1966 AMC Rambler American Junker MODEL

Started on April 23 by Javelin (Forum Supporter)

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1/24 Scale Model of a 1966 Rambler American "junker". My first job was working in an all-AMC wrecking yard and I built this model to commemorate that. It's an old JoHan kit of a 69 SC/Rambler backdated to a 66 American with the 232 I-6.

Build: "Junker"

Paint: Faded white with dents, smashes, and lots of rust

Interior: Full of junk, dirt, and parts to other cars

Wheels: Mismatched Halibrands, busted on purpose

Decals: None

Drivetrain: 232 I-6, NO trans (engine and driveshaft are hanging in midair, I even made the engine look like somebody started to take it out and then gave up)

Details: Lots of rust, cracked windshield

Build Time: 5 Hours

Build Year: 1999

7 comments on this ride

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Apr 25, 2009 10:52 p.m.
I love model cars, especially of unloved models. Terrific work
May 10, 2009 8:30 p.m.
David S. Wallens:
As my friend Steve would say, *golf clap*
Jun 15, 2009 6:46 p.m.
Where's the all-AMC yard?
Jun 15, 2009 11:02 p.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter):
American Performance Products in Cocoa, FL. My grandfather founded it in the 70's and sold it off in the early 90's IIRC. He was featured on an Autoweek TV show once with his original 68 AMX 390 4-Speed and the business. They did the filming at the Space Center when the Saturn V used to be laying down outside at the rocket farm. I have it on VHS, and I think DVD somewhere. I should post that up.
Jul 18, 2009 7:26 p.m.
EastCoastMojo (Forum Supporter):
The windshield needs some shmutz on it and at least on tire needs to be flat. Still got my vote though.
Jul 20, 2009 9:15 a.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter):
Woot! "Ride of the Day" for 7/20/09! Happy 40th Anniversary Apollo 11!
May 29, 2017 10:25 a.m.
Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter):
That is too stinking cool! Well done sir!

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