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  1. 2 points
    oldmangrimes

    Windshield rubber surround

    What I did on my 95 with the same issue was to slice it exactly at the corner seam. Then the vertical and horizontal pieces could be put back in their channels. Then I just filled in the corner (since the shrunken vertical and horizontal pieces don't quite touch anymore) with the black window seal adhesive stuff, which I also used to re-attach the two separated sections into their channels. It doesn't look great, but it looks a lot better than it did, and more importantly to me it doesn't leak after many years. It's quick, cheap, and easy, and if it doesn't look good enough you can still always have the whole thing replaced.
  2. 2 points
    GtpKo

    Hello! ...again!

    After 9 years without a w-body, I find myself behind the wheel of another! Some of you might know me but many I'm sure don't so here I am to say hello again! Back in 2011, I sold my Black 2000 GTP, and just yesterday I picked up a Silver 2002 Grand Prix GT for $450. That's right, four hundred and fifty dollars! It's definitely clapped out, but I knew that's what I'd be getting for a near junk-yard price. It runs, drives, and more importantly, stops. I plan on giving it as much TLC as reasonable. Give it some care in it's twilight year(s?) The biggest issue it has is the transmission. There is quite the delay in shifting into 2nd. On the test drive, it would only go up to ~20 mph and the tranny would just slip, so I was a bit worried. I figured out the trick though - feather the gas and keep the rpms below 2.5k, then it would shift and be fine from there. Keep light on the gas and it will shift more normal. The seller included an extra working 4t65e from the junkyard and included it. So I have a backup. Or I might just swap it out anyway. Rust is an issue, but that's kind of expected. At least the strut towers are really good. Anyway, here are the pictures: Inked20200912_114532_LI Inked20200912_114548_LI Extra trans in the trunk: 20200912_114725 Standard interior we all know, no frills. 20200912_114655 20200912_113731 Security light is on and someone's been working here... 20200912_124409 Rocker panels look in decent shape - at first glance 20200912_114616 But as you can see, there are no jackstand mounting locations. GONE! 20200912_124311 20200912_124343 Well, there it is. It smells like it looks, but it's mine and it's a w-body. I already have a parts list going of things to replace. So far I have: upper & lower intake gaskets, coil packs, grill insert, vacuum lines and front bumper. I don't think any power mods would be appropriate given the condition of the underbody and transmission.
  3. 1 point
    digitaloutsider

    Seat belts.

    I don't have a parts book for the Cutlass, but I would be shocked if they were different considering the verts effectively started their lives as coupes.
  4. 1 point
    94 olds vert

    Windshield rubber surround

    I ripped that junk out, and replaced it with clear silicone caulk. I think it looked better. Also, it didn't leak.
  5. 1 point
    jonosso

    Windshield rubber surround

    Thanks Rich
  6. 1 point
    rich_e777

    Windshield rubber surround

    Not sure for certain but I would think a glass replacement company would have something very close to that, they'd need a sample though. Now the piece just above that in the pic with the screw in it, unobtainable, better order gummi phlege for that.
  7. 1 point
    rich_e777

    Hello! ...again!

    Not a bad price if it makes for a reliable DD, factory jack points are over rated anyways. Can always nab a discount floor jack at the part stores for $20 to toss in with the spare if needed for road trips.
  8. 1 point
    K&R

    The Lost Cutlass

    I told Bea I would take her for a ride in it when it was road worthy again. Like I said, she never drove it. It only has 121K miles. It makes me mad to see it neglected like this. When I sold it it was running, driving, clean and the paint was still good! Now look! I am excited to fix it up though. I learned a lot about these cars by working on my '90 convertible and making friends on the forum. Jiggity76 had been a huge help, I cant thank him enough!
  9. 1 point
    sean1991olds

    Ed Welburn + Cutlass / W Design

    I research this kinda thing because of my site and because I own a 91 Cutlass - Some of you may already know Ed Welburn headed up design on the 1988 Cutlass Supreme and I assume that influenced the other W's as well. One interesting thing was that he said he designed the Cutlass along with the Olds Aerotech as a side project. Working on the Cutlass by day, Aerotech by night / in free time. Recently I saw another video that was more candid and informal, where he said he would talk about his best design and his 'least favorite' - he was most proud of bringing Camaro back, and probably also the new Corvette, but he couldn't mention that at the time. I had guessed his least fave was the Cutlass. Not that he didn't LIKE the design of the exterior, he had just said that it was too much for the time. He said Roger Smith wanted them to do a car like a concept GM car that was on display at Epcot called the Aero 2000. He wanted it to be as advanced as that car. Ed said it was like what you'd call a Jelly Bean car design of the time, he said it was too much. He said they tested it on people and nobody liked it, so they tested it on more people hoping they would like it. He said they probably tested the look of the car on everyone in America because they wanted to hit on a group who actually DID like it. He said the interior was the opposite to the exterior and it didn't go far enough. Also he said it didn't look great once it came to market with smaller wheels than the "pie's" and not in 2 tone like the Indy 500 black/silver cars. So I thought all that was interesting and didn't know if that is common knowledge over here. When you look at the window / greenhouse of that Epcot car, the Aero 2000, I can see some similarities. I can see why people were reluctant to like the "new" Cutlass, coming from the G-Bodies, with rear wheel drive and that squared off look that was so popular the continued it in 1988 as a Cutlass Supreme "Classic". Ed is a great guy, designed some awesome stuff in his time - I've messaged him on Facebook to ask him about something Aerotech related that was on eBay, got to talking and showed him my convertible, that technically I guess he designed so many years ago!
  10. 1 point
    jake91

    Introduction Svetlana!

    Giant Kraft dinner, washing machine races, Svetlana, space bobby they are all a master plan set down by Decepticons and Ajam I to take over W-body and rule Bxx Evans! it's just a matter of time before Breakdown will get out his battery operated wrench to make the final adjustments. Muwahahahaha
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