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    Posted: Nov/19/2010 at 9:38am
Welcome to a new Forum project car, a 1968 AMX 390 owned by member Will Cook. When I first saw pics of the car I was immediately taken with its striking color combination, Turbo Silver with a red interior and black stripes. It's a highly optioned car as well, should be a fun project!
 
 
Will and friend Don Bangs arrived with the car very early last Saturday. Covered in frost it looked like a near perfect show car, but as the ice melted I began to see the many paint issues Will had described in his emails. At some point there was a serious lack of prep resulting in the paint lifting in areas all over the car! This is probably the worst spot:
 
 
Most of it looks more like this:
 
 
The AMX had also been hit in the rear end at some point, it wasn't fixed properly causing a misalignment of the tail light panel in relation to the bumper brackets. The front core support is tweaked also, it may have happened at the same time. So along with some minor rust there is lots to fix!
 
 
The past few days have been spent carefully removing the exterior trim, along with the hood and trunk lid. The most time consuming part is cleaning, boxing and storing the parts as they come off the car. I also bag and label every bolt and screw, even if they wont be reused. Most of the interior will also be removed in order to keep it clean and safe.
 
 
I have already noticed some missing parts and a bunch of incorrect fasteners, things that will be handled during the very detailed reassembly. More updates to follow...Smile
 
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That's a very different look for an AMX---steelies w/dog dishes!
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Very striking color combo, looks pretty solid and complete? Resto should be pretty straight forward. too. Ditto, love the steel and dog dish combo too. Good luck with it, keep us posted on your progress.
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Originally posted by amcrules00 amcrules00 wrote:

Very striking color combo, looks pretty solid and complete? Resto should be pretty straight forward. too.
 
The condition of the body is remarkably similar to what I started with on the pink AMX, so I'm confident this one will turn out just as nice!
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Looks really nice Scott, How many 2 seaters in your collection now?
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Originally posted by 0069X 0069X wrote:

Looks really nice Scott, How many 2 seaters in your collection now?
 
Mike, this one's just a guest. I only own the one 290/auto 2-seater now.
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Originally posted by Ohio AMX Ohio AMX wrote:

Originally posted by 0069X 0069X wrote:

Looks really nice Scott, How many 2 seaters in your collection now?



 

Mike, this one's just a guest. I only own the one 290/auto 2-seater now.


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Silver car, 4 Speed or Auto ?  Visibility Group / Electric Wipers ?  A/C, P/S, P/B, Tilt, Leather, Go Pack ?
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Originally posted by PHAT69AMX PHAT69AMX wrote:

Silver car, 4 Speed or Auto ?  Visibility Group / Electric Wipers ?  A/C, P/S, P/B, Tilt, Leather, Go Pack ?
 
Let's see... 390, automatic, GO Package, visibility group, tilt, rally pack, PS, PB, I think that's everything! Cool
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So whats the game plan for this car? Ground up restoration, paint, clean up the problems.
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