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52' Olds "Roadster" build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigbore, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. bigbore
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    This is our new Project.
     

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  2. Looks good so far ! I like the Chopped windshield !
     
  3. bonez
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    is that how yu bought it and plan to finish itor thats what youve done so far?
    regardless, looks fantastic! it will be one of the koolest customs in EU. carson style top?
     
  4. 70dodgeman
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    Very cool. Keep us posted on your progress.
     

  5. VINNIE JAMES
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    nice. good luck
     
  6. Caddy-O
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    Man o Man do I love it.... what's the story on it?
     
  7. bigbore
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    Thanks.....
    The Olds arrived so from California to Poland, and then to Hungary.
    The floor and the right door is in really bad shape. We must rebuild the engine (283)end the trans.
    Yes the plane is a Carson Top Old style Kustom.


    First step: "new" front clip! Pics comming soon....
     
  8. leadhead51
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    that looks sick love the caddy lights
     
  9. SOLID9
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    Hey man that looks rad as fuck. Did you guys use Poland just to get it into Europe or did someone tool with it there? If someone had it there may I ask where and who?
     
  10. Mnhotrodbuilder
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    I'm not a fan of the taillights but to each his own. I do however love the the car and see a ton of potential. I look forward to the build!
     
  11. Alienbaby17
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    I just picked up a '52 Olds last fall so I will be watching this build closely. The previous owner of the car actually sent me this link. Good luck on the build. I really respect you European guys for how much work it takes to build one of these ancient American cars.

    Keep the progress photos coming.

    Jay
     
  12. bigbore
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    Cadillac Front Clip Instal
     

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  13. bigbore
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    More pics
     

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  14. bigbore
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    More build pics
     

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  15. bigbore
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    Upper side is done.
     

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  16. Alienbaby17
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    What year and model Cadillac is the front clip from?
     
  17. bigbore
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    Maybe 1983 or 1984... and maybe Seville
     
  18. bigbore
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    I correct the information: 1979, Seville
     
  19. bonez
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    Why a Caddi front clip? are you gonna run a Cad engine? mutherfuckin sweet if so!

    May i ask why you grinded the welds off the joint? i would think it compromise the structural integrity in such an important part that is also under heavy stress.
    Plus, whos gonna look at it?
     
  20. BJR
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    Nice Oldsmolac! or is it a Cadmobile?
     
  21. bigbore
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    This was a home....:)
     
  22. bigbore
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    Body before sandblasting
     

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  23. bigbore
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    The engine rebuild began, and the parts arrived.
     

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  24. bigbore
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    Body is back from sandblasting.
     

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  25. bigbore
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    More horror pics...
     

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  26. bigbore
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    The trunk is not so bad.....
     

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  27. bonez
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    Ouch! this is the definition of a hack job! i hope you got a good deal.
    Still, the car is intresting and if you have the will you can still save it.
    Reminds me of Oliver's Chevy.
     
  28. bigbore
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    Here is the update. New rocker panel
     

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  29. Mr48chev
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    That should turn out to be quite a car when you get it done. Lots of body work to do but that is about normal for projects like that.
    A side note: For the guys who don't know the Cad Sevilles that the subframe came out of use/used 350R Olds based engines or a 350 Olds Diesel and not the Cadillac based engines. Just for those questioning why he didn't run a Caddi in it. Although a 350R would be pretty proper in an Olds.
     
  30. fraktv
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    I'm afraid to get mine sandblasted, with fear of what is actually underneath.
     

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