1963 Olds Jetfire Re-restoration

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    kid442
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    Just installed all the exterior trim. Next weather strips and gaskets. Took it out for a couple mile drive. Checked out OK. Getting closer.

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    kid442
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    Quick video of the first test drive.
    https://youtu.be/aoiH2nsW_W4

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    kid442
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    Just put 110 miles on the car in the last week. Runs great. Had the muffler shop install a Waldron’s exhaust system I purchased. Four hours later and a bunch of $$$ but came out great. Still have a few gaskets more and a bunch of other items but the list is getting shorter.

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    macf85
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    Lookin’ good Ken!

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    kid442
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    Mac
    Thanks!
    Ken

    #12704

    kid442
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    Quick update. Painted the wheels white. I think it’s a big improvement! New wheels and tires are for this winter. Not sure what we may do. Change to 5 lug or order custom wheels. For now drive the wheels off of it.

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    kid442
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    OK here is the latest update. Just installed a posi rear new shocks and 1/2″ lowering springs. The rear is from a 1961 Buick Special and there were a bunch of changes made the Job much harder than needed. A little farmer engineering and its in. Going to get the car to the Hershey AACA car show this Oct.

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    wag-on
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    Nice progress. Keep up the great work

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    kid442
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    Thanks for the reply. I will attach a few photos

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    JimNoel
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    Hi Ken,
    I assume that you are posting pics with your recent posts. They only show as [blockquote]BBCode you used is not allowed.[/blockquote] for me? Can you post in some other way? I would like to see them.

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