Well, I figure that since my 442 was already complete when I joined up here, and I didn't do a good job of taking in progress pictures, I'd try and do better with my new project, my saved from the wrecking yard 1983 Olds Cutlass Cruiser. It all started in February of '08 when I saw the tail end of this wagon in the background of a picture of a '66 Nova wagon a guy in Texas had for sale on ebay. I decided to email him about it and he sent me a picture and said it's an '83 with 81K miles, a bad 3.8, no rust at all, $500. After weighing the cost of shipping the car to MN or going to get it, I decided that I just couldn't swing it, and moved on. Well a couple months went by, and in May he sent me a message. He said that he would be going to visit his parents in Wisconsin for the summer, and was wondering if I wanted the car. Well I couldn't pass up the convienience, and after a couple payments, he delivered the car right to the parking lot behind the shop I worked at. Here's how it looked after it arrived in MN in late June. He said the previous owner had started to disassemble the engine in an effort to repair it, but lost interest and junked the car in the spring of '01. I told him I didn't need the drivetrain since I had a Chevy 350/Th350 laying in the corner of my garage. So he pulled the original engine and trans.