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Old 08-16-2017, 10:10 PM
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:55 AM
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Default My 46 Chevy

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Old 09-30-2017, 02:30 PM
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Fine looking truck CHV.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:56 AM
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Default my rambler roadster

about 4 years ago i wanted a roadster, but all i had in the yard was a 1961 rambler american. i've wrenched and modified cars for a long time, but this is my first hot rod... though hardly traditional.

for no good reason i like these early Rambler American unibodies -- they are basically a '56 Nash Rambler worked over and re-fendered for the "new" AMC in 1958. it's got Nash's over the top construction quality, and Nash's stodgy old styling and barely post war performance.

anyway i removed all the bad things, kept the good ones, did some substantial chassis mods, removed 850 lbs of unnecessary. 2400 lbs with me in it and a tank of gas.

unless you're familiar with the little "breadbox" Americans it may not be fulyl obvious how modified it is. front valance is hand made, fenders half handmade, DOM between the A and B pillars (before i took the roof off! lol :-).

it's had two engines (both nashcan 195.6 OHV), most recently very nicely built by a local big-block builder (forged pistons, balanced, etc), four transmissions (tow T96 with OD, a T14, now a T5 from MDL), two axles (old rambler 'big nut' axle now a narrowed Mustang).

i drive the snot out of it. multiple rallies (LeMons Rally! (not race) twice now), local TT's, ...

it's got an all electronic cooling system, two years of work.

i guess it's a rat rod -- for each problem/feature i took the straightest path to solid no-******** reliability and my version of good looks. i used a lot of industrial techniques and materials, as well as car stuff. i FKN H8 BILLET ANYTHING, lol (ymmv).

the only 'rambler' DNA left is the engine, front suspension (though it's highly modded) and what's left of the unibody.




my project page is waaay behind ... http://www.sensitiveresearch.com/196...ter/index.html
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:09 AM
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Cool Rambler. I remember my Grandma had a 60 brand new.
I would have been tempted to find one of those early 327s from an Ambassador.
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