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Projects Low Budget 1960 Dynamic 88

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Lono, May 23, 2016.

  1. Lono
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    I just brought her home.
    A complete runner less the radio, master cylinder, trunk lock and battery.
    After I get it running I'll get a better feel for its future but for now, I'm thinking a pretty lean trip between the shop and the road. Time will tell.

    Perfect glass, floor and trunk repairs and over all just good for its age. Those wheels are a gas, I'm thinking early 70's olds but somehow I can see them working with red lines and spyder caps.. we'll see.

    My never again turned into a squirrel.
     

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  2. Lono
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    371, ps,pb. wild period factory old mags from the 70's, some glove compartment goodies,a mystery car club decal and some fun ahead.
    I dont see slamming it but lower profile tires and a bit of a rake, kinda surfer 60's style.
     

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  3. porknbeaner
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    What's I got under the hood? Its a nice looking car, for me it would be black steelies and dog dish hubcaps but I am a goof ball. ;)


    LOL dueling posts I guess I should have been more patient. :D
     
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  4. Lono
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    371 2bbl, ps,pb
     
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  5. 'Mo
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    Like many 1960 automobiles, the 1960 Olds already embodies many custom design elements, and responds well to simple lowering and paint.

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    ...And the rear quarters are perfect for Bellflower pipes!

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  6. Looks like a NICE project!!!Bruce.
     
  7. porknbeaner
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    Yea you posted that while I was posting my question.

    Lost of dress up and speed parts for that motor. They can be found reasonable if you are patient.
     
  8. Lono
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    EYE KANDY!!!
     
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  9. shivasdad
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    Love the note from the glove box slamming someone for being "shitty at parking that sled". Even with power steering it might take two tries to get that long car in a spot straight. ;)
     
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  10. Sweet car. Subscribed
     
  11. big57daddy
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    Now THAT is a keeper! Congratulations!
     
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  12. Lono
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  13. Black Panther
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    Neat car....love the decal. The wheels are early 70s full sized Olds...like 1971 to 73 or so...I always like them...they fit that cars style well..
     
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  14. Lono
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    They're not traditional but I agree they have a look that works. Some spyder caps instead and some fresh paint and beauty rings with some red lines... yeah baby.

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  15. Lono
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    Some fresh tires for rolling it around in the shop. I'm waiting for a PB booster to show up, then I can get into the brakes again. Eventually those wheels will go. IMG_2716.jpg
     

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  16. Lono
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  17. What a great car to turn into a mild Kustom.....please use those provided pics for inspiration...beautiful GM piece right there
     
  18. oldsjoe
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    Sweet ride will ride like a dream! Joe
     
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  19. Late to the Party
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    '60 GM cars had it goin' on! ;)
     
  20. d2_willys
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    That's a low compression 371, about 8.5:1. You could always change out pistons for 1959 371 pistons and get 30 -40 hp right there. Put a 394 4bbl and intake and you get another 20 hp. Lastly, ditch the DC hydramatic and put a slant pan hydro out of 54-56 Olds.
     
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  21. Lono
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    I think the first goal is getting it on the road and enjoying as is.
     
  22. mario711
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    seeing more of these at car shows here in California.... Very nice mild customs.
    keep us posted on the brakes... i had my stock MC rebuilt, would like to do a front disk set up.
     
  23. Lono
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    I've got the booster in for rebuild now. A used tank to slip under her and then its time to investigate the wiring. Basic stuff is working but the rest... eeks!
     
  24. Very fond of these '60 Olds'. Did a ton of work on one, for a close friend of mine. Rebuilt Engine, transmission and brake system. She Runs like a top!!
    He eventually bailed on the project, then sold it to another close friend. So, glad it is still in the family.
    Those hubcaps/wheels are super rare!! Do not throw them away!!
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    JT
     
  25. Lono
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    I like it. And the rims... Love them because they piss off the haters.
     
  26. Lono
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    I'm thinking light years away but I see dark metallic satin blue with a white roof down the road.
     
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  28. Lono
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    Man how summer gits in the way of playtime. I did install a factory radio, found a tank that's ready to strap in and finally the brake booster arrived from Oregon. Maybe by next week end I can have the stop and go parts installed.
     
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  29. Lono
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    Been gitting it dun!
    Gas tank installed and flowing, master and booster installed, now doing new wheel cylinders and lines. Wiring almost all working. Radiator filled and tested. All windows now working proper like. After this, a tune up and road test.
     

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