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AFX offered the Javelin with a flat hood and a hood with a scoop. I was curious if anybody had a flat hood in the junk box they might want to get rid of? Thanks.

Jim Norton
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I had one with a missing flat hood. I was able to make one from scratch using (of all things) an old plastic box from a Rat-L-Trap fishing lure. cut it to size, used a heat gun (very carefully) to contour it to the correct shape. Then sanded with 1200 grit paper and polished it with Novus #2 prior to painting. I will post a picture later. It actually was able to bring an old dog back to life.
 

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I had one with a missing flat hood. I was able to make one from scratch using (of all things) an old plastic box from a Rat-L-Trap fishing lure. cut it to size, used a heat gun (very carefully) to contour it to the correct shape. Then sanded with 1200 grit paper and polished it with Novus #2 prior to painting. I will post a picture later. It actually was able to bring an old dog back to life.
I bet it looks Skookum, too! lets see it!:thumbsup:
 

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I had one with a missing flat hood. I was able to make one from scratch using (of all things) an old plastic box from a Rat-L-Trap fishing lure. cut it to size, used a heat gun (very carefully) to contour it to the correct shape. Then sanded with 1200 grit paper and polished it with Novus #2 prior to painting. I will post a picture later. It actually was able to bring an old dog back to life.
I guess that would qualify it as a custom?
So, wouldn't it need to be in the Modeling and Customizing section?
Jim,
I guess if you went to a slot car show and bought a collectable hood, then showed us how to tune it on your track,
you would have the Collecting, Events, Tuning and Track sections covered.

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Here's the car. This was very rough before...several layers of paint in addition to the missing hood. After the hood my son in law practiced some air brushing and masking for a 2-tone job he wanted to do on another car



Here's a Rat-L-Trap box like the one I used



Not exact but it brought the one above back

 

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Yes! Thanks to Honda27.

I had a magenta "pull back" Johnny Lightning Javelin body. Only thing was that it had the Trans-Am numbers and stripes but the big hood scoop.

So, I took the AFX flat hood and painted it flat black before I attached it to the Javelin. It took a tad bit of filing on the sides and mounting pins to make the fit but it worked out great.

Now, the magenta number 5 Javelin looks more like a race car with the standard hood. The flat black hood color looks great on that bright magenta car. I will try and post a photo soon.

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Yes! Thanks to Honda27.

I had a magenta "pull back" Johnny Lightning Javelin body. Only thing was that it had the Trans-Am numbers and stripes but the big hood scoop.

So, I took the AFX flat hood and painted it flat black before I attached it to the Javelin. It took a tad bit of filing on the sides and mounting pins to make the fit but it worked out great.

Now, the magenta number 5 Javelin looks more like a race car with the standard hood. The flat black hood color looks great on that bright magenta car. I will try and post a photo soon.

Jim Norton
Huntsville, AL
Heh. I did about the same thing with a chrome JL. I hate that big hood scoop. This worked out real well... the red 5 on the doors matched the red hood I used, which just happened to have a silver 5...



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Pleasing to the eye

Sooooooo much bettter!

Never did like that litter box on the hood look. The Javvy styling has a purposeful angular descent as it moves forward I always thought that clunker hood (the styling opposite of a shaker :tongue:) totally ruined a nice model.
 
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