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AMC Gremlin
Posted by Mike F on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:53 PM

Hello all,

My next project. I never really cared for AMC cars, but my son picked this up for me, so I figured I would build it.  I'm thinking Lime Green and Black Two-tone for the body, with a darker green interior.

On thing is perplexing me though. The ribbed part below is on the chrome sprue, but cannot be found anywhere in the instructions, nor pictured on the box. I'm thinking some kind of engine covering, but it is too big for the scale of the model. Anyone have any ideas?

 

thanks,

Mike

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Mike

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:21 PM

Nice project.  No idea what that part is     .  I hope someone does as I'm super curious now.  

Thanks,

John

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    October 2015
  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:07 PM

Having owned several Gremlins over the years, with two in the yard, that part has nothing to do with the car.

 

Nothing is impossible as long as somebody else has to do it.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 25, 2021 6:11 AM
I have the reissue of the kit. Part is there but no mention on what it is. My thought maybe is if you're doing the drag version would that part go where the spare tire cover is

 

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  • From: Chenoa, IL (formerly Katy, TX)
Posted by Leica007 on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:41 AM

I just finished my Gremlin with a Lambroghini V-12 rear engine; I wonder if that part could be a roof mount luggage shell from the original release, sort of a sporty option. Enjoy your build.

Lei

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:12 AM

maybe the grill from this version?

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mike F on Monday, January 25, 2021 12:32 PM

That's probably it. Looks like it does extend below the bumper and it does have a slight taper to it.

Mike

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    January 2021
Posted by Mike F on Monday, January 25, 2021 12:33 PM

 Did you build that version?

Mike

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:30 PM

No, I was poking around on the web.  Couldn't let it go lol

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mike F on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:01 PM

True sign of a scale model addict!

Mike

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:05 PM

keavdog

No, I was poking around on the web.  Couldn't let it go lol

 

I'm sure happy to know I'm not the only one who does that!

-Greg

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Posted by Mike F on Friday, January 29, 2021 1:12 PM

Some progress pics.  Primer on body and interior bucket. Engine work progressing.

 

Mike

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    January 2021
Posted by Mike F on Sunday, January 31, 2021 4:55 PM

Decided to try a little upholstery for the first time.

Turned out OK, I guess. 

 

I may try to add carpeting.

 

Mike

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    January 2021
Posted by Mike F on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:19 AM

Added some carpeting. 

 

Looks pretty good with the upholstery. I like the contrast.

 

 

Mike

  • Member since
    October 2015
  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:39 AM

Mike, the small tire cover in your second picture is for an inflatable spare tire. The flat spot should face to the rear. It has a small snap the attaches to the rear panel. 

Nothing is impossible as long as somebody else has to do it.

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    January 2021
Posted by Mike F on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:33 PM
Thanks "tanker", good to know. I think I will jettison the cover and put a full spare with chrome rim in the back.

Mike

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