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    macf85
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    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 rlentinello@hemmings.com

    #14541

    macf85
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    Hey John,

    Do you remember if the see-through hoods on the Shaudy’s car and the one you almost got were something a dealer could special order or do you think they were fabricated by a shop or private owner?

    #14398

    macf85
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    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
    This is from a previous post

    #14323

    macf85
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    You probably already saw these but if you can’t find two elsewhere there’s a full set on ebay.

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    #14292

    macf85
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    Eric,

    Is that an original Holiday Red car with white interior? Are you waiting to set your asking price until after the first of next year?

    #14236

    macf85
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    Nice job Eric! General Motors would be proud of that display.

    #14026

    macf85
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    Congratulations. Your’e the barn find king. It’s not easy finding unmolested original cars these days.

    #13795

    macf85
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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.

    #13740

    macf85
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    Rick,

    Thanks for all you and your dad Jim did to create and maintain this website. The only one of its kind. My condolences to you and your family. Count me in too.

    #13696

    macf85
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    Beautiful car Jim! Great job on the restoration. It feels like it’s 1962 all over again.

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