78 cutlass W-31 build

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Ok I started this build a while back so first give you the back story and catch you up. It 2 years ago when my friend Jose called me and asked if I wanted a cutlass he saved from a scrap man! All ready having the 79 H/O I now gave my daughter and my 87 cutlass I figured at best it would be a parts car. But when I got to his place I immediately thought wow my mom would love this car (mom ran a 63 327 Impala with a glide and 3:73 when I was a kid) she all ways had cutlass daily drivers so I thought it would make a great cancer remission present for her so I made a deal and brought it home. The scrap man had busted the steering column and trunk lock on the 20 k car that had been sitting in a garage since 1986 so I bought a parts car and started building it unfortunately mom's cancer came back and she lost that fight. She never got to drive it but she loved it and cried when I showed it to her. Upon her passing I was going to sell it. But then again.I had all the parts so here we go
 
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So now instead of a gift to your mom biluild it as a tribute
 
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Ok I started this build a while back so first give you the back story and catch you up. It 2 years ago when my friend Jose called me and asked if I wanted a cutlass he saved from a scrap man! All ready having the 79 H/O I now gave my daughter and my 87 cutlass I figured at best it would be a parts car. But when I got to his place I immediately thought wow my mom would love this car (mom ran a 63 327 Impala with a glide and 3:73 when I was a kid) she all ways had cutlass daily drivers so I thought it would make a great cancer remission present for her so I made a deal and brought it home. The scrap man had busted the steering column and trunk lock on the 20 k car that had been sitting in a garage since 1986 so I bought a parts car and started building it unfortunately mom's cancer came back and she lost that fight. She never got to drive it but she loved it and cried when I showed it to her. Upon her passing I was going to sell it. But then again.I had all the parts so here we go
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first tlme I looked at it
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so I loaded it up and and took it Home
 
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At home on the trailer were I built the column and found out the 260 laded to long it ran but I guess the oil rings were stuck it smoked like a burning oil field!
 

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At home on the trailer were I built the column and found out the 260 laded to long it ran but I guess the oil rings were stuck it smoked like a burning oil field!
A change of wheels
 

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A change of wheels
All cleaned up when I showed it to Mom then it was dark days of neglect left to rot in my yard untill I cleaned up the place and got my head out of my a$$. I got a 70 W-31 350 From my brother and now it's on its way back together
 

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All cleaned up when I showed it to Mom then it was dark days of neglect left to rot in my yard untill I cleaned up the place and got my head out of my a$$. I got a 70 W-31 350 From my brother and now it's on its way back together
So that's her today she's getting a 68 th350 70 W-31 combo 1800 stall and shift kit however I bit a road block those 260 manifolds will not work so I'm on the hunt for 77 and older 403 or 350 manifolds. I don't want it to have Asma or headers
 
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great save! lmk when you are ready for the buckets,console,floor shift,tilt column,and rust free bumpers:)
 

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great save! lmk when you are ready for the buckets,console,floor shift,tilt column,and rust free bumpers:)
It's going to stay a 60/40 with column shift but it definitely needs a rear bumper so dose my daughter's 79 H/O but 1 thing at a time motor and trans back in first it's a low buck build. How much for a bumper?
 

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