1987 Cutlass Build

84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
Body coming out of hibernation. Stripped the seats and carpet out of it. Unfortunately water was getting in and put a few small holes in the passenger rear floor but after a good wire wheel the whole floor is looking better. Getting this ready to coat with POR 15 also so i can get this body mounted back on that frame.
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84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
Does eliminating the flex of the upper arms by boxing them have any differences with replacing them with tubular arms that dont flex? Or is it if you box them and they cant flex they might break because of the material?
 
84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
Okay have the whole frame coated in POR 15 and the floors of the body done. Will have to go back over the frame with POR 15 top coat then it should be ready for at least some parts to start going back onto it. Have to keep telling myself not to rush
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84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
So since the frame is done the project for the weekend is prepping the suspension. Should have the rear back any time and the front got cleaned up and a lot of rust scale taken off. The front lowers i had to resort to fixing the bushings with fire and cut the shells out of the arms as they were too stuck to budge.
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84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
Okay so quick update, made some progress with the cutlass. My boy helped and we got all the valves, valve seals, and valve springs installed. Then I installed the heads and torqued the bolts to spec
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84dragcutlass

84dragcutlass

G-Body Guru
Aug 20, 2009
840
93
North Vernon IN
Next I installed the pushrods and shaft mounted rocker assembly. Keep in mind this is a 6.5 turbo diesel. Got some speedway motors solid engine mounts in for the mounting as soon as I'm ready
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olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
4,936
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Melville,Saskatchewan
Wow, interesting engine choice. I assume a turbo is in the plans? Details please.
 

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