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Old June 9th, 2012, 09:56 PM
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so i work on the project so much !That when I started to pull her out to clean off all the dust, to get it ready for summer crusing. That the little ones just freaked out and had to help!!


Not the first time, about a month or so ago I was finishing putting the crome valve cover on the left side and my 2 year old girl wanted to help, so badly that she climed up the right front fender putting a small dent in the wheel molding crome to help me! it was so darn cute couldnt even get mad about the dent.

She sat on the right wheel well and watched the whole time!

she will know more about cars then I do some day ( daddy has his way no boys and all cutlass )
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Daddys little helper Enjoy the time, it will go by sooooo fast!
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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:22 PM
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So true . My 72 cutlass supreAm my oldest. Boy witch is now 13 helped wet sand it for paint, when he was three years old ! Some how he still remebers helping . Not the same as I remember it ,but has inspired him to want a 70 cutlass s as his first car . It's the little moments like this that will make the builds worth every Cent that I put in to them . And the many. Hrs of unPleasent work take the good and the bad to make the best memories
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That's soooo cool. Save that pic for her to see when she's older. Looks like she got more water on herself than the car.

Never know, she could just as well turn out to be a gearhead too!
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Up date finally got seat belts installed and took the little ones for there first joy ride down the old air port road . When I opened it up my daughter started to giggle with a 😄from ear to ear so darn cute but couldn't drive and take a pic
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That's ok! I can see her smile in the car wash pic and imagine it was pretty much the same! Glad you guys had fun. Just remember, in another 14 years you might be wishing she was still young and controllable. That's when you take out all the pics you took of her helping you .... as a reminder of what it was like in 'the good ol days'.
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So true I have 6 kids 3 girls and 3 boys and truly she is the only one that's gets excited it pretty hard to go to local car shows she want to get into every car and some times the old timers hear me fighting with her and open the doors for her luckily I have tought her well to just sit and enjoy instead of climbing and jumping all over . Daddy's special moments !
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Aww she is too cute!
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Too the olds out to a local car show for the first time got great response from the locals out of 150 cars only three Oldsmobile .here is my sweet hearts reaction
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Yeah loved all the guys coming up to look at that sweet Chevelle what year is that ? Sorry it's a 1965 Oldsmobile !!
Wow !!!

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She's sweet! Those wheels look killer from that angle. Plenty of bling in the sun when they're turning I'll bet. Now just need some bodywork and paint to make it look uber cool.
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Yes this winter we are stripping her down sand blasting inside and out just about got all the parts needed just kinda want to drop in a big block why it's apart but funds I think I would drop ten grand into a motor and wouldn't be able to afford to drive it down the block lol
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Update my little gearhead pulling her first fender she removed both head lights by her self so I had her pose for a pic
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She removed all bolts but two I need to cut them out when she not around !!

Maybe I should move this to a major build ?

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Old November 3rd, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Update my little gearhead pulling her first fender she removed both head lights by her self so I had her pose for a pic

She removed all bolts but two I need to cut them out when she not around !!

Maybe I should move this to a major build ?

Awsome pics man. If you are going to make this a build thread send me a PM and I will move it over for you.

Your daughter reminds me of mine around that age. This seems like yesterday but she is about to turn 7 now

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Okay this was very funny !my air just was not enOugh to cut the bolt off .it was taking way too long so I pulled wheel well with it ,just as I pulled it off my son comes out shakes his head and runs my wife comes out telling me what did you brake lol
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Okay getting ready to put dash pad and panel back together .any Idea on a good dye or any buddy close want to trade a turquoise for a black one ? It's in really good shape . My dash pad is from a 64 I do not have matching glove box door .
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Sand blasting really sucks !especially with a 20 gal air compressor, it's going to take a year to sand blast all my parts lol
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Old November 10th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Sand blasting really sucks !especially with a 20 gal air compressor, it's going to take a year to sand blast all my parts lol
Yup! What you need is something that will deliver at least 15 CFM with 110 psi. I found that out too. This is what I ended up with. It delivers 18.5 CFM at 100psi and 18CFM at 110psi. Worth every penny of the 750 I paid for it.


I thought this 20 gal Snap On one would work, but nope. Not even close. So it went back to Costco after I drained the oil. I know exactly what you're going through with the air supply issues.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Yup! What you need is something that will deliver at least 15 CFM with 110 psi. I found that out too. This is what I ended up with. It delivers 18.5 CFM at 100psi and 18CFM at 110psi. Worth every penny of the 750 I paid for it.


I thought this 20 gal Snap On one would work, but nope. Not even close. So it went back to Costco after I drained the oil. I know exactly what you're going through with the air supply issues.

Yes I really need one like that mine just isn't working out we will see what Santa brings me 😃

I also need a good mig welder I have a old arc but not sure if it even works that my uncle gave me needs new wires and such

Here is a better pic of my rear panel to bad the chrome shop refused to work on it it would of looked great with fresh chrome !
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Hey Allan I was reading some threads on dash board spray dyes and saw one you posted on one a few years back . I am wondering long term good or bad to use these products thanks
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I did mine 3 years ago and still shows like the day it was sprayed. It does take some time for the odor to diminish though.

re: chrome. You know that powder coaters can almost simulate chrome nowadays for a fraction of the cost. Have you thought of going that route on that rear plate?
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Okay so I thought I might fill in some info on my build .it's a 1965 cutlass my family and I are all working on this together I've spent the last year buying selling trading car parts and this is what I have going into it this winter

Front clip is just about off . Stock 330 coming out with a 71 455 with g heads to replace it . I do have Ka heads to go on it tho .
Two speed jet away trans to be replaced with matching th400
Interior is about 95% complete
Body work is not much trunk floor pan and front fenders replaced but we will see as sand blasting continues if this changes !

What I still need is suspension and front disk brake conversion and a few odds and ends like radiator and cam kit intake

Thanks for reading and any help with the build hope to have it done in two years
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Just keep on plugging away. Every time you post to the thread it will re-emerge on the New Posts and also will get an email notification to have a look. I like your plan for the power team. What gears and carrier?
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I believe there stock 3.23 non posi but not sure ,the rear axle has a OS in the right side if that helps . I want to put 3.42 posi gears in. I want a street car not a drag car even tho it would be nice to runs 12 or less lol!!

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Major gap !!!
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Gap missing metal and over lapping
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A few pics off the radiator support that was poorly patched at one time.

I believe that my car was painted twice in its life time.pulled most of the chrome trim and there seems to be theree different colors of blue .left fender is possibly org it has the baby blue like the rest of the car right fender was org white
Which I believe answered a question that I had that it should infact have the cutlass badging ,but I am going to put the V8 badge on the front fenders I like it when people are shocked that it's a Oldsmobile and not a Chevelle or Pontiac people seem to forget about olds

Just about done with the dash just waiting on a few parts that I bought sure hope they come soon .would love to finish it up so I can box it up and get it out of the way ,tell I am ready for it

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Look what a good friend gave me !!!!

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I have no idea how I am going to find enough air to use it guess I need to go shopping for a air compresser

I could sand blast the whole car in a day lol
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Help !!! Does any one know how to remove the chrome trim on the post car doors ?want to remove for paint prep and I totally ruined the one on my practice door any help !!!
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In my limited experience you either
1) destroy that trim, or
2) leave it on

I think it's glued AND crimped on.

Heat that would take the adhesive off would probably kill the anodizing
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In my limited experience you either
1) destroy that trim, or
2) leave it on

I think it's glued AND crimped on.

Heat that would take the adhesive off would probably kill the anodizing

I figured .do you know if the drip rail above the door comes off ? Or the trim around the rear side window trim as well .
This is where the paint is flaking off and going from blue to red I wanted to cover as much area as possible
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Awsome pics man. If you are going to make this a build thread send me a PM and I will move it over for you.

Your daughter reminds me of mine around that age. This seems like yesterday but she is about to turn 7 now

Couldnt help it my grandson was helping me out here too. should have taken more pictures when my boys were little. He calls mine grandpas fast car.
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Thats funny stuff almost as good as some of the things they say.
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Couldnt help it my grandson was helping me out here too. should have taken more pictures when my boys were little. He calls mine grandpas fast car.
That is so cool ! I believe as a grandparent think of the fun part of life as i see my parents with there grand kids ,as a parent your to busy tring to get the best for your kids and forget the little/ stuff witch isn't very little

I watched my oldest two grow right past me .granted I had them young ,but with my four younger ones I have them help any time I can . my wife buys family passes so that we have fun as a family at least once a month so life doesn't pass us by ! Well as much as we can lol

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That is so cool ! I believe as a grandparent think of the fun part of life as i see my parents with there grand kids ,as a parent your to busy tring to get the best for your kids and forget the little/ stuff witch isn't very little

I watched my oldest two grow right past me .granted I had them young ,but with my four younger ones I have them help any time I can . my wife buys family passes so that we have fun as a family at least once a month so life doesn't pass us by ! Well as much as we can lol
You got that right.
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Okay I proble know the answer ,but does any one know if you can determine if a head is big valve or not with out pulling it ?

My 71 455 has g heads and if there small valve I have a set of Ka heads to go on but don't wont to wast time if there big valve .it did come from a delta 88
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G's are small valve. 2.00", 1.625". Ga could have large intake valve.
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Okay just bought a ton of parts even tho some I didn't need my wife says I need to go to a car anonymous group cause I need serous help that I am addicted to crap lol


Any one know of a local meeting ?

Any how still working on the dash looks pretty good except one spot is warrped and not sure how to fix

Intake on the way
And wheel well should be sad blasted this week

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Just wanted to say thanks to all of you!!!!!! and have a very merry Christmas !!!
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