New Restoration Project...64 442

Old March 25th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Randy, not sure if anyone here has mentioned that there is a place that will re-produce your data tag. Here is the site if you don't already have it.

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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Hey Randy, just was checking out the pics. Make sure when you get that rear trim plate all done that you fill in the black on the Oldsmobile letters. Mine was all gone and I just assumed it was supposed to be chrome inside the letters. Re-doing the black really made a difference. :-)
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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In response to recents

Thanks for the info on the data plates, I've already talked to them will take care of soon. The only number I found on frame was a match to my VIN#, but I'll look for the build date this week. My trunk lid holes match yours. Attached are some more recent pics. One is a restored wheel with the original gravel tabs, not a great picture, but the wheels are black. Floor pans welded in, ouch! Still awaiting center trunk pan. This is what happens when you try to save twenty dollars! Got some new parts this past week, out of $.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the info, I did not do that, found a real nice replacement, but It did not have the inside of the letters black. Appreciate it.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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frame # 3837595 S 27
Date 5-11-64 N 2
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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Glad to see our numbers match. Your car is Lansing built and mine is Fremont. Very cool. Of note the 5-11-64 N2 stamped on your frame also authenticates the build date based on the data plate (your car is 4th week of May)...so a frame built any later than this should raise eyebrows. My frame is stamped 4-3-64 N1 and my data plate is 4C (third week of April). Regardless of whether or not the original owner ever comes up the the papers, you have enough info to say your car is original and not faked. Would take a big effort to fake the VIN# and Frame# on the frame, also to punch holes for the upper control arm frame mount, punch holes for the 442 emblem inside the trunk, acquire a dual snorkel, get boxed lowers...etc, etc. All our indictors point in the right direction. Things are looking very good Randy.
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looks like the car is going to be real nice . I Like the 64 -65 a body olds .
I think there the best looking wagons too jmo
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Okay, after months of delays and getting screwed by a corrupt body guy, I'm back on track with my restoration. Body work is complete and car is in initial paint. Working on the electrical now and then we will get the car running. then, the glass work, the interior and back to the body shop to finish the paint and assembly. Hoping to get the car on the road by April.
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Some pics of progress

Some pics of where we are today, more to follow. By the way, has anyone used Tri City plating in Tenn to rechrome?
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Looking Sweeeet!!!

I'm admiring that you are this far along. Compared to my 66, your really cruising!!! Keep it going and I look forward to seeing the finished project.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:11 PM
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By the way, has anyone used Tri City plating in Tenn to rechrome?
Yes, they are second to none, but about twice the cost of Ogden.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Progress on the 12th

I continue to install engine bay components. I did vary from original as I converted to front discs (I want this car to stop!) I have restored the original drums and components in the event I ever sell this car. Got the dash in today as well as the steering column. Still awaiting the carb line from inline tube as well as some wiper motor grommets. Hope to have the car running by the end of next week. Gas tank and exhaust goes in next week.

Does anyone know where I can get an OEM oil filler cap? And a shifter ball that will fit the muncie? Of all the parts to have problems finding!

Comments and suggestions are certainly welcome.

Thanks!
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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Some pics of where we are today, more to follow. By the way, has anyone used Tri City plating in Tenn to rechrome?
I have used them in 2011. Dropped the 67 bumpers off Spring Carlisle and picked them up in the Fall. I am pleased and i think they were 575 each to rechrome. I went thru the trouble of getting very clean and straight cores for them. It was a little upsetting to see the workers there at Carlisle lifting the cores above their heads and launching them into the back of the big box truck and each one made quite a racket when they hit.... I cringed more than once while walking away but at least for me all worked out well...
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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Othaiii View Post
I continue to install engine bay components. I did vary from original as I converted to front discs (I want this car to stop!) I have restored the original drums and components in the event I ever sell this car. Got the dash in today as well as the steering column. Still awaiting the carb line from inline tube as well as some wiper motor grommets. Hope to have the car running by the end of next week. Gas tank and exhaust goes in next week.

Does anyone know where I can get an OEM oil filler cap? And a shifter ball that will fit the muncie? Of all the parts to have problems finding!

Comments and suggestions are certainly welcome.

Thanks!
Shift ball

http://www.hotrodshiftknob.com/servl...2Cshift/Detail

I had them make this ball to fit my 65s handle.

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Oil cap.

http://www.show-cars.com/cgi-bin/com...ction&key=1036

Come on over to the 65 442 forum, thats where this info came from.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Thumbs up 64 442

I had one of these 64 442's back in 1987, I really do wish I had it today. It had the reverse light block off plate's, that was kind of option back then. Pretty sweet ride your building there.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Thanks to TK65

Thanks for the info on the shifter ball and the oil cap. I'll contact both today.

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Old January 20th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Progress for the week

Pretty productive week.Almost finished with the engine compartment, just need the a arm dust shields. Installed the gas tank, had to modify and the exhaust, again, had to modify. Finished up the brakes and finally got the correct carb line.

Going to try to start the car on Tuesday.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Nice job looks like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 04:49 PM
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It's Alive!

Started the car yesterday, a little gas leak, nothing that couldn't be fixed with a wrench. Doing the sound deadening today and tomorrow and will install the glass, hopefully next week. Thanks to you guys, I have found a shift know and oil filler cap. Thanks.
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Several pics of the nearly finished project

It's be 2 1/2 years since we picked up the 64, Every nut and bolt has be removed, refinished or replaced. Here's a couple of pictures of the nearly finished project. Replaced the distributor today, have some decals that need to go on.
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A few more pics

I've included a couple of pictures when the car was new, purchased from George N. the original owner.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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wow , looks great !
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Old August 17th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Sorry I missed this thread.
But not now! Great read and
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I must commend you sir.
Very nice Job. Sure looks
like you have some damn nice
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Very very nice !
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Old September 6th, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Upper control mounts

Could one of you guys post a picture of what the upper control mount holes look like on the 1964 442 ( ie, how do they differ from the non-442 models ). I am looking at a car the owner represents to be a 442 and want to verify that it truly is a 442. Thanks, John
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I also just found this. Great work and a awesome looking 64 442.
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Trunk light question

Took the car out the other night to check things out in the dark, always find something interesting. One thing I discovered is that the trunk light didn't work. The next day, I did a little digging...bulb was fine, so started checking the wiring, wiring was good, but what I discovered is that the trunk light did not work unless the parking lights were on. Can this be right, did they come this way from the factory? I don't remember rerouting anything during the restoration. Seems a bit odd. Any comments?
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I believe the light is only on when the headlights/running lights are on, there is no switch like the doors. glad to see you completed the build, Randy. I have finally got my 442 running, but it needs some body work done before I go any further.
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Originally Posted by Threejdsolds View Post
Could one of you guys post a picture of what the upper control mount holes look like on the 1964 442 ( ie, how do they differ from the non-442 models ). I am looking at a car the owner represents to be a 442 and want to verify that it truly is a 442. Thanks, John
The pic on the left is from a '64 vert, notice only three holes (one above and below the bolt). The pic on the right is a '64 442 or '65 for that matter. This pic shows one hole above the bolt and 2 below...total of four holes. Non-vert and non-442 cars had one hole. Hope this helps. If you are looking at the car in Utah, it appears to be the real deal. There is a good amount of body work but he does have a donor car which is in great shape. good luck with your search.
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Originally Posted by Othaiii View Post
Took the car out the other night to check things out in the dark, always find something interesting. One thing I discovered is that the trunk light didn't work. The next day, I did a little digging...bulb was fine, so started checking the wiring, wiring was good, but what I discovered is that the trunk light did not work unless the parking lights were on. Can this be right, did they come this way from the factory? I don't remember rerouting anything during the restoration. Seems a bit odd. Any comments?
Yes they came that way. My 64 Cutlass is the exact same (has to have parking or headlights on to operate). You should notice the same about the glovebox light too.
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Car turned out incredible. Thanks for sharing.
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