I agree. All the material from this article, along with some nice quality photos of all your Jetfires at the Olds Homecoming, would make a really good article for a widely spread national publication such as Hemmings Classic Car Magazine. Eric, if you’re interested you might want to contact the executive editor. His name is Richard Lentinello. I know that they do consider material submitted by readers. If you are interested his email address is email@example.com
I had one of my emblems restored by Iverson Automotive and he did a great job fixing the pits and re-chroming it. His shop is in Minnetonka, Minnesota. I did the painted parts of it myself. I shopped around and they were the least expensive, Paul’s Chrome was the most expensive at a little over 3 times the cost of Iverson. I got pricing from 3 others that were in the middle. If you email good photos to these companies they’ll give you a rough estimate but you’ll need to send the part to them for examination to get a true cost. It’s a little nerve racking hoping the part doesn’t get lost or damaged especially for parts that are hard to come by. Here’s a link to Iverson’s website if you’re interested: http://iversonautomotive.com/Services/Types/Potmetal
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If you’re interested, my parts guy matched my old one up with I believe a mount from 1970 thru 1972 Chevelle. It was the same height and bolted directly to the trans. The part was only $7.40 back in 1998. Also, if I remember correctly, I had to slightly enlarge the bolt holes in the crossmember and get larger diameter mounting bolts. Center to center was thew same. My receipt only has part #2378 but I don’t have the manufacturer.
If you want it exact, per Jim, re-vulcanizing is the way to go unless you can find an N.O.S. part.