Hello guys and gals of the G-body world,
Let me start off by saying that this is the best forum that I have ever been a part of. There are alot of very knowledgable and informative members here, and I appreciate all of the help that has been given to me so far, and all the help that I have yet to ask for. Now that all that stuff is out of the way, let's get started.
I just want eveyone to know that I'm tired of seeing everyone make progress on their rides except for me, with that being said, this is OFFICIALLY going to be the start of my build thread(FINALLY). Updates will be few and far between since I recently purchased my 1st home and still trying to get in the groove and get everything in order, but maybe this thread and all of you guys' comments will keep my eye on the prize.
Ok, here goes, the victim is a 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon. It is a factory bucket seat, console/floor shifter, rally cluster, and t-top car. Original asking price was $1500. I drove roughly 215-220 miles one-way to Knoxville, TN to buy this car from a junkyard. I got there and tried to start it but it wouldn't.(Sitting over 3 years, bad gas). I talked to the guy and he didn't want to budge on the price, but since I showed like I said I would and drove so far, he knocked off $200 for dolly rental and fuel. I wasn't mad in the least. I actually didn't expect him to budge on price at all. Sorry that I rambled on that way, I tend to do that. Back to the car, it has power windows(not for long) and locks. The original 307 and 200 metric were long gone and had been swapped with a SBC 350 and turbo 350 tranny. I have no clue as to what it came out of. The rear-end is a one-wheel peel 7.5 with 2.14:1 gears(Awesome-NOT).
I'm going to call this project:
FADE II BLACK---Salon GT
I will be stealing/borrowing several ideas from some of you guys on here, sorry, I just can't help it. I know it's NOT really a Salon GT. It was a N.C. dealer option. This will be my version of an '85 Salon GT.
Alright, don't bash me for what comes next, this car will not be powered by an Olds heart but there is good reasoning behind it. I was in the process of buiilding my 333 (327 bored .040 over) for a previous project (88 convertible camaro) but came across a guy that wanted the car more than I did, so guess what, I let him have it. I do want another one someday. I think this is enough talking for now so I'll post a few pics. I'll also post a pic of the so-called engine donor.