Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    License plate light is done and ready to go back on. Yellow zinc plated and the screws were clear zinc.

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    #16361
    jensenracing77
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    Some other parts I have ready. Just noticed I put the clips on the TRF bottle holder upside down, lol. Now I will have scratches in the paint taking them off. The color of the clips were a red oxide color and I want to repaint those anyway.

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    #16365
    jensenracing77
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    The body guy just sent me a picture. Looks like he is making headway.

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    #16367
    oaklyss
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    Here is my TRF bracket clips original paint.

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    #16369
    jensenracing77
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    That is what mine looked like till I messed them up. I was not going to paint them at all but made the wrong choice. Now I have to redo them. I think I have three others somewhere.

    #16370
    jensenracing77
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    This is what mine did look like. I will fix them

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    #16372
    jensenracing77
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    I took detailed pictures of my inspection stampings and also cut some others out from my parts cars. I took them to the local printing store and they are making me rubber stamps so I can duplicate them. The top corner of the O for OK is slightly off for the / style but I am not going to make them redo it. Just need to find the proper shade of yellow now.

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    #16375
    jensenracing77
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    I have not been able to get time to go out to the body guys house. My wife sent me out shopping for groceries today and bumped into a friend of my body guys. He said that it was getting painted the final coat today! I don’t think that counts the white top but not sure. I am sad because I wanted more pictures of his work at his place.

    #16376
    jensenracing77
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    I never finished the story on my radiator. I had a thin coat of paint on the radiator the day I got it home but it was humid and turned the paint milky. I later painted it again and had a couple cans of engine paint. Turned out that they must have had some paint mixed up on the shelf because one of the cans was interior vinyl paint. I did not notice till I already painted the radiator. I went over that with the correct paint but it has been bothering me because it is not right. I am now going to paint a scrap radiator I have with the same paint in the same coats of each style of paint. After it is cured I will start testing ways to strip it off. I hope I can come up with a way to strip it and not hurt the fins or copper. When I figure out the best way I will strip my good radiator. I am wondering if I soak it in a pan of lacquer thinner if that would work good enough. I would rather not use paint stripper but may try it also. Any ideas? Even thought about turning the air down on my blast cabinet and trying to bead blast it but I would be shaking glass out of it for a really long time.

    #16377
    jensenracing77
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    Stamps came in

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