79 Cutlass Calais Build

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1979Calais

1979Calais

G-Body Guru
Oct 25, 2011
735
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Maryland
This is my first G Body and my first time at restoring a car. I got this car from my uncle after 20 years of asking for it. He finally called me last March and asked me if I still wanted the car. Now $2,000 later i have it. The car has been sitting in my driveway for about 8 months now. I have been buying parts on top of parts. It's time to start with the build. I am sure I will need help alone the way.
 

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anthonychacon80

Master Mechanic
May 4, 2010
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nice start! Once you get that body rolling and the body off the old frame you are almost done!
 
rebelgtp

rebelgtp

Master Mechanic
Mar 5, 2009
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La Grande OR
Looks like you have a great start going! I really need to get some of those UMI parts for my build. I wish my '79 was as clean as yours.
 
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thedoctorisin

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Nov 25, 2009
188
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East Bay Area, S.F. Ca.
Great looking project. Your starting up big, doing it right. Keep us posted.
 
Evan11

Evan11

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Apr 17, 2009
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Southern Indiana
Nice cutlass.
 
1979Calais

1979Calais

G-Body Guru
Oct 25, 2011
735
28
Maryland
Thanks guys, I drove it and people where throwing their hand up on the interstate. Need to find a streering box, a brake proportion valve, and stainless fuel lines (don't know which ones to get) then I will have all the parts for the frame.
 
1979Calais

1979Calais

G-Body Guru
Oct 25, 2011
735
28
Maryland
Just ran into a BIG problem :( ....the house where I was going to build my car at is about to be taken.....I wish I had a garage at my house.....would do it in the driveway , but I will be fined.....I guess I will have to pay someone to do it for me...nothing like build it yourself
 
1979Calais

1979Calais

G-Body Guru
Oct 25, 2011
735
28
Maryland
9inch rear, 370 gears, disc brakes front and back, new calibers front and back, new brake lines, turbo 350 with shift kit, new sand blaster (don't need anymore), pretty much everything for the frame, but the streering box, a brake proportion valve, and stainless fuel lines. I am going to put the rearend together in my house. Other half of the room is packed with interior and exterior parts (mostly new). Can someonetell me what streering box and brake proportion valve to get?
 

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