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  • 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
    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!"

  • #2
    nice good luck. I have never seen a hurst Olds with color combo

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    • #3
      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:

      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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      • #4
        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.
        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
          looks great ...what difference:icon14:

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          • #6
            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
            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Where do you find all the parts for restoration? I didn't know you could still get lightning rods. :icon14:

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                • #9
                  The 15th anniversary badge just above the clock - is that stock/correct? My '83 doesn't have that, it just has an Olds logo.
                  sigpic Peace Brother.

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                  • #10
                    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
                    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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                    • #11
                      Bastards. Well, guess I'll go poke around on ebay . . .

                      Thanks by the way.
                      sigpic Peace Brother.

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                      • #12
                        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.
                        sigpic Peace Brother.

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            New shoes for the Hurst.
                            Factory GM original Eagle GT tires, caps, lugs and rims.
                            No aftermarket stuff here
                            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
                              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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