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PostSubject: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:08 pm

At Daytona, I ordered a custom plate for the OCC from Autoplates, as well as a BRAND NEW CARpet with mass backing after actually seeing the color sample Auto Custom Carpets had on their website that looked totally wrong. In the daylight IRL it looks just right for the TBI cars. Anyway I got the carpet and matching mats from Auto Carpet Plus which was a lot less than buying from ACC directly. I wanted to get an embroidered logo, but the only Olds logo they had was a '60s style rocket. Now all I have to do is get the car out of storage, fix 3 broken sets of window rollers, and put these goodies in. I'm thinking of putting down Dynamat or the home depot redneck equivalent (ice barrier?) underneath for added sound deadening. Like to put something behind the door panels as well. Anyway here's the stuff!

The plate is a chrome mirrored finish behind black (and red) plastic. The letters and logo are etched into the black (or red) plastic exposing the chrome piece behind it. It looks better in person.

The color looks darker in the pic, but in the light it looks pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:08 pm

Looks good in picture, love that plate!
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:42 pm

Thanks, I totally forgot but I also want to put in those fog lights I mentioned! Judging by these pics with the old paint on the bumper they've been sitting around for a LONG time, lol. It gets foggy around here it would be nice to have that. Just have to figure out to which side of the opening I want them to be up against.

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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 pm

Be careful about restricting the airflow thru the lower bumper opening if the license plate bracket
stays in place.May effect your AC performance this summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:50 pm

Roadmasters and Caprices didn't have a vent I don't think it will affect anything...

Nice plate! I vote for the fogs away from the plate bracket.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
Be careful about restricting the airflow thru the lower bumper opening if the license plate bracket
stays in place.May effect your AC performance this summer.
Jim
Hmmm... I figured the holes in the OCC's bumper are more decorative then functional seeing as how the Caprice and Roadmaster do not have any holes in the bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:55 pm

Gastt wrote:
Roadmasters and Caprices didn't have a vent I don't think it will affect anything...

Nice plate! I vote for the fogs away from the plate bracket.
Ha ha Tim we were thinking the same thing at the same time. And yeah, I'm leaning towards the lights away from the plate bracket.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:32 pm

away from the plate. Don't wanna look cross eyed
What ever the stuff Chris used from Home Depot or Lowes made a huge difference in cabin sound.
the Blue OCC is my tenth wagon and 6th wagon DD and it is by far the quietest.

Love the front plate BTW. If I had a front plate I would want one.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:35 pm

What fog lights are those. I have looked at dimensions of a bunch but never purchased any.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Roadmasters and caprices dont have a 8"X8" solid barrier directly in the center of the upper
grill either.With a engine driven fan I believe this lower opening is there for a reason particularly
in slow moving summer traffic.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:45 pm

If you use the Home Depot fake dynamat stuff (Grace Ice Shield I think) - Don't be afraid to use a bunch of it. It won't deaden much of anythin unless you cover the great majority of a panel, and then consider adding a second layer.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:20 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
Roadmasters and caprices dont have a 8"X8" solid barrier directly in the center of the upper
grill either.With a engine driven fan I believe this lower opening is there for a reason particularly
in slow moving summer traffic.
Jim
Hmmm... Interesting point. Well, I'll put them in and have to see. I have hopefully increased my cooling capacity by installing the dual electric fans last year, so hopefully it won't be as big a problem as it may have been if I had the mechanical fan. Hey, I drove 120 miles with no fan whatsoever in July when I was in the middle of the fan mod. As long as the car kept moving, it was at normal temp, so I guess it does get good air over the rad. Thank goodness I didn't hit traffic, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:23 pm

rh96ss wrote:
What fog lights are those. I have looked at dimensions of a bunch but never purchased any.
I'll have to get the model off them later. I bought them for $25 at PepBoys. They fit great and even have glass lenses. I also saw the exact same ones at Wal-Mart last summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:08 am

Rh96ss, the fog lights are made by Pilot Automotive. They're called Navigator NV-540
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:50 am

For sound deadening order some ceramic micro-balloons from spruce aircraft and mix them with latex paint and put a thick coat or 2 on the floors, doors, etc. You can google that recipe. It's basically DIY Lizard Skin. It's very cheap, effective, and easy. Then for dampening use the Grace ice shield but you only need to cover about 30% of the area. The idea is to put it on the parts of the floor that are most prone to "ringing" to prevent them from doing so. Also google sound deadener showdown or something like that. I've been in vehicles that have had exactly this done and the difference is amazing. Best of all its super cheap.

Did you order cargo area carpet too?
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:23 am

Thanks for the tip Matt. I'm going to have to look into where exactly to put what. I'm thinking a lot of noise comes through the floor, but I also suspect the doors. If I could make the OCC as quiet as my LTD Country Squire, I'd be happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Some stuff for the OCC   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:31 am

Thanks.
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