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1981 Monte odd ball

Posted By: Mick

1981 Monte odd ball - 08/03/17 02:31 PM

So last weekend I drove 90 mins to get strip what was left of this low mileage 1981 Monte. I won't be going back. I swear I head banjos

the car was 81 and yes it had shocks on the trunk hinges..but left them, didn't figure much demand

car had been in the woods for about 5 years according to the owner, this pic was take on my way out and what was left after I was done. I was in a hurry and didn't have time to stop and take a bunch of pics
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anyway, one of the things I pulled was some trim off that car that I had never seen before.

you know the back of the drip rails on the roof at the top of the doors, there was a piece to trim that went across the roof and met each drip rail on the top of the doors. then a piece that ran underneath quarter window. now these pieces were not wide or bulky like vynl top trim
it was like some sort of trim package

81 has the 5 rear window pieces and that is where the ones that went under the quarter window met at the bottom corner of rear window

hard to get good pics but here is the trim I speak of held up to my parts car
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to small to hold vynl top

the side wraps around the back of rear window, hard to see in the pic

maybe i'm wrong but have never seen chrome vynl top trim...

I know 81's can be all kinds of weird then 82+

anyone ever seen this before?
Posted By: upflying

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/03/17 03:03 PM

Looks like a stolen strip to me.
Posted By: PB86SS/87LS

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/03/17 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by upflying
Looks like a stolen strip to me.


Most parts cars look that way at some point wink. This is a couple of many that aren't stolen but end up as such:

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Posted By: Mick

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/03/17 03:37 PM

Originally Posted by upflying
Looks like a stolen strip to me.


not stolen guy had the title, the last of it was stripped by me smile
Posted By: upflying

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/03/17 10:08 PM

I said it looks like a stolen strip, not implying it is. My MCSS also looked that way.
Posted By: Mick

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/04/17 02:32 PM

Originally Posted by upflying
I said it looks like a stolen strip, not implying it is. My MCSS also looked that way.


ya man just making conversation, no harm on this end
Posted By: merky45

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/07/17 03:31 AM

Originally Posted by upflying
Looks like a stolen strip to me.


Same first impression here the first time I saw the pic.
Posted By: Billy182

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/17/17 04:02 PM

I agree, same thing I was thinking
Posted By: Witness86SS

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/28/17 05:38 PM

this great monte ad is back up on craigslist

https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/d/80s-monte-carlo-frame-for/6278741068.html
Posted By: PB86SS/87LS

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 08/28/17 06:02 PM

Boy that's rough. Well, at least it's probably priced about what you'd get for scrap out of it, maybe?
Posted By: 84ss355*4spd

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 09/05/17 10:16 PM

Ya rough is an understatement lol. Sitting on the ground its toasted.
Posted By: Witness86SS

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 09/14/17 06:41 PM

Good god. Won't even give a price. He wants to negotiate it based on how much you take....
It's a parts car with no parts
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/1985-monte-carlo/6305948445.html
Posted By: speeddemon

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 09/15/17 01:12 AM

That body would be good for a dirt track car.
Posted By: chevelle_man64

Re: 1981 Monte odd ball - 09/19/17 05:21 PM

The last 81 I bought and parted out had the trunk shocks like you are talking about. I had never seen them before on a MC. But mine didn't have the trim around the back window, like yours. Might be a rare option.
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