Team Bigstuff AMX
The Team Bigstuff AMX was a project undertaken by the 3 Team racers. The idea was to create three identical Team cars (#0 - JJ, #1 - Mr. Bigstuff, #2 - Fryguy). The bodies are lime green Road Race Replicas AMX RaceJets. The chassis started out as T-Jet Hot Rods. JJ prepped the bodies, while Fryguy and I prepped the chassis. Final body and chassis tuning was done by each Team member.
is my car, the #1 car. Of the 3 Team Bigstuff AMX's this is the
lowest, lightest one. The body was lightened with a variety of Dremel
bits from grinding stones to wire brush. Through this process the
body has been warped and beaten. The door panels hug the body more
than a normal AMX, it takes a stance that almost makes it look like it's
not an AMX, and the hood was cracked and repaired during it. A coat
of Pactra Indy Silver covers the repairs.
proud of how low I was able to get the body--notice you cannot see the
chassis of shoes behind the front tire. I actually lowered the rear
too much. I had to examine the Vintage HO Racing Series rules to
see what was allowed. I wanted to use a #40 washer, but the repair
to the post needed to be plastic, so I used some scrap plastic that was
on another runner of mine that also needed a post extention. I super
glued it on and the car was good to go.
car has a wide, aggressive stance, and a low center of gravity. That
is what helps make this one of my best race cars. At the 11/12/2000
Paperboy Race, this car made a terrific showing. It is seriously
dialed in to the Paperboy Raceway!
you think the body is sitting crooked, you're right. I didn't lower
the rear as straight as I should have, but the car still runs very well.
If it ain't broke....
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