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Reply #30 - 07/12/12 at 21:51:36
 
I meant Rebel . . . . wasn't looking at the roof line.   embarrassed   I don't think I've even seen another AMC besides the ones I have in months . . . .
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Reply #31 - 07/12/12 at 22:08:30
 
Quote from AmcKidd on 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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  I was hoping to do some research at the AMO nationals this weekend. I really think the older roof can be used as a replacement with some minor rework at the rear quarter. Is the roof solid where the trim clips attach?
 
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Reply #32 - 07/12/12 at 23:21:07
 
i will have to pull the trim and see- havent seen a BIT of rust on it yet though- give me a day or so- its supposed to cool down to the 90's tomorrow
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Reply #33 - 07/12/12 at 23:23:01
 
Quote from AMC PackRat on 07/12/12 at 21:51:36:
I meant Rebel . . . . wasn't looking at the roof line.   embarrassed   I don't think I've even seen another AMC besides the ones I have in months . . . .  

 
 well, the Rebel IS for sale- runs, drives, 290 A/T -come drive it home
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Reply #34 - 07/12/12 at 23:35:35
 
ok, got curious- popped trim off and got a surprise- did you know 67 rebel and ambo were Rubber gasket windows ?  dont imagine it makes a difference,  
 
i DID find some rust under the trim-  on the passenger side, not through, but it IS there- pins look to be all there though- i felt in there with a screw driver, but because of the rubber gasket, i cant look
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Reply #35 - 07/16/12 at 23:46:59
 
pulled the rear glass- pins are all there
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Reply #36 - 07/17/12 at 08:56:42
 
Looking at cars at the AMO National show last weekend, it looks like I could make use of an early roof without too much trouble.  
 
 Dennis, my concern wasn't so much that the pins are there, but that the metal is sound in that area. That's a place that's hidden by mouldings and can be a problem area, front and back. Got any idea what it takes to get a roof from Oroville to Adams? I've got some more leads on possible cars more local to me but need time to track them down.
 
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Reply #37 - 07/17/12 at 15:42:19
 
ok, i thought the pins were your concern- under the vynil it IS soft- in a few places.
the rubber seal for the window kept the edge of the rag top in decent shape, meaning it did absorb some water in the area- there is so much white cloth and seam sealer on the edge its hard to get a decent picture
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Reply #38 - 07/23/12 at 17:11:08
 
Dave- i am getting ready to scrap the 67-  do you want any of the roof ?  it does have some rust through between the trim pins
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Reply #39 - 07/23/12 at 22:02:12
 
Dennis, It sure is hard to tell from a picture. I can't see the rust through so I really can't make a judgement on the part. Since you can see it first hand and you say there is rust through I'm probably going to pass. I may kick myself later. I'm guessing shipping would be costly and then I'd still have to repair and then modify the roof. I do appreciate that you thought of me in this matter, thank you.
 
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Reply #40 - 08/12/12 at 20:10:56
 
I had some time to work on the car today, fixed the sticking brake pedal. The linkage was rusted and siezing both sides of the firewall. Took it apart, cleaned and greased it, works good now. That and adjusted the choke. It's a lot easier to move it around now.
 
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Reply #41 - 08/13/12 at 12:42:30
 
Dave how were the nylon bushings on the motor side pivit or does yours not use them? On my Javelin I found the same thing, rusted and did not want to move as should but in getting it apart the bushings got wasted. I could not find any thru venders so had to make them. Found the right OD at the local hard ware store and drilled out the center - that was fun!
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Reply #42 - 08/13/12 at 23:36:01
 
Nylon bushings on the engine side of the firewall were usable, most of the rust seemed to be in the center between the bushings. On the passenger side of the firewall, one bushing usable, the other just about gone but I used what was left for now. On the Javelins I used the best of whatever was hanging around. I've junked a few cars and tried to keep a lot of the odd parts.
 
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Reply #43 - 10/09/12 at 00:00:04
 
I made some progress over the last two days. I pulled the engine, degreased it and pulled the core plugs, which I knew were bad when I bought it. I flushed the block, replaced the core plugs and have the engine bolted back in the car. I have some new hoses and belts comming in tomorrow, I'll be putting in the old radiator from my 73 Javelin for now. Core plugs were actually hard to find in stock locally, I spent quite a bit of time chasing them down.
 
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Reply #44 - 05/10/14 at 18:09:18
 
Car is registered and inspected.


 I'm waiting on my rims to come back from being re-hooped so I used my son's wheels and tires in the mean time. My wheels will be the same, back tires will be the same, I'm thinking of doing a taller tire in the front.
 The car still needs some help, obviously. Idea for this year is to just be able to drive and get some enjoyment out of it, there's plenty of other things to do here.
 
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