Joe_Varley

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About Joe_Varley

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  • Birthday 01/18/1947
  1. Thanks Ralph. I have found everything I needed for the car. Joe
  2. I doubt you will be able to find one ready made. Any decent trim shop should be able to get the cloth and make a headliner for you and install it. Had one done for an '85 Olds 98 recently and it was $170.00 including installation. Looked perfect!
  3. I thought they may be too far gone, but I tried that yesterday and they look much better. I will do it again this weekend and hopefully they will come out even better. Thanks for the suggestion.
  4. I have a really nice '88 T Bird with 67,000 Arizona miles. The headlight lenses are getting to be a milky white from heat and the sun, even though it has always been gagared. Does anybody have an idea of where to find replacements? Thanks, Joe
  5. Nice Olds. If I were you I would remove that POS plastic fuel filter from the car. I have seen them crack, split and leak, causing a fire. Good luck finding it a good home. You may want to advertise it in the OCA or NAOC monthly publications. Joe Varley AZ
  6. I need new lenses for my '85 Eldorado Biarritz hardtop opera lamps. If no lenses, does anybody know of a good pair of used opera lamps? Joe Varley AZ
  7. I need a few miscellaneous parts for my '85 Eldo Biarritz coupe. Is anybody parting out one of these? I need a LF fender cornering lamp (the one on the side of the fender), a RF bumper filler, the one that attaches to the fender, a power antenna, a trunk latch/pull down unit, and a tail light lens. It is a loaded 67,000 mile car with a sunroof, and I am trying to get everything right on it. Thanks, Joe Varley Arizona
  8. If you still need parts for the Jetfire, try Jim Noel in MN. He is an OCA member and knows these cars inside out. He built a gorgeous '63 Jetfire station wagon back in the 80's. If he does not have the parts you need, he probably knows who does. By the way, the project is looking real good! Spring is coming, time to jump on it! Joe V in AZ
  9. The Dynamic 88's were standard with the 371 2 barrel, and the Super 88's and 98's had the 394 4 barrel as standard equipment.. A/C was not real common in 1960 on anything but full luxury cars like Lincolns and Caddys. Joe V.
  10. The car is sold. Going to a good home here in Scottsdale, AZ. Joe V in AZ
  11. I took my Dad's '58 Chevy Brookwood wagon (blue and white) up and down the alley a few times in 1961, when I was 14. It was a 283 Powerglide, power steering, so it was easy. He would have had a hemorrhage if he knew. He was very conservative with cars. By the time he finally took me out to drive when I was about 16 years and 3 months, went to a parking lot on a Sunday afternoon. He asked me how I knew how to drive already and I told him I already had about 50 miles driven with Mom, cousin, grandfather, etc. That was the last time I had to drive with him, and soon had my license!! Joe Varley AZ
  12. Hi John, If you are going with new tires also check out Diamondback Tires. They apply red lines to many different new radials sucj as BFG, Michelins, and Coopers I think. They hold up well, they guarantee them to, and they have an excellent warranty. Joe Varley in AZ
  13. Hi Glenn, Yep, exactly my thoughts too. I pictured a painter getting it, loading it with 5 gallon pails of paint, ladders on the roof rack, and 3 or 4 illegals inside and completely trashing it in 6 months. To me, the car has come this far this nice in 35 years, so why let some goof who doesn't appreciate it ruin it. I hate that. Have seen it too many times. I thought about keeping it, but I have a pickup and trailer, and no extra garage space to put it out of the sun. That '77 Buick is an excellent color combo and the 403 make it even better!
  14. Of course, it has never had any rust being a desert dry car.
  15. [TABLE=class: GLTURNLG3] <tbody>[TR] [TD=class: GLTURNLL1] [/TD] [TD=class: GLTURNLJ3, align: left] me (Joe V in AZ change) [/TD] [TD=align: right] <input style="opacity: 0; height: 1px; width: 1px; z-index: -1; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;" role="presentation" tabindex="-1" type="text">Post reply <input style="opacity: 0; height: 1px; width: 1px; z-index: -1; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;" role="presentation" tabindex="-1" type="text"> <input style="opacity: 0; height: 1px; width: 1px; z-index: -1; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;" role="presentation" tabindex="-1" type="text"> Dec 14 [/TD] [/TR] </tbody>[/TABLE] <input style="opacity: 0; height: 1px; width: 1px; z-index: -1; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;" role="presentation" tabindex="-1" type="text">I just bought this car from a charity auction. It is a 1 owner with 105,000 miles. The car was bought new in Wickenburg, AZ and lived in Sun City West until 2006 and Tucson since. The original owner recently passed away at 80 years old. The car is light tan with saddle cloth interior. It has 3 seats, standard a/c, power windows, locks, tilt wheel, cruise, power drivers seat, roof rack wood grain wallpaper, cornering lamps, AM-FM stereo cassette, wire wheel caps, double remote mirrors, power antenna, (broken- in up position) double lighted visor vanity mirrors, r. recliner seat, trip odometer, interior reading lamps, door edge guards, wide rocker moldings, etc. The wood grain has some scrapes here and there, some fading, and there is a dent on the quarter near the r tail light. The rear bumper rub strip has a couple chunks missing. Above the woodgrain it is excellent. Looks like all original paint. If you fixed the couple of dents and replaced the wall paper it would look great. Of course there is no rust being an AZ car. It appears 100% stock original, nothing altered. The interior is very nice. The dash has no cracks, the door panels have no "sunburn". It sure looks like the car was garaged. The drivers seat is slightly worn, but it looks like nobody ever sat in the rest of the seats. There are tears in the rear part of the headliner from hauling stuff. A couple of the door pull strap end caps are missing.The rear carpet is very good. All glass is nice. The grille and front bumper are nice. The tires are about 80%, whitewalls. Has pretty new shocks. The air works fine. The complete owners manual package is in the glove box. I need this car like I need hemorrhoids, but I had to bid on it so some clown would not get it and ruin it. It is at home near Phoenix. I have detailed it and fixed a couple of things. I have driven it about 200 miles this week and it runs fine. Her kids live out of state, so it appears that after she died on Nov. 7th, they donated it to charity and it was auctioned. $2,450.00 OBO I can email pictures if you are interested.