1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham

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All done, body mounts all replaced, bumpers about to be reinstalled.
 
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gdouaire

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The body mounts really made a difference. It feels less of a "bucket of loose bolts", and more solid.

I have been driving around, going for small errands, enjoying the car, before the next change, see below. It's a 3.73, limited slip 7.5". A bit overkill with the cover, but once all assembled and painted black, will look and feel ok.

Can't wait to see the difference with a 3.73 / 200-4R.

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Got beautiful Speedway Seville-style calipers, etc.
 
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Before I start welding the caliper brackets on the diff, I checked for clearance between my Pontiac 15" wheels and the calipers, and it will require a spacer. I already use a spacer for the looks, now it will be a functional thing.

Also, note to self: check clearance for the lifesaver spare tire. I have bad memories about that...!

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Slowly removing the old diff. It's been years, but I did remember things such as - 3/4 socket for the lower shock bolt; 1/2 socket & key for the upper shock mounts; and 9/16 socket & key for the sway bar.

Next up - removing the parking brake cables, then the brake line, driveshaft, finally the lower & upper control arms.

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