BUILD THREAD 1987 Olds 442 Project Build

oldsofb

oldsofb

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

Get the car home

Tear the front end off

Take the engine out

Take the body off the frame

Start to strip the frame

Sand blast the frame

The frame blasted clean

The frame coated

Install Inline Tube rear disc proportioning valve and stainless brake line

Come to grips with rear torque box body rot

Put the F**D 9 inch with rear disc together

Rebuild a Monte SS 12.7:1 Constant Ratio Gear Box

Show off the Dual Quad intake

Test fit the prototype 18 Billet SSIII wheel with silver vinyl inserts and red pin stripe


So that's where I am up till now.

Hutch
 
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oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
812
93
Maryland
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.





Hutch
 
dr..mach

dr..mach

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 3, 2015
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Your not kidding, that floor pan looks incredible! Looks like you have a great project started. Good luck.
 
jetsetw31

jetsetw31

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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
812
93
Maryland
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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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

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Dec 19, 2014
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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
812
93
Maryland
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.
 
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oldsofb

oldsofb

G-Body Guru
Dec 7, 2007
812
93
Maryland
Finally got a chance to do some more work to the old girl.

Stripped the cluster and trim out of the dash

Pulled the driver side door glass out

Pulled the rear glass trim and the rear valance panel (Holy Crap the flash shows the dirt)


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??




That's all for now.

Hutch
 

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