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Old January 22nd, 2019, 02:45 PM
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New old guy here, just like to say hi! I am finally back in an olds. 64 F85 with a 455 and turbo 400. I bought it at the end of October, drove it a little bit and put it in storage the 1st week of November. It appears to be pretty solid, little rust I hope! I have been snopping around a little and found good info on parking brake and steering box options. Iím going to try and post some pics. Looks like a great forum, thanks for letting me sign up.
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 02:50 PM
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Welcome, congrats on the very sweet ride.
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 03:11 PM
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 03:32 PM
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Welcome to the group... Cool looking 64 Cutlass...
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. Can’t wait till I get it home from storage. I have the dog dish hubcaps, need to get some steel wheels from vintiques to match the rears. Eventually I would like to get another hood or make a smaller scoop. Interior is pretty good but needs a dash pad. Thanks again.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 02:01 PM
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I like that look. Believe it or not it looks similar to my 65 Coronet I had. It also was white with Torque Thrust wheels and a Mopar super stock type hood scoop. I also had white steelies on my slicks. That hood scoop doesn't look too bad- different- I kinda like it. Sweet car! Welcome to the site.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 02:25 PM
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Any interior and/or under hood pics?
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 02:37 PM
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 02:52 PM
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30 over 455

It has cutlass seats, should have F85 deluxe covers, maybe someday!
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 03:07 PM
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The diff is supposedly from a 70 w30, 391 posi. One inch wider I’m told. The previous owner bought 15x8 wheels and told me he had to reset the back spacing. Like I said in the previous post I really have not had much time with the car, can’t wait till spring! Finding lots of great people and info in this forum.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 03:18 PM
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I love it, although with the high beams screened was kind of expecting to see tubes to an air cleaner. Someone put a lot of love into that car.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 06:21 PM
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I will eventually reinstall the high beams but for now I will stay with the high beam/low beam led setup that the privious owner had installed. Works pretty good. In time I would like to make some changes to my liking. Steering box has seen better days, install a more user friendly shifter so maybe my wife could drive it a little or maybe not! It also has tubular upper and lower A arms and disc brake conversion. It still needs a little sorting out, but with the help of this forum I hope to be able to do that. Thanks again.
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Old January 25th, 2019, 12:38 PM
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I have a full set of Kelsey Hayes 14" steels I was going to send to the powder room but if you can use them, perhaps we can negotiate.
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Old January 27th, 2019, 01:58 PM
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I’m going to go with 15x6 wheels, they fit my brakes nicely and I have new tires also. Thanks for the offer.
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