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Old 10-02-2012, 08:42 AM
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The only AMC car I can think of would be the Eagle that Chrysler obtained when they absorbed AMC/Jeep. That car was developed by Renault and AMC.

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Maybe the Nash "Metropolitan"?? I know there was an English company that built it, but I can't recall who.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:24 AM
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I thought that would be too easy, but guess not!!

Yes, the Nash Metropolitan. My hint was intended to mean AMC related, not necessarily AMC specifically.

Nash designed the NXI (Nash Experimental International) body and used a Fiat 500 drivetrain in the prototype. A second prototype with a larger engine was called the NKI (Nash-Kelvinator International). They decided that it would be more cost effective to have it manufactured overseas and send whole cars back to the US rather than ship drivetrains over (no suitable four made in the US that was readily available, plus they needed transmissions and rear axles too). The bodies were contracted to be built by Fisher-Ludlow, who then sent them over to Austin for installing the drivetrain and front suspension, and remaining final assembly. Initially it was exclusively sold in the US and Canada by Nash. Austin was allowed to sell them in the UK and other countries where AMC had no sales presence as the Austin Metropolitan late in 1956. Production of Austin badged cars started in Dec. 56. Production stopped in April of 1961. 412 leftover 61 models were serialed as 1962 models, there was no production after April 61. Maybe those were assembled from remaining parts stock and it was new body production that ceased in April...
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:28 AM
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VERY interesting Frank!

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:09 AM
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Ok, the thread went dead so here's a question.

Ok, what part on this car changed Hot rodding history forever? This cars builder (a LEGOND) made a part of this car that swept the "Street rodding" world. It has been loved and hated by many.

What is the part and who is the builder?

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:44 PM
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Come on guys, this is a legendary car! Ok, it was an America's Most Beautiful Roadster winner.

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:04 PM
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I'm out traveling right now so internet access is at the Hotel.
As clean as that ride is it sure looks like something that the "Billit King" Little John Buttera would build. Did I ever tell you that he had a shop across the street from where I use to live?
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You jerk!

Ok, so what was his quote when asked how he made the Billet Mirror on this car.

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"Took a block of aluminum and cut away everything that didn't look lie a rear view mirror." Ok I cheated on this one. I looked it up! BB
John's 26 T use to sit out in front of his shop.
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What's another term for "tunnelling" in the automotive world and how did the term come about.
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"Took a block of aluminum and cut away everything that didn't look lie a rear view mirror." Ok I cheated on this one. I looked it up! BB
John's 26 T use to sit out in front of his shop.
I have used that quote so many times it isn't funny. But it's usually with bondo. His T is one of the models I have stuck up in my attic unbuilt.

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Don't know what "tunneling" is but has it anything to do with wind tunnels?


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No but it's a common term we all know and have said a million times.
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Ok, it's not so complicated, I thought "Tunneling" headlamps was too easy. Ok, where did the term come from? Hmnmmmmmm

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Frenching?
or are you speaking of channeling?
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