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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hello, In 1975 my dad traded a sears die hard battery for a 65 olds 98 convertible that smoked bad and needed a new top. that summer I learned how to rebuild that engine ( I was 15 ) I then learned how to drive in that car. ( it was my moms car ) my mom drove it off and on for for about 25 years until she passed away, my dad put another new top on it and a new interior in it right before giving it to me as a wedding gift in 2006. I haven't driven it as it needs brake work and exhaust but I do start it regularly. it is an old family friend. Besides how many people my age can say they have THE car the learned to drive in.

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Old August 12th, 2017, 03:16 AM   #2
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Welcome, cool story. Hopefully you'll get it on the road soon.
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Old August 12th, 2017, 03:30 AM   #3
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Welcome from a 65 98 vert owner. With less then 5000 produced, can't be many left.
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My car is white also with a green interior ( I know yuck but that is what it came with ) Mine is not optioned out and has no AC. It had bolt on wheels covers on 14 inch wheels but only 1 is left ( do you know of any available ? )
also I need the rt front brake hose and all the e brake cables. also do you know if it is true that most of the parts except suspension
are 65 only convertible only.
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also I have a factory shop manual if you need pages copied. My 2nd and 3rd cars were a 66 and 67 Cutlass I put a 425 in the 67, out of the parts car for the 65 we had

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Old August 13th, 2017, 03:53 AM   #6
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The bolt on wheel covers are a special option. The wheels are very scarce, the covers can be had. I have 3 but am not ready to let them go.
You should also get the 65 Fischer body manual, they show up on e-bay.
Brake hoses are available new. Don't know about e-brake cables.
Post in parts wanted for items you seek.
Mine was triple blue, changing to triple white. Not on road yet. No AC. Very rough when I got it.
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Welcome to the group... It's always good to hear a story of an enthusiast who has a life long attachment to his vehicle...
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Old August 16th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #8
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A car for a battery? That is one heck of a trade! The car is still around and runs, while the Diehard died hard!
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