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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:30 pm

These are a set of photos from 1985 just before I sold it!!!!
I am going to need parts!!!
Wanted: 1962/63 Olds Jetfire 215 Alum V8 parts:
Turbo, carb, intake & exhaust manifolds, Air cleaner, Turbo fluid tank, 4 speed parts: bell housing, flywheel, pedals, T-10 trans, mint or NOS Die cast trim for sale email me back..
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OK the deal is done. I have seen and purchased my old Jetfire back!! Should have it in the driveway next Sunday. The car is much worse than I thought. The garage roof had a 12" hole over the windshield. All the die cast trim needs to be replaced. Interior better than expected. All Jetfire parts under the hood in place. Engine turned over by hand. No keys or brakes!! I will attach a few photos.
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The windshield frame is installed & inner fender well repaired. I will keep you update on progress. Car starts and drives. Should get the winshield installed in the next few weeks.


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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:33 pm

We put some paint on the windshield area. Will start working on the right inner fender in the next few days.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:34 pm

Just a quick update. The turbo and carburetor are rebuilt. Still looking for any 63 trim parts.
Email is kid442w30@yahoo.com 732-870-6964
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:35 pm

I just thought I would post a photo of the Oldsmobile Turbo Rocket Fluid. You need this to make the whole thing work correctly.

I am still in need of any mint trim parts. Any leads will be appreciated.

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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:36 pm

Not made too much progress but still finding parts. WTony patched the floor and welded the 4-speed hump in. Dad and I converted the car from auto and bolted the hump in 1982. WTony also installed a new rocker panel. Still more to go but we are closer. Back to working on the W30. I also found a photo of my dad guiding the 215 with the 4 speed trans attached.





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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:38 pm

Been working on the 69 W30 project this summer. Just a little late was going to put the 63 Jetfire in the garage when Sandy came along. We are way better off than some but this is a real bummer. Dent in the roof at the windshield. Not sure how bad but bent the frame. I will post more tonight.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:39 pm

We are about 1 mile from the beach. Still no power and it looks like another week. Damage does not look too bad but a bad location.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:40 pm

OK! Sandy is gone!!!
My Insurance Co totaled the car. I was able to keep the car by buying it back. I was happy with the settlement from Hagerty and they were very nice to work with! WTony had some time so the car is in the body shop. The roof is repaired and stripped, and primed. I have a few photos to post more to come.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:41 pm

Just got the car back from WTony. I will get more photos when I have time over the weekend. Now it is really starting to take shape. Will be working on the doors next.





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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:43 pm

A quick update. Just got the doors and trunk back from the body shop. Took a lot longer than expected. Had to scrap the doors on the car. They are primed and the jams painted the color of the car. Replaced the lower glass channel and the vent window rubber. Everything is installed and ready for the car. Will try and get the other door assembled and ready for the car. By then it should be done snowing!! See the photo below.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:44 pm

Just retired and moved to Maryland. I have a lot more time to work on the car. Just pulled the motor. Have both doors installed. Been stripping parts, bead blasting and getting things painted and detailed. Finished painting the engine compartment. Painted the floors on the inside and seam sealed them. Now to the underside. A few photos below. More to follow.
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Floors seam sealed and painted.

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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:47 pm

Just catching up with some photos. Door are on and the trunk lid. Starting to shape up. Been striping parts, bead blasting and painting for the last 3 weeks. Seam sealed the floor from the top and bottom. Undercoated half the floor today. Running out of warm weather to paint. Next thing on the list is to install the windshield. Soon to the engine to clean it up and install some new gaskets. Still a lot to do.
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Post by kid442 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:49 pm

Just catching up with some photos. Door are on and the trunk lid. Starting to shape up. Been striping parts, bead blasting and painting for the last 3 weeks. Seam sealed the floor from the top and bottom. Undercoated half the floor today. Running out of warm weather to paint. Next thing on the list is to install the windshield. Soon to the engine to clean it up and install some new gaskets. Still a lot to do.
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Post by Bill on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:01 am

This is too cool... I ran across my '68 LeSabre a number of years after I sold it and was not able to buy it back at that time (finances). I wish I could have figured out a way because I still miss that car. This is such an inspiration to go out and find it. Nice car, and I cannot wait until I can see it finished! That picture of the Turbo Rocket Fluid is the best. I have never seen it before, but now I want to get a framed photo of it for my garage. Too cool!
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Post by kid442 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:58 am

Things are starting to slow down with winter coming. Cleaning the engine and re-gasket the intake manifold, and the painted the oil pan. All bolts and hardware coated. Just locating parts and bead blasting parts.
Always looking for parts and cars! Need a 1961, 1962, and 1963 Olds Cutlass, F85 or Buick Special Skylark!!
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Post by kid442 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:01 pm

Hope to get the engine and trans installed this spring. Want to install a new clutch disc and through out bearing before. Maybe get the engine running this summer. Then I can hang the front fenders and get it looking like a car again. Thanks for the replys!!!
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Post by kid442 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:48 pm

First update in about 9 months. Was a very long winter for me but been working real hard this spring and through a very hot summer. The photos do not look like much was done but took a lot to gt to this point. Every time I think I have everything cleaned bead blasted and painted I find more. The engine is installed as well as the bell housing, flywheel, clutch assembly and trans. I have the clutch linkage, bell crank, and pedals. Have the Hurst shifter installed. Also installed the heater core and blower motor. Stripped a fuel pump bolt hole last week. Installed two helicoils and re-assembled the front cover to the engine. Installed power steering and alternator brackets. Next on the list is the wiring harness. I should have more photos soon.
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Post by StageCat on Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:54 pm

I know what you mean Ken, I work my butt off and then review what was done and say "that took me how long?" or "is that all I got done?" but its something and at least I'm moving forward. That engine bay is going to look sharp when your completed.
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Post by kid442 on Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:38 pm

OK quick update. Installed the front fenders and sheet metal. Just a few photos.






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Post by Bill on Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:02 pm

Looking great!
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todays update

Post by kid442 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:47 pm

Cleaning the floor pans and some paint. Starting to look better!!




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Post by kid442 on Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:42 pm

Painting the dash. Made a big difference.


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Post by kid442 on Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:43 pm

Working on the trunk. One more day and should be done.



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1963 Jetfire update

Post by kid442 on Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:28 am

Been working on a few projects but this is the current update.

Turbo down pipe.
Waldrons did a exhaust system for me. I was not happy with the flanges they made and I was able to get a correct flange from Jensen racing. Waldrons was able to install it on the pipe they made. Came out great and they are a pleasure to work with!!




Interior and rugs


Installed the rugs, console and interior. More to go but starting to shape up. My son has been under the dash trying to get the lights, wiper and electrical systems working. A few photos below of progress.




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