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    1. #1
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      Apr 2016
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      1963 AMC Rambler Classic

      Hi all.

      New here. Figured this would be a good place to document a build that Myself and my friend Matt are undertaking along with UTP Racecars (www.utpracecars.com).

      A 1963 AMC Rambler Classic Coupe.

      The body: Will remain mostly stock with a few subtle alterations like a front valance, and removed inner lights for intake ducting and possibly a rear spoiler.

      The drivetrain: LM7 and 4l60e with goodies coming for both.

      The chassis/suspension: Mustang II front end, ridetech Coilovers, 4-link rear on a custom narrowed Ford 9"

      The wheels: Boze Forged Clutch 18x8 up front and Boze Forged Clutch Concave 18x10 in the back.

      The current weight is right at 2800lbs with stock driveline in the vehicle. It has about a 56/44 weight distribution also. The goal is to keep it right around 2800-3000 lbs after all is said and done.


      Some pics and videos and a rendering below:

      Rambler-1 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

      Ken Cox - 1963 AMC Rambler 660 coupe logos by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

      Entire front suspension has been removed by Matt, Brian and myself and the tires have been mounted to wheels at this point.

      Here are some pics of the front wheel being mocked up. It will likely sit 1.5-2 inches higher than this pic. (Ran out of wood to lift the tire/wheel higher into the fender well. Should have decent room for turning clearance.

      IMG_0618 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

      IMG_0602 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

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    2. #2
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      And I found an NOS grille for the car for a decent price.

      A small video of the work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNCVsnhxgA .

      IMG_09641 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

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      Brian at http://www.utpracecars.com welded in the Heidts Mustang II front Cross-Member and mounted the control arms so we could determine how the wheel would turn within the front fender wells.

      Here are some progress pics and some welding pics of Brian.

      Wilwood Brakes should be here next week.

      IMG_1475 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

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      we mounted up the ididit column and NRG innovations quick release hub, and steering wheel. Also placed the seats in where we plan to mount them.

      IMG_1753 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

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    3. #3
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      IMG_2556 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr
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    4. #4
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      That is bad ass! Very nice build on a not common platform. Well done!
      Mike Schwartz aka chevymike
      1955 Chevy 210 Wagon
      1965 Chevy C10 Panel Truck
      1972 Chevy El Camino

    5. #5
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      Ladera Ranch, CA
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      Great stance and nice work!!!

    6. #6
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      You gotta love any build where the wheels and tires cost more than the car.
      _______________
      1969 Camaro
      1966 Skylark
      1964 Lemans
      1960 Biscayne
      Steve

    7. #7
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      Apr 2016
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      Thanks guys.

      Here are some more updates.

      IMG_2585 by kcoxphoto, on FlickrIMG_2563 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr
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    8. #8
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      This week the floor is getting finished, engine bay is getting some paint and the underside of the car is getting coated in lizard skin. Once dried final assembly begins on the suspension.

      20160416_135024 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

    9. #9
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      Jan 2011
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      Jefferson City, MO
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      Love these offbeat projects! Subscribed!

    10. #10
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      This is a such cool car! I know these guys personally and glad they did something off the map!
      64 Mercury Comet
      408w boosted
      More boost on the way!

    11. #11
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      Looks great. Very cool project.
      1967 Mustang Fastback - widebody https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...stang-Fastback
      1966 Plymouth Fury III
      1961 Oldsmobile 88 "bubbletop" = next project

    12. #12
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      Wow, very nice!

    13. #13
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      Holy Crap! Not usually a fan of these bodies but OMG you f***ing nailed it!
      1968 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1L Hemi 6-speed

      1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340 Auto

      1964 Dodge Polara 8-71 Blown 440 4-speed

      2013 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L Hemi 6-speed

    14. #14
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      It may date me .but I remember those growing up. And with all the nice work you have done with the car .You are going have have something very unique ,and a lot more style than the newer cars .Of which are become more and more "cookie cutter" cars.Its sometimes hard to tell the difference .Live on "Rambling Rambler"
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    15. #15
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      Very Nice! Love the choice of car, something different.

      73 Maverick Grabber Project

      My never ending project:
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...hlight=grabber

    16. #16
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      very cool car and awesome job!!!
      Pat

    17. #17
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      Looks like a pretty solid starting point, especially for Michigan.

      Any plans on boxing in the ends of the front cross member, I know on heavier cars I have seen problems with the thru bolts for the LCA bending and tearing away.

      I love that its not a Camaro/Mustang/C10.
      The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!

    18. #18
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      Thanks everyone! The end is in sight. Should be final assembling the suspension this coming week/weekend.

    19. #19
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      Engine Stuff. Just a 5.3 LM7 by www.sdparts.com.

      IMG_20160422_200110 by kcoxphoto, on Flickr

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    20. #20
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      Love it. Great job! I can't wait to see more.


      Ridetech Suspsension
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      Phone: 812.481.4734

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      1979 Trans Am

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