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A three bay slice of Heaven

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I've been into anything mechanical since....ever. I'm a car guy through and through. I've spent my entire life balancing God, family, friends, and cars. It's a bit of a juggle sometimes. I joined this group because I bought a car I'm not completely familiar with yet I've always wanted, a 1975 Royal Monaco. Stone stock, 4 door hardtop, with 44067 miles on the clock. I quickly realized you can't just pick up a catalog or hit up a famous website to maintain it. I know exactly were to go to gets parts for my 70 El Camino. But, I was clueless on this one. I've never even seen one in person until I bought this one. I've got all the original paper work, the receipt from the check when the original owner paid 5105.00 for the car. The mileage ticket says it had 4 miles on it when she drove it away. I even have the thank you letter from the Waco Dodge to her for choosing them. The car is completely rust and damage free. I Love it. My 10 year old has claimed it for her own. I really hate to disappoint her. But, father\daughter projects are on the way I'm sure.
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Here's home. My El Camino is in pieces behind the two closed doors but, has since been completed. I sold the 1987 AeroCoupe to pay for my wedding. The 94 Impala SS is still here.

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Here is the Goliath. I live in SW Virginia. My father drove to the middle of Indiana to check it over for me. I gave him carte blanche. He picked it over, and called me 45 minutes later and said "Well I guess you bought a car!" Three weeks later I flew to Lexington KY. One of my best friends from High school picked me up and we went to Indiana and drove it back. After giving it an oil change and swapping out the original ignition module and voltage regulator I called it good. I then discovered the wipers weren't connected to the motor or each other. I replaced the bushings, promptly sliced my right hand open down to the bone and met some really nice people in the emergency room. Two days later after visiting my folks. I dropped both original U-joints in Midway KY. Thank God again for great friends and Oreilly's for actually having the parts in stock. Try hammering in u-joints with stitches in your hand. After that, smooth sailing. 80-90 mph for nearly 500 miles home. She returned 13.5 mpg and a ride like it's 6 inches off the road.
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The only issue with interior is the 12 o'clock position on the steering wheel, and one little crack in the dash right where the door shuts. The front floor mats aren't right but, the rear ones were put there by the guys in the plant. I'm currently looking for originals for the front.
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This is the only real disappointment. It's all there. The battery cover is long gone and the voltage regulator has been replaced. But, everything is there and has Chrysler part numbers on them. This is my first vintage Dodge. Scratch that, it's my first Dodge. I know old cars, but I learning all new things with this one. The engine bay will be cleaned and detailed by spring. By summer it will be fuel injected and the Holley 2245 will be shelved. More to come folks. Merry Christmas, enjoy your family and friends. Don't forget the reason for the season. We all know our country needs it right now.

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My 1970 El Camino. 454, 700r4, 3:73 12 bolt posi rear
1986 Aero Coupe, sold it almost 9 yrs ago
1994 Impala SS, 1/4 million miles and counting, stone stock and runs fine. Although, she's showing her age.
.....and my 75, after a fresh spring cleaning. As promised an engine bay cleaning. There is no F.I. yet but, an Edlebrock AVS 2 650 is doing the work just fine.

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Nice Monaco!! you might really like an Edelbrock performer 383 and a 650 AVS 2 edelbrock carb. I love the combo on my 383. The AVS 2 has annular boosters which give throttle response close to throttle body injection. You'd also love the lunati voodoo 256 cam for that 400. Perfect for lower compression motor and it'll pull like a freight train.
 
Nice Monaco!! you might really like an Edelbrock performer 383 and a 650 AVS 2 edelbrock carb. I love the combo on my 383. The AVS 2 has annular boosters which give throttle response close to throttle body injection. You'd also love the lunati voodoo 256 cam for that 400. Perfect for lower compression motor and it'll pull like a freight train.
I'll do some research, thanks for the input!
 
Nice car, Justin. I’m not far from your neck of the woods, in NC. Others here might be able to help you get floor mats.
 
Thanks, I purchased a 75 Mopar parts catalog. Naturally it offers every part number but that one. Still searching....
 
Look for a part number molded onto the rear mats that you do have. Then do an online search with variants of that number (change one or two numbers) and see what pops up. A lot of times there is a correlation. Front, back, left, right can be slightly different variations of the similar part number “family”.
 
Look for a part number molded onto the rear mats that you do have. Then do an online search with variants of that number (change one or two numbers) and see what pops up. A lot of times there is a correlation. Front, back, left, right can be slightly different variations of the similar part number “family”.
Thanks for the idea, I'll check when I get home.
 
Could be a part number for the “set” too….? We say “parent/child” in the bill of material world.
 
here is the part number off the back of the right rear mat. I can't make anything come up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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True confessions: I had NO idea if it would have a part number molded on it, was just guessing. I’d say try different variants of the number you found.
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Ex:
3762283
3762281
3762280
3762279

There are guys on here who know loads more about this than me. You want to find a parts book from the era. Partsvoice will just tell you if someone has some listed somewhere for sale. You might ask Murray Park if he has the parts. He sells old Mopar parts, primarily C-body, up in Ohio. If he doesn’t have parts themselves he may be able to give you the part numbers so you can hunt for them. There is another gentleman in Arizona who sells C-body parts, if you can’t find them from a member on here. If you are interested I’ll try to get you contact info. I really like that instrument panel. The 74’s got nicely upgraded/modernized.
 
3043279160 Johnny Borich, car farm, near bluefield wv. Not likely to have it but he may have connections.

He deals mostly in old 1960’s charger stuff, and mostly a LOT of fwd Laser/Daytona stuff, but he has an OLD stock of random used and NOS parts. He’s near-ish to you. His yard is kind of interesting, too, especially if you like the Mopars front wheel drive stuff.
 
Thank you for all the info. I'll check them out this evening. I purchased this car as a knee jerk reaction. I wanted a Bluesmobile, I found one but it was way out of my budget. I found this car and totally respected it. I have always loved big sedans, but I grew with Caprices and the like. It was just close enough, and just out of reach. But, I made it happen with the help of family and a few confused but loyal friends. I'm not new to car part archaeology, I've been selling car parts for most of my adult life. But, damn. I would've never guessed its this difficult. I did manage to find and purchase 1975 dealer manuals, and a dealer parts book. Absolutely nothing for the mats. I even work with a 70 year old that worked for Fulton Chrysler Dodge Plymouth from 1967-1978. I picked his brain. Nothing he remembers anymore. I have managed to find Murray Park and have purchased some things already. I do have an email into him, he has a few Formals in his inventory. I really surprised and it makes me smile how friendly folks are on this site. I have read dozens of threads. Very awesome. Thanks again
 
I got into this hobby in 2017 and picked a unicorn to restore: a station wagon with lots of unique parts that is not well supported by the aftermarket. If not for the help of people from this site I would still be driving a car that looked like an escapee from the junkyard. The hunt can be challenging, but also fun. People on here will be happy to help you. It is downright humbling.

You have a beautiful, well preserved car on your hands. I hope some day to see it in a regional car show. I grew up in a GM household so I know some Mopar characteristics may seem “funny” at first, but I think in time you will find small things that you will feel are better engineered than some GM items. Give and take. The Big 3 all had their peculiarities, strengths, and weaknesses. The C-bodies are a very strong and comfortable vehicle, and there is a lot of variety in their styling over the years. The Mopar styling and especially the interiors grew on me, over time. They are different.

The people in this hobby are what make it the most fun…the best aspect of it.

If you come down to NC on I77 south through Fancy Gap there are monthly car shows in the area in summer. Hope to see your car there, stay in touch on that. Elkin and Mt. Airy and Pilot Mountain and Mocksville.
 
I'll keep in touch. We may do it this summer. On that same note, check out the MDA car show in Roanoke. Sponsored by the local Mopar club.
 

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