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Jeremy Jon

AMC AMX/3 scratch build kit project

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I've been very busy with life "stuff", and sorting out casting for other projects to satisfaction, but in the meantime had started this project (before the new year) on a very rare and interesting car, the AMC AMX/3.

Styled by Richard Teague, and chassis development by Giotto Bizzarrini, the AMX/3 was developed into a fully operational vehicle, with 5-6 cars built & remain intact today. The car was mid-engined design, with fully independent suspensions front + rear, a 390 V8 and 4 speed transaxle bespoke.

Reference photos, in particular of the under chassis, are not easly found, so I built some areas with less detail than others, rather than to try and "fill in" detail incorrectly, instead building only as what can be clearly seen.

Again, is being built in a manner condusive to casting & assembly ease, but also to make as accurately as I can do so.

Enjoy! :)

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Chassis detailing continues, with rear suspension lower control arms fabricated, and front bottom cover plate with bolt heads in place. Additional detailing will be added yet further.

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Body sides in place, cut outs for rear fender arch extensions curved and fastened into place. Beginning of rear tail panel cut and compound curves being fashioned.

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Further build up of the rear tail panel, before attaching to body. Hard to see in these photos, but every surface has had curvature added to best approximate the complex body styling of the actual car.

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Looking forward to seeing your progress on this. I love to watch scratchbuilt projects!

Kevin

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Wow! I had never heard of this car. It's a gorgeous car and you are doing amazing work replicating it. Can't wait to see more!

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Gorgeous car and amazing work so far. This is one I never knew about...

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Really looking forward to this one! I'm going to have to get a copy of your Vector and the AMX/3

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Awesome work! I got my eyes glued to this and the Vector you're working on.

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You know what you're doing, and your work is clean and logical in its approach. Great stuff here, and thanks for the inspiration.

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WOW WOW WOW!! You are way past my pay grade!!! Wish you would resin cast that thing.....since my email addy is AMX3.....I MAY like this project!!

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Wonderful Project!

Great Scratch Building... B)

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Amazing and doing it with the limited refrence material available to you.

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Quite an project you've got going here and it looks like your handling it very well. I'm looking forward to see how it progresses and how you tackle some of the things needed to finish the body.

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I've been nuts about these cars since I first discovered them decades ago. Despite the fact that they never made it into production, they showed what AMC could do with limited funds and a lot of creativity.

I'll continue to hold out hope that someone like Moebius will take these on as full-detail kits (maybe they should consult with you) but in the meantime, your project will provide fascinating reading for fans of this car.

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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW x infinity!!!!!!!!!!. your ability is amazing not only do you have to be a great draftsman, an engineer, a builder.youget what imean,,,,,,,simply amazing.shaun.s.

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thats a lot of work there u have done vary well keep up the great work

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Incredible work! You've got great symmetry of the body, and your radii are in the right places as well! I'm also a big fan of this car, and it's a shame that AMC never put this one into production.

I definitely will be checking in on this one!

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Jeremy, you have my undivided attention, this is one of my favorite cars! I know you're going to do your normal stellar job on it, I'll just sit here and drool over it if you don't mind! :wub:

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