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Build Your Own Gremlin!

Deartháir February 1, 2011 Terrible Ideas 16 Comments

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This little advertisement was used to encourage people to purchase the 1972 Gremlin, perhaps on the premise that once they’d put that much effort into building one, they might as well go and purchase the slightly-bigger version.

It didn’t really work. But there is still a silver lining! Because now you can make your very own version of the car nobody wanted! Print it out, build your own, and take a photo of the place of honour in which it will now reside. Then post that photo below, and join the cult-like loving community of AMC enthusiasts.

[Image courtesy of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine]

  • Joe Dunlap

    I build very complex models ships for a hobby. Why do I fear this??

    • alcology

      The power bulge perhaps.

  • Oh no, not another one! I gave up building the paper Uberbird after 5 hours. There is no way in hell I will even attempt this.

    • I broke three flatscreens and two CRTs trying to cut and fold the last one but it kept disappearing.

  • OA5599

    The 1972 build-your-own Volvo was a little simpler to assemble.

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  • topdeadcentre

    Do I get extra points if I make and install a little tiny Levi's interior?

  • tonyola

    Thanks to CAR magazine, here's one those doesn't require any assembly other than sticking on a badge – just pluck it from a tree.
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  • Yeay! This will match my last futile cutout attempt of a Datsun 510 quite nicely.

    • I took the liberty of removing the door ad.

      Also, I appear to have run out of red ink.

      <img src="; width="500" />

      • Ryans92L

        Yeah I am low on every Ink but red, so mine is shaded an oddly satisfying shade of pink…

      • '76Mini

        I think that is a much better colour for the Gremlin then red, very 70's

      • smokyburnout

        You got rid of the ad on the side BEFORE printing it? I should've thought of that…
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  • I dare the Germans to try to burn this one!

  • Van Sarockin

    Sorry, I haven't gotten my tetanus booster yet.

  • nice

  • Gecko

    LOL, nice idea, i got the 81 VAM Gremlin, ill draw it and make it just the same as my car. see it soon here: …

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