1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

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1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
   
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
     
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
     
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
     
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
     
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
   
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser For Sale
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Vehicle Description
 
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
For Sale By Owner
Over $25,000.00 Invested ~ Reasonable Offers Accepted
Will Consider Partial Trades
 
1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Station Wagon. Pro Highway Street Machine. Project Vista Cruiser began life in 1969 as a special order "Interstate" model equipped with the optional 400 ci (G-Block 442 engine), Turbo-Hydro 400 automatic transmission and a 2.78 12-bolt rear end. other optins include a third rear seat, (seating for 8) two-way swing out rear tailgate, power rear window, power steering, power disc brakes, cruise control, roof rack and rear roof wing. It was originally painted White with Wood vinyl exterior trim and Blue interior.
When completed, project Vista Cruiser will be a true "Pro-Highway" daily driveable, street machine capable of running low 12 sec 1/4 mile times, handle a road course and corners as well as anything that ever came from Detroit as well as many vehicles from Europe or Japan, ride like a dream from coast to coast at a reasonable rpm level on 92-octane pump gas and be a true daily driver.
With all of the body molding, door handles and roof rack removed, the soft Silver Gray over Charcoal Gray paint accented with Black window moldings, dark tinted windows, filled front and rear bumpers (painted body color), adjustable air bag suspension, modern wheels and tires, huge brakes and a healthy nitrous oxide equipped 400 Oldsmobile engine, Project Vista Cruiser will project a true Street Machine image and be relevant to most 60's and 70's GM intermediate.
Following is an outline of the items, products and suppliers that will transform Project Vista Cruiser form an old odd-looking station wagon into a modern multi-passenger multi-purpose "Pro-Highway" cruiser:
Overview of Improvements
ENGINE
400+ HP 400 Oldsmobile engine with single 625 AFB 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, 224', 512 lift cam, MSD Digital 6 box, Billet distributor and wires, ported and modified "C" heads, 10:1 compression ratio engine on 92-octane pump gas and a dual stage nitrous oxide system to achieve our goal of a daily drivable 500 HP cruiser.
Completed as of 12/2005
The aluminum radiator, fan shroud, new hoses and electric fan are installed and working. I have the new Sanden Compressor still in the box. The Hot Rod A/C unit is mounted under the dash and the factory unit has been removed and a plate installed on the firewall.
I also have a Meziere Electric water pump that I planned to run as soon as I could figure out how to run the belts for the alternator, AC and power steering without them going around a water pump.
EXHAUST
Oldsmobile 442 factory Hi-Performance "W" & "Z" exhaust manifolds, custom 3" stainless steel dual exhaust. Catalytic converters are not required, but will be used for extra clean exhaust and for added sound absorption for a smoot quiet ride.
Completed as of 12/2005
The factory "W"&"Z" exhaust manifolds have been cleaned, painted and installed using stainless steel bolts and special locks. A basic dual exhaust system and "Turbo" mufflers are on the car now. Sounds nice (??), but small pipe.
TRANSMISSION
Modified Turbo-Hydro 400 automatic. 2000 rpm stall converter.
Completed as of 12/2005
The transmission is functional, but leaks and has not been re-built yet. I have a complete B&M re-build kit. Valve body re-program kit and Hole-Shot torque converter plus a case of Trick Shift all new in the box.
REAR END
2:78 GM posi 12-bolt.
Completed as of 12/2005
I have changed to fluid in the rear end, but I have not acquired a posi unit yet. New Heavy Duty rear universal joints have been installed.
SUSPENSION
2-inch drop front spindles, performance tubular front upper and lower A-arms, adjustable tie-ends, upgrade front and rear sway bars, Billet aluminum upper (adjustable) & lower rear control arms, urethane bushings throughout and a 4-way adjustable air bag suspension system with billet aluminum Hal adjustable front shocks (Shock-Waves) and performance rear shocks.
Completed as of 12/2005
2-inch drop front spindles, performance tubular front upper and lower A-arms, adjustable tie rod ends, upgraded front and rear sway bars, billet aluminum lower rear control arms, urethane bushings throughout and a 4-way adjustable Air Ride Technologies air bag suspension system with billet aluminum Hal adjustable front shocks (Shock-Waves) and performance rear shocks have all been installed.
The rear upper Billet aluminum adjustable control arms still need some machining before they can be installed. Stock upper rear control arms are on the car now.
BRAKES
12" 1LE Camaro front disc brakes, heavy duty 11"x2" Master power rear drum brakes, Kevlar shoes/pads and steel braided brake lines on all 4 corners.
Completed as of 12/2005
All of the brake system is installed.
WHEELS
17x8 front, 17x9 rear Cragar SS.
TIRES
Front 245/45ZR17; Rear 285/40ZR17 Goodyear.
Completed as of 12/2005
The wheels and tires are balanced and mounted and on the car. I have 2 extra 285/40ZR17 rear tires. All six tires are brand new with no miles on them.
INTERIOR
Custom gray carpet in passenger and rear station wagon area, front, rear and third seat custom re-upholstered in gray tweed and viny. Autometer white face gauges installed in factory dash pods and other locations. IDIDIT custom tilt column shift steering column Colorado custom billet and leather steering wheel.
Completed as of 12/2005
90% plus of the interior is installed. I have not finished the door panels yet and it needs a headliner. The speedometer oil pressure and water temp gauge have been installed in the three factory dash pods and are wired and working. I have the tachometer, fuel and alt gauge fitted into the dash, but not wired up yet. The entire interior of the car has been insulated with Dynamat. The digital controls for the Air Ride are mounted in the dash where the factory radio was.
STEREO
Secretaudio AM/FM system, multi-disc changer, custom kick panels with speakers and special dual front dash center speakers from Custom AutoSound, amplifiers by Lightning Audio, plus (2) 12" sub woofers, (2) 6"x 9" 4-way, 2 3/4" Tweeters by MB Acoustics.
Completed as of 12/2005
The kick panels with speakers have been installed and the Head Unit for the SecretAudio system is mounted where the factory ash tray was. The rest of the stereo, CD changer, Tweeters, 6"x9"'s and 12" sub woofers are still in the factory boxes. I have three amps, two Lightning Audio and one no name, plus all of the stereo wiring and amp installation hardware. A new Optima battery is in the engine bay and another Optima battery is mounted in the rear of the car running the Air Ride suspension and will drive the stereo. A battery isolatr is wired in so both batteries charge, but run two independent circuits.
BODY
Remove all body molding, emblems, roof rack and door handles, fill bumper bolts and paint bumpers body color, all exterior window molding Powder painted Black, air brush Vista Cruiser on front fenders and tailgate in place of factory emblems. Silver Gray over Charcoal Gray custom paint, custom bar/billet grills and custom high intensity headlights.
Completed as of 12/2005
All of the body molding and emblems have been removed and the holes filled. I left the drivers door handle on as I was working to get the electric doors installed. I have all of the electrics and solenoids installed and the front doors are working fine. The rear doors still need a little work as simple as using relays at the solenoids to get them to operate better (one of the things on my 'Do Next" list). All of the window moldings/trim has been powder coated Black. I have custom made billet grille sections, but they have not been installed. The bumpers have been filled and look great. The four high intensity headlights are installed and are very bright and have a very distinct blue hue. I have two very, very nice ($200.00) outside mirrors with built-in LED turn signals.
To date, Ro McGonegal, former Editor of Hot Rod Magazine has reviewed the proposal and rendering of Project Vista Cruiser and has expressed his desire to do a feature article. John Diana of Super Rod Magazine has also expressed an interest in doing a possible article.
BRAND NAMES/MANUFACTURERS OF COMPONENTS THAT COMPRISE PROJECT VISTA CRUISER
0 to Cool: Aluminum radiator and fan shroud
AirRide Technologies: Air-Ride suspension and tubular lower front control arms
Autocraft: Seat covers, interior material
Auto Custom Carpet: Carpet and mats
AutoMeter: Gauges
Baer Brake : "Baer-Tracker" anti bump-steer adjustable front tie rod ends
Cragar Wheels : 17" Cragar S/S wheels
Colorado Custom : Steering wheel
Custom AutoSound: Stereo, speakers, CD changer, kick panels
Dynamat: Insulation
Frank Grant Auto Body: Body work
Goodyear Tire and Rubber: Tires
Hot Rod Air: AC system
IDIDIT: Polished aluminum tilt steering column
Lightning Audio : Amps, wiring & cables
MSD: Ignition systems
Nitrous Express : Dual stage Nitrous Oxide system
Optima Battery : Batteries (2)
Painless Wiring : Wiring harnesses
Performance Suspension Components: Sway bars, urethane bushings, front end components
Superior Spindles : 2" drop spindles and 1 LE 12" front disc brake kit
VAP International : Electric door kits
Meziere: Electric water pump
Master Power Brake: Heavy duty 11" x 12" rear drum brake kit
 
For more information contact the owner directly at 888.600.4945