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  • Fresh Paint

    Before (this is a real VIN 9 442 but had been a theft recovery & was repainted monotone). There were actually 5 layers of paint on this car.



    During disassembly. The car had only two tiny spots of rust in front of rear wheels & some minor cancer on the bottom of the door seams. Car is 100% rust free now.



    My 1987 Olds 442 fresh from the paint booth Sunday night. The car is anything but stock so I decided to not go back to the factory two-tone. I have borrowed some styling cues from other Oldsmobile cars. That is not Firefrost Gold but the gold is Hurst inspired.





















    1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
    1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
    1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
    1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
    1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
    1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
    1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
    Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

  • #2
    Awesome paint scheme.
    How does the rear stripe finish off, does it continue to the bottom of the bumper cover?
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by 88hurstolds View Post
      Awesome paint scheme.
      How does the rear stripe finish off, does it continue to the bottom of the bumper cover?
      It just terminates on the quarter panel & does not extend down onto the bumper cover. I will post pics when the car is all back together but here are a couple more for now.







      1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
      1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
      1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
      1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
      1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
      1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
      1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
      Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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      • #4
        The paint color scheme is killer.
        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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        • #5
          beautiful, what is under the hood?

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          • #6
            under the hood

            Originally posted by FirstClass383 View Post
            beautiful, what is under the hood?
            A diesel block based 470 cid SBO. It utilizes a stroked 425 steel crank. Edelbrock heads, 11.2:1 compression, victor intake, 850 cfm AED carb & a flat tappet camshaft (not a roller). It is bolted to a T400 with a 3500 stall converter & a Ford 9" with 3.89 gears. The engine breathes through American Racing headers & a 3" exhaust. Weighing 3900 lbs with driver the car has run a best of 11.33 @ over 5000' elevation (it will run 10.90 @ sea level). As I did not want to put a bar in the car I slowed it down & it runs steady 11.5s @ 116-117 mph on my home track (usually 5000' corrected elevation).
            1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
            1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
            1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
            1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
            1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
            1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
            1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
            Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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            • #7
              More pics as she goes back together. Very happy Oldsmobile owner





              1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
              1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
              1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
              1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
              1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
              1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
              1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
              Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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              • #8
                Almost done

                Car is receiving final cut & polish and then a full clean up & detail. Looking forward to bringing it home.









                1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
                1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
                1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
                1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
                1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
                1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
                1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
                Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Looks awesome!
                  I like what you did with the deck lid.
                  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!"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Finally some pictures of the car outside.











                    1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
                    1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
                    1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
                    1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
                    1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
                    1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
                    1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
                    Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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                    • #11
                      looking good! It has to feel great to have it back! Whatever you do....don't get on that 470 too hard on those rocky roads with fresh paint!

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                      • #12
                        I don't have it back yet. I am out on an oil rig with 2 weeks left on my hitch. That is not my place but the painters family farm yard.

                        I will pick up the car before Easter. Looking forward to it.
                        1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
                        1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
                        1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
                        1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
                        1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
                        1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
                        1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
                        Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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                        • #13
                          Coming home soon

                          The car is done. Picking it up on Tuesday. Pumped to see it in person. I'll post more pictures of it @ home next week.

                          Can't wait for spring to start driving it & showing it off now that it has the look to go with the sound & the performance.
                          1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
                          1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
                          1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
                          1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
                          1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
                          1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
                          1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
                          Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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                          • #14
                            Christmas all over again :-)
                            I can't wait for the snow to go away so I can start driving mine again.
                            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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                            • #15
                              I brought the car home yesterday. Here she is.

















                              1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
                              1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
                              1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
                              1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
                              1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
                              1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
                              1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
                              Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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