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Project Barn Find AMX Update

It’s Red; Project Barn Find AMX is Red! It has been several months since we media blasted the AMX back to its original sheet metal but now it has again turned red. It may not be glossy, but it is red. What you see here is just the red base coat that will get a light wet sanding and another coat of red before the clear coat goes on. As of this date the Mike and Jeremy over at Rod and Custom Machine are just hours away from black stripes and multiple coats of clear.

The re-assembly of the car is next up and should start next week. Once the exterior is all back to show/street ready condition we will be taking the Project Barn Find AMX back to our shop for installation of all the new interior parts. This should not be a long process but will include a complete insulation package, new speakers and radio with 8-track and iPod connection (a little old and a little new). We retained as much of the original interior as we could but that amounts to only the door panels.

We still have not 100% decided on the wheel and tire combination we will use. After trying a couple of different setups we mounted some of our BFGs on the factory original wheels until we make up our mind. Previously we put a set of 15″ polished aluminum 5 spoke Torque Thrust wheels and BFGs on during the early part of the build but they didn’t give us quite the look we wanted so those were put on the Project Mustang Gloriana/High School Hauler and they look perfect there.

By New Years we hope to have the car drivable and 100% complete no later than the end of January with it going to its first show in March and then onto the May Good Guys show in Nashville. From there it is miles and miles of FUN!

Watch for more up coming status reports.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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