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Old 03-22-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Yup, you read right. A friend my Grandma (not as old as my grandma, haha) used to work with is getting rid of one. The dealer only offered them a $50 trade in, and they rejected the offer. So, my Dad is talking with her today, and I hear her say "Yeah, I think we are just gonna junk it, it has a dent in the door, rust, blah blah, etc." So me eavesdropping like always jumps in and says "If, you are just gonna junk it, I'll take it off your hands." She replies with "You sure you want it? It'* just a old piece of crap." (It'* really not that bad, she throws stuff out of proportion badly.)

So, she is gonna talk with her husband and see what he says. If it'* a go, I am bringing it home. It shows it'* age, has some rust, but no rot, underside is surprisingly clean for this area, not spotless, but clean. No rot near the subframe mounts. There is a large dent that can easily be fixed in the passenger door. I THINK it has 140k on it, but I am not sure. All I know is that has the DIC in the dash, but analog gauges, and has a ECC. I am excited about getting it, I may either keep it as a junker, or clean it up and try to get $800 or so out of it. I could use the money right now.
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I hope you get it! I love those late 80s Oldsmobiles! They're just so easy to rip apart.
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Yeah... I am still trying to figure out what gear ratio it has. I don't think it'* 2.84 though, the car has alot of pep, similar to my 3.33 Ciera and Century.
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Olds 88s! My true friends :P I've had several...

My first car that I titled was a '90 Olds 88 that I eventually wrecked and dropped the motor into my '89 T Type.

After the first wreck, I bought a 85 Olds 98 (C body version) out of some guy'* field to use for parts.

...and then I wrecked the '90 again and totaled it.

So I bought a barely running '86 olds 88 from a friend for $200 and drove it back and forth to school for about 6 months 'till it finally died.... timing slipped and mashed some valves so it was barely running anyway.

And my brother owns another '90 Olds 88 which he has had since he first started driving. Good car, has around 150k on it now. I think he got it with around 80k back in '03.

Needless to say, if you get it and need to know how something comes apart, let me know. The trickiest part is pulling the radio... it was designed weird and the only way to get the radio out is the remove half of the dash!
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