Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    My body guy sent me this picture earlier today. I have not been there since before my wife’s surgery so not sure where he is at with the paint. I hope to go out there this week

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    #16398
    graytoad
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    Is your body guy far away from you Eric?

    #16399
    jensenracing77
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    Only about 20 minutes away

    #16400
    dr-jet
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    This car is going to be perfect!!
    Very impressive to read the updates, thank you for sharing!!

    #16401
    jensenracing77
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    Thanks Ken!

    My body guy is killing me! Just sent me two more pictures. I am going nuts wanting to get there but I can’t till Wednesday.

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    graytoad
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    He is likely going nuts wanting you to see things in person too!

    #16405
    jensenracing77
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    My plans changed tonight so I made it to the body mans house! He was about ready to paint the white top and likely is right now as I type. The paint is VERY close if not perfect to the original color. It is hard to say what the original metallic level was but by the records this is the correct metallic. Can’t see it in the pictures though. Still has to buff everything.

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    #16411
    JimNoel
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    Looking good! Don’t forget the two Jetfire silver paint accents. Gas filler and top of front gravel shield. Looks like you will have the car back by spring!

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    #16414
    jensenracing77
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    Thanks Jim. He had me send him pictures of the proper brake between the silver and the body color of the front pan. He already knows about the top of the fuel door and the opening. He also has to paint the little part in the top of the door jamb with interior silver that is between the weatherstripping and the headliner. He had forgot about that till I reminded him yesterday. Most all the interior paint is very good but we are going to go ahead and scuff it and paint it a very thin coat.

    We had decided to go ahead and allow overspray on the bottom side of the car. I did not get a picture but it is very close to the same amount that is on my wifes car. Very happy about that. I did not have him paint the bottom side of the trunk lid and not sure that was a good idea now. I will look closer when the plastic is off and compare it to the paint inside the trunk. We are leaving the paint inside the trunk and under the hood as sprayed and not buffing it.

    #16417
    jensenracing77
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    The body and paint guy sent me more pictures. He has LED strip lighting and makes the reflection of the lights look like the paint is messed up.

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