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    Buying a 1937 olds.

    I am buying a 1937 olds 6 cyl. 4 door sedan from my father. He has had the car for 12 years. I have a few questions. I would like to put the 8 cyl. grill in it, Will it just bolt in place of the old one? Where can I find original styled interior and headliner? What is the cheapest place for window and door rubber. I know many people will gasp but I am street rodding this car and if anyone is interested in the original drive train let me know. I also have a few doubles of engine and tranny parts that come with the car. Thanks for any help in advance. This is a really cool site I just stumbled onto. Thanks again

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    i have only one question to ask , what does your father think of what you plan .

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmo39 View Post
    i have only one question to ask , what does your father think of what you plan .
    This was my dad's plan also. We have built a few street rods. I think it is each to their own when it comes to cars. I really believe its alot harder to restore one than street rod one so I have alot of respect for those who go that route. I plan on driving my car almost on a daily basis so I was power steering, brakes and AC. I plan on an LS style motor and an overdrive auto so my wife can drive it. The car will look stock other than the rims and color. That is why I want tofind the stock patterns for the interior. I understand your concern and thanks for our feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmo39 View Post
    i have only one question to ask , what does your father think of what you plan .
    He loves the plan.

    Nick, glad you sold the '53 and are building the '37.

    Can't wait to get my '38 Pontiac home.
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    Thanks. Congrats on your new purchase. I got the car home saturday and now I new to sell a ton of parts. Anyone interesed? $500 buys motor, tranny, front suspension, rear end, drive shaft, two spare trannys, 2 extra axles, 1 extra set of brakes for the whole car, a couple of flywheels, and whatever else I don't need that I find. The parts are still on the car so if someone is interested let me know and I'll pull the thing apart. Thanks.

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    Are these parts for your 37 still for sale ?

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    Yes they are. If you are interested let me know.

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    As long as you're not sticking a GM crate engine (read Chevrolet 350) in it, all will be well. I have really come to loathe those bellybutton engines.

    Someone more familiar with the 37 than I am will have to answer your grille swap question.
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    Engine and tranny 6 or 8? The original grilles for these are hard to find in any decent condition. I should know the answer to your question on the sweap since I have owned both cars! It is not a bolt in swap. The 8 cylinder grille is taller..the width may be the same. I am not sure. Should not be a hard swap especially if you have the 8 cylinder top piece. Steele or Fusick may have your rubber.
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    It is a 6 cyl. I actually have two complete grills one is better than the other but both are is decent shape.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    Quote Originally Posted by melloyello1963 View Post
    I am buying a 1937 olds 6 cyl. 4 door sedan from my father. He has had the car for 12 years. I have a few questions. I would like to put the 8 cyl. grill in it, Will it just bolt in place of the old one? Where can I find original styled interior and headliner? What is the cheapest place for window and door rubber. I know many people will gasp but I am street rodding this car and if anyone is interested in the original drive train let me know. I also have a few doubles of engine and tranny parts that come with the car. Thanks for any help in advance. This is a really cool site I just stumbled onto. Thanks again
    when you get this info would you like to shaer some of it, since we both are in the same spot, i just inherited a 37 olds 4 door 6 cyl,i want to restore it to factory /show condition

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    I've got no problem sharing, but I hav't found much info yet. Are your interested in an extra original drive train and axels? I will cut you a heck of a deal on it.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    thank you but i thinkk at this time im all set with the drive traine, i want to keep it as original as possiable, but i do know i need tail light lenses, the chrome pices that go along the side of the car and door handels

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    I've seen a few tail light lenses and maybe even door handles on ebay. I'll watch out for the chrome for ya.

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    thank you so much,ill keep looking on e-bay.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    Tail light trivia for A_ngelo1971: "39 Chevy's are the same if I'm not mistaken, and may be more available.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    My tail lights are rectangle shaped. I think chevys are round.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    Just ran across some of your correspondence in Feb. 2011. I have 37 4dr tour. sedan streetrod of sorts. Is on 1984 Olds 98 complete chassis bone stock. Great car. I need front and reat bumper guards & grille guard for 1937. If you by any chance have them and are not going to use them, I am very interrested. By the way, my car has the straight 8 grille and the
    taillights are rectangular. I wonder if those items are only on a 8 car. I have seen pics of the
    taillights of a concours restoration on a 37 and the taillights were round but car was 6 cyl which has the cross grill bars and my 8 car has a sorta metal mesh grille> Sure would like to know about all this. Also need fulton exterrior sun shield, 8cyl hood emblem, . If you can help with any fo this, let me know. Ken b47 kenb47@att.net thanks

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    Ken, I got your message a couple days ago but I can honestly not help with these 37 parts. The guys in The National Antique Oldsmobile Club might have some leads for you.
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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    I dont have any extras either but if i run across some I will let you know. You don't by chance have a spare trunk lid?

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    I'm sorry, I do not. Sure would like a lead on the 1937 tail, light lens. They are retangular and the 6 cyl ones are round if I am not mistaken, also center trunk emblem is much wider on each side than 6 cyl.

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    The tail lights are rectangular for the Touring and round for the standard. I have most of the trim for an 8 four door touring

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    Re: Buying a 1937 olds.

    I am in need of the hood ornament for a 8 cyl 37 olds, also there were 8 cyl emblems that went on the front and rear bumpers in the center designating that it was a 8 cyl. would love to have those to complete my bumpers. Also, would love to have the two tail light lens for the 8 cyl or touring sedan (retangular one for the rear and long skinny one for the side of the rear tail light housings for the touring sedan 8 cyl. Also need a good grille guard for the front of my car to use if I cannot find the center 8 cyl emblem. If you can help with any of these, please let me know. kenb47
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    I am unsure if my last message went through. I am interested in a transmission for my 37 Pontiac coupe. I am willing to pay any shipping costs and a fair price for the part. I am in need of the original 3 speed on the floor transmission, and I am hoping this is what you have extra of. Please let me know, thank you Brady. I live in St. George UT.

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