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zkhan2’s 1968 Oldsmobile 442

1968 Olds 442 Convertible

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  • Engine Size
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  • HP
    480
  • 0-60 Time
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  • Weight
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  • 1/4m sec
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  • Torque
    520
  • Top Speed
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  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Interior Color
    Black
  • Chassis & Suspension Sand Blast Frame Subframe

    Date Installed
    Dec. 13, 2011

    Installed 12/13/2011

    Finish up patch in LH inner fender well. Grind rough welds off top of outer fender well. Scuff exposed areas with scotchbright pad, treat surface rust with one-step rust converter, top coat with spray paint. Start fitting LH qtr pnl skin to car. Cut, fit& trim as needed. Make adjustments to outer wheel well, reposition skin. Grind edges for slip fit on rear and bottom front. Tac weld in place. Ready for spot welding and seam welding.

  • Chassis & Suspension Powder Coat Frame Subframe

    Date Installed
    Dec. 13, 2011

    Installed 12/13/2011

    Run air flanger across LH qtr lip and door jamb edge, grind new qtr skin to fit. Tape and cut outer LH wheel well, drill spot welds & remove rusted section. Cut & fit new LH outer wheel well-weld in place (finish seam welding tomorrow). Cut, fit, trim & weld in place small patch to front of LH rear inner fender well. Grind welds smooth.

  • Chassis & Suspension Powder Coat Rear Axle Suspension Arm (4) Subframe

    Date Installed
    May. 1, 2009

    Installed 05/01/2009

    Cut & weld bracing in place between door jambs & side to side. Tape off area to cut on qtr pnls. Cut L&R qtr pnls off car. Grind edges to match tape line. Center punch & cut spot welds at rear lower qtr, remove section & smooth spot welds. Cut and trim around both to prep for replacement pnl. Set LH pnl in place-Excellent fit! Chalk line the new pnl. Ready to tape and cut. Will need to rebuild small part of lower rear inner fender well on both side.

  • Chassis & Suspension Powder Coat Coil Spring (2) Springs

    Date Installed
    May. 1, 2009

    Installed 05/01/2009

    Move car outside, carry doors & hood outside. Set up on stands for soda blasting

  • Chassis & Suspension Powder coat Trans X-Member Subframe

    Date Installed
    May. 1, 2009

    Installed 05/01/2009

    Pull rear seats, remove rear side panels, pack loose parts in trunk in totes, remove doors & door hinges, prep for soda blasting.

  • Chassis & Suspension Install Bushings Bushings

    Date Installed
    Apr. 1, 2009

    Installed 04/01/2009

    Pull trunk lid, media blast rusted section to determine extent of rust damage. Pull front fenders, remove chrome trim parts, remove top radiator support bracket, remove front windshield-found extensive rust damage under bottom of front windshield. Placed call to Fusick Olds parts, & West Coast auto salvage. Will call back tomorrow to see whats available.

  • Exterior & Accessories Soda Blasting Body Kit

    Date Installed
    Apr. 1, 2009

    Installed 04/01/2009

    Remove front & rear bumpers, trunk lock, trunk trim, fender emblems, door panels, door glass, wing window frames. Disassemble wing window frames. Remove all brackets from bumpers. Bag up all parts & label.

  • Exterior & Accessories Soda Blasting Body Kit

    Date Installed
    Apr. 1, 2009

    Installed 04/01/2009

    Pull front windshield trim, headlight trim, trunk trim, marker lights, rest of fender trim, rear deck trim. Bag up small parts & label bags

  • Chassis & Suspension Remove Bushings Bushings

    Date Installed
    Apr. 1, 2009

    Installed 04/01/2009

    Assessed work needed on body and began removal of trim pieces.

  • Exterior & Accessories Soda Blasting Body Kit

    Date Installed
    Apr. 1, 2009

    Installed 04/01/2009

    Soda blast doors, quarters, hood

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Comments (34)
  • Chris Sparks
    thanks. those are really expensive!
  • zkhan2
    Chris, I used a Digital Guard Dog system. http://www.digitalguarddawg.com/
  • Chris Sparks
    What pushbutton starter did you use, I see that it fit well what you used.
  • Chris Sparks
    I really like a lot of what you have done with your car. I have a 68 442 myself but a post coupe.
  • Midwestboi402
    wow this thing is about to be scary.lol good work cant wait to see some finished pics 5*****
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