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68 straight axle Rambler

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 68rambler, Apr 30, 2011.

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  1. 68rambler
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    Finally got it done a few months ago, still finishing lettering, 68 rambler, straight axle, 100% driveway built with small budget and no fancy tools. Was total p.o.s when I bought it for $300 from a guy with heavy "chemical dependancy". Finally had chance to post some pics. Thanks for lookin.
     

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  2. You should have called the car Chemical Dependency. Looks good. It's needs some Cragars(mags) or Keystones though.
     
  3. jalopyonlooker
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  4. Hightone111
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    Any more pics? What's it powered by?
     

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  6. 68rambler
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    Like I said budget build so I couldnt use AMC power yet, went with the super rare hard to find SBC, haha. Ill put up some more pics, for whatever reason I cant get the computer I on to open the file.
     
  7. dodored
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    How about some pics of the front suspension set up?
     
  8. low budget
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  9. HemiRambler
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    Straight axle in a Rambler!!?? Is that even allowed?? Ha ha

    Neato!!!!
     
  10. 68rambler
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    dodored-is there anything inparticular ya would like to see, ill put some up tomorrow morning when I get home.
     
  11. The_DropOut
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    COME ON!! 1 PIC!?! Dont leave us with just one pic of that sweet machine. We gotta see more. You've done a hell of job and it's worth showin' off. PLEASE more photos.
     
  12. marks73turbota
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    Nice, nice, nice. Looking great. I see you're over in Mesa. Do or will you be going up to the Pavillions soon? Would love to see it and talk at ya. I hope to get my project on the road sometime late this year, early next. And there's other Gasser types around area. We should all get together for a cruise. My Dad hauled Ramblers from 1951 to 1973'ish. I used to crawl all over those cars as a kid. He used to haul all th eway out here too. Cool car. More pics would be great. Mark L Near 59th Ave and Greenway.
     
  13. Butch M
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  14. fitzee
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    I started out with my first car being AMC and I have a love for gassers,will be watching this one
     
  15. HemiRambler
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    Looks like a '65 to me. Did you swap the front sheet metal or something?? Would love to see some more pics of it. I have a '64 that I put a straight axle in as well. What'd you use - I narrowed a Speedway tube axle for mine.
     
  16. 68rambler
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    HemiRambler- Na its a 68 it has the wrong front end on it, mabey someday I find the right one. I also used the speedway axle but they made to size I needed. Im working on posting some more pics right now.
     
  17. 68rambler
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    Got some more pics up, sorry some arent that good, Im working on getting some better ones, if theres any questions on front end or any specific detail pic ya want let me know and Ill get it. Thanks for all the compliments, Its street legal and you would be suprised how many people dont get a straight axle, oh well. Thanks again
     
  18. fitzee
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    Hay that looks good. you used the stock steering box?? How does it drive?
     
  19. HemiRambler
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    Makes sense now! I always liked those early front ends better, but I'm a tad jaded ;-)

    BTW - I highly recommend a tilt front end! Makes getting to everything a bit easier.

    Your car looks great! Keep it up!


     
  20. 68rambler
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    fitzee-It drives really good for what it is, launches straight never had a problem, doesnt like to turn but thats cause of the spool.
    HemiRambler- hell yeah, full tilt front would be awesome, it'll happen for sure someday
     
  21. Thom.high
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    This is real motivation for me, just hope mine looks half as good when I'm done. How wide did you have Speedway build your axle? Chev or Ford spindles? Any other problems or concerns I should be aware of? Any input would be appreciated.
     
  22. 68rambler
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    thom.high I sent ya a pm if there any more info ya need let me know, sorry bout the delay
     
  23. outlaw256
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    man thats a sweet lookin ride!! now for info and lots more pics. by the way did i say i like that ride? ken
     
  24. HotRod60F100
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    Yay to the straight axle and A scheme SC/Rambler paint, BOO to the Chiivy mill. I'd love to drop the built AMC 360 I have in my OT 74 Gremlin in it.
     
  25. Model A John
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