- Charlotte, NC
- 1 month
Indeed, the car is a very intense custom that was built to turn heads. However, this streamlined wagon isn't just some carved compact that's been wrapped in pretty paint. Backing a street & performance lt1 with a roster of top notch equipment that makes it safe, appealing and practical, this custom is real serious about fulfilling its big promises. Completed in 1999, it's been featured in custom rodder, rod & custom and japan's cal magazine. Thankfully, the folks at randy's rods of medford, oregon certainly know how to massage attractive factory fodder into an immaculate, world-class custom. Designed by mark jones of mattel, hot wheels, ford, chrysler and honda fame, this nash really began to hit its stride in the summer of 1999. A big reason for that headlining status is a smooth profile that was bathed in custom surf green base, sealed in glossy clear and detailed with simulated wood accents - hand-painted by artist don tippit. Naturally, those aesthetics have been buffed to a wet-looking shine. Thanks to acute attention to detail, this trophy queen puts the "show" in showstopper. At the front of the car, a polished grille hangs small parking lamps between a custom, stainless-trimmed valance and custom mercedes e-class headlights. At the sides of that grille, a stainless-trimmed fuselage levels cursive "custom rambler" scripts between polished mirrors, unique door handles and coated exhaust dumps. At the top of that fuselage, a stainless-trimmed windshield and fresh greenhouse back a long hood, cool cowl vents and polished wipers. And at the back of that glass, a "rambler" branded tailgate anchors chrome hatch hardware and a billet center high mount stop lamp between factory taillights and a custom, stainless-trimmed roll pan. Built to tear up the street and wow show goers alike, the fully sorted mill, which complements a sturdy iron block with gm-spec heads and a full outfit of street & performance flash, combines oem reliability with razor-sharp performance. At the front of the color-keyed block, a polished accessory drive spins a green-tinged alternator, a polished ac compressor and an aluminum water pump assembly beneath a polished air cleaner. Once air enters that cleaner, it flows through a gm-spec throttle body to a gm-spec intake that's bolted down over gm-spec internals. Distilled fossils are provided by polished street & performance tuned port injection. Sparks are sequenced from a gm computer to loomed taylor plug wires. Spent gases swirl through ceramic-coated sanderson block huggers. On the visual end of the spectrum, polished valve covers and polished breathers perfectly complement trick dipsticks, chrome hood supports and a chrome hood latch. And the over-restored engine compartment, which includes a custom firewall, custom fenders and custom, "rambler" branded fuel rail covers, has been completely finished to match the car's stunning exterior. Drivetrain/suspension perhaps the most impressive part of this rambler's build is the full art morrison chassis that serves as the car's foundation. That's right, in the name of better performance metrics this nash's extensive transformation included a transition from unibody to body-on-frame. At the center of those rectangular tube bones, a smooth 700r4 4-speed, built by bowtie overdrives, twists power to a 9-inch currie pumpkin that's fitted with 4. 11 gears, a posi-traction differential and 31-spline axles. Not surprisingly, that axle rides on a modern 4-link suspension that's finished with adjustable qa-1 coil-overs. Opposite that clip, a mustang ii front-half hangs two more coil-overs between polished, tubular control arms. Naturally, that pavement-gripping foundation is augmented with modern rack-and-pinion steering. Power meets the pavement through skirted budnik mercurys, which lap 215/40zr17 dunlops in front of 265/35zr20 continentals. And overall, the car's body-matched floors are clean and free of significant weathering. Interior off the assembly line, nash compacts were pretty spartan. But this classic is long past its days of serving as frugal transportation from point a to point b. At ground level, german wool carpet balances piped and color-keyed floor mats under custom foot pedals. On top of that carpet, french-stitched subaru svx buckets tuck teal covers between simpson lap belts and power adjustment for the car's driver. Between those seats, a custom steel console parks a b&m mega shifter behind vintage air climate control and an eclipse cd player that, thanks to quality ron francis wiring, commands precision power amplifiers. Above that console, a custom dash features a full array of auto meter pro comp ultra lite telemetry. At the sides of that dash, custom door panels seat traditional handles in front of slim armrests. Above those panels, a custom headliner frames a custom roll cage. In front of the driver,...
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