1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 455

Recevied half-complete from another shop, motoro in pieces in a box.  Unfortunately, we found frame damage, now documenting new frame installation and build.  Built up full roller 455 with aluminum heads, March serpentine drive, Vintage Air A/C retrofit, straighten and powdercoated new frame, fabricate new hard lines, weld up and float firewall, new exhaust system, new wiring harness, and custom fit Dakota Digital gauges.

69 Olds Cutlass - how we received he
69 Olds Cutlass - how we received he

As she came into the shop..

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69 Olds Cutlass
69 Olds Cutlass
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Frame not square
Frame not square
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Frame not square - comparisson
Frame not square - comparisson
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Frame Alignment Check
Frame Alignment Check
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IMAG8102.jpg
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Vintage Air
Vintage Air
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Fresh 455 built with March Serp
Fresh 455 built with March Serp
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New chassis checked before powder
New chassis checked before powder
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frame back from powdercoat
frame back from powdercoat
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Brake and fuel lines plumbed
Brake and fuel lines plumbed
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Fuel and brake lines plumbed
Fuel and brake lines plumbed
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Filling and smoothing firewall
Filling and smoothing firewall
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Dropping the chassis
Dropping the chassis
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Preparing for suspension swap
Preparing for suspension swap
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New and old frames
New and old frames
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Engine test fit
Engine test fit
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Engine test fit, more plumbing
Engine test fit, more plumbing
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Firewall welded up and painted
Firewall welded up and painted
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Chassis & powertrain ready for body
Chassis & powertrain ready for body
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Chassis & powertrain ready for body
Chassis & powertrain ready for body
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Chassis & powertrain ready for body
Chassis & powertrain ready for body
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Bod going back on
Bod going back on
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Fresh undercoating
Fresh undercoating
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Fresh undercoating/ exhaust mock up
Fresh undercoating/ exhaust mock up
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QTP Cutouts
QTP Cutouts
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IMAG9376.jpg
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Body back on new frame
Body back on new frame
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Body back on new frame
Body back on new frame
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Engine bay assembly
Engine bay assembly
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New exhaust and cutouts
New exhaust and cutouts
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Freshly restored and ready to play
Freshly restored and ready to play
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Engine after first test run!
Engine after first test run!
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Dakota Digital VHX Gauges
Dakota Digital VHX Gauges
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Dakota Digital VHX Gauges
Dakota Digital VHX Gauges
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Shake-down run to CPP
Shake-down run to CPP
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