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1960 Oldsmobile Forum • View topic - My '60 98 Two Door Hardtop

My '60 98 Two Door Hardtop

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My '60 98 Two Door Hardtop

Postby toolbox on Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:52 am

I thought I would start this part of the forum off with my own 1960 Oldsmobile...

It's a 98 two door hardtop. I originally bought it in 1995 from a junkyard for $350. They had actually just bought it from a police auction of abandoned vehicles for $75. I missed the auction by a day, but I saw it sitting in the mud after the auction before it was towed away to the junkyard...there was something about it that really stuck with me. For whatever reason, I decided I just had to have it :o .

Here's a shot of what it looked like when I dragged it home from the junkyard:

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It was pretty ugly :shock: . It had been sitting in a field for 12 years when a local kid bought it to fix it up...it turned out to be way more project than he was prepared for, and he let it sit until the police came and got it as an abandoned vehicle. The only reason I know this is he came by my house after I bought it asking if he could have his wheels back (it had a set of ugly chrome wheels on it that didn't even have the correct lug pattern). He said he had some paperwork for it that came from the last owner...I told him he could have the wheels if he brought me the papers. Sure enough, I got an owners manual, battery warranty, the old title, etc. Pretty cool. And that's where my project started... Here it is 12 years later, and it's still not quite done :oops: . It's actually pretty close though. Really the only thing left to do are the door panels (and re-do the carpet). Here's a shot of it while I was working on it:

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Unfortunately I can't share the whole build process right now...I just haven't had time to scan all the old snapshots I took while I was working on it. When I do, I'll add them to this thread. I do have some pics of the (mostly) finished product though...

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Anyway, I've got more I'll post as soon as I have time to scan them.
Cheers,
Scott
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Postby KustomOlds98 on Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:15 pm

Love it, lookin good as always...Nice seein' ya' overhere.
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Postby toolbox on Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:27 pm

KustomOlds98 wrote:Love it, lookin good as always...Nice seein' ya' overhere.


Thanks! Glad you made it over....did you find this site on google? The web site is actually mine :o . I started it because there really doesn't seem to be anywhere else on the internet that has any information at all on these cars... I wish I had more time to work on it...it's going to be a while before I get a lot of the things done that I want to with the site. And thanks for joining up on the forum! I'm really hopeful that this will be a great place to share information.
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1960 Oldsmobile 98 Scenicoup.
394V8 4BBL Dual Exhaust.
GO OLDS '60!

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Postby KustomOlds98 on Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:08 pm

toolbox wrote:
KustomOlds98 wrote:Love it, lookin good as always...Nice seein' ya' overhere.


Thanks! Glad you made it over....did you find this site on google? The web site is actually mine :o . I started it because there really doesn't seem to be anywhere else on the internet that has any information at all on these cars... I wish I had more time to work on it...it's going to be a while before I get a lot of the things done that I want to with the site. And thanks for joining up on the forum! I'm really hopeful that this will be a great place to share information.


I completely agree, these cars are some relics.

Awesome, glad you created this place for us.
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