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    Default 1983 Hurst Olds Restoration

    Just picked this up a couple of months ago:





    I be performing a full restoration as time permits, have all the parts but time and money for paint, etc. supplies are going to be the big factor.
    The interior is going to be overhauled first.

    I also own a Hardtop with a Maple interior, here is the production information for both cars:

    Production Sequence: 727 of 3001
    VIN:
    1G3AK4790DM400xxx


    PRODUCED
    1/7/1983
    #7 of 43 built hat day
    DEALER
    12381
    Only car sold by that dealer
    OWNER STREET CITY STATE ZIP
    Richard Bonnell 608 W Chestnut Robinson IL 62454
    Production Sequence: 1607
    of 3001
    VIN:
    1G3AK4792DM422xxx
    PRODUCED: 2/3/1983
    #33 of 52 built that day
    DEALER:
    21688
    #2 of 2 sold by that dealer
    OWNER STREET CITY STATE ZIP

    Wanda C Cheney PO Box 611 Springhill LA 71075
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    nice good luck. I have never seen a hurst Olds with color combo

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    Interior was 'moused' at one point and replaced with a blue interior out of an 86 442. I've since restored the interior to its original color.
    Replaced the carpet with the correct slate gray color from ACC however they come with the wrong heel pad:



    Before:





    After:

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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    Default Restored Interior

    Here is the interior after the restoration, still have a few things that need attention such as the seat covers, upper door panels, headliner, visors and steering wheel/column.
    Many NOS parts were used including the entire L-rods setup, dash trim, seatbelts and a few other items.
    T-top trim needs to be adjusted as well but other than that it looks way better than before.
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    looks great ...what difference:icon14:

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    Trans turned out to be incorrct, was pretty disappointed.
    It's a rebuilt OM code from a 1982 Olds 350DX Diesel:

    IMG_1161.jpg

    But... I found the correct OZ tranny with a build date of 045 which is very close to my build date of 033 but what can you do... it's currenly being built by TurboBuickPerformance.com
    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    where do you find all these projects? Im really excited to get my 442 going....but the more i read & look at pics, the more I realize that I want a 83 or 84 Hurst Olds.... they paint scheme is so recognizable...

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    Where do you find all the parts for restoration? I didn't know you could still get lightning rods. :icon14:

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    The 15th anniversary badge just above the clock - is that stock/correct? My '83 doesn't have that, it just has an Olds logo.
    Peace Brother.

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    Yes it's factory, sounds like your's is missing.
    Someone must have swiched out your's to sell it...
    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    Bastards. Well, guess I'll go poke around on ebay . . .

    Thanks by the way.
    Peace Brother.

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    Default Floor Kit / Carpet

    I was looking at LMC carpet kits. The floor for the 1983 Cutlass Supreme (I couldn't see Hurst/Olds in the drop down list) has a color chart. The burgundy looking one says - 7298 MAPLE/CANYON.

    http://www.lmcautocarpet.com/1983-ol...-2-door-carpet

    Is that the correct color, or should I look somewhere else? $165.00 seems really reasonable to me. I bought a floor kit for my truck a few years ago from a company in Saskatchewan, Canada - rubber/vinyl not even the carpet - and it was $350.00.
    Peace Brother.

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    Looks close to me, factory color is Maple
    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
    Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    New shoes for the Hurst.
    Factory GM original Eagle GT tires, caps, lugs and rims.
    No aftermarket stuff here
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    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
    Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    Just finished putting on the stripes last night.
    Need to let them dry before peeling off the backing.
    I thought I positioned the trunk decal wrong, needs to be a little more to the right lining the notch with the right trunk edge but after seeing some photos of low mile cars they were positioned in both positions.

    The upper gray stripe seems to be thicker in comparison to Lukes car:
    Lukes (83hurstguy) car:

    Phoenix Graffics:


    Putting on the sides:


    Finished front and back:

    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
    Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    Looks great. .. I have always wanted a black hurst olds

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    Stripes done


    H/OCA Nats
    Indy Speedway


    Getting ready to take a couple laps






    All lined up

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