Register now to get rid of these ads!

1958 fleetwoood

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by boomosby, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    so i am just getting to see my car for teh first time. i bougt it off a whim on craigslist. a sunburnt cadi out of texas. who knows what you are really getting. turns out the guy was really misinformed!!! factory airride and ac. here is where it begins!!!
     

    Attached Files:

    kiwijeff likes this.
  2. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    even more close body shots, really dry, but really solid


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    kiwijeff likes this.
  3. Looks like an awesome project for sure. and a Massive beast!
     
  4. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    so majority of the airride componets are there. even teh tank is still solid. what a shock. didnt feel like getty down ad dirty under the car so teh valve picks will have to wait for the next go round. but they are all there as well.
     

    Attached Files:

    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    teh interior is mostly there. nothing is missing except teh rear seat bottom. where it has goen no one knows. it was so nasty and full of rat lifethat i couldnt even really get in it with out being grosssed out. solution? mexican blanket? noooooooo! walmart picnic cover!!!!
     

    Attached Files:

  6. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    rat housr yahhhhh, and that carpet is as nasty as it loooks
     

    Attached Files:

  7. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    thanks man, it is a reallllly solid start. i am from va, and will leave all my new mex/tex cars in teh dessert. this humidity will eat them alive. and yeah man it is HUGE! i put it next to the 60 flatop (which is a huge car) and it just dwarfs it, something ab teh "bubbly" fins just makes it large!!!
     
  8. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,628

    1959apache
    Member

    keep us posted.. That's one of a kind now a days. Looks sweet, hopefully limited work is needed and there aren't any surprises!
     
  9. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    thanks! havnt gotten the motor to turn over yet, so that is the biggest question mark rigth now. so after we settled that we can move onto cosmetics. will post up pics of my 60 in a few, i did a grt job on the motor but dont care if that is orginal. but this one has to stay vintage
     
  10. My uncle had a Black 58 Sixty Series...one of my favorite originals...Good Luck with it.

    Murph:cool:
     
  11. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    looking to get a set of sabre alloys, wish me luck
     
  12. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,952

    philo426
    Member

  13. Thread revival. Boomosby, what happened with this old girl?
     
  14. I'd love to know, as well!
     
  15. 50pontiacguy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2014
    Posts: 162

    50pontiacguy
    Member

    Hopefully he found a dictionary in there.
     
  16. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    still kicking! almost done actually! motor and tranny in, interior shop next, then clear coat!
     
  17. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    The original 365 was frozen solid. i tore one apart last year and it was so awful i never wanted to do it again. Alternative, 390 !! got one that had great compression all around. tore it apart, detailed it and dropped it in! All the Air-Ride and AC connections were really tough to deal with without breaking, patience and WD40!
     
  18. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    pulled from the weeds.....
     

    Attached Files:

  19. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    out with the old!
     

    Attached Files:

    PEDDRO likes this.
  20. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

    boomosby
    Member

    second motor, torn apart, ready for detailing.....
     

    Attached Files:

    PEDDRO likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.