New Owner from Vancouver, Washington


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Hi All,

I just became a proud owner of a 1968 Olds Toronado. She's in fairly good shape considering she's 50 years old this year, and I'm looking forward to putting some work into her. The engine works just fine, and most of the issues are just cosmetic. The first project I've got in the queue right now is flushing the brakes and putting a new exhaust on it, as right now she blows smoke out of pretty much everything but the tail pipe.Image title

The biggest surprise when I picked it up is the vacuum light covers still work, and the AM radio still plays out of the front speaker! More of the car is in working conditionthan I was anticipating when we first picked her up. Found out inadvertently that the windows are still sealed, as she stayed dry during a typical NW rain storm. And the blue really shows through nice when she's had a shower.

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In the meantime, does anyone have any ideas on where I could possibly find a replacement exhaust system? Google hasn't had too many results, but I figured I'd ask the experts here.

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Looking forward to updating. :)


You are probably going to have to take it to a local muffler shop and have things fabricated. I checked Gardner, Fusick and Walker and zilch!

Welcome to O.C



Really nice lookingToronado. That paint looks brand new!


Thanks @Joffroi, Admittedly I've only shown the more picturesque sides of her, but she does look pretty good for her age, considering. I'm obviously going to get her road worthy first, but eventually I'm hoping to get the rust off of the trunk, add a new vinyl roof, and refresh the original color.

@1970cs, unfortunately I think you're right, but thats not a huge problem. At least I can have a little fun with making her sound good while I'm doing it. :)

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