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  • #13404

    macf85
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    Looks great Eric! Wish I had the $$. I’d love to have that.

    #13359

    macf85
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    Even more racing pics.
    Also, forgot about one of Jim Hall’s Chaparral cars used the 215 Olds.

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    #13353

    macf85
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    More racing pics

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    #13289

    macf85
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    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.

    #13262

    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. 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

    #12702

    macf85
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    Congratulations! Looking forward to progress photos as you get things done.

    #12691

    macf85
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    Lookin’ good Ken!

    #12640

    macf85
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    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.

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    #12567

    macf85
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    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.

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    #12565

    macf85
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    Eric,
    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.

    Don

    Well it’s not letting me upload the file. I can email it to you if you want. It’s a jpeg file.

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