Restoration of our 62 4 speed Jetfire

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    jensenracing77
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    The guy that rebuilt the water pump painted it and it didn’t look right. Just used some lacquer thinner on a rag and took it right off. I will use a Q tip to remove it in the little areas I couldn’t get to.
    I also noticed the NOS fuel pump is clocked wrong. I will pop it apart and put it on correct.

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    #17187
    jensenracing77
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    I am getting there. I got the paint off the water pump so it look better now.

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    #17193
    jensenracing77
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    Made more headway.

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    #17200
    graytoad
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    You certainly are making lots of headway lately: Great work Eric!

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    jensenracing77
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    Just picked up the driveshaft from the shop and could not be happier! Before I took it I was not sure how I was going to make the ends look good after the new tubes were welded on. I knew they would not match the pretty new tubes. It is not “correct” but I decided to bead blast the ends and just dip the ends of the shaft in my phosphate solution. This way when he cut them off they would still look ok. I knew when he welded it that it would burn some of it but it actually done better than I expected. The ends I assume were bare steel when new but I am happy with the phosphate. The center CV I phosphated also and NOS one I have found were also phosphate. The splined slip joint is NOS and the phosphate on it matches mine pretty well. Three of the U joints are NOS because I got them cheep, he supplied the 4th one. I had him not paint it and I plan to clear it just as it is, over the hotter looking welded spots and all. I will add the paint stripe and yellow mark on the front as well. I can’t tell what color the strip was and the inspection information I have says the Jetfire shaft had no color stripe but I will put one on it where the original strip was at. Just have to decide color.

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    #17212
    jensenracing77
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    Tank is in. It is not perfect but it is nice enough to make me happy. The inside is as nice as the bottom.

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    jensenracing77
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    #17216
    graytoad
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    wow Eric, that is phenomenal!

    #17295
    jensenracing77
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    For some reason I can no longer post pictures to this forum. Here is a video from a couple weeks ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGw8p6ZHjzw&t=4s

    #17296
    jensenracing77
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    Here is another video from last weekend when I started it up and broke in the cam. This weekend I have both front fenders and front bumper on. Most of the front end is together. I will try to post pictures again but it has not worked for a few weeks for me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaZszcCFpso

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