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Mr Celica
06-07-2007, 02:10 AM
Hey everyone! I picked up a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350 Rocket this past year, and I am getting ready to start tearing it apart. I am planning on doing a frame up restoration and replacing the stock 350cid 4 barrel engine with a 455 hi-compression engine I have in a shed at the shop. Let me know what you think!!!!


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e397/KathrynStinx/day1sm.jpg

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http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e397/KathrynStinx/cutsm1.jpg

PhillyDRFT
06-07-2007, 08:57 AM
Not bad, looks like a fun build. I have a friend who is currently 5 grand deep into building the engine for his Cutlass. It's been his project for the past 4-5 years. He loves that thing.

Murgatroy
06-07-2007, 09:01 AM
You mean 'sub-frame' off. :hehe:

I always liked an A-Body.

Looks like it will be fun.

Mr Celica
06-07-2007, 01:30 PM
theres no sub frame, the whole body lifts from the frame.. its a '70.

Colossus20v
06-07-2007, 02:17 PM
looks like a lot of fun. Keep us posted.

trumanpriest
06-07-2007, 02:24 PM
Great project car- I've always had a soft spot for the early 70's GM cars (cutless, skylark,etc...)

Joeye27
06-07-2007, 09:02 PM
:cool: cool.. low low

hobbie2k
06-08-2007, 12:14 AM
Judging from your pics, you have a thing for Cutlasses...

Mr Celica
06-08-2007, 04:35 AM
and toyotas.. not pictured is my 4runner haha. this weekend i am starting to tear the interior out and all the body panels that need replacing, like the rear quarters, door skins, trunk lid, and maybe some floor pans if i feel like it. the front fenders are good, and i believe i can get away with just getting a patch and repairing it that way. i have all the trim pieces i need, and the weaterstripping/modlings are going to be ordered next week. i have a pair of seats out of a 95 grand prix that i am re-upholstering and installing, and i am replacing all the carpet. i am lucky enough to not have to replace the dash or inside door panels or rear seat. not a bad deal for 300 bucks, huh.

netman86
06-08-2007, 04:44 AM
i'll trade it for my current DD, a 93 cutlass ;)

1990CelicaGT-S
06-08-2007, 04:47 AM
Not bad at all. This looks like a real fun project. Good luck.