1980 442

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4oldsmobiles64

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Jan 21, 2020
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Found a thread that was posted a while back to where someone in Canada had 3 1980 442's. Amazing really that if only 886 total were made he has 3.
I posted a thread to where there are 2 within a 15 mile radius where I live which I thought was astronomical odds. I did buy one of them, the other is in tough shape interior wise, body is fine but not sure it'd even get to run.
QUESTIONS when it comes to a 1980 Calais obviously.
The headlight bezels are dual headlights and obviously the 81-87 are deeper and won't fit. Any other headlight bezels from G-Body's work?
My 1980 has power windows - the passenger side goes down 1/3 then stops but does go back up. Probably the regulator tape is broken - I'M HAVING A HARD TIME finding these for a 78-80. ANY OTHER Gbody regulator tape which will work? OR will a 81-87 regulator tape work?
The last question which is only a question.
My 79 Hurst Olds steering wheel center was like all other sports steering wheels. WAS THE 1980 442 THE ONLY car that had the black round center???
THANKS FOR ALLS INPUT.
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Sep 14, 2014
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The headlight bezels are dual headlights and obviously the 81-87 are deeper and won't fit. Any other headlight bezels from G-Body's work?
My 1980 has power windows - the passenger side goes down 1/3 then stops but does go back up. Probably the regulator tape is broken - I'M HAVING A HARD TIME finding these for a 78-80. ANY OTHER Gbody regulator tape which will work? OR will a 81-87 regulator tape work?
You'll be looking for '80 only bezels for any '80 Cutlass (R.H. p/n 22503130, L.H. p/n 22503131, both long discontinued) except Supremes.
There is no regulator tape in our cars, metal scissor type. Gotta rip open the door see what is going on being either the regulator or motor. Any '78-'88 A/G 2 door with power windows can supply parts needed.
 
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4oldsmobiles64

Not-quite-so-new-guy
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Jan 21, 2020
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You'll be looking for '80 only bezels for any '80 Cutlass (R.H. p/n 22503130, L.H. p/n 22503131, both long discontinued) except Supremes.
There is no regulator tape in our cars, metal scissor type. Gotta rip open the door see what is going on being either the regulator or motor. Any '78-'88 A/G 2 door with power windows can supply parts needed.
Thanks for the input. I didn't realize that Gbody cars 81-87 or Cutlass didn't have the regulator tape. I assumed it basically worked the same and the tape with the notches in it was broken or cracked and so it was slipping.
 
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88AZSS

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Another possibility to check for is if a previous owner has been in those doors before and replaced the power lock actuator incorrectly. If installed backwards, the actuator will catch the window and keep it from going down all the way. I made this mistake myself once. Make sure the round part of the actuator is facing the rear of the vehicle.
 
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Jeff Blagden

Jeff Blagden

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good luck on your search I have a 1979 header just in case something ever happens to my 80 front header the egg crate grills and the bezels are difficult to find Jeff from Winnipeg where we have 3 1980 442"s in our province that I know of
 
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