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#21 MitchP

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

 

Tom, that's what I liked best about my '69 AMX. Either you had one or you didn't-------it couldn't be "faked"! You can take a '67-'68 Mustang and turn it into a Shelby, a small block Corvette and stuff a big block in it, and other various and sundry "muscle cars" that could be faked.

 

But the '68-'70 AMX's were in a class by themselves. There were cosmetic as well as structural differences between it and the Javelin.......to the point that trying to fake one would be quite an expensive proposition, if not downright impossible!

 

You're right. You could also get a '64 Fairlane and make it a Thunderbolt...

Did you have a 360 or a 390? auto/manual? New/used?

 

 

If you know much about AMXs, you might know about the Playmate Pink AMXs. There was only two. One went to a Playboy bunny in 69. And the other went to a dealership in Missouri, sold and passed through a set of hands, eventually ending up in Ohio, to my dad's friend, who has a couple AMXs and Javelins. He sold it 2 or 3 years ago. It was only one of two original pink AMXs that came from the factory. I think it had a 360 and auto, black stripes too, it was pretty sharp, at least for a pink car haha... It was kind of funny, Johnny Lightning made a pink AMX, so he had a little car of his own, and the big one too! When the MPC AMX comes out, I might make mine like the pink AMX...



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:31 AM

The Javelin is four inches longer the the AMX, to accommodate the backseat. The AMX's roofline was straight down to the rear, but the Javelin was a more sloping roof line. So that might help you in deciding whether it was a AMX or Javelin.

 

I'll bet that someone, somewhere has taken a Javelin and added all the AMX trim bits!   :rolleyes:   And you could probably pass it off on some unsuspecting, unknowledgable soul.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:02 AM

 

You're right. You could also get a '64 Fairlane and make it a Thunderbolt...

Did you have a 360 or a 390? auto/manual? New/used?

 

 

If you know much about AMXs, you might know about the Playmate Pink AMXs. There was only two. One went to a Playboy bunny in 69. And the other went to a dealership in Missouri, sold and passed through a set of hands, eventually ending up in Ohio, to my dad's friend, who has a couple AMXs and Javelins. He sold it 2 or 3 years ago. It was only one of two original pink AMXs that came from the factory. I think it had a 360 and auto, black stripes too, it was pretty sharp, at least for a pink car haha... It was kind of funny, Johnny Lightning made a pink AMX, so he had a little car of his own, and the big one too! When the MPC AMX comes out, I might make mine like the pink AMX...

And the only other one (Owned by the playmate of the year) was painted black! Shame such a rare car was changed up. I thill think that BBG and BBB were some of the best colors on them, here's the best AMX build I think I have ever seen. (It's a little big past half way down)

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:31 AM

And the only other one (Owned by the playmate of the year) was painted black! Shame such a rare car was changed up. I thill think that BBG and BBB were some of the best colors on them, here's the best AMX build I think I have ever seen. (It's a little big past half way down)

amx_front7to3.jpg

 

Wooowww That is really good, took a little to find it, but I did.. wow that is sharp. Hard to believe that's the Jo-Han kit!

 

 

I also can't believe the other PP AMX was paint black.. I believe the other one was either restored before, during, or after my dad's friend got the other one... He has 5 or 6 AMXs, a couple Javelins.. Only the BB paint options had the body color bumpers, normal paint had the chrome bumpers. Most people don't know that, so when (and if) they build a BBB, BBG, or a BBO, they leave the chrome bumpers on and that's wrong. I've seen it done with 1:1s. So either that car is a false BB car, or those are replacement bumpers.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:35 AM

 

I'll bet that someone, somewhere has taken a Javelin and added all the AMX trim bits!   :rolleyes:   And you could probably pass it off on some unsuspecting, unknowledgable soul.

 

It would be hard, but you could do it. Javelins have longer wheelbases, a larger rear quarter window, different curves (look at the rear wheelwell of the AMX vs the Javelin, the AMXs bodyline matches with the wheel well curve, but the Javelin doesn't) The AMX has a indention behind the rear quarter window, Javelin doesn't.. And here's the really big one. The AMX has a straight edge going from the roof to the bumper, but the Javelin has a dip or two and the roof is also higher, making room for the rear seat... Lots and lots of subtle differences. OH and the Javelin has 4 seats, that should really give it away!!  :lol:

Here's a '68 AMX

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and here's a '68 Javelin

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It'd be really hard. Especially if there's one next to you. AMC guys seem to gravitate to one another hahah


Edited by DynoMight, 30 July 2014 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

 

 

Did you have a 360 or a 390? auto/manual? New/used?

 

Mine looked EXACTLY like this one!

 

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The only difference was mine had black bumpers instead of the body colored ones. Mine was a 390 4-spd, 3:54 rear end, absolutely NO POWER anything! No power brakes (drums on all fours), no air, no power steering........NADA! It was a basic bare bones, very fast going car. I bought it in May of 1988 and kept it till July of '92. The only reason I sold it----------I was heading to Ft. Jackson S.C, and couldn't take the car on base with me.

 

I sold the car to a fellow that lives north of me (Berwick, PA) and believe it or not, I still know the VIN number to the car, as well as the dash plaque numbers which told you if you looked 'em up, what time of the year the car was built. Mine was a very late number, and I learned that the engine was built just before shut down of the '69 model year. The car was originally sold just before the '70's would be intro'd, and I eventually became the fourth owner.

 

Hindsight being 20/20, I really wish I could have kept the car---------it turned out that I got injured while I was in S.C., and the army ended up sending me home on a medical discharge.

 

Love to have one to this day, but the prices are out of sight now for even a daily driver. The price I paid for mine in 1988? $2500! No rust, no dents, body as clean as a whistle, and could outrun 0-60 even brand new 'Vettes of the day.

 

No kidding!


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:47 PM

Wow! Pardon my confusion, but is the "grabber green" AMX a build or the real thing? That's immaculate, right down to the red lined tires. The one I saw (for sure an AMX now) was a shade lighter green, like looking at one of those paint mixing cards. I'm a yellow freak and the yellow AMX with matching bumpers is my favorite. Such a beautiful ride. And the days when you could pick options individually, or at least reasonably so in race type packages is so far from the one size fits all stuff sitting in showrooms nowaways. And we still have to bail-out car manufacturers! I just want to know where my dividend checks are now some of them are showing a profit LOL!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

 

Mine looked EXACTLY like this one!

 

1hv8cp.jpg

 

The only difference was mine had black bumpers instead of the body colored ones. Mine was a 390 4-spd, 3:54 rear end, absolutely NO POWER anything! No power brakes (drums on all fours), no air, no power steering........NADA! It was a basic bare bones, very fast going car. I bought it in May of 1988 and kept it till July of '92. The only reason I sold it----------I was heading to Ft. Jackson S.C, and couldn't take the car on base with me.

 

I sold the car to a fellow that lives north of me (Berwick, PA) and believe it or not, I still know the VIN number to the car, as well as the dash plaque numbers which told you if you looked 'em up, what time of the year the car was built. Mine was a very late number, and I learned that the engine was built just before shut down of the '69 model year. The car was originally sold just before the '70's would be intro'd, and I eventually became the fourth owner.

 

Hindsight being 20/20, I really wish I could have kept the car---------it turned out that I got injured while I was in S.C., and the army ended up sending me home on a medical discharge.

 

Love to have one to this day, but the prices are out of sight now for even a daily driver. The price I paid for mine in 1988? $2500! No rust, no dents, body as clean as a whistle, and could outrun 0-60 even brand new 'Vettes of the day.

 

No kidding!

 

Ah man, that sounds sweet! My father bought his as a Texas car, so no rust it was a 390 with a auto, around the early 90s, stripped it down, repainted it from the factory color (gold) to a metallic blue. He converted the car from a auto to a manual and then took out the 390 and rebuilt it. Around 2000-ish he started to take it apart again, and in 2003-ish he repainted it, in our one-car garage, fire engine red, one piece at a time. He would take a piece, say the hood, sand it, prime it, sand it, prime it, and then he painted it. There are no dust spots in the paint or clear. Then around 2005-ish the oil pump gave out and basically ruined the engine (crank, pistons, and a bunch other stuff is shot) so we tore that engine out and got a Javelin donor car for a 360, stripped that down and rebuilt that, and now that engine is starting to go too. Right now we got another 360, stripped that down, had it cleaned up by a machinist shop, bored .30 over, we got new piston and rings, new crank, cam, all the good stuff. Pretty soon we'll have the 360 (the old one) out of the car and have the .30 over 360 in the car. The car also need a new clutch, it's a very heavy clutch.

 

Just like yours, no power anything, drums all around... That really sucks, you sell it and then realize you didn't have to sell it all along! Hope it went to good hands... I think this is my dad's 6th AMX, not sure... If you look around on EvilBay, there's always a couple in the 7k-12k range that could use a little work... And I believe you, these are fast cars. AMX are pretty quick cars, especially for what they had and the short time they were in production.

 

Wow! Pardon my confusion, but is the "grabber green" AMX a build or the real thing? That's immaculate, right down to the red lined tires. The one I saw (for sure an AMX now) was a shade lighter green, like looking at one of those paint mixing cards. I'm a yellow freak and the yellow AMX with matching bumpers is my favorite. Such a beautiful ride. And the days when you could pick options individually, or at least reasonably so in race type packages is so far from the one size fits all stuff sitting in showrooms nowaways. And we still have to bail-out car manufacturers! I just want to know where my dividend checks are now some of them are showing a profit LOL!

 

It's a model, believe it or not!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

That truly is a work of art. I'd love to see under the hood too. Anything treated so authentically outside should be equally nice inside!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

Here's the engine!

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and here's the link to the website   http://www.hobidas.c...p/archives/amc/  . You have to scroll down a ton, but it's there!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

Thanks Dyno! That's one clean build. I've been into drag racing since I was a kid, so when I decided to take up modeling last year after being "retired" because of disability, I had to have something to do other than crank up the guitar. I have built an AMT '66 Nova, which I really didn't like since I started extra detailing right away and then went through 3 bodies until I could get the 4th one to work! After that, it was the Iaconia T-Bird prostock which I customized into Billy Glidden's p/s dream car, then Connie Kalitta's reissue as my own "Nitro Mare" funny car and the Revell '55 Chevy pro sportsman. I've put a pro mod engine in the McEwen '57 funny car which just needs decals and I'm doing a crazy pro mod rebuild of the Hays T-bird street rod with the twin blowers. Let's just say I've got pro mod on the brain for now!