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Reply #75 - 08/12/12 at 20:18:27
 
I'd two tone it, with the second color as an insert like on the side of an SC/Rambler. A lot of color combinations would work. Black/ anything, dark/medium, dark/light, or reverse any of those. Metallics work well for two tones also. The roof could be either color.
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Reply #76 - 08/13/12 at 00:05:07
 
I think the wheels would work just fine against the red, besides, the wheels should just complement the car, not be the main focus.
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Reply #77 - 08/13/12 at 14:18:56
 
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Reply #78 - 08/13/12 at 15:25:11
 
Yeah, I spotted that too, looks nice, but I was looking for the original promo shot that I posted as I've always loved the look of it. I'm almost tempted to do something similar the next time I re-do my car. Smiley
 
Are you going to break up the two colours (yes, that is the correct way to spell color) with a pinstripe or something? You don't have the Rogue trim to separate it, do you?
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Reply #79 - 08/13/12 at 16:24:08
 
I donít have the Rogue trim, I was going to put a silver or chrome color pin stripe down where the 2 colors meet.  
 
 
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Reply #80 - 08/13/12 at 23:48:30
 
Quote from Gruder on 08/13/12 at 14:18:56:

I was thinking something like that but with the top color under the lower side moulding in the case of the car pictured.  
 
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Reply #81 - 08/22/12 at 16:34:41
 
I just cought up on this thread, wow. This thing is fighting you every step of the way with rust.
Youíre doing a great job chasing it down and doing it right!
Love the two tone idea.  
Bryan, I know itís too late for you, but for anyone else doing a custom rambler;  a friend of mine did a rambler and grafted a front wheel  opening onto the rear to get a bunch more tire clearance, it turned out great and unless you know what your looking for itís un-noticeable.
I am seriously considering Atomic EFI on my car, nearly ordered it a few weeks back but havenít brought myself to spend the cash yet.
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Reply #82 - 08/26/12 at 19:32:18
 
Hello,
 
 
Dave, I have so many colors, and paint schemas running through my head right now, I donít know what it is going to look like in the end, but something along the lines of what has been shown.  
 
343, I think by grafting the front finders on to the rear wheel like I have done, I am estimating about an extra 1 inch of wheel clearance from factory. When I sized the wheels I left Ĺ inch of clearance for the wheels, now I have about 1 Ĺ †of clearance. Time to reorder the rear wheels I can get about 1 inch deeper dishes on the back now (Just kidding). I will just stick with the size of wheels I have now. As far as the EFI, I thought this kit offered most of what I was looking for in an efi kit. I will hope for the best, I have not heard of too much bad stuff about this kit.
 
Work continues on the rambler, allot of sanding and metal prepping. Used an acid metal primer, to remove all of the surface rust that has accumulated over the several weeks while working on the body, and 3M scuff pads, got the metal ready for primer. Took all the doors, trunk, and hood off to get all the metal prepped and to make sure there was not any more hidden rust or any surprises. Here are a couple of photos of the car at various stages while undergoing the acid bath.
 

 

 
 
And a couple of pictures after the car was primed.  
 
 

 

 
 
Will keep you updated as I get time to work on the car, the pictures forth coming should be less disturbing. Hopefully I can get the car on the road within the next few years.
 
 
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Reply #83 - 08/28/12 at 19:22:56
 
One color, even if it's primer, is a major step in a good direction!  Cool
I totally mised the sentince where you did in fact graft in a front fender wheel opening to the back, so my comment in the previous post was a bit odd. Grin
Lots to like about the Atomic EFI - except the price. The FAST system has some nice features too, but is slightly more complex. The DIY-EFI MegaSquirt stuff is way cool but I do not have that kind of spare time. Cheesy I added up many of the bits to do that and the initial cost of the parts was over a grand using a junk yard TBI unit.
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Reply #84 - 08/29/12 at 05:06:09
 
Looking good! Cool
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Reply #85 - 09/15/12 at 19:03:45
 
Do you need a front left fender?
Im a photo shoot an d a guy is trying to sell me one.
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Reply #86 - 09/15/12 at 23:57:16
 
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Reply #87 - 09/17/12 at 16:12:27
 
AMX,
Thanks, itís coming along slow, but still moving forward.
 
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I donít need a fender anymore I picked one up from a 68.
 
 
Dave,
That looks great! Man you guys are making this a tough decision.
 
 
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Reply #88 - 10/17/12 at 00:32:02
 
I like your Rambler.  Will I get to see it at the AMO in Auburn?
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Reply #89 - 10/18/12 at 14:41:13
 
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I will be at Auburn, but I donít think I will have the car finished in time to make the show. I am looking at getting the car back from paint sometime mid spring. This project is only paid for from overtime money, that is one reason it is taking so long. That and my son will be off to collage next fall, so it may get even slower, that is why I am trying to get it painted before he is off to collage. The engine is all ready to go, I still have to go through the transmission and get it up to par. The drive shaft is ready to go, I will need to plum break lines, and do interior work and all the odds and ends before she is road ready. It might happen but more than likely it will not be ready for Auburn. I will keep you up to date.  
 
Thanks for the interest.
 
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