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Rambler gasser??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54chevy4door, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. 54chevy4door
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 26


    my dads buddy has a 1962 rambler american and i was thinkin it would be a sweet gasser project. Wondering if any body can do a photoshop for me. No radius wheelwells just some average sized slicks on the back and im open to ideas for the front. Any help is appreciated! thanks

  2. autoartistry
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 164


    I own one of these also.Been thinking about a drop and chop.Maybe using a 383 or 440 mopar engine and a major overhaul of interior.Seen a few of these done and looked pretty cool considering how ugly they are in stock form.
  3. Falcon Gasser
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 940

    Falcon Gasser

    You have to make that into a Gasser, it would be great. That car will look great with a straight axle. it looks light any idea on the weight? Keep me us posted on this.

  4. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

    Member Emeritus

    Thats a cool little car.
    Where in Ont are you from?


  5. Heh heh...I've got a little 'sperience with those bombs. Behold!

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  6. Hey...I was cleaning out my junk today and came across a '60s American grille with a few teeth knocked out. Would make a great one to mount a Moon tank in. I was planning to toss it out tomorrow [got it loaded up in my van to toss] and would be happy to ship it to you for shipping costs if you want it. It's already boxed up.
  7. Stick Shift
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,558

    Stick Shift
    from LENA IL

    I always thought it would be kool to do one of these into a gasser style car. SO I say do it or sell it to me. lol
  8. 62rambler
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 13

    from indiana

    I think a gasser would fit these little cars well. They don't look bad hammered either. My little V6 '62 runs great.

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  10. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,145


    If it's a unit-body car I wouldn't bother trying to do a drag car out of it without subframe connectors and a 'cage...faux gassers are lame...
  11. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,200

    from Texas

    Rocky, I really like that "Ramblero" pic. It really looks balanced. That poor little pathetic roof line on the stocker definitely needs help.
  12. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Sleeper would be cooler than a faux gasser. Killer drivetrain, stock hubcaps, quiet mufflers. The opponents would never suspect a thing until it was too late.
  13. KernCountyKid
    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
    Posts: 376

    from Arkansas


    That's a prospector holding a gold nugget on the back quarter. I'm partial to gold gassers.

  14. Altered wheel base!
  15. 54chevy4door
    Joined: Oct 9, 2006
    Posts: 26


    The cars weigh in just over 2500 pounds. Iv got a a pile of parts for the car from my 54 which is at a stand still right now and my dads workin on sellin his car so when he does we will most likely pick this up as a kinda cheap father son project. I love the gold nugget hahaha. Thanks for all the help, and im from guelph ont. 27kid
  16. juhap
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 111

    from Finland

    Rambler Gasser?

    Oh, yeah... Here is one. My American Gasser project. Unfortunately it is a sleeping one. :(

  17. Ford Freak
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 826

    Ford Freak

    Great looking little car.....DO IT!!!!!!!:D
  18. Dick...after witnessing Kenny's 58 chevy "elCamino" he crafted from a 4 door wagon, I saw the little American was a natural. The c-pillar and back glass are perfect for an "ElCachero" rambler project. I'd really like to do this some day...maybe I should get my red American back from Fatasswhitewalls and make my photoshop work a reality.

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  19. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    Do you have more pictures of this ?
  20. breeder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2005
    Posts: 10,949

    Member Emeritus

    yeah, more pics!!! wow!!!!
  21. in 73 I installed 425 Buick in 64 Rambler American the car was faster than a Scrambler.
    A friend had a blown 401 Scrambler that was really fast, nice light cars
  22. Lee Martin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 740

    Lee Martin

    What motor do you plan on using? The stance looks perfect.

    Atomic Radio
  23. petritl
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
    Posts: 950

    from Marion, TX

    Might want to speak with Bobby Ince of Ince's scrap yard in Kewanee, IL.

    He had a vintage rambler gasser he raced ~15 years ago as a 14 year old, if I recall correctly it was a staright axle car.

    The car was retired, I spoke to Bobby about a month ago, he said the car is still sitting at his place.
  24. Wow. Such potential...

    Build up a sweet 401... I wonder if a straight axle outta a mail jeep would fit... keep it all AMC...

    I wish I had more cash, and time.

  25. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,216


    There was a local one for sale in Wadsworth Ohio, that looked like the top picture even the same color. It was a street racer with a glass hood with a teardrop scoop on it, radius rear wells, slots with slicks, big engine set back, running a tunnel ram 327 and a M22. Cool car built in the late 60's-early 70's.
  26. juhap
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 111

    from Finland

    Have not been here for some months now... sorry...

    There is a chromed straight axle with Volvo Duett leafs! Frame is made of 2"x3", with some Rambler details.

    Here is the motor for my Gasser Ramb. An AMC 360 with (dummy?) blower and injection...


    You noticed that clutch in that pic... now it´s gonna be a (jeep) th400 automatic tranny.
  27. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Here is a Rambler Gasser I saw at the Ohio Valley Street Survivors car show at Ogelbay Park Wheeling, WV yesterday (Friday the 22nd Aug.).:cool:

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  28. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,371


    Hemi powered
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  29. racer604
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 20


    [​IMG] 66 Rambler American
  30. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,208


    '64 American

    BTW the white in process American is really neat!!! Are you going the gasser route or the AFX route??? Either way me likey!!! I always thought I might go AFX on mine.

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