Got IFS? – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Ok, so today I pulled the stock front suspension out and got the IFS pieces that I received bolted up (k-member, lower control arms and spindles). I really need the rest of the parts now. They should be here by wed. It took me WAY longer than it should have to pull the old suspension… Continue Reading Got IFS? – NASA American Iron Javelin update

They’re here! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Today was a BIG day. The Control Freak IFS AND the A5 transmission were delivered! These are two big pieces of the puzzle. I didn’t get the upper control arms and a few other pieces for the IFS but I have the main cradle, lower control arms and the steering rack. Rest of the parts… Continue Reading They’re here! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Chuggin’ along – NASA American Iron Update

Haven’t posted an update in a while, here’s what’s been going on. I went to the first NASA race at Infineon this year on Saturday Feb. 12th and was disappointed to find out that there were NO American Iron cars running?! Spoke to several people and the low down is that the first race is… Continue Reading Chuggin’ along – NASA American Iron Update

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 with cardboard resulted in the template in the pics. I’ve already created the piece in… Continue Reading Race Grille – NASA American Iron Javelin update

dash mostly done… NASA American Iron Javelin update

worked on the dash today. Got it painted, riveted the gauge and starter switch panel to the dash and loaded up the gauges. dash came out ok. I will probably have to notch it to allow me to fit a windshield brace since I’m running a lexan windshield. The wiring isn’t done though but I’ll… Continue Reading dash mostly done… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Inch by inch… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Making slow progress. I wish things were going faster but I’m just making lists and checking things off. Since my last update I’ve filled the side marker and antenna holes in the fenders, hung the fenders, hood, front spoiler and bumper back on the car (just loosely for now), cut holes in the dash for… Continue Reading Inch by inch… NASA American Iron Javelin update

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 the shop I spent an hour or so filling the AMX emblem holes in the… Continue Reading back from paint and pluggin’ holes – NASA American Iron Javelin update

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, trunk) painting. I’ll bring it back to Miracle for the exterior paint job once the… Continue Reading It’s a MIRACLE 🙂 NASA American Iron Javelin update

ready for paint… NASA American Iron Javelin update

A week later than planned but the car is finally ready for paint. By paint I mean just the interior; engine bay, interior and roll cage and trunk. I managed to enlist the help of Jim, a fabricator, to do most of the welding. I never would have gotten everything done without him! Here’s what… Continue Reading ready for paint… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Forza 3 for XBOX 360 has a 1971 AMC Javelin / AMX !!!

ok, this blog is supposed to be about real cars but I just couldn’t resist. Steven posted a comment recently about a car pack coming out for Forza 3 with a Javelin in it. Well I rushed out and grabbed a used copy and was able to download the Javelin (it’s the FREE sample car… Continue Reading Forza 3 for XBOX 360 has a 1971 AMC Javelin / AMX !!!