Mirko 73

1958 Oldsmobile 88 Fiesta Wagon

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Good morning my friends, after Buick now start restoration of this fantastic car, run but body isn’t in good conditions; interior is good but some works are to do. I want to do a conservative restoration, have a problem, is miss the body tag, can help me to rebuild it?

thanks

 

 

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Thanks Mr, yes wagon with b pillar are very rare. Hope to do a good work

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27 minutes ago, Mirko 73 said:

Thanks Mr, yes wagon with b pillar are very rare.

 

It surprised me to find that in 1958, Olds built 3249 copies of the Fiesta Sedan wagon (with post) and 8498 copies of the Fiesta wagon (hardtop). The Sedan wagons were all Dynamic 88s. The hardtop wagons were about 35% Dynamics and the rest Super 88s.

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A couple of more photos of that same '58 Fiesta 'post' I linked above.

 

Craig

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Looks like a clock delete?  Interesting!

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On 1/27/2020 at 8:02 PM, D Yaros said:

Looks like a clock delete?  Interesting!

Mr, please help me. Why write clock delete? Is an optional?

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It is not a 'delete'.  A clock was always an option on the 88 models.

 

Craig

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7 hours ago, Mirko 73 said:

Some pics

That restorations is looking great, especially with those new floors!!

 

Was it originally green? Or that 'Desert Glow' color seen peeking through where its been sanded, or the green has peeled away?

 

Keep us posted with your progress!

 

Craig

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On 2/5/2020 at 6:57 AM, 8E45E said:

It is not a 'delete'.  A clock was always an option on the 88 models.

 

Craig

I do not understand what you are saying, here.  Probably me?  If "a clock was always an option"  then when one chose not to order that option instead of clock in that location a plate would with the Oldsmobile emblem, a.k.a. clock delete plate, would be installed.  Would it not?

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On 2/5/2020 at 5:59 AM, Mirko 73 said:

Mr, please help me. Why write clock delete? Is an optional?

I used the term "clock delete" to identify the emblem plate in the housing on the dash (top/center) where a clock, if ordered, would have been installed.  That may be the common name, as opposed to the official/technical name for the part.

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Well, is a very hard restoration, but love this car. Original color is green, but was paint desert glowe and after green. Interiors are green. I don’t want do a frame off so now can do this restoration type. Now have a problem, hope you can help me. The firewall plate is miss, i’m rebuilding it. This is a pro-form. Think my car have only air ride option, we know code?

thanks for help

 OLDSMOBILE DIVISION

GENERAL MOTOR CORPORATION

               LANSING, MICH.

 

STYLE                  58-3693

BODYN°_             M

TRIM.                  367

PAINT.                 30-60-31 

ACC.

              BODY BY FISCHER

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5 hours ago, D Yaros said:

I do not understand what you are saying, here.  Probably me?  If "a clock was always an option"  then when one chose not to order that option instead of clock in that location a plate would with the Oldsmobile emblem, a.k.a. clock delete plate, would be installed.  Would it not?

A 'delete' option is where it was standard equipment from the factory, but one could special order the car without it.  

 

Because a clock was an extra-cost option on that particular model, and it wasn't ordered, it had a 'plate' or 'blank' or 'cover', (depending what the parts catalog called it.) in its place. Does anyone have a 1958 Oldsmobile parts catalog that mentions it?

 

Craig

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Well, I understand your technical point, but in the end I do believe we are talking the same thing?

 

In the 98 model if one special ordered -No Clock-  the "plate, blank or cover" standard on the 88 would be installed and would then be called a clock delete.

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15 hours ago, D Yaros said:

Well, I understand your technical point, but in the end I do believe we are talking the same thing?

 

In the 98 model if one special ordered -No Clock-  the "plate, blank or cover" standard on the 88 would be installed and would then be called a clock delete.

That is correct.

 

Craig

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 11:58 AM, Mirko 73 said:

Well, is a very hard restoration, but love this car. Original color is green, but was paint desert glow and after green. Interiors are green.

Think my car have only air ride option, we know code?

I particularly like that shade of green with white.   It would be really cool to see your car and the blue/white car that is here in Alberta parked next to each other, although that is not likely to happen with the distances involved.

 

If your car has the optional 'New-matic Ride' air suspension, that would certainly be rare!!  Rarer still would be one that was not converted to regular coil springs.

 

Craig

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unfortunately it keeps the original air compressor and pipes, but she has also been converted

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Other question, body number, is print only on firewall tag or also in other part? Thanks

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