That's a good idea; sort-of a welcome sticky. I don't know if this forum has the option of a global sticky, but there are a few that I've been a part of that used to have this or a "READ THIS THREAD FIRST" in the introduction section. I'll create the thread there if someone cares to make it a sticky.
Thanks, LV. I think yours is like TK826's and is a 1974 yoke for cars with a build date prior to 1/2/74, and is what the bluesmobile fall-a-part car had.
Here's my chart:
It looks like your car has a hole, where circled in red, while TK826's has an indention, but not a hole.
Interesting. It'll probably be easiest to compare side-by-side, maybe next CEVS! At least I know to be on the lookout for a pre 1/2/74 yoke. One never knows when these things might pop up at a swap meet. Well, one kinda knows, but one can hope.
Arthur , keep doing what your doing . I like to see all the little / big differences in all years of Monaco's . Mine's not even close to screen accurate , but I like it that way . And from the reactions at last years cevs show when we had more monacos was too funny . How we were all the same .... but different , from the lettering to the paint finish . We're all have a common interest and share info and parts between us that makes this more enjoyable .
Thanks for the good feedback, 177 and Country. I'm really pleased how the conversations yesterday turned out, and I like Lord Vadus' new sticky. We get to have all the details - but make clear that we're not all about the details. It's about sharing the spirit of the blues. And you guys certainly continue to do that giving me rides around in your cool blumos! Now I've got to ride in a: - monaco - bluesmobile - and now a DRAG CAR! thanks, arthur
I am open to discussing even the smallest of details.
From a "movie prop replicator" standpoint it is the small details that make all the difference. For the casual message board reader, it provides new topics of discussion, learning and research.
Now if someone chooses..., or chooses not, to incorporate these details into their own projects is entirely up to them.
Of course no one is going to be bashed for not having a missing turn signal lens, a red steering wheel, or the fact they put in a 6 speaker, after-market stereo.
But, for those who are interested in the details, and even more so, would like to act on that information, it is nice to know that it can be found here... rather than being pushed aside due to a perceived redundancy.
It was pointed out to me many moons ago that when the Bluesmobile slides onto the sidewalk and when the car disintegrates are probably different days. Evidenced by the air conditoner not being in the window when they pull up.
Something else kinda weird about that scene, when Jake gets out it looks like he runs to the front fender first, bends down for some reason, and then runs away. I've always thought he was activating a timer for the disintegration, but it didn't work. That was just a personal theory. Although it just creates extra continuity confusion because that might suggest the disintegration was filmed before the slide onto the sidewalk because I believe they were filming those scenes in September (Labor Day weekend) not typically the time to be installing an air conditioner. I'm serious, this is not a yoke.
Chitown John really has me thinking about reusing my original front cop doors. bluesmobiles.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=gotopost&board=information&thread=368&post=2124 They're not really screen accurate since the stars are ground off instead of painted over, but it would be so cool to have the original doors. So I'm looking for any arguable reason how it could be considered screen accurate to have a passenger side door mirror. The driver door mirror comes, goes, and changes from non-remote to remote operated, but everything I see for the passenger door is no mirror. While looking for pics, I found this:
It reminded me of your post where you talked about Jake bending over. So here's a pic of Jake bending over, in a thread about radiator yokes, during a discussion of passenger door mirror. It seemed like the best place.
Hi Guys: I've been trying to wrap my head around the different yokes, and it seems to me that all the 1974 yokes and Country's 1975 yoke all look the same.
Here's a yoke I got from a 74 Monaco built in November 1973:
and I can't tell any difference between it and my Marin County yoke:
and it looks the same (to me) as LV's 1973 yoke:
and it looks the same (to me) as TK's 1973 yoke:
TK, you say that yours looks like this:
and matches the movie:
Can you take a pic of your yoke at a lower angle, showing all the way to the left?
I'm guessing it looks exactly the same as my Marin County yoke:
with an oval hole (not round), and an extra hole to the left. I'm thinking we all have the same yoke.
I don't think that movie yoke is even a Monaco yoke. That giant circular hole is so far over on the left that in a production car, the hole would be partially obscured by the vertical edge support. And it has an extra tab and curve that a stock yoke doesn't have, and the angle between the vertical and horizontal isn't 90 degrees.
I'm up for the challenge of trying to find a screen accurate yoke, but I can use some extra pics and thoughts to see if that screen yoke was anything that was found on a 74-77 c-body. thanks, arthur