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May 25th, 2019, 06:14 AM
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Posted By chopolds

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April 24th, 2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Going back to the front, I wanted to start ...

Going back to the front, I wanted to start tightening it up. Started with welding the front roof support. Had to cut out part of the roof to get to the upper part of it. The lower was out in the...
April 19th, 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

After the "A" pillars were welded up, as well as...

After the "A" pillars were welded up, as well as the support piece behind the top of the windshield, I decided to go straight to the "B" pillars, instead of dealing with all that 'almost flat' sheet...
April 15th, 2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Chop it!

My serious "Kustom guy" attitude convinced me to chop the car. It's going to add some more serious work, planning and figuring, but what the hell!
Started at the "A" pillar. Marked off and cut 1 1/2...
April 12th, 2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Well, with the roof temporarily on, it was...

Well, with the roof temporarily on, it was difficult to figure out where everything was going to line up. SO off it came, and I put the quarter panel tops on. At least this would show me if the...
April 4th, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Well, I can't be sure of every little thing yet,...

Well, I can't be sure of every little thing yet, but I've chopped a bunch of cars before, so this is the plan. Cut down original windshield. I did my 55 back in 83, and NO ONE knew how to do it back...
April 3rd, 2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

OLDSter Ralph, my friend Pete blew up the 324 in...

OLDSter Ralph, my friend Pete blew up the 324 in it , and had another friend I worked for, Manny, put in a 455 with turbo 400. Plans are to keep them. So many of my old friends had a hand in...
April 2nd, 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Redoldsman, I gave up (temporarily) building my...

Redoldsman, I gave up (temporarily) building my 47 Chevy coupe Kustoms, to build this Olds. The Chevy would have been much more expensive to finish, for my goal: Driving it to the Leadsled...
April 1st, 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

Good eye, old olds88! Yes, building a 67 GTO for...

Good eye, old olds88! Yes, building a 67 GTO for a friend, all Corvette suspension, on a new frame, built with Art Morrison rails. LT1 and 6 speed stick. Also going to do some Vette styling ideas on...
March 14th, 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,902
Posted By chopolds

56 Olds concept car build

Not a cool Corvette based concept, but one I've loved and wanted to build for a very long time. My first car was a 57 Chevy ragtop, and the first dozen cars I owned were 55-7 Chevies. Then while...
November 18th, 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,091
Posted By chopolds

Oldsskool98, you should try and find a shop...

Oldsskool98, you should try and find a shop manual, and an assembly manual, too. Huge help in identifying parts and where they go.
Forum: Parts Wanted
November 13th, 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By chopolds

WTB 1956 Olds '98' trim

Looking to buy a full set of Olds 98 side trim. Prefer 2 door, but would take 4 door if the price is right.
October 24th, 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,091
Posted By chopolds

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

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Wellllll, not so much "finished"! During the ride to and from the car...
October 14th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By chopolds

1961 Olds S88 parts

Have some leftovers from a build. Rechromed front grill, rechromed rear bumper guards, bumper corners, fender trim. PS pump, and P brake booster/master (low mileage car, but recommend rebuilding)....
Forum: Body & Paint
March 1st, 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By chopolds

roof rail weatherstripping 1961 hardtop?

Bought the roof rail weatherstripping from Metro Rubber. 1961 2 door hardtop Super 88. The rubber is long enough to go from the vent window along the roof to the top of the quarter panel, in short,...
Forum: Parts Wanted
February 25th, 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By chopolds

1961 S88 wiper motor

Looking for a working 61 Olds full size, 88, Super 88, or 98, wiper motor.
February 25th, 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,091
Posted By chopolds

Sanded and buffed (1000 grit, 1500, 3000, then...

Sanded and buffed (1000 grit, 1500, 3000, then compound, and liquid polish, and hand glaze)
Ron's doing a terrific job buffing the miles of stainless trim on the car. Starting to install it now!
January 28th, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,091
Posted By chopolds

Painted the door jambs and hood and trunk edges...

Painted the door jambs and hood and trunk edges this weekend. Now on to assembly, and sand and buff!...
January 11th, 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,091
Posted By chopolds

Found a shot of the grill installed. ...

Found a shot of the grill installed.
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November 11th, 2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 179,037
Posted By chopolds

https://www.ebay.com/sch/chopolds/m.html?item=1923...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/chopolds/m.html?item=192345566421&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

A link to a bunch of stuff I'm selling from a low mileage 1961 Olds Super 88....
November 5th, 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By chopolds

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September 6th, 2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By chopolds

The old car market is fickle. By the time you'd...

The old car market is fickle. By the time you'd finish a restoration, prices may be much higher, or much lower. As of now, the generation ( and buyers) of 50's car lovers is going away, so prices...
August 12th, 2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By chopolds

Lots, if not all, of the old cars did that.

Lots, if not all, of the old cars did that.
Forum: Body work
July 10th, 2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By chopolds

I do some pretty nice custom work, and paint and...

I do some pretty nice custom work, and paint and I've never been too fussy about what type of filler I use. As long as the work under it is good (solid welds, dents worked out to less than 1/4") any...
July 9th, 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,897
Posted By chopolds

Here's one I've wanted to build for a long time....

Here's one I've wanted to build for a long time. A drawing of one was in Rod and Custom magazine, many years ago, and I've always liked it. I searched the internet for a pic of it, but no luck. Just...
Forum: Paint
June 29th, 2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By chopolds

Cleanliness is the #1 important factor. No...

Cleanliness is the #1 important factor. No grease, oil, old paint, water, etc. Sand, or blast the parts, light scuff with a Scotchbrite pad, then either the zinc chromate, or epoxy primer, and paint....
June 28th, 2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By chopolds

Still have it, guys!

Still have it, guys!
Forum: Body work
June 21st, 2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By chopolds

Long before patch panels were available, I...

Long before patch panels were available, I rebuilt the rear window channels on a 66 Lemans for a friend. The entire bottom, and about 6-8 in. up the sides. I made some templates of what they should...
Forum: Body work
June 14th, 2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By chopolds

In my experience, in NJ, when you remove a vinyl...

In my experience, in NJ, when you remove a vinyl top, there is usually extensive rust underneath it. This has to be repaired first, and correctly, before even thinking about putting the vinyl on....
June 14th, 2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By chopolds

Cheapest way: cut a coil, it should lower the car...

Cheapest way: cut a coil, it should lower the car 2-3 inches. And it actually makes the car handle better, by stiffening up the coils.
Next: New, lowering springs. May be difficul;t to find the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 14th, 2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By chopolds

I never use lock tabs on any of my builds ( all...

I never use lock tabs on any of my builds ( all different makes),. I've always heard that due to the heat, lock washers dont' work right, either. The most important thing I do, is to retighten the...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 30th, 2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By chopolds

Use a drill and tap new pipe threads into it?...

Use a drill and tap new pipe threads into it? Then you can add a regular hose fitting to it.
Forum: Body & Paint
May 24th, 2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By chopolds

Most plastics don't hold up over time, look at...

Most plastics don't hold up over time, look at any 10-15 year old car. Corvettes can still be in good shape after 20 years. Fiberglass is real easy to modify to fit. Maybe time consuming, as I prefer...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 24th, 2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By chopolds

If it heats up while driving, it's usually a...

If it heats up while driving, it's usually a water flow issue (assuming engine condition/tune is good). you had your radiator tested...usually they only pressure test it. Doesn't mean it's flowing...
Forum: Ninety-Eight
May 23rd, 2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By chopolds

My 55's are on the firewall. You can usually hear...

My 55's are on the firewall. You can usually hear them click when you work the window.
Forum: Body & Paint
May 23rd, 2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By chopolds

If it were me, I'd get the fiberglass ones. Much...

If it were me, I'd get the fiberglass ones. Much easier to fine tune them to fit the body. Probably hold up better in the long run, as well.
May 3rd, 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By chopolds

There was a guy up in north Jersey, near...

There was a guy up in north Jersey, near Meadowlands. H & H I believe. Mara in Newark, Super Chrome in Asbury Park. I've had good luck, and a little bad, with these, it's almost always a crap shoot...
May 1st, 2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By chopolds

Is the frame modified to accept the Olds sheet...

Is the frame modified to accept the Olds sheet metal? I did a 69 Camaro swap on my 47 Chevy, very similar. I had to weld in a piece of tubing across the Camaro frame, to mount the stock radiator...
April 20th, 2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By chopolds

Agree, they just didn't tighten up one side. A...

Agree, they just didn't tighten up one side. A shop should have the resources to find the correct alignment specs, even for an old car. You just need to have an old Chilton's around!
Don't worry...
April 17th, 2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,372
Posted By chopolds

I'm planning on building a 56 Olds next. Got a...

I'm planning on building a 56 Olds next. Got a couple junkyard Nomad/Safari roofs in the back yard, love to do an Olds Nomad!
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