Hello from Pennsylvania!

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Cutlass400hp1986

Cutlass400hp1986

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Hi,
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My name is Tim and I have been a long time reader on here and figured I should register.
I have a 86 Cutlass that I purchased when I was 17 back in 1999. I completely redid the whole car my senior year in high school and has been on the road since 2001.
It began a 86 Cutlass and I have always wanted a Grand Nation but couldn’t afford one, when looking for a Regal, a friend from Tech school had a 86 Cutlass for sale, I paid $400 for it. The 307 had a blow. Head gasket and the transmission had no reverse. I sold the wheels and tires that were on it for $425 so I basically got paid $25 to take the car!

I had a Chevy 350 build while restoring the car. It made 400hp which back it 2001 was something to brag about...not so much today.... I originally bolted it to a 700r4 trans but later converted it to a 5 speed manual transmission out of a IROC camaro.

I completely redid the interior , suspension, grand nation 8.5 rear, poly bushings, tubular rear upper,lower control arms, etc. the car had almost zero rust. I decided to paint it to look like a 84 Hurst/Olds as I love the look of them.

Here’s a few pictures

Thanks
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Cutlass400hp1986

Cutlass400hp1986

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Jan 6, 2019
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Oops I just realized the title says “ hell from Pennsylvania “. sorry, meant to say HELLO!!!
 
airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Oct 2, 2016
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Welcome from SW Georgia.
Nice ride
 
jtr1800

jtr1800

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Jan 15, 2018
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Welcome from Rochester New York
beautiful car, i didn't know they still came with a 4 bulb header panel in 86 i think it looks way more muscle car that way
 
Doug213xrj

Doug213xrj

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Dec 30, 2011
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Hey Tim, Welcome from West Michigan.

Doug
 
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paul.m

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Welcome , good looking car ! You did a nice job on it .
 
Streetbu

Streetbu

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Welcome, and great job! Where did you get the seats?
 
Bonnewagon

Bonnewagon

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Sep 18, 2009
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Welcome. NICE CAR!!! And a stick too! Love it!
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Welcome aboard Tim,
You did a fine job on the Cutlass. It looks as good as any nice H/O out there...in some cases maybe better...plus you added your own personal touches....5-spd manual. (y)
Thanks for sharing the pics.
 

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