new project

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by GM_Guy, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    well....... here it is. this is what I will begin working on this winter

    1978 olds cutlass salon 4 door sedan. body looks good, rust free.
    has body color rally wheels w/trim rings
    nice interior, I'm going to leave it as is, only adding my oil press,water temp,and volt gauges.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Nice! Did you check the rear frame horns. They rot like crazy back there.
     
  3. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    yes, looks good. has been in a building for about 4 years
    was touchy getting it home, had no brakes at all. (master cyl must have gone bad from sitting, it had brakes when I drove it 4 years ago into this same building for the older couple I got it from)
     
  4. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Well have to fix that so you can move it around. Sos not to crash into house:lol:
     
  5. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    luckily, I can use the one off my regal
     
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Nice, sounds like you got a good body/frame to start with. How long is that thing stem to stern?
     
  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    nice boat indeedy. you gonna stick that beast of a motor in it? I'm imagnining it's already got a nice sized v8 in it already, but stock isn't ever enough... Then again, I would love to see 550 horsies in an S10 like you wanted to do.
     
  8. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    it has a v6 in it currently, the overall length on this is 197.7 inches, wheelbase 108.1 inches.
     
  9. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I was bored, so I began prepping it today for the removal of the tired v6 and trans :)

    I'll snap a pic in the morning

    I found the original sales invoice when it was bought new, purchase price in 1978: $6599.94
     
  10. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    well, here's the ugly,greasy v6, beiing readied to be pulled.
    I removed the header panel, and will remove the core support, so all I'll have to do, is pull straight out the front, to save having to hassle with hood removal/alignment
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007

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