Category Archives: Body and Paint

sifting through the wreckage…

After a week of mourning it was time to drag my ass into the garage and survey the carnage… I had already borrowed and brought home Jeff’s Porta-Puller. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically an hydraulic jack … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint, Wheels and Tires

All stickered up! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

ok, now it looks like a race car. Ivan and his dad from AFEX Graphics supplied the graphics and installed them. while there were there I also asked them to do the NASA required stickers (windshield banner, toyo tires and … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint

It’s PAINTED!!! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Saw the car this morning. The base color is on and the stripes went on today. Picking up the car tomorrow afternoon. AND I’m signed up for an afternoon test session at Infineon this Friday from 1pm – 4pm. This … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Body and Paint

time to get “purty”… NASA American Iron Javelin update

well it’s been a LONG time coming but the car is finally at the body shop! Ended up going with MAACO in Santa Rosa. got a couple of bids but what clinched it was that they will be able to … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint

Race Grille – NASA American Iron Javelin update

After a lot of going back and forth trying to decide what to do for a grille I’ve decided to build a complete closeout panel and hang the stock AMX mesh grille screen in front of that for looks. Playing … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint

back from paint and pluggin’ holes – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Got up this morning at picked up the Javelin from Miracle autobody/paint in Napa.  The insides are all nice and light gray now.  now it’s time to actually start trying to assemble this car.  After getting the car back in … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint, video

It’s a MIRACLE :) NASA American Iron Javelin update

FINALLY got the car over to Miracle auto paint and repair in Napa. Car should be done mid next week and I’ll pick it up late next week. This is just for the light gray interior (engine bay, inside/roll cage, … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Body and Paint

Nose job revisited…

So I had an idea to try tweaking the stripes on the hood.  I wanted to see what it would look like to split the band that runs around the nose.  I got a razor blade and cut out the … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Body and Paint

New wheels/tires and… the doors work!

So, after the skid pad outing in March (where I put a big hole in one of the Kumho Victoracer track tires) I realized I should probably get a set of street tires. I was especially concerned about driving the … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Body and Paint, Wheels and Tires

Nose job done… for now.

well, I mentioned in a previous post that I had a surprise for the nose and here it is.  It’s a custom aluminum grille I had cut on a water jet.  I also had a cool AMX badge cut as … Continue reading

1973 Javelin-street, Body and Paint