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Ollie's 69 Rambler Sedan

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    Posted: Mar/08/2018 at 3:09pm
It's time for me to add a new project thread as we just got our 4th addition to the AMC Family. A 1969 American, 2 door post car showed up on our door step, dropped off by the AMC Stork !! HE has a loving home but no name yet.

Had a great trip to Tomball, Texas to bring him home. The second AMC to come from Texas. Rapid Delivery, my Postal Jeep came from Round Rock, Texas.



I know this car has been in one family only and always garage kept.

This oil sticker on the windshield tells a story.



I read it as Service Due 7-99 at 49496 miles.
Here is the odometer..



With that information I can just assume all the tags and insurance was updated and paid until 2008, as per the paper work.

He is not running but I really don't think it will take much. Brakes are almost locked up as I had to come-along it off the trailer. Plans are to get it running and some sort of brakes so I can move it around the shop.

Big plans include...
put in the engine from my 1983 Concord 258/904 w/lock-up torque converter

Ford Ranger 7.5 Rear axle 2:73 gears

Offenhauser 4 barrel intake with Edelbrock 500

Vintage air & heat

Bucket seats w/integrated belts

new wiring harness

Color scheme is red, white and blue

Before ANY of this happens, Rapid Delivery must be finished up.

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1974 Postal Jeep -- Rapid Delivery
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1969 Rambler 220 post car."The 69" Present Project
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Ollie,

What engine did it come with? A 232 or 199? Looks like a manual 3 on the tree?

Looks like a great find!

Matt
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68 American 220 199
"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." T. Roosevelt
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Matt,
Came with a 199, only option is auto trans. It's radio and cigarette lighter delete.

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You lucky pup! Body looks super clean!
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Originally posted by 232jav3sp 232jav3sp wrote:

You lucky pup! Body looks super clean!


Yes it is. Just what I wanted.

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Just played with my new car yesterday. The more I look, the more I like, the more I am impressed with AMC simplicity. I realize this was the cheapest vehicle available in 69. First thing that I noticed was no window cranks in the rear seat !!

Rubber floor mat






The only issue....wide open to suggestions here.......


Planning on a tilt Flaming River steering column,
hope I can fit this steering wheel, its perfect..


Don't see this to often..like new sills


No rot here..


Hope the headliner comes off easy so I can insulate under it...






Impressive..AMC didn't want this Texas car overheating..




I need 2 pieces of trim top and bottom to add here.
The end pieces are in the light fixtures.
I have clips


Need a matching mirror for passenger side.


Looking forward to building this car.

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Ollie

Edited by Ollie - Mar/09/2018 at 9:16am
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Nice find! This is just like the 68 I bought last year except mine is green and it has a radioSmile. Also 199+auto
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I know from experience that an aftermarket radio will not fit the factory slot. Too shallow to hold a radio. It's either make a spacer to fit the radio or mount it somewhere else. A retro radio will probably fit, but expensive! I have decided that I'm going to work in a delete plate on my radio slot and will mount new electric gauges there for oil pressure, temp and volts.
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Originally posted by 232jav3sp 232jav3sp wrote:

I know from experience that an aftermarket radio will not fit the factory slot. Too shallow to hold a radio. It's either make a spacer to fit the radio or mount it somewhere else. A retro radio will probably fit, but expensive! I have decided that I'm going to work in a delete plate on my radio slot and will mount new electric gauges there for oil pressure, temp and volts.


I plan on redoing the complete dash, fitting in a piece of aluminum and mounting my gauges and vintage air controls. Radio will be about the ash tray area.

Probably end up with something like this
http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=966/category_id=69/mode=prod/prd966.htm

Having AMC Fun,
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1966 American Convertible -- The Rambler
1974 Postal Jeep -- Rapid Delivery
1983 Concord DL. Organ Donor for 69
1969 Rambler 220 post car."The 69" Present Project
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