Another great GBody parts find - This is one of my better ones

JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
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Houston, TX.
A little back story... 2 years ago I had my intake and valve covers powder coated on my GN. The guy was cool, and knew exactly what the parts were for, when I dropped them off. We were talking about the GN and GBodys in general when he offered me this core support. He said a customer had dropped it off 2 years ago, and never came back to pick it up. Of course I was interested, but as most of you know, these core supports were designed for single headlight cars ('78-80), and my GN is a quad light 1987. So I would have had to cut the headlight openings to fit my car. I didn't buy it since I had just painted my original core support, and put the car back together. BUT I had never forgotten about it. I had almost went back several times with the idea of flipping it, and making a few dollars. Fast forward 2 more years... I now have this '78 Cutlass Salon project... I have been thinking about this core support for a couple of months, but figured it was long gone by now. On a whim, I called him yesterday, and sure enough it was still there. It's in excellent shape, and has been powder coated gloss black. It was full of cobb webs, dust and bugs. It had just a few scuffs from being moved around. 4 years after the original customer dropped it off, it now has a new home... Mine! Bought it for $225.

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Here it is all cleaned up, and waxed.

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I'm in the middle of gathering all the lightweight aluminum body parts for this car. I have already purchased an aluminum front bumper support, aluminum hood, and lightweight hinges. I am waiting for delivery of those parts. I have located and struck a deal on the aluminum rear bumper support, but I need to wait until I get paid again, before I can pull the trigger. I will weigh all of the parts individually, and post up the results in a new thread, when the time comes to install them.
 
1evilregal

1evilregal

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Apr 23, 2009
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Greensboro, NC
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
719
93
Houston, TX.
spidereyes455

spidereyes455

Master Mechanic
Mar 6, 2013
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Northeastern PA
I'm sure you already know, but for $225 you stole that thing. Going rate for them has been minimum $300 in as found (crusty) condition for years now.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
719
93
Houston, TX.
I'm sure you already know, but for $225 you stole that thing. Going rate for them has been minimum $300 in as found (crusty) condition for years now.
I know. PLUS shipping, PLUS the cost of prepping & powder coating. I'm very happy with this purchase.
 
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JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
719
93
Houston, TX.
Parts at the front door. What a nice feeling... I think you guys know what this is, but if you don't recognize it, it's the aluminum front bumper support. I'll call this part 2 of the lightweight front end transformation.

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Rktpwrd

Rktpwrd

Royal Smart Person
Feb 2, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Parts at the front door. What a nice feeling... I think you guys know what this is, but if you don't recognize it, it's the aluminum front bumper support. I'll call this part 2 of the lightweight front end transformation.

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Good score on the aluminum front support James, but getting one for the rear in GOOD condition is a little tougher. The back tires always threw crap at the backside of the support and bumper, and when it got wet it just sat in there and festered.
Throw in the fact that the aluminum support and the steel bumper are dissimilar metals, and the aluminum rear supports usually didn’t last all that long.

I’m fortunate enough to have aluminum supports both front and rear in The Juggernaut, not so much in Olds Cool. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the condition of your rear support. I’m sure it’ll be pristine, probably gold plated and either free or the seller paid you twice what it’s worth to take it off his hands for him. Just like all the rest of your amazing finds!
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