1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar
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The Jetstar 1 project has taken a few good hard leaps forward as of recent! The perimeter chassis was laid out and tacked together on our build table with both forward and rear sub-frames being carefully jigged on the Baileigh fixture table to ensure geometry accuracy. Like building a house a proper foundation is mandatory. The real fun begins with the suspension components and seeing it come to life, having had great experiences in the past working with the crew at Art Morrison and also great success with their products, it was only right to continue our relationship. A call was made to Art and son Craig Morrison to describe what this project is about and they both agreed that they could contribute to the car and further the cause. THANK YOU to the team at ART MORRISON for the superior suspension components, quick response and generosity. The Jetstar is now sitting pretty with the front end riding on the A.M. Sport Air I.F.S., Strange Eng. Adjustable shocks and Mustang rack. The original Olds rear-end is hooked to the chassis via the A.M. Tri-angulated 4-link system also with Strange shocks.
Hold tight, more to come soon!
Due to unforseen issues progress the past few months has been slow if not “on hold” for this project. Last week saw that all change with a green light, we put a hot foot down and built a perimeter chassis that has been designed for a low, mean machine. Paul Bosserman did the C.A.D. design and laid out the frame on our build table. Engine and trans mounted so no part hangs below the chassis scrub line and the rear frame rails are moved in and up to fit the TOYO 325’s. Check out the transmission from Tony Lombardy at ROSS RACING ENGINES . . . thats a GM 4L60-E with the bell housing cut off and a custom billet bell housing to mate it to the original Olds 394. Thank you to INDUSTRIAL METAL SUPPLY for the tubing and to BAILEIGH INDUSTRIAL / RUSCH MACHINE DESIGN for the beautiful mandrel bends that make this chassis a work of art! More to come soon as the body less floor is mounted to the chassis!
Delivered at 4:00 this morning……Chip Foose is an amazing talented man! So grateful that he has taken his time to help further this project. Let there be sparks and hammers as this car comes to life!
This Just In:
Yup, this rare ’64 Olds Jetstar 1 just rolled into the workshop for a major rebuild. Our plans are still being developed but ultimately Project Jetstar 1 will be used to bring awareness to the plight of our American service men and women who have faithfully served our country. This is our attempt to say thank you.
The car is a two owner, very low mileage two-door hardtop factory muscle car from its bucket seats, console shifter and tach to the 394 ci big block. It even has its original “tomato red” paint.
The look of the Jetstar will be retained from its factory frenched bumpers to its stunning original grille, but we will be updating the suspension and drivetrain while retaining the 394, to make the car a tough looking and performing driver.