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smparr

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PostSubject: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 1:59 am

My son is turning 16 and wanted a car, so we have continued the Longroof tradition with a new family truckster for him to drive. A 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, all stock except for some weird wheels and tires the previous owner put on.  It currently has 245 tires up front and 275 rear but we have the original wheels from the last owner and are replacing them with stock 225/75-15's and wire wheel covers.  My son likes the original style plus the tires made it drive crappy and get dismal fuel mileage.  In fact the rear ones were rubbing the frame on big ruts! It has a few minor things, needs a new headliner, power antenna quit, and the lock rod on the driver's side rear door came loose and I can't get it open, but all in all it is in great shape. If anyone knows how to get that door open your guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Any one know where to find the rear bumper fillers?  I can find tons of front ones or rears for the sedans but not wagons. It runs smooth and once the tires are corrected hopefully it will get the 23 MPG I remember my Dad's '82 getting when it was new.  Anyway, it will be right at home next to my 1991 Custom Cruiser and 1970 Olds 98 LS.
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These are the original wheels we're cleaning up.
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These are the wire wheel covers I got off of eBay.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 2:04 am

My son just named him Norman after my Dad. he was an Olds mechanic for 50 years and owned these.
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Location : Southeast Wisconsin

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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 7:51 am

Nice find - Clean for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 8:53 am

Nice find for your son. Lived out in WA in the late 70's and early 80's, for the car enthusiast there are plenty of cars available; no salt, and not too much sun, except for Eastern WA.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2020 7:19 pm

great looking car!
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2020 2:21 am

Thanks everybody. Turns out the headliner may be the most expensive thing. Everywhere around wants $600-1000 to do it and there aren't too many upholstery shops here in the first place. I would do it but I'm afraid of breaking 30 year old trim clips and pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 11:32 am

dang - that's a bit steep for a headliner - i remember here in tampa bay i had the hame of a guy who'd do a headliner for my 96 RMW for 125$. Heck, even 300 with higher quality fabric would seem ok. It's definitely a job i wouldn't want to do myself. but 600-1000 ?? is that for leather or suede :-D
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 3:48 pm

The headliner is an easy and cheap job that one can do themselves.

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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 4:56 am

Nice example, and always good to see the results when one raises a kid right.... they buy a whale.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 10:33 am

Yes, this is a beautiful wagon that you found. Also impressive that your son wanted one as most kids these days wouldn’t even think about it. Mine wanted nothing to do with the one I brought home for him even though he could have hauled all his friends around easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 5:23 pm

94Woody wrote:
Yes, this is a beautiful wagon that you found. Also impressive that your son wanted one as most kids these days wouldn’t even think about it. Mine wanted nothing to do with the one I brought home for him even though he could have hauled all his friends around easily.

As soon as he figures out what you can do in the back of one, he may change his mind lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 5:47 pm

Too late for that cause I sold those rotted cars as quickly as I brought them home.
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PostSubject: Re: Our New Longroof!   Our New Longroof! Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 10:20 pm

My son hasn't figured out the last part. He just likes being able to drive and that it is big. Turns out I'll have to pull the headliner down to trace a leak sooner than I planned. The last guy I met through my boss quoted $350. I'll probably pull it out to search out the leaks and have him put it back. I can't catch a break on old cars and roof leaks. My '91 CC has a small leak, the '70 98's rear window leaked for a while, and now this one.
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