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..

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