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April 1st, 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By customsbyflash

Busy weekend planning, measuring, cutting and...

Busy weekend planning, measuring, cutting and imagining. This is the easy part, it gets harder from here....
December 31st, 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Before we delivered the car to the late owner's...

Before we delivered the car to the late owner's son, we had a photo shoot with a photographer who is connected to both Kustoms Illustrated and Car Kulture Deluxe magazines. We don't know yet which...
October 21st, 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Success!! We were able to get the car on the road...

Success!! We were able to get the car on the road for the last car show of the season. The reaction to the car was very positive, and it won a trophy as well (to be totally honest, I think every car...
October 11th, 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

So close! We were ready to take the car out for...

So close! We were ready to take the car out for the first time last Saturday, to a cruise night right down the road from the shop. About a mile away, no great stress to the car. Then the rains came...
August 27th, 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

There hasn't been much progress to show until...

There hasn't been much progress to show until recently. We had two frustrating problems that slowed our progress. The first was the trim on the bottom of the rear window would not stay on, it would...
May 22nd, 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By customsbyflash

Two things I would check on, first is do a...

Two things I would check on, first is do a compression test on each cylinder and the second is go over the fuel delivery system. Make sure the filter in your sending unit isn't clogged, fuel filters...
May 14th, 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Work continues on the car, but here's something...

Work continues on the car, but here's something you don't see every day: mercury switches. We cleaned up the trunk lid light and installed it but it wouldn't light. There was a good ground and a...
May 10th, 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

We've just had some tragic news, the owner of...

We've just had some tragic news, the owner of this car passed away suddenly last week. We liked him very much and we are sorry for his family's loss. We are working with his estate to finish up the...
April 15th, 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was...

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was about getting sunburned, today its all wet and windswept. Yesterday was lots of progress, today it was backtracking and troubleshooting. Among other...
April 14th, 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Today was surprisingly warm and sunny, so we...

Today was surprisingly warm and sunny, so we finally got the car outside to give it a thorough cleaning on the outside and under the hood. One little project we finished was to add map lights...
March 5th, 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

---This post contains Easter eggs--- We have...

---This post contains Easter eggs---

We have been busy color sanding and buffing, so we took advantage of sunny and (relatively) mild weather to drive the car outside and check out the paint!...
January 15th, 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Yes we have the grille and a lot of other trim...

Yes we have the grille and a lot of other trim parts, like the taillight "sights" and the trim from the front fender side and the die cast piece that ran between the taillights. The owner had them...
January 11th, 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

We made a tube grille that consists of an outer...

We made a tube grille that consists of an outer bar around the outside of the headlights framing the opening, and five horizontal bars going across the inside of the headlights, each one cut to...
December 28th, 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

After some fits and starts we are back on the car...

After some fits and starts we are back on the car and it will be job one until it is finished. After an additional 50 or so hours of body work we finally got color!

We called the pinstriper and...
July 5th, 2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Hope everyone had a fun and safe July 4! We kept...

Hope everyone had a fun and safe July 4! We kept busy all weekend with a few projects:


Some nice kandy Pagan gold was sprayed on the inside of the 61 Olds trunk lid; the 63 Caddy has a...
Forum: Transmission
April 16th, 2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By customsbyflash

Thanks for the photo. We ended up biting the...

Thanks for the photo. We ended up biting the bullet and dropped the trans so we could put the vent tube in. We did not see any other lines, rubber or otherwise. Good luck with yours.
April 10th, 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Here's an update on our project. The engine...

Here's an update on our project. The engine runs, the brakes work and all of the wiring is (so far) holding up. The last bit of metal fabrication is the hood. This is one ugly large boring panel,...
Forum: Transmission
March 6th, 2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By customsbyflash

Transmission Vent Tube

Hello;
We are working on a 61 88 hardtop with the original 394 and Hydra Matic. When we put the driveline back in the car we neglected to install the vent tube in the transmission first.

...
October 18th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Here's a little update on the Olds. We haven't...

Here's a little update on the Olds. We haven't forgotten about it, but as we told the owner, there hasn't been much to see. We've been hiding lines and wires, and tuning and adjusting things under...
Forum: Body work
April 29th, 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By customsbyflash

I misread your earlier post. If you are only...

I misread your earlier post. If you are only removing the center brace then you don't need to do the x-brace in the center. I would still put bracing from front to rear along the sides and across...
Forum: Body work
April 28th, 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By customsbyflash

Without knowing how experienced you...

Without knowing how experienced you are......forgive me if this sounds obvious: You should weld in cross-braces before you cut out the floors. The floor (and floor bracing that you mentioned)...
March 13th, 2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

We finally got the car back, after almost two...

We finally got the car back, after almost two years! I think the owner was tired of hearing the upholsterer say he needed "a little more time". Of course the car came as it was getting ready to...
January 29th, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Thanks to everyone who is still following this. ...

Thanks to everyone who is still following this. Believe it or not, we still haven't gotten the car back from the upholstery shop, they have had it for over a year. The owner of the car chose this...
January 3rd, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

We are still waiting for this car to come back...

We are still waiting for this car to come back from the upholstery shop. The owner is using someone who is known for doing high end cars and resto work. He didn't seem pleased to be doing custom...
August 2nd, 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Thanks for the kind words. We went to Scarebird...

Thanks for the kind words. We went to Scarebird for one of their conversion kits. They sell the plate to mount the calipers, heavy duty mounting bolts and a hub. You have to get the rotors,...
June 28th, 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

The car may still be out of our hands for the...

The car may still be out of our hands for the moment, but we still have parts to restore. Since the car sat for a long while there was significant rust in some areas. We had to totally remake the...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
June 28th, 2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By customsbyflash

I am no longer "baffled" by this piece (ha, see...

I am no longer "baffled" by this piece (ha, see what I did there?)!

In a box of parts we found the tattered remains. We will buy a sheet of masticated rubber from Steele Rubber and use what's...
May 11th, 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

While the car is out of our hands, here's some...

While the car is out of our hands, here's some additional photos.

There were rust issues with the car. Both rockers had rust on the bottoms and inside, so we cut them off and fabricated new ones....
April 21st, 2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,090
Posted By customsbyflash

Custom '61 Bubbletop

We are working on a customer build of a 1961 Olds Super 88 Holiday Coupe. The owner of the car wanted something built in the style of D'Agostino's Golden Starfire. When finished, this car will be...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
April 9th, 2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By customsbyflash

Front Structural Pieces

Hello;
We are working on a 1961 Super 88 hardtop that was started by someone else. The car came to us with the front disassembled.

We put everything back together but noticed a large opening...
April 8th, 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By customsbyflash

Thanks for your interest in the cars. As far as...

Thanks for your interest in the cars. As far as the '55 is concerned, I'll have to wait until my friend digs it out of his garage before I can post some photos.

But here are a couple of teasers...
April 8th, 2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By customsbyflash

New To Forum

Greetings Oldsmobile Enthusiasts;

Customs by Flash is a backyard hobby where we try to build cool customs. The avatar is a 1955 Olds 98 with a chopped top from a 1957 Olds. We will be refreshing...
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