Vintage Oldsmobiles Curved Dash, Limited Touring, Models 40, 53, 66; Series 60, 70, 90

New look for our 55

Old September 5th, 2013, 11:31 PM
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New look for our 55

We said we would leave it looking original but we just could not resist anymore, so on went the air ride and painted the wheels black and some spider hub caps, we love it
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wow, luv it, can see why you did that.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 06:47 AM
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Looks great!
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And I like it also.....Tedd
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Old September 6th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Wow, very sharp.
I forget.. What is the can for
attached to the pass. side roof?

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Old September 6th, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Very Nice !!!
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Old September 6th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Wow, very sharp.
I forget.. What is the can for
attached to the pass. side roof?
It's a vintage air conditioner( swamp cooler ), high in cool factor .,..Tedd
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Looks "Super"
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Old September 6th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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looks cool.. I love the color combo
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Wow, looks real nice... Calendar contender if you ask me
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Old September 6th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Thanks guys , it's amazing how stance and wheels can change the look so much, we went to a car show last week and I've never had so many people ask about the car ,especially the younger folk, I have a few cars but this one is my favourite, my kids are already fighting over who is going to get it lol , I haven't told them that I'm getting buried in it lol
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Quite AWESOME, y'all!!! Sharp, sharp, sharp.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:21 PM
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Old September 17th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Like the 2 door post cars especially lowered. Like what you did.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Old September 18th, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Car looks great - any chance on some insight to the technical aspects of what you did - compressor location, kit used or components, a few suspension photos - would be cool if someone, say with a couple of '55s, was thinking of doing this on one of his...
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Car looks great - any chance on some insight to the technical aspects of what you did - compressor location, kit used or components, a few suspension photos - would be cool if someone, say with a couple of '55s, was thinking of doing this on one of his...
Hell yes, great idea, would do the same to mine.
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that thang is killer!
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Old October 19th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Beautiful car!!!
How do you find the ride with the air suspension?

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Old October 21st, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Sorry for late reply guys, been busy getting things ready for my trip to Vegas in 2 weeks time (going to sema)I'll take some photos of the set up and post , ride is firm and handles great, a lot less body roll , some parts had to be fabricated
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nice work! the olds looks great
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Old November 1st, 2013, 02:30 PM
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down under olds!

i want to bring my rat down there and cruise around with ya, i love that car! mark.
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Very nice looking car. The mods really make it pop.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 08:16 PM
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AH! I am laying down my first post on this thread as I was eager to get to the air ride setup!!

I just started turning wrenches on my 55' Olds 88 2 Door Hardtop - really curious how you fellas are setting up the air ride.

Thanks!

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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:42 PM
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That's a great-looking car. I like the wheels too.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the pictures! I am eager to get my hands dirty with this undertaking. How tricky was it to have the proper clearance to not have the bags rub on the front? Did you need to do some heavy cutting or was it all about the placement?

Thanks again for all the info!
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I'm not sure Rocketdownunder is still posting, this thread is from May. You might try a PM and see if he will pick it up...Tedd
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Nice Olds ....Anyone noticed the rear leaf pic showing the U bolts, The exhaust pipe ?...is that a cross over ? if so how dose it affect the tone? THnks
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