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1940 Oldsmobile Convertible Coupe on the road again


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I acquired this Series 60 (6 cylinder + Hydramatic) Olds from an estate sale a few months ago.  It had been sitting for at least 6 years, probably more.  It took a couple of months addressing the usual things: brakes, fuel system, ignition, etc. but this week it's back on the road.  There's still lots to do but it should be a good driver.   Everything works except the clock.  (No radio)

 

This car was an amateur restoration back in the late 70s and appeared in a few local events (Vancouver, B.C.) but no one around here remembers seeing it so I don't think it got used much.

 

I'd be interested to hear from any other owners of 1940 Olds Convertible Coupes, particularly Series 60, or anyone who knows this car.

 

Peter

 

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23 minutes ago, trimacar said:

Wow, nice car, and one that one sees not so often

This top needs its plastic window replaced.  The window piece zippers around the sides and top but appears to be sewn in across the bottom.  Do you think it can be replaced without removing the top?  I'm hoping to live with the top for now but need to address the window.

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Well, it’s difficult to replace without removing top.  At the very least, the back of the top, including part on rear bow, has to come of.

 

You could cobble together, but by the time you pay someone to “fix” you’re half way in cost to a whole new top...

 

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