Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    A while back my body guy said if he is not done by April it will be next winter before he can finish it. Well, he is working on my car full time right now so if he don’t quit on it I could see it being done by late December. I am not holding my breath either way. He said he didn’t think he would have more than 200 hours in it before he started so that is only 4 more weeks. I have a feeling that he is going to go over his 200 hour estimate. He is usually dead on with his estimates but I fear how this one will go as he has never done this style car before. Most things have been under budget on this car but I fear the body and paint are going to blow the entire overall budget. I sure hope not

    #15889

    graytoad
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    Happy for you on getting this car done: great Christmas present to yourself!

    #15896

    jensenracing77
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    He is almost done patching the rust spots. He has one more to do and then on to the next phase. After tomorrow he will not be working on the car for at least two weeks. He has 78 hours in it so far.

    Now that I have the rear end back I am pulling it apart and the control arms apart to get them ready for the sand blaster.

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    jensenracing77
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    Got the rear end and brakes apart today. Here is a video of how I remove the bushings. After the rubber removal I just crush the shell and they almost fall out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujlxAbe-gY&feature=youtu.be

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    #15956

    jensenracing77
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    Not sure where I stand on this car for a completion date. I may have to put it on hold for a short while. We found out last week that my wife’s Scoliosis has progressed to 66 degrees on one curve and 39 on another and her pain has been getting really bad. She is having a major surgery in January and will be down for a good while. I will be focusing on her mostly for a good while. I have good insurance but will still cost us a fair amount of my budget for this car. I am not stopping the body guy, we will have that finished but I may have to store the car for a while after he is done. Really not sure right now where I will stand on it but it is not really my worry at this time. Would appreciate any prayers for a speedy recovery time for her.

    Thanks

    #15958

    macf85
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    Eric,
    You’re right about family first. Best wishes to your wife. The car will always be there and deadlines aren’t always worth chasing. Happy Thanksgiving and well wishes to everyone!

    #15963

    johnsage
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    Eric,
    My best wishes to your wife also. I enjoyed meeting her at Homecoming. She is a sweetheart, take good care of her.

    #15965

    jensenracing77
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    Thanks guys.

    I thought the body guy was taking a couple weeks off but he called earlier this morning and said he needed more money, lol. He has another 48 hours in it. He is having a VERY difficult time trying to match the paint. He has the bottom side primered with a quality thick black primer. The pitting that is there has filled in pretty good. He is going to seam seal some of the bottom side and put on one more coat. The under hood area is only getting the one coat of primer that is on there now and will get body color next.

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    jensenracing77
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    More pictures

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    graytoad
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    Looking real nice Eric!

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