AMC Community Build
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:50 PM
Now I just need to get off my keister and get back at my own AMCs.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:00 PM
Tonight I separated the two rear Gremlin roof sections from the C-pillars, removed a little material to lower the rear of the roof a bit, and reattached them:
I also shortened the AMX's roof section to mate with the Gremlin sections, since the Gremlin's roof contour is a little closer to the AMX GT's roof:
The roof will need some contouring as it's a bit too flat as it sits, but I still need to fill the gaps in the roof and tail panels first:
I smoothed out the C-pillars, so after I fill the roof and tail panel gaps, I can begin work on the full tail panel, including the addition of a semi-recessed rear bumper, recessed tail light buckets, and a new fuel filler cap:
Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:49 AM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:10 AM
Oh come on, Chuck! I used to have a fantastic '73 Chevelle Laguna wagon, and I thought it was a pretty darn good-looking car! With a worked 4-barrel 400 SBC with dual exhaust and a TH400 with a 2,000 stall converter and a shift kit it was the fastest grocery-getter in the neighborhood. We're talking 13 second 1/4 mile times on pump gas at over 100 mph. BTW: This was our family car at the time, and those speeds were recorded with two (empty!) child seats strapped into the back seat!
For some reason the back end of the concept kinda reminds me of a '73-77 Chevelle Wagon. Only more pleasing to the eye.
Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:29 AM
I saw your photo of the "Ramblur" at the start of this community build, and was very interested. I am working on a similar project, starting with the snap kit...I'm building it as a very mild custom, with two-tone paint, wide whites, and china red steel wheels.
I've filled in the hood to stock, installed a windshield and am adding an interior (modified from a '50 Ford)
I've replaced the grill with my own (first time using guitar string as fine horizontal bars, which turned out not too bad.) I'll post photos of the the finished build soon I hope, as I want to have it done to take to NNL East.
Incidentally, this is my first post ever, so I will try to keep an eye on this topic, but thanks for getting it started.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:51 PM
Not sure exactly what to do with this thing though- might just get things to fit together and build it mostly out of box, but I'm toying with a cut-down '66 Nova Pro Street kit chassis and a stupid-big V8 engine.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:47 PM
Rim option #1 (There will be some Pegasus disc brake rotors in these babies too, just not yet!)
Rim option #2...
The new front "suspension"!
And the rear axle. The rear end will still be installed, just so something is visible from behind the car.
Edited by Custom Mike, 08 July 2012 - 05:11 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
Craft Bond, flocking and strainer, and masked off interior...
Craft Bond sprayed onto the interior bucket...
And a heavy coating of Blue flocking from the strainer. I pressed it into place, knocked the excess off and...
Once very Blue carpeted interior bucket!
And we have one very bright Blue & White interior!
Edited by Custom Mike, 08 July 2012 - 05:14 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:53 PM
Edited by Custom Mike, 08 July 2012 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:54 PM
Edited by Custom Mike, 22 April 2012 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:20 AM
I'm voting for wheel choice #1.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:06 PM
I have my spoiler setup, I carved a pair of holes in the underside of the spoiler, added the mounts from a '71 Duster spoiler, set it at an angle I liked, and that parts is all set! A pair of holes in the trunk, and we're good to go!
And a few pics of my body kit around the back bumper. I still have to thicken the bottom a bit, but this part was hard enough to get right, so I'll get to that part this weekend. So far, I'm really liking the look with the new additions!
Edited by Custom Mike, 08 July 2012 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:59 AM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:35 AM
AMT issue Jo-Han Mark Donahue AMX/Javelin Penski Nascar, MPC 76 Pacer 'X'.
A few started, MPC bushwaker CJ (2) Hose reel carriers for my Scale Fire Department
62 Studebaker Lark/Daytona Convertible Indy Pace Car,
I have a few New kits, Coca-Cola issue & Bobby Allison Matador's, The Hudson Hornet,
& 59 Rambler Wagon
I also have a few OLD Builts. 77 Pacer Wagon, 75 Matador 'X', Jeep J-10 Honcho Pickup
Fire Department unit, & 72 Commando Chief's car with Snow plow
The only problem I have on resto, new or stalled, NO place to work!!!!
some of them are pictured in my Photobucket
Sub-albums Fire Department & Models- AMC Collection
AMC Collection is another Sub-Album In Models
Fire Department is one of the Sub-Albums on the front page like 'Models'
I should have named the Model Kits, Model Cars, etc, not just "Models"
That one might give the wrong impression
Edited by Edsel-Dan, 10 May 2012 - 10:11 AM.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:38 PM
It looks rough now, but there will be plenty of shaping and sanding ahead, not to mention slicing off the twelve scale inches behind the rear wheel arches to match the concept car:
Once the basic shape is established, I will add the drip rails, window trim, and other details back onto the body shell...then try to figure out just what the interior looked like on this car.
Edited by Casey, 24 May 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:12 PM
Before, with the red line denoting where the top of the wheel arch should be:
After, with the new arch location and shape:
Now the rear bumper's character line will align with the bodyline, and I can establish the rear bumper location in relation to the body shell. I also re-glued the rear valence panel (and what little remained of the rear lower pieces of the old wheel arches) back onto the body shell:
I did some leveling on the roof and "trunk" area, but I will need to add material below the rear window, so most of it will eventually be covered. Now I need to find a decent smooth, racing style flip fuel cap...