The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (also known as the 442) is a muscle car produced by Oldsmobile between the 1964 and 1980 model years. Introduced as an option package for US-sold F-85 and Cutlass models, it became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, spawned the formidable Hurst/Olds in 1968, the reverted to an option through the mid-1970's. The name was revived in the 1980's on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990's as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass Calais.

By 1972,  the muscle car era was unmistakably in decline due to the twin blows of rising insurance rates and soaring gas prices. The 4-4-2 name reverted to an appearance and handling option package (option code W-29) in 1972 on the Cutlass Holiday coupe, Cutlass S sport coupe and Holiday coupe, and Cutlass Supreme convertible. The W-29 option was not available on Cutlass Supreme notchback hardtops. The 4-4-2 option package, which carried a modest sticker price of $29, consisted of the "FE2" suspension upgrades (heavy duty springs & shocks, front and rear sway bars, boxed lower rear control arms, and 14- by 7-in [356- by 178- mm] wheels), side striping, fender and decklid badging, faux hood louvers, and a unique grille. The rear bumper sported cutouts for exhaust tips, but only when paired with the optional L75 455 CID V8 in place of the standard Oldsmobile 350 V8.


Before...

The client brought in so we could install a new dash, digital gauges, new steering column and painting the appropriate pieces that need it. 

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During...

Removed the steering wheel so that we could completely remove the dash board. We got the dash board out and here is what it looks like without it in.

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The new steering column came in. We got it clear coated to protect it from rusting due to it being raw metal.

We got in the new dash in and it has been painted.

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Prepping and painted the top of the dash.

Windshield is back in.

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Here is some of the progress we have made on the dash.

We got the dash wired and working.

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Installation process of a neutral safety and back up switch.


After...

Finished up with this project.