1963 Olds Jetfire Re-restoration

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  • #7568

    62turbojet
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    this is gonna be sweet!

    #10321

    kid442
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    A quick update. Just got the doors and trunk back from the body shop. Took a lot longer than expected. Had to scrap the doors on the car. They are primed and the jams painted the color of the car. Replaced the lower glass channel and the vent window rubber. Everything is installed and ready for the car. Will try and get the other door assembled and ready for the car. By then it should be done snowing!! See the photo below.
    Ken

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    #10769

    kid442
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    Just retired and moved to Maryland. I have a lot more time to work on the car. Just pulled the motor. Have both doors installed. Been stripping parts, bead blasting and getting things painted and detailed. Finished painting the engine compartment. Painted the floors on the inside and seam sealed them. Now to the underside. A few photos below. More to follow.
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    Engine compartment painted

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    Floors seam sealed and painted.

    #11228

    kid442
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    First update in about 9 months. Was a very long winter for me but been working real hard this spring and through a very hot summer. The photos do not look like much was done but took a lot to gt to this point. Every time I think I have everything cleaned bead blasted and painted I find more. The engine is installed as well as the bell housing, flywheel, clutch assembly and trans. I have the clutch linkage, bell crank, and pedals. Have the Hurst shifter installed. Also installed the heater core and blower motor. Stripped a fuel pump bolt hole last week. Installed two helicoils and re-assembled the front cover to the engine. Installed power steering and alternator brackets. Next on the list is the wiring harness. I should have more photos soon.
    Ken

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    #11231

    jensenracing77
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    Looks good! Looking forward to seeing it.

    #11246

    kid442
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    Adding a couple of photos. One is about a month old and one from this week.

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    #11247

    jensenracing77
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    Looking forward to seeing it. Hitting the road for your place in the morning…. See you Sunday.

    #11248

    kid442
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    OK quick update. Installed the front fenders and sheet metal. Just a few photos.

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    #11249

    kid442
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    Cleaning the floor pans and some paint. Starting to look better!!

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    #11342

    kid442
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    Painting the dash. Made a big difference.

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    Before

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    After

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    Dash pad next.
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