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BUILD THREAD Project Blue Book - '87 Cutlass

Discussion in 'G-Body Build Threads' started by GP403, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. GP403

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    Well I've had the car for a few weeks, put a few hundred miles on her. She's reliable if nothing else.

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    This will be my "master checklist" for the car. "Project Blue Book" she will be known as, here and on GBodyMag.com ... I still haven't come up with "a direction" for the car, but I know there are things that have to be done, and things I'd like to do, not in any order really... some easier/cheaper than others... Some very minor, some not so much... So here we go. I'll move things around, add/remove things at random, and strike them out when they're done.

    Oil Change done 10/30
    plugs & wires (bought)
    front/rear shocks (bought, fronts done Nov.)
    intake gaskets leak (bought)
    valve cover gaskets leak (bought) (hope that fixes oil leaks?)
    check brake pads/shoes (all feels good, but just bc)
    Trans fluid/filter change (yuck)
    pcv/breather (8/10/16)
    once-over on ALL hoses, vac lines, and wires
    distributor/cap ?
    2" lowering springs/shocks (Thank you UMI Performance, have in hand 8/16)
    rear sway bar (have one somewhere)
    bigger front sway bar (I think I have one?)
    interior courtesy lights don't work (upgrade to led? I have a dual map light somewhere too) (found the foot-light sockets! done 9/4/16)
    reglue/replace headliner
    upgrade to gauges (completed 8/24/16)
    rebuild steering column (loose tilt, wiper switch sleeve busted, rag joint)
    rebuild front suspension (upgrade time!)
    rear diff cover gasket
    almost inaudible lights-on/left-yer-keys beeper
    upgrade headlights/tails all ext. lights to LED (properly)
    --- sort-of finished with issues 9/4/16
    442/Hurst cat-back dual exhaust (7/29/16)
    Blazer brakes/spindles
    driver-rear wheel well trim mangled from blown tire
    window tint
    cruise control INOP (removed, not original, 8/17/16)
    windshield washer INOP (new pump, 8/31/16)
    replace ugly steering wheel(!)
    left channel audio INOP, replace/upgrade unit (has 4 speakers tho) (7/22/16)
    replace busted PS front grille
    upper door panel vac-chrome needs attention
    remote PS mirror
    power locks?
    power trunk button/latch
    carpet?
    underhood/trunk lights
    lower door panel courtesy lights
    power window motors are dog slow, probably need replacing eventually
    window felts/rubbers/stops
    front bumper corner trim mounts are bent "out"
    weather stripping, doors, windows, trunk (8/24/16), cowl
    speedo cable (rattling/gauge flutters)(8/21/16)
    glove box rattles :mad::mad:
    speakers/amp?
    fuel sender/tank unit... (put 13 gallons in today, gauge said I was down to 1/8....)
    passenger-side AC vents broken
    rear bumper insert chewed up from bent license plate/gas cap access :mad:

    wish list:
    eventually upgrade to olds 350 or 403, but want to keep all the "junk" running smooth if possible. humor me.
    install "GN-ized" 200-4r
    rear end/gears
    buckets/console/floor shifter?
    wheels/tires (DONE 8/12/16)
    442/Hurst spoilers front/rear
    PAINT (remove aftermarket vinyl top)

    It's funny because there are things on this car I never even knew existed. i.e. cardboard(?) covers over the control arms in the engine bay, "splash guards?" over the wiring for the front bumper parking lights, a few other "huh. look at that." things. I need to get the parts book for this just to see what was available.
     
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    nice lookin ride, feel good to be behind the wheel of a g-body again?
     
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    It does. Makes me want to get the GP back from the dead even more now. Anyone know how to clone a person?
     
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    Long list but it is nearly 30 years old. I too have those fancy splash guards for my front signal lights.
     
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    13's huh? :rofl: lol. Looking forward to this. I have front and rear swaybars too if you can't dig yours up. Probably would stink to ship though.
     
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    You have quite a check list there, Chris. It certainly is a nice clean looking ride. Well worth the attention you give it. ;) BTW, the name that was given to the project is appropriate.
     
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    I'm glad y'all like the name, as I was the one responsible for suggesting it be dubbed that. As Jack mentioned, it just seemed appropriate.
    :)
     
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    Donovan,
    'So you were you the one that actually dubbed this project "Old Blue Hair"? ..very clever on your part.
     
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    Beautiful car! I can't wait to see the progress.
     
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