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July 16th, 2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Glass

Ordering all new glass for the car. The side glass could probably be salvageable but there are fine scratches right near the top thatíll drive me nuts. Iím in the process of capturing the correct...
July 14th, 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Starting on the seats

The seat covers have been removed, and Iím now starting on cleaning up the frames and sliders. The frames have a bit of surface rust, but theyíre not bad and I think steel wool will suffice. Besides,...
July 14th, 2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

A big thank you!

A huge shout out to Patton for his handiwork and to Joe for bringing my repaired air cleaner base from Texas to Kansas. My friend Dan carried the neatly packaged base from Kansas back to Chicago in...
July 14th, 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By WTHIRTY1

I picked up bypass hose clamps from The Parts...

I picked up bypass hose clamps from The Parts Place last November. They're nice. All the clamps available appear to be "too long."
July 6th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Door handles

The original door handles to the car were pitted and in rough shape. I sourced a pair of NOS handles along with NOS buttons. The button shaft is a bit longer than the originals but theyíre made to be...
July 6th, 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Carb rebuilt

Received the rebuilt 7040255 carb this week. Sparky did a nice job on the rebuild. Prior to the rebuild, this carb had been significantly ďmessed with.Ē
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July 2nd, 2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 107,505
Posted By WTHIRTY1

The base made it back! Thanks for hauling it!...

The base made it back! Thanks for hauling it! Patton did a great job.

Congrats on the senior preservation award! Job well done.
July 1st, 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,730
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Bumpers came out nice. They also removed a pretty...

Bumpers came out nice. They also removed a pretty significant ding front the rear. Thumbs up for North Star Plating....
July 1st, 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Havenít posted many photos of the engine. Not...

Havenít posted many photos of the engine. Not only do I want the 31 to look the part, but I want to run it at the Pure Stock Drags. My friend, Casey Marks, is doing the rebuild of the numbers...
July 1st, 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Unwrapped the bumpers from North Star Plating in...

Unwrapped the bumpers from North Star Plating in Minnesota. Overall, Iím pleased with the work they performed. My rear bumper was smashed in at the top in the middle. They repaired the dent nicely;...
June 30th, 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,730
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Eric, The bumpers for my 31 were just...

Eric,

The bumpers for my 31 were just finished by North Star Plating in Minnesota. Iíll let you know what I think of their quality this week when I inspect them.
June 30th, 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Valve covers

For whatever reason, the original engine from the 31 was painted blue with the valve covers spray bombed black. I used an environmentally friendly paint stripper with a brush to remove the black...
June 30th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Gathering pieces to put the air cleaner base back...

Gathering pieces to put the air cleaner base back together. I had picked up an NOS 403617 grommet for the side of the base. In comparison to the original, the NOS piece is different. The numbers are...
June 25th, 2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Spent 30 minutes on Sunday organizing and putting...

Spent 30 minutes on Sunday organizing and putting together a few small pieces. I sent my original hood bumpers out for replating and Iím very pleased with how they turned out. I have a NOS hood...
June 25th, 2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Sent this wheel out for restoration this week. It...

Sent this wheel out for restoration this week. It has a few cracks and is showing its age. The car came with a sport steering wheel but I like the look and feel of this wheel a bit better.
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June 23rd, 2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

I'm all set with a door; thanks.

I'm all set with a door; thanks.
Forum: Cars Wanted
June 23rd, 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Not sure I agree with the responses thus far. The...

Not sure I agree with the responses thus far. The last notable W-31 we saw for sale was the black / red Thornton car at BJ. That car did mid-50's and had some incorrect items including a complete...
June 20th, 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 107,505
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Do your hood moulding bolts have tiny little...

Do your hood moulding bolts have tiny little anchors on them similar to the larger core support bolts?
June 18th, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Appreciate the comments and kind words, Al. It...

Appreciate the comments and kind words, Al. It has been a fun journey with a long road still ahead.
June 18th, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Update

Spent Friday morning at Bob's shop going over the W-31. I'm really pleased with how the car is progressing. It was great catching up with Bob; likely could've spent a full day swapping Oldsmobile...
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 18th, 2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Those were my bumpers at Homecoming. You...

Those were my bumpers at Homecoming. You should've picked one up. I let them go for $25 at the end of the day...
June 17th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Bob, I'll take it. Sending a PM.

Bob,

I'll take it. Sending a PM.
June 12th, 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Passenger Door

Received some less than stellar news yesterday around the passenger door. Looks like there was a drainage issue that caused some nasty rot on the passenger side door. See below.
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June 7th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Leaning towards sticking with the Gardner pipes...

Leaning towards sticking with the Gardner pipes for MCACN. Will be running different pipes for pure stocks for exactly that reason you called out but that won't be until 2020.
June 4th, 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

You need to view this through a different lens. A...

You need to view this through a different lens. A typical restoration ordering new parts from ILT that are incorrect is very different than a restoration primarily leveraging rare NOS pieces. Of...
June 4th, 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Hood

Hood is down to the fiberglass. Impressed with its overall condition. Bob and team are knocking it out....
June 4th, 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Circled areas are where the metal felt a bit...

Circled areas are where the metal felt a bit "thin."
June 4th, 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Pretty exciting to see the car at this stage....

Pretty exciting to see the car at this stage. Sandblasting has been completed. ...
June 3rd, 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

A lot.

A lot.
June 2nd, 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Quick update. The body has been taken off the...

Quick update. The body has been taken off the “shop roller frame” and the sandblasting has started. Pretty wild and exciting to see the W-31 on the rotisserie!...
June 2nd, 2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,259
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Great W-31! Can you add it to the registry?...

Great W-31! Can you add it to the registry? w31registry.com

Thanks
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 29th, 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By WTHIRTY1

NOS Gas Tank Straps

Looking for a pair of NOS gas tank straps for my Ď70 Cutlass. Let me know what you have. Thanks
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 19th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By WTHIRTY1

NOS or Mint Windshield Motor Cover #4918070

This black plastic cover was used on a LOT of applications. Anyone have an NOS piece available or a mint used one?
May 19th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Curious what the group thinks on this one. I...

Curious what the group thinks on this one. I already picked up a Gardner exhaust for the car, but I also have a complete set of NOS tailpipes + an extra 404725 pipe. Should I put the NOS pipes on or...
May 19th, 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Heater core

Had the original Harrison heater core rebuilt. I've been used a local shop, Mr. Radiator out of the Chicagoland area, to repair my radiators. When he tested the heater core it leaked like a sieve!...
May 13th, 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Last time I posted a photo of the air cleaner...

Last time I posted a photo of the air cleaner base the snorkel was MIA. I sourced an original snorkel and sent it off to a good friend to have the factory welds replicated. Here it is in epoxy...
May 13th, 2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By WTHIRTY1

I believe we've seen a few examples of legit '70...

I believe we've seen a few examples of legit '70 W-30 convertibles with early 1969 build that do not have W-30 on the broadcast card. The OW matching trans would be enough for me. Now, for that kind...
Forum: Cutlass
May 10th, 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,561
Posted By WTHIRTY1

w31registry.com

w31registry.com
May 2nd, 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,808
Posted By WTHIRTY1

Spent an hour going through parts that still need...

Spent an hour going through parts that still need to be restored and came across my original fuel hose clips. I plan on reusing the original square tang clips and noticed two clips with what appears...
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 1st, 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By WTHIRTY1

1970 Cutlass 404724 RH Tailpipe

Looking for an NOS 1970 Cutlass RH side 404724 tailpipe.
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