'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 .
Longroof79

Longroof79

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I think once the front is lowered, it will probably look good in relation to the rear height. And again, you'll see after the front comes down.
Have a nice Memorial Day holiday. Hope you're able to get what you want to accomplish done.
The car looks great, man.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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It actually sat pretty nice before. Were those stock springs? I would think that's the height you'd want to shoot for again. The old springs were probably on the soft side anyway.
 
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Blake442

Blake442

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Jack, the old pic is when it still had the original V6 springs in it.
The stance was perfect, but they were too soft...

I have uncut Moog 5600 springs up front now, and it sits just as high and rides just as stiff as the Monte SS springs I had before...
So the new set are Moog 5596... I'm still debating whether or not to install them and see where it is, or to just premptively knock an inch off them before I even put them in...
 
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Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Jack, the old pic is when it still had the original V6 springs in it.
The stance was perfect, but they were too soft...

I have uncut Moog 5600 springs up front now, and it sits just as high and rides just as stiff as the Monte SS springs I had before...
So the new set are Moog 5596... I'm still debating whether or not to install them and see where it is, or to just premptively knock an inch off them before I even put them in...
Blake,
That's a hard call. My springs were put in years ago and were also a bit on the high side. I used Moog 5606 springs which were standard 442 springs. It has settled nicely over the years. When I first put them in I was still living in NYC, so having a bit of height to clear potholes and other road obstructions . I also was using 225/70 x 15 tires.
My friend with the Cutlass Cruiser ended up using Moog 5658's in his car. A touch softer than the 5660's, but he likes the way the car sits with them. I haven't seen it since, though.
I know doing front springs can be a pain in the *ss...plus having to remove them and cut and/or try different combinations until you're satisfied.
 
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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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Planning on taking this to the show formerly known as Car Craft again this summer? Or the 442?

I plan to have the 2+2 at the autocross since they made it big last year and I can actually use the power this year.
 
Blake442

Blake442

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Apr 24, 2007
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Well, of course I didn't do any work on the wagon last weekend lol
Although I did clean out all the stuff in the garage that had gotten piled around the cars over the winter... so now I actually have room to work!
I'm out of excuses now... guess it's time to get to it!
 

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