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Ok so here goes. Johan Rebel Machine on a 90s nascar chassis. Or two😀! Gives it a lower stance without serious fabrication. Also cures the molded in single exhaust. Gives it a modern frt suspension too.

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Cool! Glad to see a use for those NASCAR kits!  They are no sells at shows even at $5 and $10 each so it’s good to see one gone!

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Tom, they are cheap but what does one do with the accumulated bodies that are of no use???

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12 minutes ago, DoctorLarry said:

Tom, they are cheap but what does one do with the accumulated bodies that are of no use???

Circular file!!

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1 hour ago, DoctorLarry said:

Real Jo Han or resin copy? Only real one on EBAY was $225. Must be rare?

It is a real one. I traded another rare kit for it I had duplicates of.

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36 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Circular file!!

I use them for spray outs when testing paint colors. THEN the circular file!

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Interesting subject. I remember these with the AMC 401 cu in and a 4 speed. They were a lot quicker than most people realized until all they saw was tail lights. I like your chassis idea and look forward to seeing how this turns out. 

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22 minutes ago, espo said:

Interesting subject. I remember these with the AMC 401 cu in and a 4 speed. They were a lot quicker than most people realized until all they saw was tail lights. I like your chassis idea and look forward to seeing how this turns out. 

A friend of mine in high school had a 401/4 speed dual quad AMX that was a very sweet, quick ride.

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Nice and cool project Tim!  I had the same idea using a 69 or a 70 body (I have both in my collection).  I have always loved AMC cars because they are rare and often overlooked.  I will check back your progress... I'm very interrested... l love the subject!!!

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3 hours ago, DoctorLarry said:

Tom, they are cheap but what does one do with the accumulated bodies that are of no use???

 

2 hours ago, DoctorLarry said:

I use them for spray outs when testing paint colors. THEN the circular file!

Yup! As long as I got my $5-10 worth of parts!  I have a bunch of parts kits (not NASCAR) and people on the boards will be looking for something I have, and I’m always happy to contribute it to their project!  

Or combine a couple of them in a bag and put up an eBay auction.. maybe in the slot car category!  Ya never know who will buy what!

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Nice work on the chassis. I love AMC products, like British Leyland over here, it's a darn shame they went under. Both companies had such great cars, and the list of 'what could have been' is endless!

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This is great!! Had a 69 Javelin, it meet a pole and the pole won!!

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11 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

Cool! Glad to see a use for those NASCAR kits!  They are no sells at shows even at $5 and $10 each so it’s good to see one gone!

I'd take a few at $5.........I use them under most of the 70's era builds....god chassis really.....A guy once offered my a large lot of the AMT NASCAR for $1 each....if I took all 300 that day! 

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Ok the frt wheel tubs have been made out of some spare rear nascar wheel houses. Luckily the factory radiator support and firewall fit still.

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13 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

Cool! Glad to see a use for those NASCAR kits!  They are no sells at shows even at $5 and $10 each so it’s good to see one gone!

I had some listed on eBay starting at $1 plus shipping and no takers, so I've kept about six AMT kits and four Monogram kits for future kitbashing.

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Great project! The Machine is one of my all time favorite muscle cars.

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