HELP! -78 Cutlass Custom Cruiser Wagon

sgtph3n1x

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Mar 25, 2021
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I'm kinda new to the wagons but I have just a few questions, mostly part related..

So I purchased this on a whim, and knew darn well what I was getting into when I bought it, it doesn't have anything major wrong with it except one thing.. FLOOR PANS, I am just confused on if all pans are the same between models or are specific to that car. I want to purchase some new ones to put in.. Regardless of the fact, if I have to weld in a flat sheet of metal I will! but I prefer not to do that.. the front pans are completely toast, I can probably get by using just metal for the rear.. but that's the major question. and my second one is. How and where can I find the clips the holds the trim on for the rear side windows? they are all broken and brittle.

and third question (not really important actually just annoying me) is where (aside from a salvage yard I've looked) can I find both front, and rear bench seats? A previous owner had decided it was a good idea to put seats out from a Escalade in it. and it looks hideous.

Many thanks in advance!
 

85ss/85gn

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Floor pans are at the same. You can buy a complete pan each side or they come in four pieces depending how bad the floors are

Where are you located? Have some wagon rear seats
 
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Local Hero

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Any G body bench seat will work in the front. The P.O. of mine crudely mounted buckets that I replaced with a 60/40 split bench from a Cutlass.
 
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85ss/85gn

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Yes they will but correct front seats on wagons and 4 doors don't flip forward
 
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Longroof79

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Welcome aboard!
You know you're going to have to post some pics of your Cutlass Cruiser. That's a given...:giggle:
The floor pans are pretty much universal between all G-bodies. The El Camino would be a slightly different variation. The good part is that you're able to buy them in either quarter or half sections.
 

sgtph3n1x

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I am located in Kentucky, and I wanted to do it in sections, personally I cannot weld to save my life. I'd hate to burn a hole or warp the metal. So I'll leave that to the experts. lol. But mechanically I can do most things, and that is good to know the seats in the front don't move, which is not a bother to me. Once I get the floor fixed, I have to fix the weather stripping in doors/windows assuming thats how water got in, in the first place. cause it's only rusted on the top and not the bottom if that makes any sense. I forgot to mention a previous owner has lowered this car. While I quite like it. the ride is great until you run over a rock. :LOL: But the whole thing with this car was to be a nice weekend car I can take to go meet up with some friends.

Btw, thanks for the replies!

But here's a few pictures of what I got.

But I was looking at these pans.. but not sure yet on them, look kinda janky, but I could be wrong too.. ---> Floorpans (eBay Link) I am still looking around though.

Sorry in advance if links are not allowed here.
 

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Longroof79

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Looks like a cool wagon... but I think all wagons are cool. ;) Thanks for sharing the pics.
 

sgtph3n1x

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Cheers! I've been looking around, this car is in desperate need of weatherstipping (mostly doors) I've done gave up looking for drip rails for the front, I found this searching around. But. I am having a hard time finding the seals for the rear vent windows, after a quick browse around the forum, seems like they are impossible to find.. any know a good boneyard with some wagos not terribly far from KY I'll make a trek.

But I do have a serious question. I know these are NOT for the wagon, but would they fit? FLOOR PANS
 
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Longroof79

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Cheers! I've been looking around, this car is in desperate need of weatherstipping (mostly doors) I've done gave up looking for drip rails for the front, I found this searching around. But. I am having a hard time finding the seals for the rear vent windows, after a quick browse around the forum, seems like they are impossible to find.. any know a good boneyard with some wagos not terribly far from KY I'll make a trek.

But I do have a serious question. I know these are NOT for the wagon, but would they fit? FLOOR PANS
I guess you've already found out that the vent window seals are non- existent, which means no one reproduces them and they can't be found NOS, unless you're lucky, of course. I would advise you to find the best used ones you can, clean them up and use a good protectorant on them.
Other than that, the door seals are available and so are the window sweeps. They're reproductions, of course.
As for the window channels, you'll have to improvise using aftermarket channels. My friend who also happens to have a Cutlass Cruiser wagon, used the front window channels from a B-body wagon/ sedan. A section of it is not long enough to fit the G-body window channel, so you'd need the aftermarket channel in order to complete the set.
When you're ready to replace any of those parts, let me know and I'll try to get you the needed information from my notes.
 
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