I owned one of these back in the 80's..The car was a tank..It would go through anything and even with 180,000 miles,was still running strong. when a Toyota pulled out in front of me,I demolished the them car doing about 45 mph.. broke my transaxle in the process.
anyway,really like this build. fond memories.
I will admit to not reading every post in this thread,but will respond to the original post..I for one like seeing,and posting even incremental progress on a build,for a couple reasons.More than once,during a build of mine,someone has pointed out either a technique or something i may have missed,that i was able to use or fix before i progressed too far on the build.At my rate of building,with all the other responsibilities i have,along with everyone else,i would be posting once every 2 years...I enjoy sharing my progress,and hope to help others and maybe even inspire like minded people who like the same types of builds..Here is my olds...hoping to finish by the end of December..
thank..I was wondering one night,on my bench,how i would make those factory wheels look better...It kind of struck me as i was looking at the factory mags on the same chrome tree..i made one,and it worked out nicely..i just shot them today with Spaz Stix chrome,and i will tell you,i love that stuff..thanks to VW Dave for introducing me to it..
Chuck,The Satco tires are going to the 68...red lines..The 69 will get the polyglas goodyears...Made a lot of progress on both today..My muse has returned in a big way..
It kills me to see an Olds Cutlass beat up like this,because i love them,but the work is great!Very nicely done....As for the seats,i made some rips a few years ago using masking tape and cotton swab strands...Not perfect,and this could use a lot of tweaking,but here is a pic of my truck seat...
Hey Rick,Mine is a combination of the AMT 69 Olds 442 and the AMT 68 El Camino.I Grafted the rear of the El Camino frame onto the Olds chassis as well...I was thinking of contacting some of the resin body casters to see if there would have been interest,but never got to it..I am currently bringing another body along,that will end up as the 69 ...The older body in the pic will be the 68..
Here you can see the chassis mods...I used the El Camino 12 posi...It has great detail and was made to fit the rails anyway..
Hope to see more progress soon on yours....mine too if my muse ever returns...
This has my interest...i have 2 in the works right now...a 68 and 69....I like the last pic,,,great stance...aggressive look...There was another 66 olds-camino that I found while researching my own conversion back in early 09...I guess we are not alone..GM ought to have built these..Here is an older pic of mine..