Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    Making some good progress now.

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    macf85
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    The car looks great Eric! It’s been fun following your pics and narration since you’re so thorough and particular about how it’s going together. Looking forward to a Youtube video of it in action.

    #17094
    jensenracing77
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    Thanks. I enjoy building them maybe more than driving them. This car has been more of a challenge to me. I know the 70-72 model really well but had to learn a lot about these cars as I go. Also glad I have so many parts cars to research things.

    I finished the dash today. The glove box is the original and was nearly mint. All I have to do is hook up the backup lights and the choke cable but will wait on those till later. I hope to install the headliner Saturday if the weather is good. I want to install it outside in the sun.

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    #17097
    JimNoel
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    Your work is impeccable Eric. Really looks great!

    #17098
    jensenracing77
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    Thanks Jim

    #17099
    jensenracing77
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    The original headliner is back in the car! I installed the front to back last night and then stretched the sides this morning. All the hardware screw holes lined back up int he original spots really good.

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    #17102
    jensenracing77
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    People think that I am crazy on this one but I am reusing the original weatherstripping, fuzzy’s, and rubber door sweeps. The weatherstripping is not mint but it is still very nice, the fuzzy’s and rubber sweeps are nearly mint. I can always replace it later if I need to but this original stuff is still nice and pliable. I washed it with dish soap and a tooth brush. Took a lone time for it to completely dry in the sun. Had water inside the foam for a long while. I have temporary trim pieces holding the headliner so those look funny for now, I will install the original stuff closer to when I have the interior done. 

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    #17105
    graytoad
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    they do look great, I would reuse them too. Nothing fits like original. Looking awesome, nice stuff Eric.

    #17152
    jensenracing77
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    The passenger side glass is done and the back driver side glass is done. I will get back tot he driver door glass at a later time. I have moved on to the engine because I needed to get some of it cleaned up before cold weather comes. For a year I have been back and forth on if I wanted to do a full rebuild on the engine. I have decided to leave the rotating assembly alone. The cylinders look great, it ran great and used no oil. The rear main seal was not leaking either. I have an NOS cam that is going in it and NOS head gaskets. The deck and heads are very nice and flat so I don’t see any problem with using the NOS steal shim head gaskets. I will replace the timing set and oil pump. I also have had the water pump and balancer rebuilt. I do plan to slip the old cam and timing set back on it to check where the cam is at with the original timing set so that I can match it with the new timing set and NOS cam.

    The paint on the heads don’t match the original paint splotches perfectly but close enough.

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    #17175
    jensenracing77
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    Making some headway. Front and back glass are in and the engine is mostly assembled.

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