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    Where did they all go?

    Most of them hit the junkyards a long time ago. I used to see tons of mid 90's W's in the yards 15 years ago. With these cars not being particularly valuable, it's no surprise a lot of them hit the junkyards once they had a repair estimate exceed the value of the car. Some probably got scrapped for less than that. People that will hang on to a car for a long time are in the minority, especially those that have to pay someone else to repair them.
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    TRW Keyless Entry module

    It worked! Knowing I'm no good at soldering, and that there are probably 100 solder joints, I opted for a workaround that I've successfully restored electronics with in the past: a heat gun. Applied at a safe distance against the back of the circuit board, juuuust enough heat to melt and rejoin any cracks or weak joints. Hooked it back up, grounded the connector, *click* *click* *thunk*. Door locks and trunk latch all cycled! Now I just need a remote and I should be good to go.
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    Where did they all go?

    I'll see you in Murfreesboro next year as I'm going to the Olds Nationals too! I'm taking the vert and, if I can get my wife to drive one, I'll bring the coupe.
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    Not sure if it would’ve been of interest but I chucked a cs lip when we moved :-(
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    Ill try to get pictures of what i have in the upcoming week.
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    Where did they all go?

    My state is not to fussy with the Classic Plates and there are no driving restrictions, 25 years and older gets you a set if wanted. Glad my 96 CS is still around. In fact, I just bought (what I thought was) the last MOOG front end kit from Rock Auto with the aim of replacing my rusty lower control arms. This is all in an effort to preserve this car while putting on as many miles as I can while I have it. In fact, the plans are now to leave the older ones home and drive the 1996 to the Olds Nationals in Murfreesboro, TN next year. That trip will be good for another 2000 miles all told.
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    Where did they all go?

    The only W-bodies that were destroyed under such program were the LQ1-engined cars. Everything else didn't qualify because GM built 'em to be so fuel efficient. Its always amazing, talking to people who own Hondas and Toyotas, from even the early 2000s, about tune-ups, and being in sheer horror that the 2002 Accord still uses a mechanical distributor. I don't think a W-body was ever built with a mechanical distributor. The government here recently cancelled the classic plate program, so its full freight on the plates if I want to keep mine past 30 years ($750/year w/discount). Still a great car, needs some paintless dent repair, and some new rockers welded on/primed/painted, but otherwise is immaculate. I bought a 7th gen Accord to 'replace' it a year ago, but still much prefer the CS. If the CS was in a wreck and I had to replace it with something identical (for insurance), I can't even find anything online for sale that's comparable. Heck, I can't even find a W-body CS sedan for sale on the largest used auto website in Canada at all.
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    .........My 93 Cutlass Convertible......

    hello All It's been a few years, my last visit to this forum was 4 yrs ago, I owned a 95 vert then I got myself another convertible, very clean one...I've had it for about 2yrs now This one is a 93, super clean no rust at all compared to my 95 I had, elderly couple owned and as much as I hate the LQ1 engines, I think its the car good looks that keeps drawing me closer to them how I wish we could fit a trusty V8 iron in these cars I haven't done much to this car at all, compared to my previous 95 where (George from the forum here) and I did some work on our cars few years ago I did however modify the stock air box to improve flow, I took out the driver side high beam out and shaved off a few inches off the air box to align it closer to the high beam hole, car looked like it was missing a tooth so I took the other high beam out, which im hoping should help engine heat feel a bit more warmer
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    Where did they all go?

    The Cash for Clunkers program wiped a vast majority of older vehicles out, I remember seeing all sorts of nice cars turning up to be destroyed. I know one other person here that drives a 3.1 `92 coupe and he's not interested in giving his up either. I`d like to get another 1st gen for an L67 swap, probably buy one already done looking for a good home. As common as it was for that swap I havent seen those come around for sale that often either.
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    Where did they all go?

    Up in my area they are past the junkyard stage and are all but gone. I used to see a red CS on my way to work but that was a few years ago. I saw a white CS like mine on I-84 a few months ago but it was really rough. I just nabbed a power seat track, the front leather seats and some other odd parts off a 1995 4 door that was about to be junked. That car had only 77,000 miles on it but was sold to a millennial who ran it into the ground and as the car blew a head gasket off to the yard it went. I felt bad parting it but it truly was too late to save it. I will say mine is turning out to now get some attention, I have the classic plates on it and I do get some thumbs up when I drive it to and from work. Not bad for $1800 on e bay.
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    Where did they all go?

    I see a ton of w-bodys here in suburban/rural Oregon. We don't salt our roads in the winter, so even though there's a lot of moisture from the rain cars don't rust that bad. I rarely see any Cutlass convertibles, they weren't that popular in Oregon, but I do see a lot of other 90's w-bodys. Most are Grand Prixs (coupes and sedans) and Cutlass Supreme sedans, they are common enough still. I'm on the road for a couple hours a day, and see many thousands of cars each week, and I probably see a w-body Cutlass Supreme coupe once a week at the most. This last year I think I saw maybe four or five w-body Cutlass convertibles, but I wasn't driving mine at the time otherwise I honk and wave and usually get a wave back.
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    DOHC rear plugs, easy solution

    Locking extensions are a BIG help also... I DO realize this is an OLD thread!!! Tom B...
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    Where did they all go?

    And then there's corrupt Government dirtbags that provided tax-funded giveaways to people who scrapped and destroyed older vehicles. Once the waterglass went through the bearings and lifters, there was essentially nothing salvageable from the engine; and there's only so much market for interior or chassis parts when millions of vehicle get scrapped at once. In other words, "crushed and sent to China". Bastards.
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