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Post by RossK73 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:00 pm

That's odd as I know the dash has never been out of the car?? oh well, stranger things have happened. Does the Monte have this exact emblem in their dash? Thx, Ross
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:37 pm

What I find odd, and havent found an answer on, is the positioning of the emblem on non a/c cars. I've seen those square emblems positioned in the same location as if there were a vent there. And on other cars I've seen them right where the vent would go.

From what I've seen, the ones with the emblem in the vent area are aftermarket made by one company. Then other aftermarket companies stamp it in the original location.

I dont think GM varied the indent location. No sense in retooling to move an emblem.

Just my opinion.

Either way, thats a beautiful SS. If it were me, I'd try to pop the monte emblem out of it and get an SS camaro center horn button emblem. It looks the same but I'd cut it square and glue it in. Then at least it would say SS. Anyone not familiar with 73's wouldnt know the difference.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:49 pm

Joe73 wrote:
77mali wrote:I think that's a Monte Carlo emblem

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Thats a 74-77 monte emblem
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Post by 77mali on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:05 pm

It's possible they ran out of pre-assembled dashes and threw that one on there at the plant. Anything is possible if you built cars that have "fillers" where there should be full quarter windows but you have opera's instead.

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Adds to the charm I'd say keep it if you like it.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:20 pm

theres a 73 monte in the NMCOA group. its a fire thrower. his parents bought the car new and it came with a Laguna horn button.


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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:12 pm

Yep...that's a 1974-77 Monte Carlo S dash emblem. The Monte Carlo Landau had a different emblem.

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Post by RossK73 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:39 pm

Thanx guys - I think I'll keep it just the way it is. The dash is original but maybe the emblem fell out years ago and was been replaced with the monte one, who knows! And maybe GM ran out of the mali ones as it was made in late october! I may try to contact the original owner and see if he can remember.
Cheers!
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