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    Default Altered Wheelbase Fairmont?

    looking at pictures of fairmonts on google and i came across this....


    altered wheelbase strait axel and all i kinda like it i think the only thing missing is a tunnel ram with velocity stacks popping out of the hood

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    IIRC, it seems like AMC used to have some cars (Matador?) with the rear tires moved forward. I'm looking for pics. Anyone else remember?

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    I think you are thinking of the AMX.



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    It was built by a guy in california a few years back who was big into gassers and AWB stuff. Freaking cool as hell, he did a huge article on exactly how you alter the wheelbase on a car like that. I want it... BAD.
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    Actually, I misled you with AMC ---- when I was thinking about Mopar.

    Does this car not have its rear wheels moved forward?




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    yeah dude they were modified like that

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    Well, the Fairmont was built up in Car Craft by Steve Mangonte (SP?) over several issues a couple years ago.

    The Mopars shown above were commonplace in the 60's and were usually built by the factory as that was the "technology" used by the Big-3 at the time. Do a google search, Mustangs, Falcons, etc were all altered.

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    Guess I just don't see the point of an altered unless your going for a 60s look with a 60s car. Just seems kinda useless now that we have other technologies to do the same thing and look better at the same time
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