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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible

June 14th, 2007 09:09:03 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
This is my goal. I want hurst stripes and sweet rims.

I found a cutlass in great shape that had everything I wanted...Convertible, AC, PS, PB, PT, buckets and console.  Picked it up for cheap and started to restore.  I decided to restore to be a driver with some cool upgrades.  Follow along and see how it goes.


Post Paint

June 15th, 2007 03:59:19 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Post Paint

Here is a pic of the new black paint.  We had to put some new quarters on and straighten the doors and hood.

Post Paint 2

June 15th, 2007 04:24:02 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Post Paint 2

Another pic, no orange peel!

Post Paint 3

June 15th, 2007 04:27:25 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Post Paint 3
Post Paint 3

I gonna need to rechrome that rear bumper.

At the Upholstery Shop

June 15th, 2007 04:51:42 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
At the Upholstery Shop

Getting the top on, and the panels done.

New Top

June 15th, 2007 04:55:12 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
New Top
New Top

It all coming together!

New Top 2

June 15th, 2007 04:56:07 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
New Top 2
New Top 2

Put on the new rubber later and we should have a quiet car!

Top and Interior

June 15th, 2007 04:57:25 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Top and Interior
Top and Interior

White on Black...sweet combo!

New door panels

June 15th, 2007 04:59:59 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
New door panels
New door panels

I elected to continue the pattern on the panels like the pattern on the seats.

The new rims!

June 15th, 2007 05:02:25 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
The new rims!
The new rims!

Testing them out, making sure they clear and look good!

The rims 2

June 15th, 2007 05:03:34 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
The rims 2
The rims 2

Are they wide enough?  They are perfect!

Rims and Tires

June 15th, 2007 05:05:19 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Rims and Tires
Rims and Tires

17" MB Wheels and Nitto Rubber!  Nice!

Take some time off.

June 15th, 2007 05:07:41 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Take some time off.
Take some time off.

Don't worry, I cleaned up the garage and the Cutlass is now cluster free.

She is looking good.

June 15th, 2007 05:11:12 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
She is looking good.
She is looking good.

New rims, new 455 engine, dual exhaust. Can't wait until she is done.


Rechromed back bumper.

June 15th, 2007 05:14:34 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Rechromed back bumper.
Rechromed back bumper.

Need to adjust the rear quarter to line up better.

All shined up.

June 15th, 2007 05:16:54 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
All shined up.
All shined up.

Gave her a quick wash and she is looking better already. 

Top Down!

June 15th, 2007 05:19:01 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Top Down!
Top Down!

This is what it's all about.  I like watching it all come together.

Front Grill

August 25th, 2007 11:29:51 am, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Front Grill
Front Grill

Still missing the grill trim.  I will find it.

She's coming together

August 25th, 2007 11:36:20 am, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
She's coming together
She's coming together

I put the headrests on, took out the console and starting to restore that.

Green dash, YUK!

August 25th, 2007 11:38:26 am, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Green dash, YUK!

Next up, tearing apart the green dash.  I have a tic-tac-toc, new chrome and instrument panel.  I need to dye the dash and paint the metal.

The white interior is nice.

August 25th, 2007 11:39:56 am, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
The white interior is nice.
The white interior is nice.

Have to buy some snaps to hold down the boot.

Dash Tear Down

January 6th, 2008 10:04:01 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Dash Tear Down
Dash Tear Down

Here is a pic after I took everything apart.  The good...everything is there.  The bad...were do all these wires go?

Back Seat

January 6th, 2008 10:05:00 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Back Seat
Back Seat

Everything looks good.  Got the windows to work great.

New Dash

January 6th, 2008 10:05:56 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
New Dash
New Dash

Instrument cluster looks good.

With aluminum insert...

January 6th, 2008 10:07:20 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
With aluminum insert...
With aluminum insert...

...man that was a pain to cut.

New black paint..

January 6th, 2008 10:08:14 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
New black paint..
New black paint..

...looks good.

Almost done...

January 6th, 2008 10:09:09 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Almost done...
Almost done...

New steering wheel, black dash and chrome!

Next is the visors...

January 6th, 2008 10:09:59 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Next is the visors...
Next is the visors...

...and console.

Finished Interior

February 24th, 2008 07:26:55 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Finished Interior
Finished Interior

Installed the rear view mirror and the sunvisors.

O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E

February 24th, 2008 07:28:10 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E
O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E

Love the letters.


Passenger Side

February 24th, 2008 07:29:19 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Passenger Side
Passenger Side

Passenger Side

Drivers Side

February 24th, 2008 07:30:06 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Drivers Side
Drivers Side

Drivers Side

Top Down, Ready for the Show!

February 24th, 2008 07:31:03 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Top Down, Ready for the Show!
Top Down, Ready for the Show!

Brought her to her first show!

Grill Complete

April 14th, 2008 04:50:56 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Grill Complete
Grill Complete

Found the last piece for the grill.

The first coat of wax is applied..

April 14th, 2008 04:52:12 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
The first coat of wax is applied..
The first coat of wax is applied..

..and she is shining!

Another pic

April 14th, 2008 04:53:10 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Another pic
Another pic

Ready for the show

And another

April 14th, 2008 04:54:08 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
And another
And another

Will glue on the strips this weekend.

Trunk lock

April 14th, 2008 04:54:41 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Trunk lock
Trunk lock

needs to be rekeyed.

Needs posi!!

April 14th, 2008 04:55:26 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Needs posi!!
Needs posi!!

Anybody have one?

Needs the stereo..

April 14th, 2008 04:56:20 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Needs the stereo..
Needs the stereo..

..I'm thinking 6 speakers and a sub!!

December 6th, 2008 12:15:17 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
No Photo


Cutty is Cut-n-out!

September 16th, 2009 12:54:08 pm, posted by Joseph Montenegrino
Cutty is Cut-n-out!

New Plate! I couldn't resist



Comments

email me

July 13th, 2008 06:20:09 pm, posted by justin.edge@lifechurch.tv
I am restoring a 71 as well!  awesome job!  Email me...i got some questions regarding suspension!

That's One Sweet Ride!

July 18th, 2007 05:12:49 pm, posted by jamesfgreene@gmail.com
That car went a long way to get where its at now.  Awesome vehicle Joe!.


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