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Cars > odarodlE’s Garage > Blog > 1983 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (Olds)


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Hannibal, Missouri
United States


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By odarodlE

Filed under: 1983 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (Olds)

I was wondering if anyone out there might know where I could find some parts for my 1983 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency? I have searched the web and no parts warehouse or places like that carry many body parts for this car. I really don't need much but boy it is difficult to find what I do need. I need a rear bumper as mine has a small rust hole starting on the drivers side and I need the small piece of chrome that fits the front fender in front of the drivers door. They do not make many after-market parts for this year of Olds and finding one in the junkyards around here is about impossible. Not to mention the "cash for clunkers" put a damper on finding many cars of this era. I live in Missouri so any I do find are usually not in very good shape because of the salt usage in the winter. I realize that this is not one of the cars that many people restore : one, because it is really not all that old by comparison and two, a lot of people prefer the sport cars over the "big" luxuary cars. I am hoping to restore this car completely to factory and any help in part searching would be greatly appreciated. I would be willing to buy a complete car for parts but I would have to have time to find a way to pick it up since I do not have a trailer (that is going to be my next purchase!). Thank you.

repainting the Olds

By odarodlE

Filed under: 1983 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (Olds)

I am looking to have my 83 Olds repainted and was wondering if some of you guys could give me a little insight. I have never had a car repainted so this is new territory for me. The quote I received was around $3,000.00. I am having it repainted factory color and everything done original. The paint on the hood and trunk are starting to crack. As far as body damage the old car dosen't have much. There is the dent in the rear drivers door and a small one in the rear passenger door. It needs the rear bumper fillers and one piece of chrome for the front fender in front of the drivers door. I am going to peel the vinyle top as there is a small place right above the windshield that has bubbled and needs repaired. Does this price sound right? I have had people tell me yes and some tell me no so I am stuck in the middle. The guy that gave me the qoute does good work and I do trust him doing a great job. Since I have nothing to compare to I am not sure if he is in the ballpark with the price. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.
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