16 PM

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It's not even out of the trailer yet(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2011, 07:41:28 PM
Use what works...well done!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 14, 2011, 02:18:22 PM















Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Steve on May 14, 2011, 02:48:08 PM




It's not even out of the trailer yet(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Steve on May 14, 2011, 02:50:59 PM


Guess that car never saw a garage
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Brian on May 14, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
Set of trim rings and chrome centers for those rims and they will be looking mighty nice.  And good score on the rear trim piece...looks much better.


Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 14, 2011, 06:16:30 PM

Quote from: thrashingcows
Set of trim rings and chrome centers for those rims and they will be looking mighty nice.  And good score on the rear trim piece...looks much better.



I thought about it, but that means spending a bunch more money, and I am trying to do this one on the cheap. Got the 4 wheels for $80 bucks. The picture shows the best of the lot. Two of them are not that pretty, and would require blasting. For now just the wheel covers are going on. If I was to go the rings and centres, then I would repaint the wheels B3 to match the car.
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 14, 2011, 06:25:37 PM
Must be a common issue with these cars..
The auction car also was missing  the same trim piece.....
CBarge2011-05-14 23:25:56
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 17, 2011, 05:29:21 PM
Well she's out of the trailer now, and wearing new shoes.  235/70-15 Kelly Charger on clear-out. Would have preferred whitewall, but............. the price was right and I'm cheap.











(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/69%20Monaco%20500/at%20home/59ac8770.jpg)
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Steve on May 17, 2011, 08:03:59 PM


looks better than I thought!  You could use the PT as a spare tire.  LOL
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: firedome on May 18, 2011, 04:32:52 AM
Looks great! Man, blackwalls in that size look huge!

Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Tom Dawson on May 18, 2011, 12:50:57 PM

Quote from: POLARACO



No that will go in the trunk in case he runs out of gas

Tom

Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 22, 2011, 10:47:18 AM










(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/69%20Monaco%20500/at%20home/85a8a807.jpg)


Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 22, 2011, 03:22:04 PM
It's amazing what you can do with a pressure washer ...and a toothbrush.
 
And some acid (Polaraco says that)
 
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Guests on May 22, 2011, 05:19:13 PM
Very nice, and is that a slapstick shifter in there?
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on May 22, 2011, 05:58:01 PM

Quote from: CBarge
It's amazing what you can do with a pressure washer ...and a toothbrush.
 
And some acid (Polaraco says that)






 No it's not. Were slapsticks even available in Cs
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 22, 2011, 05:59:42 PM


Looks great.
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Jason Goldsack on May 22, 2011, 06:00:37 PM
Now if it only had the Round gauges I would be in heaven

Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: firedome on May 23, 2011, 03:56:23 AM

Really nice and shiny! Interior looks excellent... don't think any Fusey C had
round gauges, less'n you count the sort of round-square speedo on the
69-73 Furys and 71-73 Dodges. How did they do a factory tach on Fuseys
- on the console?
firedome2011-05-23 08:56:54
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Jason Goldsack on May 23, 2011, 04:29:52 AM
I was just never a fan of the fusey dash...  Got away from the roundness of the 60's C dash..

I love the console.. I don't think I have ever seen a C with a factory console...

Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Steve on May 23, 2011, 06:14:35 AM


A cluster like a 65/66 wou;d look out of place though.  They are typical over designed dash boards
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Bob Schaefer on May 23, 2011, 06:28:49 AM
I would love to try putting the buckets and a console shifter like that in the wagon. Not at the top of the project list, but I think it would be cool.
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: firedome on May 23, 2011, 07:55:05 AM
Fury GT and S-23 had an available console, and I can't remember
positively, but am pretty sure an optional tach was available too, and
it woulda had to go there, no room for one in the dash panel.

One on the hood like Pontiac woulda been cool!



Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: 300rag on August 09, 2011, 04:22:37 PM
That's a total of 4 tires, master, booster, one wheel cylinder, sending unit, tank cleaning, wiper blades and I' m good for now. Plugs, wires and pertronix when the 300 is done.
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Brian on August 09, 2011, 07:19:59 PM
Nice job.  It's nice to finally get it inspected and registered.  Then being able to drive it "safely" around as well.







Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Snotty on August 10, 2011, 10:52:07 AM
Quote from: 300Rag



 
No.
 
To some of the other comments, there were a large number of Fusey Cs with consoles, especailly 300s.  There was a Newport on ebay recently with one.  They are out there.
 
This Monaco looks great!  I must agree, however, that I don't like the dash.  I do like the Chrysler dash of '69-'71, but not the Dodge.  It's a taste issue.  It does not detract from the beauty of this car though.
Title: Started on the Monaco
Post by: Snotty on August 10, 2011, 10:53:21 AM
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That started in '67, at least in Chryslers.