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  1. bluecalais79

    34 mm away bar

    Aye, thanks, I'll stick with what I have, that's way to much work and $$$ for this car.
  2. bluecalais79

    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    Man, I can hardly believe the time that has passed since my last Post on this topic. This year seemed to have a bumper crop of car shows, and then throw in a few vacations and here it is, October already. Anyway, I did find time to complete the lip spoiler project, j-u-s-t before taking the car out to the 2018 Olds Nationals in Gettysburg, PA. My wife and I lined up the 4 bolts that were attached to the spoiler to where they should go on the trunk lid. We placed on a bit of black Testors model paint to make a mark on the trunk to where the 4 holes needed to be drilled. Not very scientifically done, but good enough. I made the first indent using a punch and then to drill the proper size hole I used a Step Drill Bit being careful not to go past the correct size hole/step. The finished product lined up perfectly from side to side and came out nice and dead level, but my heart did sink a bit when I saw that the spoiler did mount up a slight bit low as compared to the location of the flared tail light tips. But there was no way I was about to drill 4 more holes into the trunk so it is what it is. I will say though, I looked at every Cutlass that had one of these spoilers at the Nationals, I think there was a total of about 10 or so of them. I noted that no 2 were exactly the same; some were mounted on the high side, some were on the low side, in fact there were 2 that were mounted even lower than mine. Really glad I went to the Nats this year, that made me feel better in that my spoiler is going to stay put. That task is done. For those of you looking to do this same project, one item of note is, have you ever heard of Flex Tape? The same company also makes Flex Seal, and it comes in white. Since my car is white, I used some of this Flex Seal between the 4 bolts and the trunk lid as a sealer (gasket). It sealed nicely and so far no leaks. I WILL be watching. I'll be posting photos of the finished project soon, hopefully before it snows, the way this year has been going. At any rate, a big THANK YOU to all that helped me out with parts and/or advice on getting this done, it's made the car look a lot sportier. It really did do a lot to change it's complexion from being a Granny Old (the prior owner by the way) to Classic Cool, or something like that.
  3. bluecalais79

    34 mm away bar

    Is this the rear bar & is it thicker than the FE-1 used on a 1996 Cutlass/would it fit on that car, thx
  4. The handling of this car has been amazingly improved since I've installed both the convertible front and aftermarket rear strut tower braces. I've been using my 96 all summer now with these improvements (along with KYB's all the way around) and the Cutlass is actually a fun car to drive.
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    I do but not of the complete project, will post 'em when the spoiler is installed. I've installed the tails and the NOS back up light bar though. Actually the car looks like it has horns with the spoiler not yet fitted in. But I'll get tired of that look soon enough.
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    FOUND! It took me 8 months but I found the smartly marked box that contained my misplaced tail lights. Seems I packed it in a box that was Identical to the one it was next to and I thought I had checked both. Or something like that. Nevertheless, the spoiler goes on ASAP
  7. Looking for a good driver quality LH Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens. Good to really good driver quality (no breaks/cracks/huge scratches, etc). Last year I did such a great job packing away the set of these that I have, that I can't find them now. And here it is almost JULY and my spoiler still sits in the box waiting to be installed as the tails are still somewhere......... I've secured a RH but I would be interested in buying a LH-RH set if you're not wanting to break a set up. Everyone out there has my word that if and when I do finally come across the set I so securely stashed somewhere, I will re-sell the extras here on this site first. Thanks, Gene
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    1997 Cutlass 2 Door for Sale in CT

    He wouldn't let me take 'em. Just as well though, he has since pulled it off the market after seeing mine when I stopped back. He said after seeing mine he now wants to make another go at sprucing it up. Must have been those NOS fog lights & brackets I just installed! All kidding aside I'm kind of glad he's keeping it, I think it would be nice to see another one of these around town. I'm all about keeping these cars going, so I can't help but think I just might have saved another one........
  9. I know of a 1997 Cutlass Supreme for sale, right here in northern CT, white with that bluish cloth interior, rear trunk lip spoiler. This car has potential but it needs engine work, it seems to run good but the owner advises it's leaking water profusely somewhere and the rear main seal needs to be replaced. The interior is not ripped, and the car really needs a good cleaning BADLY. Good part about it is it seems to be all there and as the owner wants $850 for it, maybe someone out there on this site can bring it back to life. It has power seat that works, power antenna, CD/Cassette player. I'm thinking it's a Series II as there is no back seat pass thru to the trunk, not sure on that. I am going to talk to the owner again later today to see if he wants to allow me to pass his phone number out to our group. He may or may not allow me to take photos of it, I will find that out later. For that price it may work out for someone. 132,000 miles. It has the 5 spoke factory wheels. The tires are c rap. I'd hate to see it get parted out or junked, I think this one can be saved. And the owner really doesn't seem to know much about it. We do. I already have too many cars, by order of my better half, and since this car doesn't come with a divorce attorney I will pass on it. HOWEVER. I have a truck and a car trailer and I'm open to maybe getting hired to bring it to someone out there if they really want it and transporting it is an obstacle, if it's not that far from CT of course.
  10. bluecalais79

    FE3 Badge - to put it on or not?

    My 91 Calais had that badge upper left on the trunk. A nice touch, would look great on your car. I'm a 14mm rear sway bar away from having a de defacto FE-3 set up on my 96 Cutlass, the search continues. Thanks to your brackets I can keep looking.
  11. Don't pass up getting that front strut brace, they ain't easy to find and they make a nice difference! I swear by mine, major improvement. The mechanic who installed my KYB's said he drove the car with and without the brace and even he was impressed. It's some black paint away from being a major upgrade
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    Addco 7/8" rear sway bars

    Aye, will do, thanks
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    Addco 7/8" rear sway bars

    If he still has it and it comes with brackets/bushings I would be interested in it, unless I can get 7/8 bushings from somewhere else. I tried to order one of these from amazon, I pulled the wait after 4 months.
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    WTB: Center Console Lid For my 95 CS

    pm sent
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    WTB: Center Console Lid For my 95 CS

    There's a full console (lid included) going on at e bay right now, tan in color. Auction #153016569065
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