View Full Version : Things are finally coming together.....

Rocket Power
02-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Dropped off the seats, door panels and rear armrest/upper panels at the interior guy, talked to a friend last night that has the parts I need for my carb. Things are FINALLY coming together for the 64 to get on the road. I am so excited:headbang

Rocket Power
02-28-2011, 06:01 PM
Old Stuff in the back


New stuff in the cab:D


02-28-2011, 07:06 PM
nice! do you have any build pics so far?

Rocket Power
02-28-2011, 08:54 PM
nice! do you have any build pics so far?

When I put it on the trailer in Sept 06 about an hour outside Pueblo Colorado in the middle of nowhere :). Trailer courtesy of Matt/Memphis


3" Pypes exhaust that is on it


8.5" 3.42 rear from 71-72 Cutlass with bolt in axles, none of that c-clip crap:goof
Painted it before I put it in. Used it to replace the original 8.2" 3.08 rear


455 Olds going in


and it's in


New to me aluminum valve covers, very tall, and now I switched to manual brakes because of them, and the fact it cleans up the engine compartment.


Aluminum Radiator I bought through Rocket Racing.


Rad and trans cooler in


Changed to manual steering, again cleans up engine bay, plus it going to have relatively narrow tires in the front, probably around 205's


That's all the ones I have for now that I can find.:thumbsup

03-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Looks like a clean car. Nice find.

Rocket Power
03-01-2011, 01:46 PM

Rocket Power
03-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Ordered the window sweep things from Year One today, surprisingly they were cheaper than ebay with the coupon code for 15% off, of course they aren't in stock, but the ones on ebay weren't either, so I went with the cheaper ones :)

Rocket Power
03-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Well we ran into a couple snags, the seat covers I got from Legendary had the covers for the front seat backs made wrong. The side cut that gets hidden by the side chrome trim was made almost two inches to high, so the trim won't be able to cover it. Got a call from my interior guy telling me about the problem yesterday. Today I ran out there to see the problem and then we called the manufacturer. They are having them picked up tomorrow to fix them. But the rear seat and the front seat bottoms that are done look AWESOME! The guy doing my interior, Don at Inside Rides (http://insiderides.com/), is great and couldn't ask for better service from him.

I will also say that Legendary is giving good service after the problem was found, just wish there wouldn't have been a problem to be found.:goof

Now if Year One would just get the window sweeps to me, the door panels can get finished up.

03-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Very nice Jamie. I look forward to seeing out and about.

Rocket Power
03-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Thanks, Me too.

Picked up the rear seat today:headbang


03-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Looks awesome! Love the car!

03-18-2011, 08:12 PM
That turned out real nice! How is that guy's prices that is doing your interior assembly?

Rocket Power
03-18-2011, 11:06 PM
The estimate for the seats was $60/cover so about $360 for the seats, with me supplying the front foam and front and rear covers. He said usually the foam people bring in doesn't fit well and he has them send it back, but the stuff I got actually does work. I bought the better of the 2 choices Legendary had. For the door panels and rear armrests its another $300-350 ish, have to take the stuff off the old ones like trim and the sheetmetal from the top half and glue that plus the sweeps I am waiting on. The rear armrests are metal, kind of double thick pizza box sized and need the material glued on. I think the panels and armrests are probably as much of a pita as the seats. lol All together the estimate for everything was $680-700. The upholstery guy on national in stallis wanted almost $500 just for the seats.

Don is an awesome guy to work with, I have nothing but positive things to say about him. I got recommendations from 2 different people to use him and they were right.

03-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Dude i love this car I am following this build for sure...........now that I cant go forward on mine due to a pulled hamstring LOL

Rocket Power
04-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Got the seat covers back from legendary today, probably take them out to the interior guy tomorrow on my day off.
Now if Year One would send my Fing sweeps. Its been over a month now:fire

Rocket Power
04-05-2011, 11:28 AM
So I call year one and now they are saying mid April for THEM to get the sweeps:fire:fire:fire I order them the end of Feb, and mid march they say April 1st THEY will get them. Now its at least 2 more f-ing weeks for them to maybe get them. and then ship them to me.

I will NEVER buy from them AGAIN!

Rocket Power
04-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Year one order cancelled. Found a place that has them in stock. Thanks Year One for keeping my money for over a month on parts you don't even have.

04-05-2011, 07:08 PM
Year one order cancelled. Found a place that has them in stock. Thanks Year One for keeping my money for over a month on parts you don't even have.

I hate when these vendors do that. I don't order unless the person on the phone says it's in stock.

Rocket Power
04-09-2011, 10:34 PM
Well I got the window felts/sweeps today, ordered them tuesday night from Fusicks. Awesome.:banana

Much better than the 5 or so weeks weeks that Year One had my money and no product.:fire

Rocket Power
04-09-2011, 10:34 PM
I hate when these vendors do that. I don't order unless the person on the phone says it's in stock.
That's going to be my M.O. from now on.

04-10-2011, 09:14 AM
Is it ready to hit the streets yet? :D

Sounds like a good place for interior work, if/when I need something I might look into them now that Jax moved way the hell up north :rolleyes: .

Rocket Power
04-10-2011, 01:34 PM
Not yet, when it is, you'll see it in the parking lot.lol

Yeah Don is awesome to work with and I have NO complaints.

Rocket Power
04-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Well I thought today was going to be crap after I spewed 3 qts of new oil out of my bike onto my driveway, thanks to the oring on the oil filter cover plate moving out of place while putting it back together.:fire

I decided to try the second radiator hose I bought to see if it would work. Since the aluminum rad is a universal piece and the engine in it now is a 455 and the original 330 had a one year only water pump that exits on the opposite side, this was a custom application. I ended up finding a hose at Farm and Fleet on their hanging rack while getting a oil filter for my bike, that looked like it may work. BINGO! Just had to trim about 3/4" off of the end. Now I don't have to use a "ribbed for her pleasure" hose :banana Its a dayco 70680 looks like its for Ford vans with a straight 6 from 79-90 :rolf
So another Ford part on my Olds.


Rocket Power
04-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Got the call today. The interior is done!:headbang:banana
I'll be picking it up Monday on my off day.WooHoo!

04-14-2011, 10:16 PM

Rocket Power
04-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Slept for a couple hours when I got home from work this morning , then went out to play on the car. Radiator hoses finished. Heater hoses done. Trans filter changed and 11 of 13 pan bolts put in ( didn't feel like removing crosssmember today and the flange blocks 2 of the bolt holes pan only had a few in it to hold it on when I put it in). Trans lines ran, though I'm not happy with the routing and I am going to pick up some AN 90* fittings. Mounted the alternator mount, which then showed me the 80's alternator I was going to run won't work, add that to the parts list :(

But at least I got a few things done on this miserable day. :)

Rocket Power
04-18-2011, 04:18 PM
Picked up the front seats and door panels and rear armrests today.:banana


04-19-2011, 06:48 AM
I like the color for the seats will go real good in there, you repainting car same color it is ?? Or does it even need repainting ?

Rocket Power
04-19-2011, 01:13 PM
Looks like a previous owner was going to repaint it, did a light scuffing/sanding on it, not sure if it'll buff back out or not. When it does get repainted the lower color will be a factory 1964 light blue metallic like this one http://prepmyride.com/prep_my_ride_002.htm and also keeping the white roof because I love the factory 2 tone cars. Mine was originally maroon/burgandy lower with white top and black interior, but since it already was repainted a blue, I figured I'd do it the way I would've ordered it, color wise anyway.:) Besides, for a summer car I don't want to be baking on black vinyl. lol

04-19-2011, 01:24 PM
you gonna stay with the slots or go a diff route ??

Rocket Power
04-19-2011, 02:28 PM
They were just on there because I had to bring something out to Colorado to throw on the car to load it on the trailer. The plan is dog dish caps, which I finally completed a set of,1964 was a one year only for those, and possibly some Olds SSII's if I want to change it up, as I have a bunch of those. Never was really a slot fan, but have had this set for 14 years or so.lol

04-19-2011, 04:46 PM
well if you wanna part with them let me know I love them but always outta my price range for decent ones

Rocket Power
04-25-2011, 04:01 PM
Not even sure what they're worth.lol IIRC they are 14x7's.

Rocket Power
04-25-2011, 04:07 PM
So since I after a trip to the museum with my daughter and her friend, I went out in the garage to play a bit. Took off the trim that separates the upper and lower body colors to see how many of the right clips I was going to need.

I want to kick the lazy ass that tried to use the not fitting push clips right in the balls. Instead of getting the right ones , the lazy ass drilled new smaller holes next to the right ones. and of course left the other ones open. Water leak anyone? :fire:fire:fire

The new holes have the arrows pointing to them. what an a-hole:fire


Rocket Power
04-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Over the last couple days I have been trying to get the carpet situated. Not entirely pleased by the way the carpet was cut, seems a little short on the pass front, could really use another inch or two.

Went to Jefferson to see what I could find, and found Becky, Matt and Jbiscuit.:goof The only car thing I found was an set of old Monroe shocks new in the box for the rear of the car (and possibly an air cleaner). The shocks definitely looked like they've been around in the box since the 60's-70's even the car drawings on the box looked like they were from the 60's:rolf

Rocket Power
05-06-2011, 03:02 PM
Well with the help of my daughter the brakes are bled. Ended up having to replace a line that I already replaced but for some reason wouldn't seal to the dist. block. (No it wasn't me, it was flared from the factory ;) ) Tried changing the block and still leaked. Had to replace the line which of course was that hardest one to do. Had to snake it from the dist block on the drivers frame rail, around the header, follow the crossmember, and back around the other header. Finished bolting the trans pan on. Should be able to drop it off the jackstands soon and roll it out to put the interior in. :)

Rocket Power
05-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Worked on it some more today.

Rear interior in


and a stock shifter installed.


05-15-2011, 09:52 AM
lookin good!!

05-15-2011, 06:09 PM
man that is looking real good Buddy ....but is the button on wrong side of shifter or you can turn the handle ??

05-15-2011, 06:14 PM
man that is looking real good Buddy ....but is the button on wrong side of shifter or you can turn the handle ??

Thats what I was thinking, turning it into a right hand driver? haha

Rocket Power
05-15-2011, 10:08 PM
man that is looking real good Buddy ....but is the button on wrong side of shifter or you can turn the handle ??The button is on the other side, that's just decoration on the right.

Rocket Power
05-17-2011, 08:29 PM
While I was working on trimming the carpet, I noticed that a previous owner hacked into the wiring harness to put in a stereo.

So out comes the dash since it'll be easier to straighten out the wiring


I hadn't planned on pulling it out until I replaced the dash pad, but since I'm not a fan of electrical fires...... ;)

What really pissed me off was he hacked out the radio area for a DIN sized radio >:( >:( >:( >:(


Of course this is a floor shift dash and my spares are column shift. What an ahole.

Then while dealing with that I notice that Legendary didn't make the pleats in the rear seat top and bottom the same. So the spacing is off between the top and bottom. DAMMIT. I guess I'm just good ride it out, because I'm sick of dealing with sending it back and having stuff redone.

05-17-2011, 08:36 PM
Then while dealing with that I notice that Legendary didn't make the pleats in the rear seat top and bottom the same. So the spacing is off between the top and bottom. DAMMIT. I guess I'm just good ride it out, because I'm sick of dealing with sending it back and having stuff redone.

you know I would tend to agree But I am sure you paid a pretty penny for it and it should be right for how much they charge us for this kinda stuff I say take it back and have it redone right thats what you paid them for and dammit if its not right get it right ..........Sorry for venting but these guys charge an arm and leg as it is, and they know you will not want to have it redone so they will just keep doing till it is costing them more money than it worth doing right the first time !!

05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
I hadn't planned on pulling it out until I replaced the dash pad, but since I'm not a fan of electrical fires...... ;)

contact American Autowire and see if you can get a replacement dash harness for the car. After one electrical fire I won't play games with these old wires especially if its been hacked...thats a potential hazard. Get a new harness and be done. Do the same with the engine and front lamp harnesses also. Electrical fires suck!!

Rocket Power
05-17-2011, 09:24 PM
Chicken.... LOL.

Rocket Power
05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
We'll see how bad it is, other than getting tapped into, the harness is in good shape. I'm running over budget as it is.lol

Just have to figure out what is original and what he added, and remove that.

05-17-2011, 10:31 PM
I bet she sounds great with that exhaust system and xpipe.

Rocket Power
05-17-2011, 10:37 PM
Hopefully. I haven't run it with the 3" system yet, but the same engine sounded great with a 2.5" x-pipe system when I had it in a different car (which never left teh driveway lol)

Rocket Power
05-19-2011, 02:41 PM
Checked out the dash harness today. He actually didn't do a bad job. I thought it was just going to be just twisted together wires, but he actually soldered the wires together. They are for the stereo power. I pulled out the other stereo wires and now it looks alot better. Still pissed he cut the dash for a DIN radio though. It is a floor shift dash, not as common as the column shift one.

Rocket Power
05-22-2011, 01:47 AM
Driveshaft and rear shocks in today. Not as much as I had planned on doing, but still chipping away. Hopefully have time to get the shifter linkage taken care of tomorrow, and maybe finish up the trans cooler connections.

Rocket Power
09-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Been working on the dash lately. Since a previous owner decided to wreck a floor shift dash putting in a DIN radio, I ended up using a spare 65 column shift dash I had. I had to repaint it since they inverted the colors between 64 and 65. I also found out they changed the fastener sizes to attach it to the car. Nice job GM, a 2 year dash and you couldn't even make the hardware the same. So I have to get some washers to do the final attachment.
I am using a 65 F-85 plastic dashpad since the padded dash mine came with was all cracked. It's a little warped but it'll do until I can find another good one. I put a 64 radio in the dash, although its not hooked up. I may mount a stereo in the glovebox.


While I was setting the dash in place I noticed some wires hacked off.:fire


After some investigation, I found out it was the intermediate harness that connects the dash harness to the console harness. Guess it would've been to easy to disconnect it at the console connector.:fire
So I disco'd that for now since I am not a fan of electrical fires. So I have to add that harness and the console harness to the shopping list.

That's about it for now:goof

09-22-2011, 06:48 PM
Gotta love previous owners who were hacks (literally). Fortunately I haven't encountered that too much.

Going to have this on the road before the snow flies? :D

Rocket Power
09-22-2011, 07:21 PM
We'll see. :rolf
Should've have been on the road already, but the money has dries up a bit.:goof

Got the shifter hooked up now at least:D