BUILD THREAD 1987 Olds 442 Project Build

oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
727
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#1
Thought I would move the build over here from the 442 page. Here's what's been done so far.

Get the car home
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Tear the front end off
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Take the engine out
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Take the body off the frame

Start to strip the frame
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Sand blast the frame
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The frame blasted clean
proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fhutchhiperf.com%2Ffiles%2F442_12.JPG&hash=f38226673cdfbff617880ea030ab44ca

The frame coated
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Install Inline Tube rear disc proportioning valve and stainless brake line
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Come to grips with rear torque box body rot
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Put the F**D 9 inch with rear disc together
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Rebuild a Monte SS 12.7:1 Constant Ratio Gear Box
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Show off the Dual Quad intake
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Test fit the prototype 18 Billet SSIII wheel with silver vinyl inserts and red pin stripe
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So that's where I am up till now.

Hutch
 
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oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
727
1,240
93
Maryland
#2
Soooo.... some pics won't load. They showed up in the window when i was typing it up. ???

Here's what I did today. I pulled the seats center console and carpet. The floor pans look practically brand new.
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Hutch
 
dr..mach

dr..mach

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 3, 2015
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#3
Your not kidding, that floor pan looks incredible! Looks like you have a great project started. Good luck.
 
Blake442

Blake442

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Apr 24, 2007
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#4
Looks like you're starting with a nice car!
Looking forward to seeing it come together :banana:
 
jetsetw31

jetsetw31

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Sep 9, 2010
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#5
My goodness!! You can eat off those floor pans. I'm SOOOOO Jealous. You started with a great car. I've seen your Youtube Vid. I'm glad you're still on it.:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
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oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
727
1,240
93
Maryland
#6
Yeah. I had a lot of no money no time wasted on her, but I'm trying to step it up this summer. We'll see. I'm attributing the floors to NO T-Tops and good door seals. With the rust issues in the back, this is a pleasant surprise.
 
mr evil

mr evil

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#7
No kidding, would have thought you'd be in for much worse. Really nice, great car, looking forward to updates....
 
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79Hurst

Apprentice
Dec 19, 2014
70
18
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#8
Love the look of the rendering, the wheels are nice looking, glad to see the original GM design wheels being reproduced in larger sizes they look timeless.
 
oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
727
1,240
93
Maryland
#9
I do love them. At a glance you would think they were stock SSIII's. I need to get the frame back under her to dial in the backspace on the wheel. They are still boxed up with centers and hoops separate. I only have the one prototype that's together. This should help, as I know the backspace on that one, and can see by fitting whether I need to go in or out on the front and rear.
 
oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
727
1,240
93
Maryland
#10
Finally got a chance to do some more work to the old girl.

Stripped the cluster and trim out of the dash
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Pulled the driver side door glass out
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Pulled the rear glass trim and the rear valance panel (Holy Crap the flash shows the dirt)
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Stripped the tail light wiring and trunk carpet. I found surface rust at both corners in the back of the trunk, but no sign of a leaky rear window??
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proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fhutchhiperf.com%2Ffiles%2FPassenger_Side_Trunk_Rust.JPG&hash=b099e74c339aa223a0d1e74c509ed394


That's all for now.

Hutch
 

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