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Old 04-26-2008, 03:39 PM
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no I thought you were talking about swapping a Falcon front end in... and I have a '65 American 330 in my fleet also.. reason I said to swap in a '64 up American front end in was it's a better unit, that in the later years got optional V8's from the factory... also, the shock towers on the '64 ups are minuscule compared to the huge inner fender wells/ shock towers that the '58-'63's had

ahh, ok.
the 58-63's really that big?
been a while since i've been that close to one

btw, i'm out in the shop right now stripping a 67 front end...

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ahh, ok.
the 58-63's really that big?
been a while since i've been that close to one

btw, i'm out in the shop right now stripping a 67 front end...

I can't find a picture right now but yes there huge, the 196 is the only AMC engine that will fit
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Hi, Any progress pictures of the Rambler? Mike
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Hi, Any progress pictures of the Rambler? Mike
You know this thread is 5 years old, right?

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Turn out that the Mustang II for a 40-41 Willys has the same inside to inside frame rail width as the stock Rambler Americans 58-60.
Use narrow a-arms to get -5/8 on ea. end to get your track width
9" rotors instead of the usual 11"

We will be installing this front end next week..I'll keep everyone ( that cares)
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Thanks for all the posts!
I'm curious as well, I have a '63 American that I'm going to be swapping front ends on soon. I have an M-II style clip from RCMotorsports in my Maverick and they have agreed to build one for my Rambler when I get to that point. The rails are the same width on the Maverick, my rotisserie bolted right up with one new hole per side to match the bumper bracket spacing. Here are pix of the RCM front clip and my American...

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Yes I realize it's five years old, but he must have been ahead of his time.
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Yes I realize it's five years old, but he must have been ahead of his time.
The OP logged on here a few hours after your post, maybe he saw this and will give us all an update...

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