'83 Cutlass Cruiser Build Thread

Been debating adding the vinyl woodgrain trim around the car once it's painted. Should I do it?

  • Yes, that wagon needs woodgrain

    Votes: 12 35.3%
  • No, leave that wagon smooth and simple.

    Votes: 22 64.7%

  • Total voters
    34
  • Poll closed .
Blake442

Blake442

Geezer
Apr 24, 2007
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10 years ago today the wagon arrived from Texas!

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1evilregal

1evilregal

Royal Smart Person
Apr 23, 2009
2,321
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Greensboro, NC
helluva transformation! one of the few green cars I really like!
 
Firetruck1

Firetruck1

Apprentice
Nov 1, 2017
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I just went through all 100 plus pages and badass build! Its really nice to see people who actually use the vehicle and dont simply treat it as a monument or time capsule.
 
Blake442

Blake442

Geezer
Apr 24, 2007
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Minneapolis
Today is the 5 year anniversary of the hail storm that totaled the car...
We've come a long way!!!

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liquidh8

liquidh8

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 16, 2011
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Yardley, PA or wherever the military takes me
Hell yeah you have!

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xitabl442

xitabl442

G-Body Guru
Nice car Blake. I remember when you started this thread, wow times have changed. I've re-read it a few times just to refresh my memory on all the details. I'll have to do it again sometime. I love the aluminum slots!
 
Blake442

Blake442

Geezer
Apr 24, 2007
6,748
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113
Minneapolis
Parked the car like a month ago...
With the exception of a handful of nice days, it's been 20* below normal and wet as hell since the last week of September.
The normal highs right now should be like 40-45*... this morning it was 8, and the high today was 20... :(
I took advantage of one of those few "nice" days (it was 35*) and got it all tucked in for a long winter's nap.
Not sure how many miles I put on it this year, but it wasn't many, and the poor 442 hasn't moved in 2 years now. But I've got plans in the works...
Springs and shocks will get done first thing when it starts to warm back up (April/May), and then it'll be time to stack some miles on this thing!
The townhouse next door to me is for sale if anybody wants to be my neighbor lol

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TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
That is a gorgeous wagon!!!
 
CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

Royal Smart Person
Supporting Member
Nov 12, 2017
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Orange County, CA
Just caught myself up on this build thread. I guess I never realized you started out with a "four eyes" and changed to an older-style header panel. I personally like the four eyes look, but kudos to you for making it your own and truly original! :)
 
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
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Western MN
I hear you on the crap weather, I hoped I would put another few weeks on my wagon or 2+2 but it got cold and wet and there was 2 nice days last week and then it iced up and they poured salt brine all over the roads so I'm done now.

Looking forward to the 442 rebirth :)
 

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