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    1. #1
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      American Motors Xperimental full frame

      I kind of had this 1969 AMX fall into my lap. Originally thought I'd sell it, but after some investigation found the 2 seater was only 2900lbs from the factory. The more I looked at the car the more I thought it needed something. So it is going full frame, slightly stretching the wheelbase 7", running 335's on the front and rear, really should be experimental.

      Already started stripping the car out, and building the chassis. I'm running a modified Jakes Rod Shop front clip, Strange F body Dana 60 set up for a torque arm, and watts link. It will be LS powered with a T56. Was going to run 315's on 11" wheels on the front, but figured why not put 335's on 12" wheels so I can rotate them(experimental).













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    2. #2
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      Damn Ron, 335s on all four corners? I think that bitch will stick!
      Herb

      1966 El Camino LS408/T56Magnum
      1966 Chevelle 509/T56Magnum
      1963 C10 454/4L80

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    3. #3
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      Cool! Is this going to be another "$5000" Build?! Whats the weight on that fixed back seat? LOL!
      Matt

    4. #4
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      awesome!! you have anymore pics of the car? from the outside
      keep the wheels a spinning and the Beavers a grinning(burt reynolds-smokey and the bandit)

    5. #5
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      Cool build!
      Regards,
      Leigh

      Sydney, Australia
      1971 Firebird 455

      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

    6. #6
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      I have one of Jake's frames for my car. Great frame to build this car around, keep the pics coming
      Aarik
      68 Camaro LS2/T56, Jake's Rod Shop C6 Subframe, JRS torque arm. Ridetech TQ Shocks

    7. #7
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      Ron,Awesome project.

    8. #8
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      Hurried to get these mounts made up before the Ravens game, I think I'll make some kind of gusset to attach the engine stands to the lower control arm mount.Good thing I have a few busted LS blocks for mock up. If this car was a little fancier, I'd have used the LS7 block









      Ron Schwarz

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      I'll bet you will have someone wanting your floor a week after the scrap man hauls it away.

      I've always liked the AMXs. Should look good with big fat ones on each corner.

      Ken
      If there is a hard way to do something, I'll find it!
      My other car is a Vega.

    10. #10
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      Great project Ron!

      I look forward to this build.
      Ray
      FEW FRILLS, just BIG CHILLS!!!
      1972 VW Bug (427LS/T56 Magnum/9"-3.70 gears)
      18"x10-1/2" (315/30/18) Front, 18x12" (335/30/18) Rear
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    11. #11
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      Jesus Ron. You just can't be let loose near a plasma cutter....:-)

      Andrew
      1970 GTO Version 2.0
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    12. #12
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      Jesus Ron. You just can't be let loose near a plasma cutter....:-)

      Andrew
      Kind of sinful Andrew, they were really nice floors and trunk I cut out. I've never started with a body this nice, really looking forward to no rust repairs. The stupid part is that I will be cutting the perfect quarters and front fenders for the whellbase change, and to fit the 335's, must be something wrong with me, wasn't nurtured enough as a child or something.
      Ron Schwarz

    13. #13
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      Dave

    14. #14
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      Very cool! Gotta love your "just tear into it attitude"

      Subscribing!
      Brandon Wiedeman
      1972 Suburban
      1967 Chevy II - Project not yet started

      I have about 3 lifetimes worth of projects planned out in my head!
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    15. #15
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      And I thought your only skill set was in the beer drinking department.

      Still looking for the new rack placement shot...oh yea, a 3/4 rear shot. LOL

    16. #16
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      Hummm looks like another favorite in the mix here buddy ;-)..... I just love the way you totally blow your rides apart and go all in pal,,,, I'm getting inspired here....
      That's it,,, it'll all be your fault when I do something really crazy in the future buddy LOL....
      Carbon Kustoms Limited
      A.K.A. Albert from Toronto

    17. #17
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      From the looks of the chassis you are building I might see another experiment coming with this one. Underslung? Whatz going on in that head huh Ron? I like this build!!!

    18. #18
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      I'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Where do you plan to stretch the body?
      Jon Rasmussen
      Ex Team OLJ.
      '72 Nova

    19. #19
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      Looks like the standard Ron build! Save the roof, throw out the rule book and start weldin'! I love it Ron, can't wait to see it!
      Kenny Sr.

      Beat it like a rental car!

    20. #20
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      I love, love, LOVE the Mustang and my best car buddy is nutz about the AMC/AMX so I'll be interested to see how this develops. I've already subscribed. But this raises some questions though. Wasn't the whole point of the AMX it's radically shortened wheelbase? Isn't an AMX with a lengthened wheelbase just a Javelin? The short wheelbase, long hood and ultra short deck was what was supposed to put it in a class of extremely nimble cars along with the Corvette (something which even the other pony cars can't claim).

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