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Rambler/AMC build off
Posted by plasticracer on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:31 PM

Anyone interested in doing a build-off of any model from The Rambler/AMC era? Matadors, Pacers. Hornets, Gremlins, Rambler Americans, Javelins, AMX ? I am just starting on a 1975 original boxed Pacer I bought on EBay. It will finally be built and not resold again on EBay. It's going to be built stock. So is anyone still interested. Deadline Nov.30. 

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Posted by plasticracer on Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:36 PM

Still no takers? Surely there must be AMC guys out there that want to finally build their kit.

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:40 PM

If you get one going, I'll play. I've got a Jo-Han SC/Rambler and a half-built '66 Marlin that it might be fun to finally complete after all these years.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by plasticracer on Thursday, July 17, 2008 2:42 PM

Thanks Snake, that brings it to a total of 2 sofar. I know old kits increase in value, but they are also ment to be built.

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Posted by Bigblkmopar on Thursday, July 17, 2008 4:57 PM

Man... I got NO problem with AMC cars... it's just the time frame for this build (end November). I'm into maybe 8 or so build-offs now and most finish between now and the end of Dec. I started the Convertible build-off and put the finish date for June of 09! Again, I'd be in if there was more time for the build (maybe March or April 09) ... let me know what you decide.... and maybe a few other members can offer their opinions.... just my two cents...

Bryan (bigblkmopar)

"Don't be stupid... it's not smart"
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Posted by jeff shreve on Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:23 PM

Sorry but I'm in the same shape. Normal speed for me is about 3-4 1/43rd's a year and 1 to 1.5 normal size. Already signed up for more than I know I'll finish but will try to get a 1-2 done for each build off. Have been going over a S/C Rambler kit and collecting reference material.It will be one of the next to be started but not this year.

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Posted by plasticracer on Friday, July 18, 2008 2:11 PM

OK guys, here it is. The end date has beem changed from Nov. 08 to June 09. I hope this will help . It will also give me more time to build more AMC's

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Friday, November 28, 2008 1:54 PM

 is this build off still on if so i want to join also with,an old johan kit, the pro street rambler

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Posted by Dr Kerry on Friday, November 28, 2008 2:56 PM

I'd like to join but not sure if I'll get it done. I'll see what I can get done though. It'll be a Rambler or Hornet project of some kind...

"Keep it in Scale" Dr. Kerry "AAhhh, the fresh smell of NITRO in the morning!!" http://photobucket.com/albums/y38/drkerry/ Photobucket photos
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Posted by plasticracer on Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:26 AM

It's still on guys. I didn't know anyone was interested so I built mine already. This is my Pacer I built.

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Posted by plasticracer on Monday, December 15, 2008 9:10 PM

Where is everyone?

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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, December 15, 2008 9:43 PM

I'm still here! Did you see my Javelin thread today? I'll be doing a Javelin of some sort in the near future.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Monday, December 15, 2008 10:40 PM

I would like to join in,this will be my first build off project

any thoughts on original two tone paint colors???

Dinner

bon app`etit,

Coo-coo

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Posted by plasticracer on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:49 PM

Can't find your Javelin thread Snake, where did you put it?  Coo Coo, for your Rambler I was thinking  2 tone blue or green or white roof and a color. Unless you want to go factory color. Just myMy 2 cents 

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 4:09 PM

Hey Plasticracer, Snake has a Javelin thread under Muscle Cars site, as for the Rambler I'm going to do,

Will go with a two tone paint job-leaning to light green/dark-er green but I'm going to do a search for info. because these cars were just about extinct were I grew up-it's the same year as me!! do'nt know about the engine color either, and those photos might be hard to find!!

Coo-Coo

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 4:12 PM

ok guys im in, sorry took me awhile to reply but im in with my johan rambler

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Posted by plasticracer on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:15 PM

Hey Coo Coo those Ramblers were popular here in Toronto when I was groing up, We seem to be close in age so we probably remember all the great cars that have since disappeared. Post pics on your progress. I posted my pacer, not a great MPC kit but did the best with a very old basic kit. 

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 8:10 PM

Went to Google and found some good reference pictures,some great engine shots too. The Jo-Han kit has a 196 c.i. straight-6 that would have been ketchup red. Also picked the perfect color combo. that is not blue or green...... saw the coolest duel floor shifter that had two sticks,the one closest to the driver (left hand steering for our friends down under) was a three speed and the one to the right was the overdrive,this set up only came with bucket seats and a console, My kit has a bench seat.this is one of the sites I found: www.amcrc.com    I'll post as I make progress,

Dinner

bon app`etit,

Coo-Coo

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Posted by wnovess99 on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:16 PM

 These two slot cars are my most recent AMC builds.  I built a Johan 71 Javelin, 76 Pacer Wagon, 75 Matador and restored a Marlin into a curbside when I was in high school.  Oddly enough when I started working at a hobby shop I stopped building statics and turned to hard body slot cars.  I get a lot more enjoyment out of racing my models than I ever did going to contests or looking at them on the shelf.

 

I use the Hornet for 1.090 index racing and the Gremlin is just a 1.040 bracket racer.  I took these photos before they were completed.  I am trying to get away from lexan interiors and build half tray plastic interiors using a mix of evergreen and kit parts, that process has been a little slow. 

 

If you guys don't mind slot cars I have a Rebel Machine that I plan on building in January.  

 


Elliot
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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 7:55 PM

Was looking for info for the CBP AMC project and came across these paper cut outs of a Gremlin that the dealers gave out, I think it would be a neat project for kids? I had fun doing this one-only took 10 mins. as I cheated and used tape instead of glue.

Coo-Coo

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 7:57 PM

 Missed the button, SORRY

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Saturday, December 20, 2008 7:03 PM

Hey plasticracer, this is not my entery in the CBP but wanted to send some pictures any way, I love these old promo style kits that only take 2 nights to finish, it's Jo-Hans 1959 Rambler wagon, color choices are limited due to the green tinted glass-did the best with what I had.

bon app`etit,

Coo-Coo

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Posted by nells250 on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:24 AM

coocoochris

 do'nt know about the engine color either, and those photos might be hard to find!!

Coo-Coo

What colors do you need?  I have tons of photos from AMC shows that may be of help.  My boyfriend and I both have 1:1 Javelins, so we try to hit all the local shows.

JD

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:38 AM

Thanks for the offer nells250,
I've found tons of pictures and talked to some Rambler folks about my project, this is what I've come up with so far,this little Rambler American will be white with a pink roof and a gray interior, just got this Tamiya paint--TS 59 "Light Red" looks pink to me !

the engine is built and ready , just waiting for the body work now,

Coo-Coo Chris

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Posted by plasticracer on Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:54 AM

Good to see the build off is still going strong. Can't wait to see your Rambler Chris.

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Posted by nells250 on Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:10 AM

Pink and white!  I have a shot of a Rambler that is the reverse, pink with a white top, and it really looks nice!  I wonder who bought those pink cars way back when... Turns out I don't have any engine photos to offer.  I guess I better start taking some for my files this season!!

JD

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:23 AM

I hope this build off will stay alive for a long time to come Plasticracer ! I've picked up another AMC resin body since I joined this build project, it's a Jimmy Flintstone Javelin Trans Am car, so if I get the American done and there's still time, I'll get this one done too.

Hey Nells250, could you post the pictures of the pink/white Rambler for me ? I've seen the white with a pink roof-maybe I'll switch it to pink with a white roof instead? Thanks...

When is the dead-line for this build ?

Coo-Coo Chris

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Posted by plasticracer on Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:29 PM

Well, since I started this CBP in July 08 the end date was Nov. 30, 08. But now that we have more interest in this CBP lets go to this Nov. 30, 09. Will that be OK with you guys? It will also give me more time to do another one, so lets keep building.  Terry

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Posted by nells250 on Sunday, February 1, 2009 1:21 PM

coocoochris

... I've picked up another AMC resin body since I joined this build project, it's a Jimmy Flintstone Javelin Trans Am car, ...

...Hey Nells250, could you post the pictures of the pink/white Rambler for me ? I've seen the white with a pink roof-maybe I'll switch it to pink with a white roof instead? Thanks...

OOOH!  I'd love to see a Trans Am Javelin build!  The kit is pricey... Here is that pink Rambler photo for you:

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Posted by Coo Coo Chris on Monday, February 2, 2009 2:29 AM

Thanks for the picture Nells250, YEP- that's pink for sure ! Krylon makes a color very close to that called "Fairytale Pink", Tamiya calls theirs "Light Red" and then I figured out that the "Light Red" was a dollar a can less than all the other Tamiya colors--must not be a hot seller??       Laugh 
Thanks again,
Coo-Coo

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