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July 14th, 2019, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Tom Bilse

Great, Joe. Thanks for your help with the...

Great, Joe.
Thanks for your help with the project as well.
July 13th, 2019, 07:25 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks, and thanks for your help and...

Thanks, and thanks for your help and encouragement during the project.
Due to an auto accident I was in, I didn't make it down to your neck of the woods to visit in the spring. Maybe this fall...
July 12th, 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Jeff, Though I've done so in a personal text, I...

Jeff,
Though I've done so in a personal text, I wanted to thank you here for all the help you've provided.
Last November when my brother and I visited you now seems like 5 years ago. What a...
July 10th, 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks Don, and thanks for your input during the...

Thanks Don, and thanks for your input during the build.
It's likely the first time I'll be driving the car will be at the Indy track next week. With all the other H/O's there, I'll at least take it...
July 10th, 2019, 10:24 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks for your help at various times during the...

Thanks for your help at various times during the project.
July 10th, 2019, 10:22 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks Joe and thanks for your help during the...

Thanks Joe and thanks for your help during the project.
Thanks for the tip on the glove box door. Also, for whatever reason, the cigarette lighter flip lid likes to ride up/open, as in my photo. ...
July 10th, 2019, 10:03 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks. Yes, my pocketbook is definitely...

Thanks.
Yes, my pocketbook is definitely feeling the strain.
I adjusted my collector car insurance coverage about 20 minutes ago. So I have some peace of mind now.
The pace of the project was...
July 10th, 2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks Dino. Looking forward to Indy as well. ...

Thanks Dino. Looking forward to Indy as well. Hoping for good weather. Especially on track day.
July 9th, 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Home Stretch (I Hope)

Posting a few photos of virtually finished project.
I think I'm going to be too nervous to drive it now. :-)...
July 9th, 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Tom Bilse

Kevin, Thanks for picking up the pkg tray. I...

Kevin,
Thanks for picking up the pkg tray. I hope it works well for you.
Was great to meet and talk with you today.
July 8th, 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Tom Bilse

Will do.

Will do.
July 8th, 2019, 10:48 AM
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Views: 426
Posted By Tom Bilse

New/Unused Package Tray

I have a new/unused Navy Blue mesh package tray (with speaker cut-outs) for '68-'72 Cutlass/442 2 door, ordered from Fusick, part # PT682M.
I don't have the shipping box, and would rather not have...
June 30th, 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tom Bilse

Completed Wheels on Tires

Though not the best angle/lighting, here's a photo of one of the completed wheels/tires.
A couple lug nuts are intentionally left off for final attachment of the wheel well arch trim. ...
June 30th, 2019, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Tom Bilse

Pin-striping Completed

Posting a couple pics of the pin-striping, which was done yesterday.
Very happy with the results.
Would recommend the pin-striper to anyone. Efficient, no-nonsense guy. Great value.
I've seen...
June 21st, 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tom Bilse

ddd777, Thanks for the help. It appears they...

ddd777,
Thanks for the help.
It appears they have exactly what I'm looking for.
June 19th, 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tom Bilse

Lew, There were a few "yellowed" areas on the...

Lew,
There were a few "yellowed" areas on the re-chromed wheels. These are very few, not on every wheel, and you have to look pretty closely to find them.
For all I know, they may polish out, but I...
June 19th, 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tom Bilse

Here's a photo of a couple of the wheels after...

Here's a photo of a couple of the wheels after re-chroming and before center hub painting.
The wheels were re-chromed assembled/together.
I was in a hurry when I picked them up from the re-chrome...
June 19th, 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tom Bilse

Fred, I decided to have a new tire mounted on...

Fred,
I decided to have a new tire mounted on the 5th (spare) wheel, in case for some reason I'd need to use it on the car.
Saving the original spare, which is in great shape.
June 19th, 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tom Bilse

Norm, The tire date code file you referenced...

Norm,
The tire date code file you referenced was very helpful.
It confirmed the spare I have was produced in May of 1969.
June 19th, 2019, 03:05 PM
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Views: 1,332
Posted By Tom Bilse

Trunk Spatter Paint Color - '69 H/O

Though I've been informed in the past the correct 1969 Hurst/Olds trunk spatter paint color is aqua/black, the original color in my '69 H/O trunk is white/grey, per the attached photo.
Is it...
June 18th, 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tom Bilse

'69 H/O Original Spare Tire - Mount or Save?

I'll verify this tomorrow, but I believe I have the original spare tire for my '69 H/O.
If that is true, is it better to have it mounted onto a refurbished wheel (as a spare for car shows, etc.), or...
June 18th, 2019, 03:30 PM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By Tom Bilse

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/720x540/wheel_front_b9722fdf9781b2b363fd2e5df7071ded14fd968c.jpeg
An update on this topic.

I had the wheels re-chromed a couple weeks...
June 14th, 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

I ordered a foam strip from Fusick. It has...

I ordered a foam strip from Fusick. It has "coating" on one side only. I'm going to have the coating positioned toward the outside when rolled and adhered to the air cleaner cover.
My question is if...
June 13th, 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Paint / Gold

Gold applied . . .

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/540x720/paint_gold_tom_fr_4f545ccd9a8fdd6aff259ebbc15d0cc1d3504561.jpeg...
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 5th, 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By Tom Bilse

Because of your help I was able to find the...

Because of your help I was able to find the correct part number at TPP: AC1234Z.
Thanks for the referral!
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 5th, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By Tom Bilse

'69 H/O - A/C Condenser Mounting Studs

I'm needing 4 mounting studs for the A/C condenser.
Attaching 2 photos of an original incomplete stud and a photo of one end of the condenser showing the bracket where the studs belong.
The stud...
June 3rd, 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Paint / Cameo White

Cameo white was applied this past Friday.
Gold to be done this week I believe....
May 28th, 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Engine Test-Fire

Engine was test-fired this past Saturday.
Runs and sounds great.
May 17th, 2019, 09:36 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Thanks Jeff.

Thanks Jeff.
May 14th, 2019, 09:04 AM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Fred, Thanks.

Fred,
Thanks.
May 13th, 2019, 02:49 PM
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Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

I was trying to visualize how to secure the ends...

I was trying to visualize how to secure the ends together solidly/squarely and believe your suggestion to be excellent. Thanks.
May 13th, 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Adhesive for Foam Donut

I've ordered/received a replacement foam donut for the top of the air cleaner. It's currently a straight strip of foam.
I'm looking for an effective adhesive to secure the ends of the strip...
April 1st, 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Replacement Grills / Update / Correction

I've received/unpacked the grills from Fusick.
As Patton noted, the "interior" grill area is black and the perimeter "framing" is silver (argent), per the attached photo.
I apparently misunderstood...
March 31st, 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Firewall Stamps

I'm hoping to obtain the dimensions of the rectangular stamps on the firewall, as shown in the attachment. They appear to be approx. 1.5" wide x 1" tall (?), but I'd like to be certain.
Would...
March 29th, 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Mesh Screen - Underside of Hood Opening

The mesh screen shown in the accompanying pic was secured to the underside of my hood over the forced air hole.
It measures 21" x 6".
I've not seen (nor actually noticed) such a screen in photos of...
March 29th, 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

acavagnaro, Thanks for the tips/info. Will be...

acavagnaro,
Thanks for the tips/info. Will be interesting to see how physically similar the Fusick grills are with mine (without the damage, of course).
March 29th, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Tim, Thanks for posting the front end pics. ...

Tim,
Thanks for posting the front end pics.
My car was pretty much middle time frame of production, so I'll go with all black.
March 29th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Posting pics of the damaged areas on my grills. ...

Posting pics of the damaged areas on my grills. Aside from what is shown, all remaining of the grills are good.
If I'm not mistaken, the damaged areas are on the outboard end of the grills and...
March 28th, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

Patton, The soonest I can post pics will be...

Patton,
The soonest I can post pics will be this weekend, but will do so.
March 28th, 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,211
Posted By Tom Bilse

acavagnaro, Thanks for your helpful comments...

acavagnaro,
Thanks for your helpful comments about the sending unit, and your practical experience.
During the time I was posting about this topic, my original sending unit was where I couldn't...
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