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Projects 1956 oldsmobile restoration

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cobalt333, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. a convert! nice post pictures...would love to see them:D
     
  2. other side before after
     

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  3. more before afters
     

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  4. front floor boards only had a few patches needed
     

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  5. sand blasting with a spot blaster...the key to the car that was lost that i found in the dash with abunch of coors can openers..window stickers..original door panel...another rust hole welded
     

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  6. odds and ends and the lady and her son i bought it from in rock river wyoming and my son at the wheel
     

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  7. original condition....:eek:
     

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  8. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    1964countrysedan
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    It looks like that big old project is in the right hands.
     
  9. amazing what a guy can do when he has a bunch of time and patience...did i mention time;).....
     
  10. el_bole
    Joined: May 12, 2011
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    Im really starting to love OLDS! 56' is a great model...Great work....Look forward to new updates....Keep it up
     
  11. 73super
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    She's a beauty.. but my word.. what do people think when they put aftermarket wheels on there that just don't do the car justice... I'm sure you can sell those to some 70's aficionado who has a van he's restoring. :D
     
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  12. 73super
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    I just saw a pic of that 8-track tape player! That is cool! Never seen one like that before. Sell that (unless you want to keep it) to somebody who's going to restore it.. very nice piece. I know.. I'm weird that way..
     
  13. yah there was alot of 70's funk going on my car..thats when it got parked in a field..im pretty sure the guy that parked it for good got out of it wearing bell bottoms with a fro and side burns and got his eight track out of kc and the sunshine band or frampton..ps i already killed one of the rims...when i tryed to take one off i had to drill around the lug stud cuz the lug nut broke off...they are those long reach lugs..frozen tight..i know its a shame...they are grooooovy..
     
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  14. a long 2 weeks of under the car cleaning..sucks when you dont have a lift and you end up being a mole...or is it a troll....heres the before and afters
     

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  15. morrrrrre
     

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  16. amazing what ya come up with when your poor and doing a car...paid 12-15 bucks for this at home depot for a gallon...i am verrrrry happy at the results..it bonded well with the 1956 olds tar that was already there...
     

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  17. the tools i used to clean the tar and rust off the entire underside..went through about 5 wire wheels...small screw drivers chip the old under coating tar thats brittle off good...although i should have got a longer flat head on too..
     

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  18. Wow, you're doing some amazing work!
     
  19. Oldsmobucket
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
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    Man that looks killer!
     
  20. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
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    looks good man, love them 56 oldsmobiles...............john
     
  21. thanks everyone...i also for got..i used this too...its slow going but it worked in tight areas where the wire wheel wouldnt go...just a heads up..when you get one make 2 modifications to it and get a line water filter..search it on the web or i can take pics of what i did..it stopped the surging problems
     

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  22. thanks...heres some pics of what i started out with...ps the rubber bumper stop for the rear..all i had to do was take it out scrub it with soap and water then let armorall soak in and they were good to go...
     

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  23. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
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    I can't believe you are doing that without using a hoist. Looks good. I guess you have youth on your side.
    Following this thread with much interest.
    Russell
     
  24. Awesome job! That lady is in good hands!
     
  25. yes youth is fading fast..im 46 and while i was pulling myself to and fro under the car i was thinking..uuhh i dont think i will be doing this when i cant put on my socks..but i did find out how dirty you can get and how to get things that are outta reach with a swish of a electrical cord..oh and my kids thought their dad was only legs..because thats all they seen night after night sticking out...:I
     
  26. Rckt98
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    This way might be more work long term but easier on the body not having to drag myself under the car.
     

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  27. NICE....i love it...so thats what it looks like standing up :)
     
  28. Wow the clean up works looks great, did you use a 3M stripping pad as well? And did you really put tar underneath? I never would have though of that. A tip I got from another thread was to use roofing valley sealer (tarry black sticky rubbery goo attached to thick aluminum foil avalable in rolls at Lowes) in place of Dynamat on the inside
     
  29. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    Great work and awesome car!
     
  30. yep i used it because i had built our house three years ago and had to seal the basement foundation and i remember it being the same as the original tar coating that came back in 1956...at least very close...so i got a gallon and a set of dollar store paint brushes..and went to town...course before i did i scrubbed the old tar to get more of the dirt and grime off...it just made everything clean and black and only cost about 15 a gallon...and trust me i has leftovers..even though no one sees it..i know the underside is perfect...ps i seen that roll stuff on ebay to for sound deadner..but i just might epoxy prime then paint and then paint on more of the sealer i have inside..i will never ever have to worry about my floors rusting out :)
     

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