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Reply #15 - 07/01/12 at 14:55:14
 
That must be the favorite spot for Ambo roofs to rot out.   Huh   Mine isn't through yet and I've been treating it but I imagine it's only a matter of time before it goes through no matter what I do . . . .  
 
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Reply #16 - 07/01/12 at 18:42:57
 
Quote from AMC PackRat on 07/01/12 at 14:55:14:
That must be the favorite spot for Ambo roofs to rot out.   Huh   Mine isn't through yet and I've been treating it but I imagine it's only a matter of time before it goes through no matter what I do . . . .

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Odd, ain't it?  By the way, does anyone know just how different the 67-69 roof were from the 70-73s? The front and back glass are the same, and the seam at the top of the quarter is pretty short, so how different can they be?
 
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Reply #17 - 07/01/12 at 21:13:01
 
Dave- if they are close, i am scrapping a 67 ambo 2 door- you are welcome to the roof
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Reply #18 - 07/02/12 at 00:53:42
 
Quote from AmcKidd on 07/01/12 at 21:13:01:
Dave- if they are close, i am scrapping a 67 ambo 2 door- you are welcome to the roof

I'm certainly interested. Look at PackRats picture, does the earlier roof look close? If there's a difference, I think that's where it would show up.
 
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Reply #19 - 07/02/12 at 01:26:50
 
At least you're lucky - about all the rust you have is the roof.  My car's from Milwaukee - it started rusting from the bottom up.   Grin   It'd be nice if sections from earlier cars would work at least for patches - there aren't a whole lot of 70-73 2 door Ambos floating around.   undecided
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Reply #20 - 07/02/12 at 08:56:14
 
Quote from AMC PackRat on 07/02/12 at 01:26:50:
At least you're lucky - about all the rust you have is the roof.  My car's from Milwaukee - it started rusting from the bottom up.   Grin   It'd be nice if sections from earlier cars would work at least for patches - there aren't a whole lot of 70-73 2 door Ambos floating around.   undecided  

 Andre Jacobs at South Texas AMC has 4-door NOS quarters for $250 each, they are about as good a patch panel for a 2 door as you could possibly get. And that price is very fair.
 
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Reply #21 - 07/02/12 at 12:22:04
 
I did a trade earlier this spring with Rebel Machine.  I got a couple fenders and some door skins for patch panels (thanks, Steve).   Cool   My problem now is my welder ran away after only patching two holes.   Angry   Not sure how I'm gonna get the body fixed now but I'm working on it.  At least I got the engine back in it this week.   Smiley
 
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Reply #22 - 07/03/12 at 23:59:22
 
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I was wondering if you had gotten started with that project!
 
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Reply #23 - 07/04/12 at 01:12:23
 
I got boned on the bodywork.   Smiley  The guy welded 2 small patches, packed up and left - after I hacked up the firewall and headlight bucket area.   Roll Eyes  Just trying to get it running for now until I find another welder.    
 
 
 
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Reply #25 - 07/12/12 at 19:37:39
 
So...many...rust...free...cars... Sad
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Reply #26 - 07/12/12 at 19:42:06
 
That looks like some good doner material for patches . . . . . but . . .  MAN - look at all those nice AMCs ! ! !   Smiley  I'd be thinking about fixing that Matador up if it wasn't 2000 miles away.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #27 - 07/12/12 at 20:35:31
 
LOL.... Matador ?? WHERE ?
the green one is a 69 Rebel- runs and drives- no rot but dented-  
 
the Blue one is a 67 Ambassador- crusher save (almost) it had a run in with a forklift-but had pretty decent black dash and tilt steering- i got it for spares for my 67 Rebel
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Reply #28 - 07/12/12 at 20:38:25
 
Back on topic, i would think Packrat is correct- roof isnt useable for a replacement, but has the correct angles for patch panels- let me know what you want to do- i have a sawzall, and a son who loves to use it
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Reply #29 - 07/12/12 at 20:39:39
 
Quote from imacarfan2 on 07/12/12 at 19:37:39:
So...many...rust...free...cars... Sad

 
YEP- and a few Non-amc's too ! LOL
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