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December 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm #13404
Looks great Eric! Wish I had the $$. I’d love to have that.December 23, 2017 at 11:52 am #13359
Even more racing pics.
Also, forgot about one of Jim Hall’s Chaparral cars used the 215 Olds.December 23, 2017 at 11:49 am #13353November 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm #13289
You might want to cut your own using Neoprene Foam Closed Cell Sponge EPDM sheet. This material is similar to the original gasket material. 1/16″, 3/32″ and 1/8″ thicknesses are available on Ebay in smaller sheet sizes. Use the lens to make an impression on the sheet to make an outline and cut it carefully with an X-acto knife. Should be waterproof especially when compressed.November 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm #13262
I had one of my emblems restored by Iverson Automotive and he did a great job fixing the pits and re-chroming it. 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/PotmetalApril 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm #12702
Congratulations! Looking forward to progress photos as you get things done.March 31, 2017 at 3:35 pm #12691
Lookin’ good Ken!March 5, 2017 at 7:22 am #12640
I was lucky enough to find an N.O.S. repair kit several years ago. I doubt anyone is reproducing these parts new. Attached is a technical service bulletin that has part numbers for the first and second style repair kits. If you can’t find the N.O.S. parts you may have to get a used driveshaft from a salvage yard and scavenge the parts. Maybe somebody else on here has had better luck sourcing these hard to find parts.February 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm #12567
I assume you got the email from Jim? His picture is way better than what I was trying to upload. He copied me on that email so I thought I would try and upload the photo here so that others could see it as well.February 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm #12565
Here is a scan from an options page in a Cutlass information book I bought years ago. The original copy isn’t the best. The mats are shown in the lower right corner. See Jim Noel’s article on this website titled 1961-1963 F85 Car and Option Prices. They are listed as option J3 for $6.36 and apparently only available for the front floor. The description is “Vinyl-covered mats protect the car’s carpeting, make interior cleaning easier”. It doesn’t say anything about available colors.
Well it’s not letting me upload the file. I can email it to you if you want. It’s a jpeg file.