1969 Dodge Monaco Hardtop Sedan 383-4V

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  1. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    This car started here at few months ago:

    SOLD - 69 Monaco

    This is the first post to start a thread to document start of a project. It will be a couple of years before this car is done. But it is in my project building clean and dry

    Except for first pic the shows it put away, the remainder are how I found it. It doesn't run and to date we have not tried to start it. engine does turn with breaker bar on crank.

    it will need a sh*t-ton a work, but its a real 383-4V HP car, rear dual exhaust (terrible shape though), indoors inoperable for 40 years, 99% complete and save a nit here and there, its in good shape.

    This thread will start very slow. If you have parts, or know of parts, based on what you see, just PM me please.

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    rest of the photos in here and next two posts were taken by my advance guys who picked up the car for me.

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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Vinyl roof is original tan color. It is not in the condition it appears and will need replacement

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    You got my attention. I will be following the resto. Best of luck with it and I look forward to hearing more! :)
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    What a nicely optioned car, I am impressed.
     
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    Very nice, Ray.

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    That is one of the things that got me interested in this thread
     
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    '69FuryIIIConvertible Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I showed Wyatt the Ad for it, I'm not a dodge guy, but tge options on this one had me all hot and bothered.

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  11. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I find it hard to believe this car has over 100K miles. The seats are too nice, the moldings around the tail lights are excellent (never seen another one with moldings that good), the trunk floor is very nice and no rust that I can see (and you have confirmed). No significant dings and maybe original paint. Great score.

    I love all the fuselage Monacos and Polaras 1969-73.
     
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  12. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    A very nice project car! It'll be beautiful when finished. Being "covered" in a building helped preserve much of the normal UV-ray-deteriorated parts.

    My '70 DH43N has a build date in March, 1970, which would have been appropriate if it'd been ordered for my high school graduation. But I was more Chrysler oriented, which would have meant a similar '70 300 rather than a Dodge Monaco. But when I saw the local dealer had traded for the '70 Monaco, with the W23 wheels, 383 4bbl, dual exhausts, and all, I went to see what was going on with it. And it became mine soon thereafter. That was in '75.

    Not sure what might be more of an issue as the cars aged, the rim blow steering wheel or the ATC?

    Keep us posted!

    Enjoy!
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Given how nice the interior condition appears especially the upholstry and the exterior being so clean and all the rear tail light trim so nice, could this be a 7K mile car, not having been driven much because the ATC 1 probably failed early on in its ownership? I would probably convert it to manual a/c if it were mine.

    So why were W23 wheels on a 70 Monaco - do you have any photos of that car?
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    Factory option. Not many seen until the 1974 B/C-body cars happened. 1974 Road Runners with the Radial Tire Roadability option (with Goodyear white letter radials, GR70-15). They were on the car when I bought it used in '75. Got some '75 Charger SE 15x6.5 Rallyes on it now, but still have the orig wheels and such.

    The picture is not it, but similar, with my color combination being dark green vinyl over medium green bottom. Mine has the green vinyl Brougham Package interior. I figure that the 383 "N", the W23 wheels, and the Brougham Package make it a pretty low production build combination, fwiw.

    Enjoy!
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    OK, then, as I thought the W23 wheels were the recall wheels which should not have been available in 1970 - so W23 in 1970 meant something else then?
     
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    W23 were road wheels in 1970

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    something fell on this car in the distant past (so over 40 years ago at least).

    the orange line is the approximate angle, object was big enough (like a garage door, or something long and heavy) to do damage on hood, and relatively more on passenger fender and hood.

    both fenders down to the pinstripe were repainted, some bondo on hood pass. side arrow, some on fender dr. side arrow. hood has to come off, actually looking for another.

    Remaining pinstripe from doors to back is factory painted on.

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  18. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    We've seen so many old cars with branches fallen on them it's sad. Since it happened to this one so close to new it survived . Every car that finds you Ray is fortunate it did.
     
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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    folks

    i have an opportunity to acquire a Superlite. Why? i like 'em and think they are cool.

    no this car never had one.

    @polara71, from reading your posts these past years i think you (and others) have great knowledge on this partucular option. your thoughts? other folks views?

    things like ease of instalation, availability of all the parts, and overlooked considerations when people do this? anything you all can think of.

    thanks in advance for your constructive feedback please.

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    A lot of parts to locate. It's not just a light and grille. It's the mounting bracket of the light and power wire to the bulkhead .
    Then inside ( for 70 , I presume 69 is the same) You gotta locate the right dash harness, which includes two relays. You will need the switch , indicator light and small dash bezel.
    Your car has a rear defogger so you need the small dash bezel, not the full left dash / switch bezel.
    The light and bracket behind the grille is different for 70 than 69 .




    Do it Ray!
     
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