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Old July 15th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Very nice, that dk blue looks great. Is that Monarch Blue?
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Old July 15th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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You can't beat dark blue. Looks awesome Paul!
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Old July 15th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Dammmmmm Paul!! It's beautiful!!!!! Very nice job. I love the color! It looks like it just came out of the show room. I'm jealous, lol!!
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Old July 15th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Finally! Looking really good Paul, you should be proud of what you've accomplished. Feels good to get it out and drive it doesn't it? Few little finishing touches and you'll be good to go.

I wish the day had been bright sunshine - would have been nice to see how the sun on the car hits the ridges with highlights.

So from now on when you do stuff, color is mandatory ok?
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Old July 15th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Have to ask you, because I've seen that trick done before with the picture. How do you isolate just the script and emblem?
Most of the Canon camera from the mid-late 2000 had a color swap feature built in to them. No software, the camera did it all. I made Lady turquoise before!

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Nice work! Really nice details on the silver inlay on the dash and side trim.

One question. I noticed that your car has a 'disc brake' circle on the pad. Is it the original? Reason I ask is mine is also disc and doesn't have that. When was yours built and what assembly line??
I like the brushed aluminum look, too - nice deviation from stock. Blends well!
The 'disc brake' button was not original then for 72 and older Olds. Not sure about newer Olds. I know Chevy used them.

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Finally! Looks awesome Paul! Really cool touch with the brushed aluminum look on the inside...personalizes it! I also love the "no trim ring" look! Glad you are finally getting to enjoy it!
Glad you are enjoying driving it now - great feeling, eh?
Color looks great. Now is the trunk lid setting high in the back or just the way the gap looks in the picture?
Do you plan to put the trim rings on or are you going to leave them off a while and see how you like it without?
With a dark color, with or without looks good.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:42 AM
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Looks great , are the pinstripes painted on ?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Looks Great Paul. Wear her proudly!
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:25 AM
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Great looking Cutlass Paul, Love the color...
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Looking awesome Paul, you've come a long way with it and like Sandy says it looks brand new Great job!
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Wow that looks awesome! I like the dark blue and white. Nice job!
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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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The pictures are good but it does look better in person. I was a good car show and was great to meet a fellow CO member. Isn't that what it is about - meet new people and gather more information.
I was great to meet you and your father - will have to make it to the Tues nite show. Glen
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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments.

Originally Posted by 1969w3155 View Post
Very nice, that dk blue looks great. Is that Monarch Blue?
Nope, although I have had a few people ask if it was. It is actually Kona Blue.

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Finally! Looking really good Paul, you should be proud of what you've accomplished. Feels good to get it out and drive it doesn't it? Few little finishing touches and you'll be good to go.

I wish the day had been bright sunshine - would have been nice to see how the sun on the car hits the ridges with highlights.

So from now on when you do stuff, color is mandatory ok?
Allan, It feels GREAT to be driving it. And I will post in colour from now on.

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Looks great , are the pinstripes painted on ?
Yes, all the stripes are painted on.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady72nRob71 View Post
Glad you are enjoying driving it now - great feeling, eh?
Color looks great. Now is the trunk lid setting high in the back or just the way the gap looks in the picture?
Do you plan to put the trim rings on or are you going to leave them off a while and see how you like it without?
With a dark color, with or without looks good.
It's just the angle of the picture.

And I am planning on leaving the large trim rings off. I find it gives the car a bit more of an aggressive look.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Econow View Post
The pictures are good but it does look better in person. I was a good car show and was great to meet a fellow CO member. Isn't that what it is about - meet new people and gather more information.
I was great to meet you and your father - will have to make it to the Tues nite show. Glen
Maybe you should wait for a cooler Tuesday than this week?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Your car looks awesome Paul ,that look is where I'm heading only I want to do a steelie
dog dish look ,but i love the stripes ,are they painted on ?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Yes - see post 132. Same question Henry asked. You guys really do think alike.....
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Oh I guess in my excitement with seeing
the picture of the Cutlass in all its glory I missed Henry's
question , silly me ! Lol I'"ll try and read the posts
more thoroughly next time !!!
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Old July 17th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Meh..... Like I see everything. Just was posting the answer you were looking for that's all. I know sometimes Paul gets pretty busy and might not reply for awhile - that's all. BTW, I was reading your plans for your car. Sounds pretty cool. Best part about wheels is you can always have more than one set to put on the car when you feel like you want to 'change looks or moods'. Just the rubber isn't all that cheap nowadays.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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that dark blue looks great! ;-)
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan R View Post

I wish the day had been bright sunshine - would have been nice to see how the sun on the car hits the ridges with highlights.
Only took a week and a half, but as requested.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Awesome paint Paul
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Old July 26th, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Dammit, that's sweet paint!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Now THAT'S what I'm talking bout! Awesome looking car Paul. Were there very many Olds' there?
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Old July 27th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Beautiful Paul..... just beautiful!!
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Old July 27th, 2012, 04:01 PM
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You have done a great job on the Cutlass Mate, should be proud of yourself!!
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Old August 30th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I just realised I had not posted updated pics of the interior yet. I will try to get some and post them soon. The door panels are on now, and the only things left were, until tonite, the sail panels and the rear shelf.

The newest problem happened Tuesday night on the way home from a cruise night. I had closed the windows while I was in at a restaurant with friends. When I left, I tried lowering the driver's window but it jammed about 3/4 down. I played with the window crank and one direction it jammed and the other it just spun. While driving I heard a thud inside the door and then I could just push the window down by hand.

Took the driver's door panel off tonite, and noticed the steel channel that is attached to the bottom of the glass is now sitting in the bottom of the door. I also realised that one of the plastic rollers is now completely missing (a piece was missing before).

So, now to my questions. How do you replace the plastic rollers on the scissor mechanism? Where can you buy the plastic rollers?
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Paul,

I've seen our usual friendly neighborhood parts vendors have those rollers and glass parts. Shipping and postage from them would probably be much cheaper than any retailer.
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WOW love that blue! Can't wait to see the updated interior pics. Great Job
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WOW super nice cutlass..... I dont look the wood grain look either I got my door panels redone with out it and now i still have the pieces on the dash and console in woodgrain I have been debating to change it to brushed aluminum and after seeing yours Im defintly going to do it, just curous do I have to remove my whole dash to do it or do the trim panels come off its mainly the panel below the guages that I dont know how to remove it..or if you have a template you used, also what material did you use if you dont mind me asking? Your paint is killer very very nice color by the way thanks
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Thanks Richard.
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WOW super nice cutlass..... I dont look the wood grain look either I got my door panels redone with out it and now i still have the pieces on the dash and console in woodgrain I have been debating to change it to brushed aluminum and after seeing yours Im defintly going to do it, just curous do I have to remove my whole dash to do it or do the trim panels come off its mainly the panel below the guages that I dont know how to remove it..or if you have a template you used, also what material did you use if you dont mind me asking? Your paint is killer very very nice color by the way thanks
Delta254, it is up to you about removing the dash. My dash was out already, so I did it before putting it back in. I think if you lowered your steering column you could probably do it in car.

I had no stencil or exact dimensions. I took rough measurements leaving excess all the way around. I then put it in place, smoothed it out and then trimmed off the excess.

The material was just "aluminum" vinyl wrap I bought on eBay. It is self adhesive. I found it easy enough to install.

I hope this helps.
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Delta254, it is up to you about removing the dash. My dash was out already, so I did it before putting it back in. I think if you lowered your steering column you could probably do it in car.

I had no stencil or exact dimensions. I took rough measurements leaving excess all the way around. I then put it in place, smoothed it out and then trimmed off the excess.

The material was just "aluminum" vinyl wrap I bought on eBay. It is self adhesive. I found it easy enough to install.

I hope this helps.
Awesome... yes this helps out alot preciate the insite...I figured it would look good but once I saw your pics I was sold on doing it thanks again for the info
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Since my last post, a lot of progress has been made on the Cutlass.

I've replaced the engine, dash and courtesy light harnesses. The rad and heater core have been flushed.

And quite a bit of other wiring for the aftermarket gauges I'm putting in.

And since build threads need pics... Just for you Allan. And it's not even black and white!

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Since I am going with custom gauges, I also needed to find a new way to mount the gauges in the dash.

In the end I decided to go a different direction and not modify the original gauge surround panel.

I discussed it with a friend and this is what he made for me.

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I think this will fit well with the black/chrome/brushed aluminum look of the rest of the interior.

I'll post a pic of the front when the rest of the interior is finished.

Today I finally took the Cutlass for the first drive of 2013. Unfortunately, a few more issues were found, but that's what a test run is for.

Now I'm waiting for a few more interior pieces to come in then hopefully I can put the whole interior back together and leave it that way for a while.
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What do the gauges look like form the front side?

PS, i've currently got my cutlass in a thousand pieces reassembling and sandblasting,i should be good for a cruise in the fall.
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What do the gauges look like form the front side?

PS, i've currently got my cutlass in a thousand pieces reassembling and sandblasting,i should be good for a cruise in the fall.
We'll have to try and plan something for the fall then.
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I haven't had much time to take pictures of anything, but I am making progress.

I took it to a mechanic late last week to adjust the carb and do the timing. The car runs so much better now. He even aligned the headlights using the proper equipment. Such a difference.

I took the car for a 200km run yesterday and it ran well. The overheating from last year seems to be sorted out. It feels great to be able to get in and drive now.

Tonite I spent working on getting the interior back together. Still a few things left to finish off, but it's getting there.

And before finishing up for the night, I quickly grabbed a pic of the gauges lit up. The gauges are made by Speedhut. They light up nicely and I had them make the speedometer dual scale km/h / mph. Each gauge on the Quad gauge have their own programmable warning light.

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And before finishing up for the night, I quickly grabbed a pic of the gauges lit up. The gauges are made by Speedhut. They light up nicely and I had them make the speedometer dual scale km/h / mph. Each gauge on the Quad gauge have their own programmable warning light.
Looks very nice Paul, thanks for using color...
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The interior is finally finished! All the door panels are on along with a new package tray. I'll let the pics do the talking.

The aluminum gauge panel is finished, but not finished My machinist friend and me are trying to figure out how to finish off the panel. Any ideas?

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