Monday, May 12, 2008
Night before John's 53rd Birthday - what a way to deal with middle age crisis! Welding and grinding the pinholes.
Note how much Augie loves welding! I'm doing this for my dog (let's not forget that large dog area that AMC designed into the back of this two-seater.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The left front fender on this rig is from a 1970 car. I had already cut out a 68-69 side marker light recess from the Javelin I got the roof from. In 1970 the marker was flush with the fender. I measured, cut & butt welded in the recessed section. I also welded up the 2 badge retainer holes on the aft section behind the wheel well & that makes the 68-69 fender.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Half inch square stock and upside down upper radiator support are welded in to replace MIA lower radiator support... finally.
Finish welding and grinding the roof. Leftover from last year. Yeah, I'm buying time before another attack at the rear floor buckets. But, I did win two bids on E-Bay for standard shift pedal cluster and assorted standard shift tranny brackets last Tuesday. Yippeee!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Latch installation time - it might be a good idea to see if things line up. Out to the back shed to drag out the Javelin hood, freed up the seized hinges (sure one of the springs popped off and nearly missed hitting my head) and with Rick F's help, got it installed. Pretty close, don't forget to keep 3 1/4" between the radiator core and bottom of the lower arm of the latch bracket. And, believe it or not, my fabrication was right on the money! Lucky...
P.S. It is snowing like hell outside. This could be a distraction.
Hood down, time to plow again and rake the roof(s), YUK!!!
Fresh off the '71 Javelin, cut and ready.
Hey look, it fits! Ouch, vicious dog attack.