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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZZ-IRON, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. I just ran across this thread this morning, not much activity on it in the past few years so maybe we can revive it! I certainly hope so cause I love the old Rocket 88's...
     
  2. Here is my '51 88A that I picked up last September, it's pretty much stock right now. I don't know a lot of it's history other than it came from eastern Kentucky. The guy that I got it from had it about a year and in that time all he had done to it was cut 1-1/2 coils out of the front springs and he took care of some maintenance item's. I'm not sure if he added the '56 Olds wheel covers or if a previous owner did.

    Since I have owned it I have had the carb professionally reconditioned, dealt with a starting issue nightmare and rewired it! My plans are to get the ass end down, install a set of Jeffrey Allen headlight visors and clean it up. Got to get it ready to take to the Stray Kat 500 next weekend.

    Pictures were taken by the guy that I got it from...

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
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  3. junkyardjeff
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    Its been over 10 years since I had a Olds so time for another.
     
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  4. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    I Graduated in '64, bought this new in July of '65 and got drafted in April of '66, my Dad sold it while I was in Basic Training. Musta thought I wasn't going to make it back!! IMG_2719[514].jpg
     
  5. olscrounger
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    Always liked 50 Olds coupes--had a few--saw a decent one for sale last week down south of here.
     
  6. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
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    Ok. I posted earlier in this thread-years ago- so update photo. New wheels on the olds so here's a photo update a before and after. I prefer the WWW look but things got in the way so its onto mags now


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  7. esrbuilders
    Joined: Sep 20, 2012
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    Just got mine yesterday! DSCF1225.JPG
     
  8. choffman41
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  9. Here's one that is on my screensaver... 1779292_671372182908544_1851781132_n.jpg
     
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  10. flatoz
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    So what are the plans then? is it running? looks a little sad, but that could be deceiving just from sitting?
     
  11. engine138
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    from LINY

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  12. esrbuilders
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    Not running, it's in decent shape. Going to redo.
     
  13. rtp
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  14. Updated pictures of my '51 as of a little while ago... 22.JPG
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  15. Here's another picture from my screensaver file... 15203353_10211097435622711_6395552802347221700_n.jpg
     
  16. BJR
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    You have no idea how much I miss not having a car to post in this thread.
     
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  17. flatoz
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    Grumpy keep those screensaver files coming. Some great stuff
     
  18. O.k., here's another one... 17861885_10212465740469477_2850431427386529703_n.jpg
     
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  20. chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    My "old" Olds. Image.jpg
     
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  21. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    from howell, nj
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    My "new" Olds...project. 100_1054.JPG
     
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  22. ernieg51
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    from Wilmington

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  23. ernieg51
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    from Wilmington

  24. This Mordor was posted back in 2008 (pg3) by Silhouettes 57and in my opinion it's worth another look! Lot's of cool little touches...

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    … such as the Corvette grill, '55 Olds front bumper, frenched headlights and antenna.
     
  25. And while we're on the subject of 4 door's, here's a kool photoshop by Cecil Hall of the Pharoahs…

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  26. One more 4 door for today...

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  27. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    My 1960 Super 88 .....

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  28. mario711
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    last yr 4th of July
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  29. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    Maybe we should start our own car club .....

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