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    Hey guys names Dave, I'm 20 and go to school for auto body repair. I've worked in the collision business since i was 16. Started out sweeping the floors and worked my way up to being a painter. I now work in the business restoring vehicles and customizing them. I'm also on G-body Forum under the same user name.

    My ride is a 1986 442 that I bought just after I graduated high school. Fixed up the body, replaced the floors, front clip, drivers door, and deck lid. All brake and fuel lines are stainless steel pieces from Classic Tube. New brakes all the way around, along with new fuel tank and sending unit. The 307 was ditched in favor of a SBO 350 bored .030 over, comp cams 280H cam, roller rockers, performer rpm intake, hedman hedders, and 2.5 inch true duals, with G-force crossmember for trans. Trans is the stock OD rebuilt with 2000 stall converter, shift kit, and lock up control. Rear end is the stock 8.5 inch with 3.73's and posi. The suspension has been upgraded to all Spohn components front and rear, with Moog springs, Bilstein shocks, and all new steering components. Anyways here's some pics:




















    Here's a video of it running too.
    http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=MVI_1489.mp4
    86 442 T-tops
    350/200-4R/3.73 posi
    Spohn suspension

  • #2
    Wow, nice work bringing that back from being in bad shape! Another 442 saved from the crusher!

    1985 442
    1980 Cutlass Salon (gone)
    1976 Cutlass Supreme (gone)
    1973 442 (long gone)

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    • #3
      Thank you! I spent almost 2 1/2 years getting it to where it is now, I just kept plugging away at it as funds allowed. Love this car it gets a ton of looks everywhere I go, its not too common to see a g-body around here.
      86 442 T-tops
      350/200-4R/3.73 posi
      Spohn suspension

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      • #4
        That car looks really nice. Good job bringing it back. Like the grabber green engine paint.
        1984 Hurst/Olds T-Tops
        '69 Olds 350
        2004R OZ
        8.5" 3.73

        1984 Hurst/Olds Hard Top
        (Parts Car)

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        • #5
          Thanks, I get mixed reactions about the green on the engine some like it some hate it. Personally, I just wanted to be different and do something out of the norm instead of painting it gold or one of the other olds colors.
          86 442 T-tops
          350/200-4R/3.73 posi
          Spohn suspension

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          • #6
            great job on it !

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            • #7
              Nice 442!
              Great job repairing the Fred Flinstone hole :icon14:
              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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              • #8
                Great job its cool to see younger guys building real american muscle instead of that wimpy rice burner crap. The greens pretty cool, dont think its my flavor but it stands out.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for your comments. The green is now going to give way to the traditional Oldsmobile gold. I recently scored a set of #5 heads that I plan to have built up to work to their full potential. And I also picked up a set of M/T valve covers that I plan to paint black and gold to go with the engine.

                  heres the heads, and some recent pics of the car with the H/O wing that I picked up from 88hurstolds installed:




                  86 442 T-tops
                  350/200-4R/3.73 posi
                  Spohn suspension

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                  • #10
                    Sweet :icon14:
                    That wing looks beautiful, nice job!
                    I have one for my 83 Hurst that had the seams molded over that needs to be redone like yours, I also have one for my 87 442 that needs to be redone as well. Not enough time... or money for that matter.
                    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
                      Repairing the wing wasnt half bad. Only took me about 4 hours to body work and prime it, paint was less than an hour, and maybe another hour to wet sand and buff. It really came out nice, love the way they look on the cutlass.
                      86 442 T-tops
                      350/200-4R/3.73 posi
                      Spohn suspension

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