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Something different, "El Ramblero".... My sons first custom **UPDATES**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by autobodyed, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    from shelton ct

    thanks guys, just sorting thru the boxes of parts to get all the dash trim together, dyed the dash pads and polishing all the chrome and stainless. started with 2 complete cars so we got boxes of shit all over the place for this car, but we're still moving forward!
     
  2. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    from Locust NC

    Is the blue on the bottom of the car basecoat alone, or basecoat with a flattened clear?
     
  3. autobodyed
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    from shelton ct

    it's just the basecoat for the candy. i like to put color on everything after i seal it so after its all assembled for final paint , just scuff it w/500 grit, couple more coats of color, then candy and clear. thanks.
     
  4. chriseakin
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
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    What is the rear suspension on that car? Many years ago one of my friends had a Rambler wagon with trailing arms and coil springs. He dumped it when one of the arms broke and the only thing holding it together (if I remember correctly) was the emergency brake cable. Seems to me the arm looked like quite thin metal but if it was a closed driveline (another thing I can't remember) it probably didn't take a lot of load anyway.
     
  5. RamblerJoe
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  7. farna
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    The 67 Rambler Rebel would have had trailing arms (four link) and coil springs. Later AMCs (the Rambler name was dropped from the big cars starting in 68 -- the Rambler Rebel became the AMC Rebel). 63-66 big cars had a torque tube (enclosed driveshaft) drive. The tube was the main locating arm, and was attached to the transmission. I can't see any way of breaking that tube! So your friend had to have had the 67 Rebel.
     
  8. verde742
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    I long for "the old days" when you could push one button and whip thru the whole thread, without playing the number (s) game,, what happen to that feature?
     
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  9. RamblerJoe
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  10. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.That is one sweet machine.Please keep the pics and updates coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. 3spd
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    I really like where this is going.

    Ryland
     
  12. Chevy Gasser
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    That is NICE!! Such a cool hardtop with an unusual V-8. I would walk past most cars at a car show to check that one out.

    I think the wheels on it are called Astro's. Those are also very unusual and very cool. Decades ago I had a set on a SS396 and I loved them.
     
  13. Great stuff, I'll be watching this.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Johnnee D.
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    great job, like it so far, looking good... do you have pictures of the wheels?
     
  15. RamblerJoe
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    Still need to buy white walls for the rears.
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  16. Somehow I missed this thread until now. What a great and unusual build. However, when I first clicked on it, I was really expecting to see an "El Camino" style build from a Rambler wagon.
     
  17. RamblerJoe
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  18. RamblerJoe
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    Found some old pics on my Facebook from a couple years ago.
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  20. RamblerJoe
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  21. RamblerJoe
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    Finished the exhaust last week.

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    Started wet sanding for paint tonight

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  22. Hellfish
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    The body blue is stunning as it sits. It looks like it's glowing! I'm sure it will look good glossy, too.
     
  23. pwschuh
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    Came in here expecting to see a Rambler ute. Looks nice anyway.
     
  24. Great choice in color!
     
  25. farna
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    Nice custom dash!
     
  26. One word describes it.......KOOL
     
  27. RamblerJoe
    Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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    Ready for paint first thing Monday morning.
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  28. stratochief427
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    I love it !! very nice work....
     
  29. choptop40
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    these are cool ..my nieghbor had one..he was retired and would keep it tip top ,Mr.Ryan...i was 10 years around the sun...great effort...led zep...ramble on
     
  30. RamblerJoe
    Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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    Pictures don't do this color justice at all, my dad (autobodyed) did an amazing job with this paint job.

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