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new project

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

  1. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy New Member 100 Posts

    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 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

    GM_Guy New Member 100 Posts

    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 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

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

    GM_Guy New Member 100 Posts

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

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

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

    Crawdaddy Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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 New Member 100 Posts

    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 New Member 100 Posts

    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 New Member 100 Posts

    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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