I finally drug it around from behind the garage, cleaned it out some, found my not so bad floor rot,and took that fucking stupid speaker thing off of the roof. The roof rot is a lot worse than I originally thought, the left B-pillar isn't even attached at the top anymore. Also, either the starter is locked up or the engine, I'm hoping it's the starter, I'll have to try a breaker bar on the crank bolt to see if it'll turn.
I can't believe I gave up a rust free Bluesmobile and kept this thing, if it wasn't for it's cool history the nose would be off of it by now and this car would be history! All kidding aside, the underside is in pretty damn good shape, once the roof job is done there isn't a lot of rot in this car considering what I've seen in other Monacos. The firewall is another area of concern but not terminal.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 8, 2015 23:11:12 GMT -5
^ That's a rather wild set of pics. That B-pillar ... Jesus H.
Looks like it was actually collecting graffiti before the pole came crashing down. Have you mentioned the XVD sticker? Could be XVD Longboards in Norfolk, VA. And "ROBERTO BLANCO IS MY HOMEBOY" lol what the ...
Roberto Blanco (legal name: Roberto Zerquera Blanco), was born 7 June 1937 in Tunis, Tunisia. Of Afro-Cuban origin, Blanco is a German-speaking Schlager singer and actor.
Who the hell would put that on a Blumo? Haha, craziness.
Post by 58hemifury on Aug 10, 2015 19:13:02 GMT -5
I became extremely discouraged after the guy screwed me with the parts cars rotted roof but I still have them both and as of now are trading the rusted roof car to derby guy for a clean roof, glass, kinda rough '74 nose, some none vent window door guts and some cash so all is not lost, I just need a free day to get upstate to get it all. I've been keeping myself occupied with a '72 Vega GT with a 454 in it that I picked up, the addiction has no end.
Latest update, not much has changed but I'm still trying to get a free weekend to get upstate when I don't have my daughter so I can check out this derby guy's stuff. He sent me some pics and the '74 with the nose I want which also has no vinyl top (clean roof), no vent windows, and a tan interior. It's rusty but I don't care about the quarters, underside, and doors, If the nose is repairable and the roof is good I'm more than happy. The door panels in the pics appear to be the same as the non-police ones in the movie scene when they show Jake arguing about going to see the penguin. Hopefully this spring I get some serious time on this car and have it done in time to park it for next winter. I'd have been there already but my Amphi burnt a valve over labor day weekend and I spent the day I planned on going to see these cars pulling the head off, now depending on when the machine shop gets it done is when I'll be able to get there.
Post by 58hemifury on Oct 24, 2015 21:28:19 GMT -5
I went and looked at the rusty '74 that I'm trading the '76 Royal parts car for. The fenders are rough but can be used to clip Royal fenders (too bad I sold my rust free ones), the rest of the nose is fine, the doors are shot but have no vent windows (guts for HOB 3) and it has the short belt moldings, it has a super super clean gold (tan) interior, good taillights and trim over them, over all a great Bluesmobile parts car.
This was a '75 Monaco coupe, it was really solid, I wish I could have gotten the nose prior.
The left front marker lens was on the car but falling out, I took it off and threw it inside. What is supposed to hold them in? HOB#3's were falling out when I moved it around my driveway, I can't believe they stayed in all the way from South Carolina. I forgot to mention he also has a rotted to death '77 Royal Brougham sedan with a green and white interior, good roof and glass, good header panel, good interior. Odd thing is it has the blower style defogger in the rear shelf, not the heated glass like every other '75 and up I see (which HOB #3 had neither, it had nothing, there is a block off instead of a switch in the dash).