1. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Just found the site as I've been hanging around Moparfins for a while. Just staking my ground here and hope to become a regular here too.

    Congrats on the site looks asome.

    As for the car;

    This is my wife's grandfathers car. When she was five after having her tonsils removed she started to hemorage. This car hauled her to the hospital across Bismarck ND with the speedo burried. To have head her Grandma tell the story was a real hoot. There are stories from a third party (the driver of the charger) that this car drafted a 69 charger to about 150... If that true or not I don't know, I wasn't there way back when.

    We have all the records back to when the car came into the family at a year old. So while we're bringing her back to life, it's not going to be a restore to stock as we both believe the old man wouldn't have wanted it that way, he was a rodder at heart and a mechanic by trade.

    Anyway here's some shots of thecar dubbed "The Sheriff" by c-barge at moparfins. How did it get that name? The story goes the old man owned a gas station in ND he was friends or knew a local sheriff that bought this car new. The story says that this sheriff ordered the car to match what was being used in his county as his personal car. There are unexplained wires that run from the front to the rear inside the interior. Here dad says the sheriff had two way radio equipemnt in the car when her Grandad bought it. What is and what it was will never truely be know ans we lost her grandad near 15 years ago so the first hand knowledge is gone.

    Pictures get posted up in my gallery as I work on the car.
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    The day we picked it up from the storage lot.
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  2. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    The last of the three broadcast sheets found in the car.
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    This thing is looking worse and worse for wear just sitting around waiting to be shipped to us in MD. We moved due to a job change and the car sat at her dads for two years. But it's finally here.

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    Interior is out...... Finally.
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    Interesting story. Definitely one to keep and you have all the history of it. It even looks good stock!
     
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    what a legacy! i wouldn't let that one die. keep us posted on your progress
     
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    Cool stuff, cool looking car too!
     
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    why not keep the thread alive with a write up and post your pictures here?
     
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  7. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    That's what I thought I would be doing here. Posting pics as I move along on with the work. It probably going to be a few years worth of work. Well and money too.. The broadcast sheet and the removal of the interior is currently where I'm at with the car.
     
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    Car looks to be in great shape. Looking forward to seeing more Pics as you get furthur along.
     
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    As one Monaco owner to another I hope you keep us posted here. :welcome:
     
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    So work continues as i have time, and that's been at a premium lately. I finally got the trim off the drivers side of the car and ran into a game changing problem.

    Under the lower trim behind the rear tire was rusted through. It's going to get a bit more detailed now. I was hoping for an easy restore to driver quality but that's not going to happen now. So stripping the carpet and foam that her grandfather put in trunk is going to be my immediate pain in the arse. It appears he thought it a good idea to put the foam in the trunk with tar. I am not doing the big happy dance at this point.

    I'll try to get some pics tonight and this weekend.
     
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    Things people do to cars when they were just cars-now are just PITA to fix when doing a restoration.

    I did not keep track of the time I spent on my trunk removing old dried up glued on foam,oil stains,and dried up old seam sealer.But it certainly took up a lot of time--but worth it in the end.
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    Did I mention seam sealer ??
    This is important in regards to the trunk.
    Any old crumbling sealer can invite moisture into the trunk from the outside.
    If your back window was leaking into the trunk,the seam sealer would have taken a beating from the inside.
    Remove the old and install new sealer between the trunk floor and quarter extensions,and around the wheelhouses
    Cheap insurance that goes a long way..
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Car looks great in black, kool story, I'll be watching this one. Good luck with it and I hope there are no more negative suprises for you.
     
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    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Lea,

    Wait til you see this trunk... OMG it's nasty. Two days of scraping with a 5 in 1 to get the crap up. Seam sealer is shot, just trying to find a bucket of the stuff, I may as well do the interior and the undercarriage while I'm at it.

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    Thanks DetMatt.
     
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    I used two tubes of Mono Ultra as shown in my pic.
    Yeah,maybe a bucket is a better value if you do inside as well.
     
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    those surprises are what give us something to talk about after our accomplisments
     
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    You will likely find that fitting patch panels is not such a big deal. Ran into the same issue with the 70 Polara. It should be a simple patch for you if its only down low just under the trim. All you are dealing with is a straight front to back simple curve. After cutting out the rust in a straight line front to back I made a paper template to cut the sheet metal and gradually curved the metal over my knee until it fit the key points at the wheel lip and rear valance. Thankfully there were no compound curves to deal with.
     
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    Thanks Fratzog.

    I'm actually considering taping the hole up and making a fiberglass mold so I can try to match the contour as close as I can.
     
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    put a band aide on it huh... remember what happens to a band aide when it gets wet
     
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    No, make a cast of the outside. This way I can see if the contour is correct. I have the paper template but I don't see how that's going to help me with shape. If I take a cast at least I'll have something to compare it to.