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Wayne's World Pacer

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Wayne's World Pacer
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 10:27 AM
I wasn't sure where to place this. It isn't a total custom, nor is it a total stock. It's a movie car and I hope you like it.





Party on!Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:36 PM
That's really cool, man. I'm glad a company was willing to make an unusual kit like a Pacer. Now if only someone would make one of the '89 Ford Festiva I drove after my freshman year of college with the grille missing and an awe-inspiring 60 horsepower under the hood. Suppose I shouldn't hold my breath though...*L*
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:44 PM
KOOL!!!!!!!

what kit is that???
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Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 3:04 PM
That's sick.That's just sick......I like it.A lot.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 3:33 PM
This is an original issue of a 1977 Pacer from MPC. This was in the days when MPC made AMC cars and made pretty decent stuff too! Can you believe that EVERYTHING went together well and didn't have any fit problems? The detail level was quite high too!

I added in the liquerish despensor, some bongo drums, some photo etched CD's, and a few other details. This was one of the first kits that I used a 020 brush for minor paint details.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:42 PM
I have a buddy who has THREE Pacers in his driveway. He also has two De Loreans, a couple of '53 Nashes, several Camaros, a VW micro bus, a '75 Olds for his daily, and some other stuff that comes and goes. In his back garage he actually has bodies (car bodies) stacked on top of each other.


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Posted by kustombuilder1 on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:30 AM
I had that Pacer kit many years ago, and I REALLY wish I could find another one. I havn't been able too though, or I just don't know where to look. Any ideas ursulescu?
Oh, here's a Pacer funny fact. The passenger door is three inches longer than the driver's door. No kidding. I measured my brother's real one. According to AMC, this was to facilitate entry and exit for rear seat passengers.
Just one of the many unique facts about "America's first WIDE small car" to quote the AMC ad.Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 8:01 AM
Found a few on e-bay.... although a tick expensive!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3168120006&category=2581

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3168133361&category=2585
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 10:18 AM
The second pacer model you posted is the one that this kit was built from.

More Pacer facts :

The original idea was to put in a rotary motor and front wheel drive. AMC worked on the idea and even had a few articles published in which they promised this combination. After a while, this combo proved to be too expensive to produce for AMC, so they decided at the last minute to change it to their conventional rear wheel drive with a 6 cylander motor in it.

Pacer was a totaly new design from AMC and it didn't borrow any body components from it's other cars. The Gremlin, Hornet, Hornet wagon, Concords and spirits all used the same fenders, doors, and unit bodies up to the back of the front door posts, but the Pacer didn't share any of these parts.

AMC sold a record high volume of Pacers in 1975 when they first introduced them to the public. In 1976 this car had it's day. Saled dropped to a low and never recovered for the Pacer. The hype was dead. Pacer was dropped in 1980 after taking a large chunk of the AMC budget, never to regain the price it cost them to build it.

Hope that increases your knowlege.
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Posted by kustombuilder1 on Thursday, January 08, 2004 7:36 AM
Thanks littlemoe, I must'a overlooked them. My 40th birthday is a week away, so maybe if I get lucky, my wife will let me bid on both of them.

If I win, It'll be two-tone blue like my brother's was.

Nice work ursulescu. I like seeing older kits such as this, it brings back memories of a time when life seemed a little simpler.Approve
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 08, 2004 10:06 AM
I have a 1978 Pacer, but it was warped on the front fender. No matter what I do, shy of heating the plastic, I can't get the twist out. I don't want to heat it because this is such an old kit and heat is tricky. If I screw it up, I can't just go out to Walmart and get another.

I had a wicked idea of cutting up a Porsche 911 front end and grafting it onto the Pacer back end. Might be a cool way to correct this problem.

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