Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Plano, Texas
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1954 Oldsmobile 88
I saw this 1954 Olds 88 when I stopped at Home Depot today. What struck me about is that it has the new B-body platform that Chevrolet moved to in 1955. I didn't realize that another division had the jump on Chevy. Not sure when Buick and Pontiac went to the new platform. But I found it interesting that Olds had it before Chevrolet.
Of course, as I think about it, that's really not that rare. Chevy was the last division to ditch the RWD g-body Monte Carlo and go to the w-body Lumina back in 1989.
Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing. BTW, if anyone is interested, it's for sale here in Plano. Also note that it has shackles on the rear springs jacking it up a bit. I suppose that's to compensate for worn springs, but it throws off the stance some.
If your socket set is all the same brand, you might be a city slicker.