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Projects 39 Cadillac Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CadMad, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,792


    Yep, I still love the look of your caddy.
  2. Good thinking coming in from left field.
  3. Are you just in Brissy doing this? '47 3W Dodge build..960954/
    My build.
  4. Neat save on the steering wheel. I've got the same one hanging in my shed, but it'll probably get a stock resto.
  5. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 590


    Wow! Just read the whole thread. Couldn't stop till I finished. You are doing a great job. The steering wheel turned out cool. I never thought of that treatment. Thanks for sharing
  6. Thanks for sharing this thread - I really like the art deco look you have going on with the long hood & rear deck areas with the small chopped top :cool:
  7. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    I started looking at the void behind the seat. I was originally thinking no back seat. The space was just a bit big for nothing so I started to play around with a folding bus seat I had . A bit of acut and shut and it suddenly seems like it could work. rps20150510_195019.jpg rps20150510_195051.jpg rps20150510_195156.jpg rps20150510_195227.jpg
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  8. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,345


  9. GKM
    Joined: Dec 20, 2014
    Posts: 105


    Love the work that has gone into this so far. Subscribing to this build.
  10. Dimadee
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 105


    Wow! That is fantastic...looks like it was meant to be there.
  11. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    from Napa, Ca

    That's amazing. Keep up the great work
  12. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    I widened the seat so needed something to fill the void so an armrest from a 53 coupe donated its folding mech. rps20150511_205059.jpg rps20150511_205021.jpg
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  13. i love your project! beautiful in every way. could you please give more detail on the steering wheel? did you brush on the resin or....
  14. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    It was very simple. polyester rope from hardware store ,cheap. i just wound the rope round and round and then soaked the resin in with brush. I did weld another 6mm rod to the back edge og the bare 10mm rim to give the grip an oval shape. it took about 4 coats and sanding in between with 40 grit to smootb it out.
    if i knew the pattern would come out so nice i would have spent extra time doing neater pattern around spokes.
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
  15. morac41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 519


    Hi Quentin..have been interested in the pics of the top of the windscreen frame where the top fits..cut roof off the 41 coupe getting it ready for a Carson top
  16. thanks, i wonder how it would look if you used cotton rope and stained/dyed a color? just a thought for future projects.
  17. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,983

    from Mesa, Az

  18. some custom matching luggage would be neat. you could build in some hold downs on the the seat back (when folded down). maybe use some leather belts/straps to hold them. i think the would be classy and match the era and elegance of the car.

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  19. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,218


    WOW ! Very Kool ! Admire your skills, going to a show stopper when done.
  20. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    I like the idea for the fitted luggage. . . soon as ithink of straps and leather , thr gimp from Pulp Fiction jumps into my head.
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  21. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    He could fit back there too, in the luggage
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  22. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 469


  23. tinsled
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 606


    Uh Good Gosh & the great balls of fire!
    Astonishing project and unbelieveable craftsmanship!
    This is a kind of customizing I really appreciate.
    Unfortunately there are too many jobs where something good is made to stupidly odd, but
    here you take good and made it excellent. Great sense of style and skills in classic automotive styling!
  24. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

  25. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    Flat out packing everything intoa container to send home to Brisbane. Many more pics on Custom car chronicle forum. rps20150518_135254.jpg 11270456_10200516791159032_2264403352009279285_o.jpeg
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  26. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,284

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Fantastic! What craftsmanship!
    Keep workin'
  27. Destined for greatness.
  28. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 473


    No , destined for Brisbane.!
  29. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 469


    So striking! Excellent execution of your vision for this car!

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