81 diesel oldsmobile custom cruiser

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  1. frenchmaniac

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    Hello,I'm new here,and I'm looking for some information about the 81 oldsmobile custom cruiser.
    I'm living in France,and a friend of mine buy this car to be his daily driver.He has a question,what colors where available when you buy it back in the day ?
    Also,where looking for technical information,because we have the user manual,but only the engine part.
    Anything could help.Btw please excuse my bad english,I need more practice
    here is a couple picture of the car :
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    Thank you !
     
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    Previous owner take bad care of the car,fixing the dashboard with tape,and loose both bumpers...
    Anybody has information about factory colors,or user manual ?
     
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    Search "haynes" and "diesel repair" and you should find a good book on the 5,7D. I have one, and it has been a blessing for me and my oldsmobiles. Unfortunally i cant help you with any of the other questions you have on colour, etc.. BUT... Since FR is a EU country, i think you can find some parts in sweden for your car at affordable prices. Look for "osby skroten" http://www.bildelarosby.se/

    There were quite a lot of the diesels that were sold new in sweden, so there should be possible to find decent parts at a good price..

    Good luck!
     
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    thank you I will take a look ! I try to gather original advertising and documentation,if you found some...
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    thanks a lot ! it's a goldmine for us :) his wife wants "Le Man" stripes but we'll found a compromise.
     
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    Howdy frenchmaniac! :2_thumbs_up_-_anima

    David :)
     
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    that's just awesome ;) thanks a lot !
     
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    :2_thumbs_up_-_anima thanks a lot !

    our wagon has a bright new interior,no scratch...pictures on the way !
     

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