December 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm #16053graytoadParticipant
So Eric, is 1 1/4″ the correct width for our cars? I was on A.A.W’s site and they only show that size. That other video from Lectric Limited said there was various widths depending on car etc.December 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm #16055
The original tape is 1 inch but I used 1 1/4. I can’t find any that is the same thickness as original so I like the 1 1/4 so I can overlap it extra each turn. I overlap it a little over half the width of the tape. If you overlap it enough you can’t tell it is wider tape and at the same time, it adds to the thickness and protection.January 1, 2020 at 6:50 am #16084
I cut out new splash shields for the car. Two of the originals are still nice and soft. I may just clean those and reuse them. Either way. I have new ones now if I need themJanuary 1, 2020 at 12:26 pm #16091graytoadParticipant
Awesome:and now you have ‘patterns’ for any other 62 owner that does not have any!January 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm #16092
I have enough material left that I may make another set just to put away. I am actually going to cut a couple wide strips and pinch between the tank and trunk pan also. Not original but it helps for sound deadening.January 4, 2020 at 7:16 pm #16132
Got my headlight terminals in and finished the wire harness.January 4, 2020 at 7:22 pm #16136
I got my chrome back Friday. I got home and found that the bumpers are going to have to go back. They are really smooth but the centers are cloudy. I called him this morning and sent him some pictures. He said that it was a major screw up on his part and knows how it got out like that. He said he will take full responsibility for it and fix them. He said they need to finish buffing them and that if I have the time when I drop them off he will fix them while I wait. The parts I did not get rechromed I have NOS ones to replace or are just fine the way they are to go back on the car.January 5, 2020 at 9:59 am #16139classiccutlassParticipant
Eric, you are constantly moving forward on your Jetfire restoration, a true hobbyist & an inspiration to us all. There is much to learn from you, thank you for your ongoing story. Dave E.January 5, 2020 at 10:16 am #16140
Thank you! I sure enjoy do it and maybe even more than driving them after it is done. One thing we are excited about after it is done is we plan to haul it down to the Smoky Mountains and drive all around the mountains in it. That will not be till 2021 though. We done this in the 70 442 W-30 I built and was a great time.January 11, 2020 at 9:18 am #16158
Got my radiator and heater core back yesterday. I had them order the core without top and bottom rails so we could use the originals with the holes. I always have them do this but usually they have extra solder at the ends of the rails when I get them back. I told him this was going on a high end restoration so he decided to send the rails off to The core manufacturer and had them make the new core with my rails already on it. This prevented the extra solder build up at the ends. I am super happy about that! I also don’t have them painted by the radiator shop but this causes them to turn green really fast. It is really humid this morning but needed to get them painted. I decided to paint a really thin coat just to keep them from tarnishing really bad. It is so humid that the thin coat of black has turned a milky color. I will have to lightly sand the tanks and coat it again when it is dry out.
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