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Topic: Yes, Another 73 Hornet hatchbach.
Posted By: dragdak
Subject: Yes, Another 73 Hornet hatchbach.
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 4:04am
 How many of these things were made in 73? Seems everyone has one on here. LOL! Well I cant Crypost pics quite yet but almost there. So I decided to get this thing started anyways. I have  started the teardown and stripped the paint from the roof, quarters, rockers and hatch then sprayed them with Nason Epoxy Sealer. Found small patches welded in the rear quarters that will need addressing soon. It was a black with black interior and black vynile top. Previous owner removed the top and painted it BBB. It has power steering and brakes along with disc brakes. Power is supplied by a 6 cyl. and 904 tranny. I have taken many pics as I progress and will share costs and part numbers as I go. 14 more posts till I can post them. Sorry.
   



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Posted By: rocklandrambler
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 7:27am
If it was originally black on black (door tag should tell you) then I'm pretty sure that was a special order as I don't believe black was a standard color on the '73 Hornet. According the "Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975" AMC produced 40,110 Hornet hatchbacks in '73. Good luck with your project.

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Past AMC's
1974 Hornet X (new)
1975 Gremlin X (new)
1964 Classic 660 Cross Country
1965 American 440-H


Posted By: purple72Gremlin
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 12:46pm
AMC sold quite a few of them.   I had a teacher who bought one. It was yellow, and I remember she was so proud of it because it was her first new car. She took the class out to look at it.


Posted By: ramblinrev
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 2:36pm
Sounds like a great project! If you have photos on a host site like Photobucket, put the link here. We'll be eager to follow along. The '73 Hatchback was a very well received product by the automotive press and the general public. It made a couple of magazine covers back in the day.

Triple black would have been quite rare indeed! 


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74 Hornet Hatchback X twins
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!)
70 AMX 360 4-speed
70 Javelin SST 390


Posted By: george w
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 3:34pm
These are really nice cars. Beautiful lines, perfect proportions and tasteful application of trim. I had a 73 Hatchback X that I special ordered in the spring of 73. It was dark brown, black vinyl roof with the 360 and automatic. Fully loaded up, factory air, all the toys. I sold it in the fall of 73 to a fellow in South Jersey. Lost track of it about 2 years later. I'd be curious if it's still around. probably not, but with all the options and the 360 it may have had a chance of someone holding on to it.

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: Traveller
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 6:42pm
They're a nice proportioned car and they drive well.   Same suspension as the Javelin, same motors, but 300 lbs. lighter.   


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 6:50pm
Im the first person to completely take it apart and the factory black paint is everywhere. When I str
ipped the roof you can see the old areas where the spot welded studs were for the top trim. If I list the numbers can someone decode them for me?


Posted By: pacerman
Date Posted: Feb/01/2014 at 7:09pm
Originally posted by dragdak dragdak wrote:

Im the first person to completely take it apart and the factory black paint is everywhere. When I str
<DIV abp="819">ipped the roof you can see the old areas where the spot welded studs were for the top trim. If I list the numbers can someone decode them for me?


Sure.

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Happiness is making something out of nothing.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/02/2014 at 12:19am
Thanks guys for all your comments and info. I had planned on installing a narrowed 8 3/4 and 15x12 rims with 29x15.5-15 tires. But maybe its worth restoring. I have the orignal motor and tranny and they still work great. What you guys think? Also the way the vynle top was put on is like nothing I have seen before. Anybody have pics of what it should look like?


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/02/2014 at 12:39am
 Oh ya, I will post the numbers in the morning. Thanks again!Thumbs Up


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/02/2014 at 1:18pm
 I have also noticed that all the 74s I have seen have a flat tail panel with the hidden gas filler behind the license plate. My title matches all the numbers on my car and it states its a 73. But mine has the same body as a 74.
 
 Also the vynile top had a trim pattern that I havent seen on another one. I have circled the trim stud locations and drew a line to conect them so you have an idea what it looked like. Im working to get the pics up.
 
 Has anyone ran into any of this before.


Posted By: Eugor
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 12:27am
Originally posted by dragdak dragdak wrote:

 I have also noticed that all the 74s I have seen have a flat tail panel with the hidden gas filler behind the license plate. My title matches all the numbers on my car and it states its a 73. But mine has the same body as a 74.
 
 Also the vynile top had a trim pattern that I havent seen on another one. I have circled the trim stud locations and drew a line to conect them so you have an idea what it looked like. Im working to get the pics up.
 
 Has anyone ran into any of this before.


The late '73 Hornet (and Gremlins) got the '74 style bumpers and grilles.  Filler neck moved under the license plate at the same time. Sorry, couldn't tell you exact date the change was made.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 1:14pm
Ok guys heres the numbers. Hope you can help. Thanks again ahead of time.
Body   89465
Model  405-7
Trim     511J
Paint    G7-BK


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 2:35pm
 Just scored a set of wheels. 2 15x4 and 2 15x10 with a 5,5 inch offset. Tried one on the stock rear end for the heck of it. Its half an inch from the springs an 1 inch from the fender lip. If the car isnt very rare I plan on tubbing it and putting on 29x15.5-15 tires on. If not I will go the restore route.
 
$275.00 for wheels and $20.0 for gas.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 2:36pm
 Hey I just reached 30 points! Pics here we come!Thumbs Up


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 2:40pm
Here are a few just to see if this works. The day I picked it up. Bought it from a guy who started the Northstar AMC Club.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 2:45pm

SCryorry guys dont know maybe need to wait.



Posted By: 401MATCOUPE
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 3:49pm
I would like to try and help on your paint question, but in 1973 or 1974 I can't find any reference to G7 Paint Color.  Factory Black cars all would be 1A or P1 depending on year.  The "Model" line in your door tag indicates 1974 and the body numer is a late year car.  Are you sure the door hasn't been changed???  P! Classic Black was a Special Order color and available on Hornet.....your door tag "appears to be changed, either by itself or attached to a door.

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Ross K. Peterson
68X,GoPac,343,AT,52A(1stCar)
68X,GoPac,390,4sp,52A
69X,GoPac,390,4sp,64A
70X,GoPac,390,4sp,87A,8
70X,GoPac,390,4sp,BBO,8
70 Jav SST,390,AT,BSO
74MatX,401,AT,Prototype
74MatX,401,AT


Posted By: fast401
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 3:51pm
Click on reply... then click on the tree in the box above....select browse....then click on the pic you want...then open...then upload....then ok....then post.

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Disturbing the peace since 1970!!!   AMX 19245
Facebook page - AMC Nation
www.fast-401.4t.com


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by 401MATCOUPE 401MATCOUPE wrote:

I would like to try and help on your paint question, but in 1973 or 1974 I can't find any reference to G7 Paint Color.  Factory Black cars all would be 1A or P1 depending on year.  The "Model" line in your door tag indicates 1974 and the body numer is a late year car.  Are you sure the door hasn't been changed???  P! Classic Black was a Special Order color and available on Hornet.....your door tag "appears to be changed, either by itself or attached to a door.
 
Could have been a black car it was removed from then put on mine(DOOR). The car definetly is all black from the factory.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by fast401 fast401 wrote:

Click on reply... then click on the tree in the box above....select browse....then click on the pic you want...then open...then upload....then ok....then post.
 
 Ok I will try that. Thanks!


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:32pm


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:36pm


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:42pm
Starting bodywork. Roof, both quarters, and hatch stripped and sealed.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 4:50pm
 I will adjust my camera so pics arent so dark. Here is what Im talking about with the top. Circled stud locations and connected then.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by 401MATCOUPE 401MATCOUPE wrote:

I would like to try and help on your paint question, but in 1973 or 1974 I can't find any reference to G7 Paint Color.  Factory Black cars all would be 1A or P1 depending on year.  The "Model" line in your door tag indicates 1974 and the body numer is a late year car.  Are you sure the door hasn't been changed???  P! Classic Black was a Special Order color and available on Hornet.....your door tag "appears to be changed, either by itself or attached to a door.
 
 
Your right. I moved over the seal and its either metalic brown or moroon color. So door was replaced. Need to find the biuld sheet now.


Posted By: 401MATCOUPE
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 5:13pm
Can you get the original door????  Don't care if rusty or damaged, you NEED the tag!!!, other wise remove the wrong one.

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Ross K. Peterson
68X,GoPac,343,AT,52A(1stCar)
68X,GoPac,390,4sp,52A
69X,GoPac,390,4sp,64A
70X,GoPac,390,4sp,87A,8
70X,GoPac,390,4sp,BBO,8
70 Jav SST,390,AT,BSO
74MatX,401,AT,Prototype
74MatX,401,AT


Posted By: ramblinrev
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 5:21pm
If your line on the roof is where vinyl top trim was, then it was done in some aftermarket shop. A Hornet hatchback factory vinyl roof would have stainless trim at the bottom of the vinyl, just below the rear window and around the 'edge' of the quarter to each quarter window (and a little piece at each front pillar bottom.)

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74 Hornet Hatchback X twins
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!)
70 AMX 360 4-speed
70 Javelin SST 390


Posted By: george w
Date Posted: Feb/03/2014 at 7:21pm
Those bumpers are from 1979 or later. Spirit & Concord.
Sure looks like an aftermarket vinyl roof job. Done up in the "Halo" style.

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 12:43am
Originally posted by george w george w wrote:

Those bumpers are from 1979 or later. Spirit & Concord.
Sure looks like an aftermarket vinyl roof job. Done up in the "Halo" style.
 
Great! Where am I going to find the right ones? I never noticed.Angry


Posted By: rocklandrambler
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 3:09am
How is this car registered with Minnesota, as a '73 or a '74? And if Minnesota is a title state you may have trouble selling it later if you want to.

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Past AMC's
1974 Hornet X (new)
1975 Gremlin X (new)
1964 Classic 660 Cross Country
1965 American 440-H


Posted By: pacerman
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 7:45am
I have a correct front bumper for that car. Might have the rear too.   Cheap, but would be shipped from California.. PM me if interested. Joe

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Happiness is making something out of nothing.


Posted By: ramblinrev
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 9:47am
Joe made a nice offer to help you with correct bumpers. I have to say that the Concord ones look better on there than I thought they would. Between front and rear, they weigh about 75# less than the heavy steel '74 ones would!

I'm curious too, how your VIN# and title match up. Under the hood, the engine is definitely '75-'77 and not '74. Some other things under there don't seem correct for '74 either. Good luck! Keep asking questions and we'll help you sort things out.

Paul


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74 Hornet Hatchback X twins
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!)
70 AMX 360 4-speed
70 Javelin SST 390


Posted By: Eugor
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 11:55am
Originally posted by dragdak dragdak wrote:

Ok guys heres the numbers. Hope you can help. Thanks again ahead of time.
Body   89465
Model  405-7
Trim     511J
Paint    G7-BK





Anyone else bothered by his 4 door trim tag? Whether the door has been replaced or not there seems something amiss here. Could you post the first 8 digits of the VIN?


Posted By: ramblinrev
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 12:25pm
I think that's a Gremlin model code number...2 door.

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74 Hornet Hatchback X twins
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!)
70 AMX 360 4-speed
70 Javelin SST 390


Posted By: Eugor
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 12:29pm
05-7 should be 4dr Hornet? Gremlin would be 46-5 wouldn't it?


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 1:43pm
 After alot of detective work and a call to the last 2 owners this is what I have. The car was purchased 6 yrs ago as you see it from a guy who buys cars down south and brings the north and sells them. The door was replaced sometime in the past along with a red front fender and a silver hatch. The vin on the title does match the one on the dash and all the numbers I can find on the car. Door tag is long gone but luckily here the dash vin and body vin locations must match title. But would have been nice to have.
 As you can see I need to organize my shop so thats todays goal. Then the battle goes on.
 
 Here are the first 8 digits of the vin: A3AO37A3. And on title says: YEAR 73, MAKE AMER, BODY Tudor.


Posted By: rocklandrambler
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 2:24pm
You've got one crazy mixed up car there. VIN and title says it's a '73. Tail panel says it's a '74. Grille is a late '74 to '75. And you've got a door tag off a 4 door sedan on a 2 door hatchback. Model # (IF it's really a '73) on the door tag should be 7303-7.

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Past AMC's
1974 Hornet X (new)
1975 Gremlin X (new)
1964 Classic 660 Cross Country
1965 American 440-H


Posted By: Kapptaink
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 2:47pm
Cool car I will be watching it. The Door tag is not a big deal unless you a doing a concorse restor for show. If that is the case you can get a repop tag from a guy in CO.

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PrevOwned:73HornetX 360/a727 Blk/Blk-69Javelin/R/R-69AMXBlk/W-69JavelinPrimer
Kirk


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 2:53pm
 I should just paint it red and put large Hienz 57 Labels on it. LOL! I guess its just living its legacy of using parts from here and there.Wink


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 2:57pm
Originally posted by pacerman pacerman wrote:

I have a correct front bumper for that car. Might have the rear too.   Cheap, but would be shipped from California.. PM me if interested. Joe
 
Great offer! Need to make a decision soon. Could ship Greyhound or Old Dominion.


Posted By: ramblinrev
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by Eugor Eugor wrote:

05-7 should be 4dr Hornet? Gremlin would be 46-5 wouldn't it?


My bad on the code...saw the 465 in the body # and that's what sunk in!


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74 Hornet Hatchback X twins
62 American Convertible (still worth the $50 I spent in 1973!)
70 AMX 360 4-speed
70 Javelin SST 390


Posted By: Wrambler
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 4:11pm
It's unusual to see someone go to the extent of painting the engine bay. especially when it would have been very simple to tape off an already black bay!

To me I'd guess it was someones project car that got built the way they wanted it and passed along when they didn't want or need it any longer.

I didn't notice anywhere in the thread, did you check behind the steering box to see if numbers match the dash?


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Wrambler
69 AMC Rambler
4.0L, 5 speed
65 Ambassador Ragtop rustbucket
2015 Grand Cherokee Limited
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer S.E.


Posted By: Eugor
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by ramblinrev ramblinrev wrote:

Originally posted by Eugor Eugor wrote:

05-7 should be 4dr Hornet? Gremlin would be 46-5 wouldn't it?


My bad on the code...saw the 465 in the body # and that's what sunk in!




I get that!

The bumpers & tail panel I understand, could be late '73 production, but I'm confused/concerned by the Prestolite ignition. Wouldn't think it would be that late '73


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 6:34pm
 Yep seems to be right. But Im pulling the box tonight. I to know it was a project. Its going black again but I wish I could fiqure out the vin thing and the vynile top thing. Were there any dealerships offering this type of option? Looks alot better than the stock normaly seen top treatment. Would be too hard to duplicate now because of the way an idiot removed the pins but could be taped off to make a 2 tone paint job.


Posted By: george w
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 7:56pm
Things are starting to make sense. A silver hatch would indicate a possible rear end collision. It's very possible that the tail panel and perhaps more were also changed from a later model. Especially since the bumpers were changed as well.

No matter, get it together as you see fit and make the best of it. Maybe you can get a "HEINZ", "MONGREL" or "MUTT73" license plate which would inspire conversation !

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 8:50pm
Originally posted by george w george w wrote:

Things are starting to make sense. A silver hatch would indicate a possible rear end collision. It's very possible that the tail panel and perhaps more were also changed from a later model. Especially since the bumpers were changed as well.

No matter, get it together as you see fit and make the best of it. Maybe you can get a "HEINZ", "MONGREL" or "MUTT73" license plate which would inspire conversation !
 
HAHA! That would be great. Well I guess I wont restore the car then. I have a narrowed 8 3/4 and 15x10 wheels for it. I still need 29x15.5-15 tires then I can start on that mod. It has moser axles and spool with 35 spline axles and 5/8 screw in studs.


Posted By: amx600rr
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 9:14pm
It's your car..... enjoy it!   I love that body style.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 10:38pm
Originally posted by amx600rr amx600rr wrote:

It's your car..... enjoy it!   I love that body style.
 
 Thats my advice to everyone too. Its your vision and dream. Might not be everyones but your not biulding their car. Thanks again!Thumbs Up


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 10:42pm
 Here are a few pics of the rearend and rims.


Posted By: bad72amx
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 10:46pm
To have a 4 door door tag, someone would have had to have swapped that tag into a 2 door-door since they are longer. Why would anyone bother swapping the wrong tag? Also, is it attached with proper rosette rivets? Strange indeed.

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Mine:
1972 Javelin AMX
1973 Gremlin X Levi's
In the family:
1969 AMX
1969 Javelin SST
1982 SX/4
1977 Matador


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/04/2014 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by bad72amx bad72amx wrote:

To have a 4 door door tag, someone would have had to have swapped that tag into a 2 door-door since they are longer. Why would anyone bother swapping the wrong tag? Also, is it attached with proper rosette rivets? Strange indeed.
 
Just checked and it is just regular rivets and only 3. Wish I had the orignal tag.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 12:55am
Originally posted by dragdak dragdak wrote:

 After alot of detective work and a call to the last 2 owners this is what I have. The car was purchased 6 yrs ago as you see it from a guy who buys cars down south and brings the north and sells them. The door was replaced sometime in the past along with a red front fender and a silver hatch. The vin on the title does match the one on the dash and all the numbers I can find on the car. Door tag is long gone but luckily here the dash vin and body vin locations must match title. But would have been nice to have.
 As you can see I need to organize my shop so thats todays goal. Then the battle goes on.
 
 Here are the first 8 digits of the vin: A3AO37A3. And on title says: YEAR 73, MAKE AMER, BODY Tudor.
 
Anyone want to decode these numbers for me? Thanks again!


Posted By: rocklandrambler
Date Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 3:28am
I decode it as follows. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.
A = American Motors
3 = 1973
A = Automatic transmission
0 or O = unknown
3 = Hatchback
7 = Hornet
A = 258 1barrel I6
3 = U.S. built

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Past AMC's
1974 Hornet X (new)
1975 Gremlin X (new)
1964 Classic 660 Cross Country
1965 American 440-H


Posted By: Mr. Ed
Date Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 9:20am
Tag mystery-PO had taken the tags off of two cars and put them away. When removed from their storage, the PO couldn't remember which one was the correct one so they guessed and installed the wrong one.

I seem to recall that someone on the site repops these.

Later!
Mr. Ed


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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "Herman."
1951 Ford F-1, with C4, 351W, cam, headers, "Henry".
1993 Mustang convertible LX 5.0 "Sally"


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 11:29am
 I wish I could contact him. I would really love to have a tag on the door.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 11:30am
Originally posted by rocklandrambler rocklandrambler wrote:

I decode it as follows. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.
A = American Motors
3 = 1973
A = Automatic transmission
0 or O = unknown
3 = Hatchback
7 = Hornet
A = 258 1barrel I6
3 = U.S. built
 
 
Thanks a million man it helps alot!Thumbs Up


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 3:50am
Got a few more things done today. Took the hatch off to have more room to start the rear suspension modifications. Got the car up in the air on jack stands. I also modified the tranny mount so the motor and tranny would sit a little further ahead for distributor  clearance. Ended up moving it a whole inch. Also got some early christmas presents for the big brown truck. Got my stud welder, extra studs, panel clip pliers, and filler spreaders. All from harbor freight.I had this stuff till I borrowed them to a friend and then he did a midnight move out and took everything with him!Angry Hopefully will have my rear frame metal by this weekend. Here are some pics and price breakdown.
 
 
Stud welder $99.95
250pc studs $7.99
4pcs kit appl. $8.99
Panel Pliers   $7.99
Shipping        $6.99
And TAX?!      $9.06
Total              $141.02


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 3:57am
 Does anyone here have any pics of black hornets they could post here? I have done some searching but only found 3 on the interweb. Any pro street or dragcars too? Heres what I found.


Posted By: rocklandrambler
Date Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 9:35am
I believe there's a black '77 Hornet hatchback on Craigslist right now. Has one of those dang SBC's in it though. Do a search of AMC's in North Jersey. The car is actually in Berwick, PA

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Past AMC's
1974 Hornet X (new)
1975 Gremlin X (new)
1964 Classic 660 Cross Country
1965 American 440-H


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 10:27am
Originally posted by rocklandrambler rocklandrambler wrote:

I believe there's a black '77 Hornet hatchback on Craigslist right now. Has one of those dang SBC's in it though. Do a search of AMC's in North Jersey. The car is actually in Berwick, PA
 
 
Cool I will check it out. Thanks again!


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 10:40am
 $6000.00! What?! At least put a chrysler motor in it if you dont want or have an AMC motor. Amc used more chrysler tranies than anything else and they were acquired by mopar. At all our mopar shows and meets around here we encorage and except all AMC cars with open arms! But to each their own I guess. Im the first one to say biuld the car for you not everyone else. Its your vision and dream.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/08/2014 at 1:32am
 Well a little more progress today. Removed the seats, floor shifter, doors, fenders, and windshield. Broke all but 2 door hinge bolts off in the jambs.Angry. Also found out my car was being used as a chipmunk feeder.Shocked. How do those little guys get in there? Now in the morning time to put tools away and spend quality time with the shop vac. I wanted to remove the carpet too but I broke 2 snap on torx sockets trying to get them out.Angry. Oh well enjoy the pics. Oh Ya! I ordered my Jegs ladderbars and Checkered Racing rear coilover kit today.
Ladder Bars         $210.00
Coilover Kit          $239.00 includes shipping


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/09/2014 at 12:15pm
 Saturday I ran to Midway Iron in St. Cloud and got a stick of 2x3x3/16 rect. tubing. And a 4 foot piece of 4x3/16 plate. $103.00. Now just waiting for my ladder bars and springs.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/11/2014 at 1:11am

 I should have my ladder bars in the morning. I also ordered a hoodscoop and should be here this week too. Got the rear floor cut out and the rear and slid under it. Then had to put the rims on. Rims not bolted on.

 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/11/2014 at 5:24pm
I was hoping that the ladderbars would line up with the holes in the brackets on the rearend. But no luck. I will have to remove the mounts and use the new ones. Some assembly required.LOL


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/12/2014 at 1:16pm
Recieved my shock kit today. As usual Im very happy with the quality. I have used thier products for years and Im never disapointed.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/21/2014 at 12:46am
 Well got it back to a roller. Still need to make frame connectors and do more gussets. Check out the pics.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Feb/21/2014 at 12:49am
 By the way I know those are dirt tires. I didnt know that when my brother said I could have his Hoosiers I didnt know he meant off his late model and not his AMX.Embarrassed Back to my search. But theses will do for now.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Mar/15/2014 at 12:30pm
 Here are a few update pics. Got the rear frame done and started the tin work. Need to fab up some frame connectors.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/10/2014 at 1:40am
 Got all the tinwork done, seamsealed, and coated. Also completed the frame connectors and floor pan patches. Today it was 73 degrees so we pushed it out and sandblasted the engine compartment and fenderwells. I will try to get pics up again.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/10/2014 at 1:42am


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/10/2014 at 2:34pm


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/10/2014 at 2:38pm
A few pics of the completed frame connectors and the tinwork and tubs also. Their a little dusty but you get the idea.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 1:39am
 Where did everybody go? I really value and look forward to all your coments. I have the engine bay and front wheelwells painted black now. Pics in the morning when dry and unmasked.Smile


Posted By: dltowers
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 1:46am
This time of night, most Forum members are soaking their dentures in a glass of water on the night stand and are sawing logs/counting sheep and....
"Dreaming of That NOS Part That They Cannot Find"...Approve....


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Original Owner, 1974 Javelin:
360ci,2v,727TC. Motorola Multiplex with 8-Track.
G4 Plum exterior with 421Q Black Uganda Interior. Purchased on July 16, 1974 from Hooker AMC, Sherman, TX for $4500.20


Posted By: Kapptaink
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 8:23am
I am sure alot of us were mowing grass on Saturday. We still look forward to seeing your progress. keep up the geat work.

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PrevOwned:73HornetX 360/a727 Blk/Blk-69Javelin/R/R-69AMXBlk/W-69JavelinPrimer
Kirk


Posted By: Mr. Ed
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 10:18am
Still here, still reading.

Later!
Mr. Ed


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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "Herman."
1951 Ford F-1, with C4, 351W, cam, headers, "Henry".
1993 Mustang convertible LX 5.0 "Sally"


Posted By: hitman33dp
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 7:15pm
Looking good, keep up the good work.


Posted By: brownspirit
Date Posted: Apr/13/2014 at 8:39pm
Looks really good! Keep it up. Andy

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69' BBB AMX 390/4speed
69' s/crambler
80' spirit 343/904 11.70@115 N/A
    driven to the track


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/14/2014 at 12:44am
 Thanks everyone! I started putting the interior back in today. Still needs a good vaccuming. Also started widening the rear trunk peices. I will hide the stereo amp under the drivers side and the battery under the passenger side. In the center I will biuld a box and also carpet it to cover the fuel cell. The areas in front of the wheelwells will also get boxed in and carpeted for speakers and more storage.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/14/2014 at 12:46am
Sorry the pics suck. Everything is covered in dust. Black looks like crap.


Posted By: dragdak
Date Posted: Apr/26/2014 at 11:44pm
 Well heres the part that will most likely stir up some bad vibes. I was going to install a mopar 360 since I cant find or afford a 401. So I was thinking if mopar still had amc in operation today they would have installed a hemi in a hornet just like they did with the jeeps. So here is the start of the 06 dodge 5.7L hemi with a 727 tranny.


Posted By: Zioamc
Date Posted: Apr/27/2014 at 12:02am
looks to fit pretty good ...keep pics coming

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1969 Sc/Rambler ....Rebellious 1967 Rebel SST


Posted By: Traveller
Date Posted: Apr/27/2014 at 10:48am
Yes!   About time someone did one of those.   I've been thinking about hemi power for a Javelin for a couple years now.   Just like the LS Chevy stuff, they move air and make tons of power.  



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