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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NotNuRodz, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 5,686

    from Oregon

    I'm not crazy about the boxy sheetmetal scoop either. Any of the American Motors scoops would be a better choice, or even an old Mopar scoop.
    I think one of the old six pack hood scoops, or one of the 2005-2009 Mustang hood scoops would have a better shape for that car.
  2. randy ruiz
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 8

    randy ruiz
    from Lockhart

    all dads are crazy

  3. Who's car is it ? :confused:

  4. When your Dad says STFU,

    maybe you should listen to him. [​IMG]
  5. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 431


    It's perfect. Guys like your dad is why we are on the HAMB in the first place.
  6. Hubbcat
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
    Posts: 561

    from Sweden

    Would love to have a dad like yurs,but mine is gone.
  7. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,949

    from Dublin, OH

    Neat Old Rambler, but NERTZ to hood scoop!
    I'm a crazy Dad too, so say my children.
  8. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 282


    Still enjoying all the positive reactions to this car, but I guess I should elaborate on my dads vision.

    First off the scoop was supposed to be about 4 inches taller, he wanted to put more modern greg weld wheels on the car (the ones on it now are wheels and tires I had planned to use on another project). He wants to leave the rust, put a bunch of lettering on it with some outrageous H.P. number and then sand it down to look old (I personally hate the fake patina look). The dumbest thing of all, he wants to make a fake role bar for the car. He wanted to cut the springs in the rear and then raise the front up some how.

    I guess over all I think the crazy part to me was giving an AMC a gasser/street machine look, not really sure how to describe it, but it definitely works if the bad ideas listed above aren't performed.
  9. We need to see these pictures from Hot Rod.
  10. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 282


    I'll go dig for the issue right now.
  11. Zandoz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
    Posts: 307


    Your dadis my kind of crazy!
  12. At least he has a vision. and is doing something about it
  13. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627


    that probably has to be the coolest car I have seen in a while... it is really different and original. Your Dad isn't crazy, he has the eye that not many have. I would keep that one. too cool to get rid of!
  14. while im not a huge amc guy that car looks cool id own it it has to be kinda rare with those 2 shifters and things

    i wish my dad was like yours mines just a dumbass redneck
  15. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    from South Indy

    I like it. AMC and Chrysler go together well. Digging that hood!
  16. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,309

    R Pope

    Geez, boy, take a chill pill! Whose tin is it anyway? Anything you do to a Rambler has to be an improvement.
    Had a white six cylinder four door Classic back in the '60's. Painted a blue racing stripe in line with the drivers seat and chucked the hub caps and muffler. Fun while it lasted!
  17. saxet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2012
    Posts: 59

    from Texas

    Not crazy. He has imagination... and fortitude. Every man should be blessed in that manner.
  18. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 730


    Looks perfect as is, I wouldn't touch a thing! :D
  19. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 282


    I know most don't go through and read every post, but I wish some would notice the one where I explain that the wheels on it are mine and explains my dads disturbing ideas.

    Anyways my scanner crapped out when I actually needed it for once so here are some pictures of the article pictures.

    I don't want anyone to misunderstand me, I like the car in this article and wouldn't mind if my dad tried to recreate it, it's just he got going with a plasma cutter and I was afraid it was only going to go south from there.


    I like the stance my dads car has with the tall slicks out back a little more than this
  20. william.ali.kay
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
    Posts: 824

    from Milwaukee

    Im digging it just the way it is.
  21. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    Listen up people! Its not rust. Its patina. Lets keep it right.
  22. Very cool. I dig it. Right arm. I like the slightly bigger whitewall on the back. I don't see a hood scoop. Anybody wanna expand on D/SX and Dell-Kraft inc?
  23. please show pic of dear ol dad with car ... its alll you ain't it
  24. There is not much your dad could do to that car to screw it up .... why does everyone that has postyed on this thread have confidence in your Dad's judgement and taste ... except you? .... give that some thought.
  25. do as you wish....but that's a rare car with the floor shift - AND OVERDRIVE - in a rare consol none the less.....
  26. speedfreek155
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 312


    I like it , like the stance too . Looks right for the car .
  27. twenty gallons
    Joined: Jun 7, 2010
    Posts: 443

    twenty gallons

    side note here as to what this actually is...

    Twin-Stick first came out in 1963 and was only used through 65. The

    shifter will work with any OD transmission. Twin-Stick is a three speed

    standard transmission shifter with a short stick on the right of the

    standard shifter that takes the place of the overdrive in/out handle

    that was located under the dash of other overdrive equipped cars. No

    automatic, and no four wheel drive. The "twin sticks"

    (no capitalization!) in a Jeep are the shifter and 4x4 activation

    -- not the same thing. All Twin-Stick cars had a console mounted

    shifter. The transmission has a bigger gap between 2nd and 3rd

    than a normal three speed with overdrive. This was so the trans could

    be shifted as a five speed -- 1, 2, 2+OD, 3, 3+OD. The normal 3 speed

    with OD was shifted like a four speed. The Twin-Stick shifter had the

    kick-down button on the three speed lever to facilitate shifting five

    speeds as well. There are more controls with the Twin-Stick system also.

    Production 140 6 cylinders 149 287 V8 299 327 V8
  28. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 282


    I glazed through the article one time and I believe D/SX kind of breaks down like this

    D-class of the car depending on weight or engine size can't remember (maybe both)


    X-if I remember correctly was experimental

    I'm probably wrong on all of this but it's just a poorly educated guess
  29. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,703

    from California

    I'd do nothing that took it away from being original. that's a cool car. I've never seen one like that with the 3 speed O/D.

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