Post by schlitzguzzler on Sept 25, 2018 21:00:15 GMT -5
28 year project and counting... Bought in Denver 1990, was going to have it done that fall! Ha ha.Life got in the way and now finally getting around to it. Originally a Fremont build Cutlass 330 three on the tree, no power options, parchment bucket interior with a fawn top. (possibly more rare than a 442?) Whatever, it is what it is. Bought it from a mopar guy who scabbed in a 1968 455 and long shaft trannyt, 1975 velour grand prix front buckets and console. Still had the rear seat thank God. We had so many extra 442 parts at that time that it became my 442 convertible project. Now has a 1972 Toronado Ga head 455 engine, m20, 355 posi, manual disc brakes from a 1970 and a tilt wheel from a 1964. Correct chambered pipes and a repro fan shroud. Sounds good anyway. Sat inside from 1990 on, rust free except where the pine needles sat above the left rear wheel well but that got replaced this year from a donor quarter when it was painted correct Saffron yellow. Now, many years and beers have passed and I am trying to put the puzzle back together. has not been too bad but some parts have been lost and memory has been short,but you guys have been a big help. Will most likely need more in the future. Hope to be on the road next spring, will see if that happens, Schlitzguzzler
I thought my timeline was bad. Started the hardtop in 2003, completed 2013ish. Convertible 2008, almost complete; need to install factory AC under hood and finish Faux wood steering wheel. Did upgrade to Tremic 5 speed, has a 3.90 12 bolt Cheby rear. And power windows. This where the convertible started.
The roof color is the white for 1965. I think Olds called it Provincial White. Was an original Bergundy car.
Best i can tell, drive train all original. Have the dealer book with engine V number. Car was original for racing, manual brakes and steering. During the rebuild updated to power disc brakes, power steering, and factory AC. Has 3.90 rear, with Muncie 4 speed, so no long highway events.
Post by schlitzguzzler on Sept 29, 2019 11:04:31 GMT -5
Well its been a year since I last posted. Didn't get if finished as hoped in spring. Only thing I have done to it is put a new power top pump in it and the wiper washer motor. Oh and I started it once. This will probably be one of those unfinished project cars that go on an estate auction. I did spend over 70 hours on the mower this summer, maybe I need to move to town?