LEFT AND RIGHT DOOR SKINS LOWER REPLACEMENT SECTIONS. ENTIRE DOOR SKINS AVAILABLE IF NEEDED.
THE BOTTOM LINE
I DO NOT accept orders from Personal Messages on either of the two AMC FORUMS.
The reason for this is because I only have intermittent access to one of the two sites and no access to the other.
There have been several occasions where people have tried to order parts and send money without telling me who they are. Usernames do not constitute contact information.
HERE IS WHAT TO DO: SEND ME YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. I WILL PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. WHEN THE TIME COMES TO GET STARTED, I WILL CALL OR E-MAIL YOU TO SEND YOUR MONEY IN THE ORDER OF CONTACT. YOU WILL HAVE SET ASIDE YOUR MONEY SO YOU DON'T LOSE YOUR PLACE IN THE LINE WAITING TO SAVE UP SOME MORE. YOUR PROJECT WILL ADVANCE BASED ON WHEN YOUR CHEQUE (CDN.) OR US POSTAL MONEY ORDER CLEARS MY BANK. IF IT'S A TIE, I'LL REVERT BACK TO THE LIST TO SEE WHO CONTACTED ME FIRST.
Pricing is based on a production run of one. It doesn't matter how many parts are ordered the price is still based on one. The reason for this is that the parts are all made by hand one at a time. There is no incentive to reduce cost because unlike machine made parts, volume does not reduce time and materials cost. Every part costs the same to make.
Most parts are listed by photograph, a description of where the part occurs on the car and how much it costs in USD. It doesn't matter what country the order is from, the price is uniform.
Shipping is extra because the cost to ship is unique to your location.
Crates are from $125 - $150 each USD. I make them myself and so far everyone has been very happy with the quality. No shipments have been damaged.
BLANKS WE HAVE ON HAND TO CREATE NEW PARTS WITH
1. REBEL MACHINE hood
2. Trunk floor with back of diff hump and complete rear fascia
3. NOS right rear quarter
4. Rusty RWB Left rear quarter
5. Front frame rails
6. Inner fenders
7. upper fender troughs
8. Entire architecture for front fascia for headlight pots
9. Rocker panels, inner and outer
10. An entire Rebel SST that can be cut apart and put back together to get any other parts we need.
If this site and this business is to survive and fulfill what I think we all want it to do, I need orders. Waiting until next summer might seem convenient but if there is no cash flow, there will be no next summer and no car parts many of you desperately need. Just like any business, start-ups are always a fragile time and luck has a lot to do with success. Unlike the Rebel Machine Stripe business which could only operate on a bi-annual basis, there are way more people and thus overhead involved in this venture even though the shop is smaller. It's also an incredibly primitive business in some ways because every piece is hand formed. The skill required is almost non-existent in the general workforce. The equipment is the same equipment I worked on when I was 19 in 1969 and it was old then.
Right side floor pan welded in place. Another perfect fit.
One piece, 18 gauge steel ready for installation!
$600 USD EA.
The door skins come with a Z bar that runs the length of the door underneath as a brace for the bottom edge of the door skin.
$100 USD EA.
I'm not cutting the drain holes out of the pans unless specifically requested and backed up with photographic proof that the buyer has the correct drain plugs in good enough shape to install. I can't make the plugs so they have to be either from a good donor floor. In most cases the drain plugs have proven too rusted to be worth installing or worth drilling the holes for.
As well, the only reason for the drain plugs was to allow the galvanizing coating the body shells were dipped into to drain. That process doesn't happen any more so there is no reason for the drain other than originality that most people will never see. Since the car isn't original once you've added body parts to it the drain hole is useless, especially if you can't fill it with a plug.
18 Gauge sheet steel the same quality as is used on new cars for sheet metal parts,
14 Gauge sheet steel for frame rails
1. There is no warranty of any sort attached to the parts I supply.
2. If the part is defective, you call me and tell me what is wrong. Photos and or a video required. If the part is genuinely defective, it will be replaced when I get the defective part back. As you can imagine, I don't want a bunch of parts in my backyard that don't fit so extreme care will be taken to ensure your part is correct as stated.
3. All orders are cash up front. Prices are in USD.
4. Canadians can pay with cheques, cash and E-transfer. Those orders by cheque are shipped after the cheque clears.
5. US customers pay by PayPal or US POSTAL MONEY ORDER. There is a $700 limit on those so it might take more than one. US bank cheques take up to six months to clear in Canada so I can't accept them..
6. I insure all orders.
7. We are not responsible for you or your body man screwing up your part(s).
8. If you screw up your part(s) you will have to replace them at your cost.
I accept orders in three ways:
1. Face to face, you ask for the part and give me the money.
2. You send me an e-mail, I collect your contact information and then I tell you how to send the money.
3. You call me by phone and I collect your contact information and then I tell you how to send the money.
Underside of floorpan after being scraped clean of factory undercoating that is murder to remove revealing how moisture crept in between the metal and the undercoating despite AMCs best efforts.
As new parts are made, I'll post them here. Check back from time to time to see what's been done.
HOW TO ORDER
THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO GET INTO THE FRONT OF THE LINE FOR PARTS YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO NEED SOON. THIS CHANCE WON'T COME TWICE.
BODY PANELS - SERIES 10 BODY STYLES PAGE 1 OF 2
Turbo Don said: Think of it, you are the ONLY person I know of who is making quality retro panels! There is definitely a market, just got to get the word out.
HOW NOT TO ORDER
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
An AMC Series 10 two door hardtop body - Danny Dumont Machine cutting some old metal out so new metal can be installed. This was not a seriously rusted car but it did have rust in all the normal areas. Danny is one of those guys who takes automotive restoration to the level of high art. You can also see the undersides of the newly welded in floor pans and new rocker panel sections.
The floor pan before work started. Rust down both sides where the side walls and floors meet. The floor under the gas pedal location hasn't worn through yet but you can see that whole area on the driver's side is about to let go. Same problem to lesser extent on the passenger's side.
Turnaround time is dictated by the time of year. Summers are the worst and it takes a long time to get parts unless the order is a large one. In off peak times, turnaround time is a week. Time it takes can also be affected by whether or not I have a sample of the part needed. It can take months to find the correct part. So if you need parts, the best thing is to order them as you discover you need them.
New sheet metal has been unavailable for Rebel Machines or any other American Motors product since 1987 except for the odd pieces "archived" by former employees and those buying job lots from decommissioned AMC dealerships or entrepreneurs going way beyond the extra mile to store them - often risking the family cash to do it. Those far-sighted, intrepid heroes have kept many of us going while a way was found to make new parts in the total absence of the big punch presses the factory used which are now at the bottom of Lake Michigan.
I'm pleased to say that I've joined forces with a company that makes sheet metal for other brands. They make, I sell. They have made AMC parts before and have done a sterling job. They have been making custom parts for many decades and can make most of the sheet metal we need except roofs and front fenders. New AMC sheet metal parts will be available exclusively through this site.
Unlike the other guys, I don't care whether your car is a Machine or a Pacer. My passion is to help restore Machines. But owners of other models need help too so I'm hoping we can do business and bring some glorious cars back to life.
PHOTOS OF NEW PARTS
LEFT REAR QUARTER LOWER HALF FOR REBEL, MATADOR AND AMBASSADOR 1970,71
Left right floor pan welded into place with the ribs and holes in all the right places. This pan was a perfect and easy fit.