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Old February 2nd, 2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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I am going to look at a 74 Hurst Olds tomorrow. Can anybody share some of the problem areas I should be looking for on the car? I use to have a 74 Cutlass and know the quarters were an issue. Thoughts? Thanks
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It's a 38 year old car! I'd do a thorough check of everything.
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Other than the normal related issues you would look for in an older car, look for lumps or inconsistencies in the vinyl padded top that may indicate rusting underneath.

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Agreed. Roof and B-pillar areas can be a concern on these cars due to the quick-and-dirty way the conversion was done.

I doubt many clones of them are being done because they're not a high-dollar car, but always check build date on the body plate (should be 04 or 05, April or May) and check the DOT markings on the quarter glass. If they are visible about midway down the lower edge of the glass, odds are good it's real. If you cannot see them, car has had quarter glass replaced or is bogus.

Also- they were available with 350 engines, so if VIN has K or M engine code and all other Hurst clues check out, not a problem. You will find the 350 engine cars are generally not as optioned out as the W30 455 cars. Most of the 350 cars also had 14" Rally III wheels with bolt-on center caps, whereas the 455 cars had 15".
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