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#2413163 - 12/04/17 02:44 PM ^% A/FX cars
rvw Offline
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Loc: Richland MI
Anyone know if the original 12 AWB A/fX cars used fiberglass front fenders, doors, bumpers and trunk lid? I am starting to build one and am trying to make it as accurate as possible to the cars like they were originally built. Thanks

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#2413179 - 12/04/17 03:24 PM Re: ^% A/FX cars [Re: rvw]
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PLYMOUTH RACE CAR HISTORY - TOTAL RECALL - MATCH RACE MADNESS


Plymouth Race Car History - Total Recall - Match Race Madness
Rebuilding An A/FX Car With The Original Owner
By Darrel Arment



"The fenders, doors, hood, hoodscoop, bumpers, decklid, and the dashboard were all fiberglass. the factory claimed the total weight of the parts was a scant 80 pounds, netting a 200-pound savings. The windshield was Lexan and the remaining windows were plexiglas; the frames around them were either constructed of aluminum or stainless steel. The interior, like the drivetrain, came right out of the A990 cars, as did the aluminum door hinges and whatever other specialty parts could be scavenged. Specialty items specific to the A/FX cars included a high-strength stainless-steel K-member that reduced the weight by almost 40 pounds, and an unitbody in white that had been acid dipped to reduce its weight by roughly 200 pounds. The finished product weighed around 2,800 pounds, really light for a midsize '60s hardtop."
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#2413224 - 12/04/17 05:25 PM Re: ^% A/FX cars [Re: rvw]
Sunroofcuda Offline
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I had a chance to acquire the Apple Blossom out of NM back in the mid-80's. That's my AF/X story for the day. Car was just a body shell from the firewall back.
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#2413285 - 12/04/17 07:16 PM Re: ^% A/FX cars [Re: John_Kunkel]
rvw Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 226
Loc: Richland MI
any idea who makes the fiberglass parts?

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#2413292 - 12/04/17 07:34 PM Re: ^% A/FX cars [Re: rvw]
Sinitro Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: So Cal
Are U aware of this reference book..
Hemi Hardtops Authenticity Guide for 1965 Plymouth & Dodge Altered Wheel Base
by Jim Schild


http://www.manciniracing.com/augu19doplal.html

Just my $0.02... wink

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#2413309 - 12/04/17 08:14 PM Re: ^% A/FX cars [Re: Sinitro]
rvw Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 226
Loc: Richland MI
No I was not thanks

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