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Looking for 1959 Oldsmobile Owners

Old August 11th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Looking for 1959 Oldsmobile Owners

Hello All,

I am new to the forum and am interested in networking with others.

I have a 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible that I am in the process of restoring. It is a rust free black/yellow license plate California car. It came factory with solid black paint w/ white top, 3 tri-color white/gray/black interior, 394CID Auto, transportable radio and all the power options.

I have done a lot of work on the car thus far - and could surely help other people with their efforts as well.

Since I have had the car so long apart... I sometimes have to research like St. Columbo on a crime case to even figure out what part I have in my hand - much less where it goes and what are the correct fasteners to use.

I am always looking good parts and may have a few things you have been looking for.

Hope to hear from you,
Joe
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Old August 11th, 2009, 02:50 PM
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I have a 59, was a basket case now a couple of steps above. It's on the back burner for now since kids and other projects have come along. My car is a 98 conv as well, pretty rusty, solid color burgandy mist. Acquired most everything to build, its just waiting for me to pick back up the project.
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Welcome

Welcome aboard

We've got every year covered so hang in there. Some more 59 owners will be glad to help ya out.
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Talking Welcome to CO

post some pictures. 59's are big cars and I like the big cars a lot
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Welcome. We look forward to seeing pics. 59 was a great year for Oldsmobile. I don't know if I like 59 or 60 better but they are both AWSOME!
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I created a simple website at www.1959oldsmobile.com . The pics are a bit old, but it gives a look at what I am into.

-Currently, it is just a simple site where I can show my dad my progress. At some point, I would like to rebuild the website and offer it as a landing page to host other 1959 Oldsmobiles, owners, resources and so forth.
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too bad...I'm off by 3
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Old August 13th, 2009, 04:50 AM
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Joe, welcome to CO. I am moving this thread to the "vintage" forum with a 2 day re-direct. I think you will get more coverage there.
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Thank you for all the welcomes.

I have been looking around this site and see that people have a lot of nice cars.

I am glad I subscribed.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Cool site

and very nice work. She's a beauty
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Old August 26th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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Hi Joe, welcome aboard. This forum has been highly informative for me and I have only been tuned in for about a week. I don't have a 59 Olds, but like them much. Love those fins!!

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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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1959 88

Hey. I got my super 88 about two years ago. It's a four door holiday hard top. LOVE the hard top roof line! 51,000 orig miles, really nice condition. I replaced the entire break system, kept it orig as well. Getting the hydrovac master cylinder rebuild was a b**ch. Costly and hard to find someone who even know what it was. I drive the hell out of my 88! Why own it if you don't drive it. I'm looking for 98 tail lights for it. Those seem to be impossible to find as well. I'll get some picts up. And hey, I checked out your site. Nice!
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Very nice, like those big cars and black really sets them off.
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59 olds parts

Hey, I have a 59 olds 98 coupe and a 59 olds 98 4 door. I was wondering if you have an extra 98 hood emblem you don't need ?
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Hi Joe:
How about some updated photos of your car?
I've attached a couple bad photos of mine.
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I have a 59, was a basket case now a couple of steps above. It's on the back burner for now since kids and other projects have come along. My car is a 98 conv as well, pretty rusty, solid color burgandy mist. Acquired most everything to build, its just waiting for me to pick back up the project.
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Do you have any pictures? I have a special attachment to this car.
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Do you have any pictures? I have a special attachment to this car.
Only one I have at the moment.
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Originally Posted by joe-1959oldsmobile View Post
Hello All,

I am new to the forum and am interested in networking with others.

I have a 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible that I am in the process of restoring. It is a rust free black/yellow license plate California car. It came factory with solid black paint w/ white top, 3 tri-color white/gray/black interior, 394CID Auto, transportable radio and all the power options.

I have done a lot of work on the car thus far - and could surely help other people with their efforts as well.

Since I have had the car so long apart... I sometimes have to research like St. Columbo on a crime case to even figure out what part I have in my hand - much less where it goes and what are the correct fasteners to use.

I am always looking good parts and may have a few things you have been looking for.

Hope to hear from you,
Joe
Welcome Joe,

Obviously a man of taste lol.
im 3 yrs into the rebuilding of my coupe and have driven her 12k miles since buying her.
Parts are a challenge but the pay off is the rarity of your car, go to any car show and you are likely to be the only one.
Enjoy
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Old August 28th, 2018, 06:13 AM
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Super old thread, but just checking in as another 59 owner.


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That is one Super nice 59!!
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Old September 6th, 2018, 11:08 AM
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Welcome aboard , l am also in the same boat , not a convert , 59 98 4dr sedan fully loaded and in a million pieces !!!
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I have had 8 1959 Oldsmobiles over the years including a 98 convertible, and Dynamic 88 wagon. My 98 4 dr hardtop is the one used as seen in Kathy Matteas 1997 video "455 Rocket" the car now resides in Sweden. Joe I think I did business with you a month or two ago, and was supposed to call you, but I accidently erased the email with your phone number. I do have a library hard cover copy of the 59 shop manual if you would like it I'll send it to you. Paul
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I know it's an old thread but I will check in as well. Here's mine.
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I know it's an old thread but I will check in as well. Here's mine.
How amazing do they look in Black! Love it
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My other dream car is a fully loaded 59 Olds. I have a 57 Super 88 J2 four door hard top with the rare synchro-mesh transmission and a 60 Fiesta Wagon both which I restlessly love. They are both projects with much attention needed. GOD WILLING I'll see them make it through.
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Hiatus... Now have momentum.. 1959 Olds Convertible -

Hello everyone.

After having it for 20 years (luckily in climate controlled California workshop) I can't believe that I am still dreaming of completing this amazing car! I have built 2 homes, restored 3 other cars and just can't seem to get this car together! Most likely because my Dad, 55+ years in Auto Body gave me 2 boxed "Left" & "Right.

Hats off to a professional who is that confident... For me, the Struggle has been REALl!!!

But... I am now full speed ahead to complete it. Well... At least until I run into the next "What the Heck is this Little Part" resurfaces.

-Joe

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Joe, definitely looks like a cool project. Let us know if you have questions.
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