- Oct 3, 2018
My 1980 C30 started out life as a box truck. Extended frame, dovetail flatbed, 4 speed with PTO, 12 Ton winch, ramp truck. I've owned "Big Daddy" since the mid 1990s. I owe this truck for pretty much my whole Oldsmobile hobby. Being into drag racing, I felt there would be a shortage of big blocks Olds so I use to put ads looking for Oldsmobiles. I've pulled Oldsmobiles out of fields, gullies and off small mountains in western Pa., Ohio, and W.Va. Back then they were usually under $100. I never took pictures or keep track of how many. Probably 60+ Olds, plus an occasional Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, Chevy, and even a couple Fords. Zero Mopars. I use to sell the engines then scrap the car but some were to solid. I still have it but only use it occasionally. It's been the best "tool" I've ever owned. My two post lift is second. I only have a couple of pictures. First is a 1971 Cutlass project car I bought around year 2000. I had another load of parts that went with this Cutlass. I tripled my $ on that one. Next picture is last summer, that's the last car I bought. I'm about half way done with it.