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PostSubject: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:37 am




Hi, just picked up a nice and extremely clean and unmolested 1992 Olds Custom Cruiser. It has 123000 miles and has been babied her whole existence. It does have a couple small issues that I will post elsewhere. I paid $3500 for it......how'd I do??





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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:59 am

Chrome wheels! Nice. Never seen those before....
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:07 am

That is one clean ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:13 am

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Chrome wheels! Nice. Never seen those before....

Not chrome, they were polished by the previous owner......he was crazy meticulous, he had 4 wagons of his collection of eight pristine automobiles. Man do I wish I had his garage!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:07 am

Clean, well cared for, relatively low mileage, rust free NC CC for $3500--got yourself a nice car at a fair price.

Glad you made it over here. There are quite a few CC owners here. Good helpful guys here!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:47 am

Welcome aboard! Love those polished wheels, I would have thought chromed too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:24 am

Wow I love it. $3500 and nothing to do to it,... but those little touches to make it your own. Very Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:28 am

Welcome. Nice Olds. Is it the one that was for sale in Durham?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:35 am

Welcome to the gang and as a fellow OCC owner,your is beautiful!Wondering how long it took to
polish those wheels?I have a set sitting on my porch just waiting to be buffed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:15 pm

94X2 wrote:
Welcome. Nice Olds. Is it the one that was for sale in Durham?

Jon

Yes it was, I'm loving it so far. Although today I lost my starter.........
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:16 pm

The listed starters for these cars are not very stout. A better choice would be to go with either a high-dollar GOOD starter or a cheap, but beefier starter made for an older model. It will require a couple of new, longer bolts & a little metal work on the flywheel cover, but it will crank faster and last longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:41 pm

WOW!!! Welcome!!
You did well from the Pics!!! Keep it nice and it will take you down the road for ever!! I have turned into a wagon NUT!! I started with a 1984 Caprice wagon. I bought it in 1995 for $600.00
I had to let it go in 2001 due to heavy rust.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:40 am

Flasheroo wrote:
Welcome to the gang and as a fellow OCC owner,your is beautiful!Wondering how long it took to
polish those wheels?I have a set sitting on my porch just waiting to be buffed up.

Not sure how long, I still communicate with the previous owner so I will quiz him on this and get back to you. I'm thinking with the right tools and polishing materials, probably not too long......maybe a six-pack or twelver at best!! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:45 am

1993 Roady-man wrote:
Wow I love it. $3500 and nothing to do to it,... but those little touches to make it your own. Very Nice.

Hey thanks!
I am getting some ralley wheels much like what you're running, wanna do the same with the raised whities as well. I am having a hard time deciding between them and the classy stockies.....maybe some raised whities on them would be cool too(?)

By the way, love the two tone root-beer float thing you got going there......looks AWESOME!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:52 am

jimbeau wrote:
The listed starters for these cars are not very stout. A better choice would be to go with either a high-dollar GOOD starter or a cheap, but beefier starter made for an older model. It will require a couple of new, longer bolts & a little metal work on the flywheel cover, but it will crank faster and last longer.

Thanks,

I looked into this and seems that the stock was a 1.0KW and an upgrade is a 1.5KW at a 50% increase in cost, kinda makes sense giving that it is 50% more KW.... I'm definitely going to pay the extra, nothing worse that being stranded somewhere, lying on the ground & beating on a starter!! Well actually there are much worse things, but you get what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:54 am

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Clean, well cared for, relatively low mileage, rust free NC CC for $3500--got yourself a nice car at a fair price.

Glad you made it over here. There are quite a few CC owners here. Good helpful guys here!

Tom C.

Thanks Tom, and another thanks for the link to this forum........so much to learn!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:07 am

mayneman wrote:
I looked into this and seems that the stock was a 1.0KW and an upgrade is a 1.5KW at a 50% increase in cost, kinda makes sense giving that it is 50% more KW.... I'm definitely going to pay the extra, nothing worse that being stranded somewhere, lying on the ground & beating on a starter!! Well actually there are much worse things, but you get what I mean.
When I went to the auto parts store almost NINE years ago, I knew that the stock starters were considered junk. I had purchased the car less than two years before this, and the dealer had had to replace the starter with a rebuilt at the last minute when I bought the car from him. So, there I was, replacing it again. The counter guy at Murray's (or Autozone, can't remember) showed the same two rebuilds for most of the '80's block-mount Chevy V8's. Regular & Z-28. Both of them were bigger, huskier & less expensive than the rebuild listed for my 95. I wondered how many customers were going in there and screwing themselves on the more expensive pieces of junk. Anyways, the mounting carcass on the Z-28 starter I bought was around 1/4" thicker than the original, so I bought two longer bolts because the old ones weren't going to get enough bite into the block and I figured they could snap. This same starter is still on the car almost nine years later, and it only cost me something like $30 at the time. The real expensive, geared starters were several pounds lighter, but they were at some ridiculous price like $180 back then, with no track record.


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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:40 am

mayneman - welcome to the forum you have a very nice car. I am in the Charlotte Concord region myself. If you are interested there is a Carolinas Car Club which is based in the Charlotte Area (CarISSMA - Carolina Impala SS Motor Association) The club welcomes all 91-96 GM B & D body vehicles. If you are interested let me know as they are always looking for new members. Currently the club is 35+ members strong, and continues to grow.

They club has a pretty cool event coming up on the 28th if you would like to join us. Its posted in the local events section on here. (CarISSMA - Diamondback Cruise)

Once again welcome to the forum
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:02 pm

hello I own both years 91 and a 92 Custom Cruiser 91 has 147k is dark blue 92 has 223k is the all gray one
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:56 am

That is a beautiful car, it's a shame they only went two years on the Oldsmobile versions. I love the blue leather interior!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:00 pm

He just traded it in on truck Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:06 pm

Welcome,fellow OCC owner myself,$3500 seems fair for that nice of an example...any plans for more custom touches?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from NC....New Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser owner   Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:07 pm

I will pause for a moment of silence.... Crying or Very sad
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