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´78 AMC Pacer with a lot of ´06 Camaro DNA


Koellefornia Kid
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Hi guys,

the AMC Gremlin I built in 2012 spent a lonely life in my display case, being the only compact car in there. In 2015, I thought: let´s build him a „brother“. I purchased an MPC (Round 2) 1978 AMC Pacer X kit and kitbashed it with AMT´s ´06 Chevy Camaro. The Camaro donored it´s wheels, seats, center console, steering wheel, engine, lower front pan, gas cap and the rear diffuser including the exhaust tips. Extra parts I added: ´90s Mustang mirrors, bumperettes, scratch built fuzzy dices, speakers in the door panels, NOS bottle in the flocked trunk and an additional exhaust pipe under the frame. I had to cut the in halves (at the height of the bumperettes) and insert a strip of styrene before gluing it back together to enlarge the wheel wells and to tunnelt he frame, otherwise the Camaro wheels and the front and rear parts wouldn´t fit. The last picture shows it with it´s older brother, the Gremlin.

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Hope you like my little goldfish bowl. Thanks for looking, comments are always welcome.

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Really like this build! Your conversion work is outstanding and the finish looks excellent! I was quite surprised when I saw that last photo; in my mind the Gremlin should be overall a bit smaller than that Pacer, but the photo sure makes the Gremmy look like a larger car than his younger brother.

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Thanks for the feedback!

On 27. Oktober 2018 at 5:10 AM, '70 Grande said:

Really like this build! Your conversion work is outstanding and the finish looks excellent! I was quite surprised when I saw that last photo; in my mind the Gremlin should be overall a bit smaller than that Pacer, but the photo sure makes the Gremmy look like a larger car than his younger brother.

I always thought that the Gremlin was smaller than the Pacer, too. According to the boxes, both kits are 1/25th scale. Maybe one of them is not correctly scaled?

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