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This AMT's 1975 Gremlin. I picked it up for $5 at a show last year as it had some of the engine and suspension glued up. I built it as a curbside and 3d printed the hood scoop, side mirrors and tires. I made the tires fit wheels from my scrap box. I also used seats that I cast from a 1998 Corvette and printed Gizmo to sit in the car. The paint is Revell (Humbrol) metallic bronze and the stripes are painted on.

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Nice job. Looks better than the real car did. Now see if you can find an AMC Pacer and you could have two of the worst cars ever made. 

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  Thank you Gary, I've always thought there was hope for the Gremlin, even if only in a model. I saw a beautifully done Gremlin at a model show some years back and I've been wanting to try one ever since.

  Thank you Ron, I think the Pacer "outpaced" the Gremlin for ugly hands down. (or salad bowl upside down!)

  Steven

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My wife's first car was a Gremlin, a base model, the same color as yours, sans the hood scoop and wide tires. 

She actually loved the car and it was surprisingly problem-free in the years she owned it. I always thought it was rather ugly.  Ironically, my best friend back in those days (circa 1978-9) owned an AMC Pacer, an absolute abomination of a motor vehicle. 

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My friend's Mom had a Gremlin which he also drove a lot. I don't recall that it was particularly troublesome. My Dad was an AMC fan and had a couple of Ramblers and a Javelin. I've never driven a Pacer but I never heard people speak of them very fondly.

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You know, that makes me recall a car my mom and dad once owned, a 1968 Pontiac Catalina 4-door sedan with a black vinyl roof.

 

That car was massive and each door, I swear, weighed several hundred pounds each.  It took both of my spindly 13-year old arms to slam it shut.  Despite its massive-ness, it rusted out pretty fast.  That car just wallowed down the road like a floating marshmallow.

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