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Projects 55 caddy my first start to fininsh

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Caddyman76, May 28, 2013.

  1. Good

    4 vote(s)
  2. Bad

    1 vote(s)
  3. You just suck

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  1. Thanks I got something right :)

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  2. Only one pic per post
    Which looks better ?

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  3. Or this

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  4. ???

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  5. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    You're doing a great job on your Caddy!
  6. I like the third one. Those are smoothies. But it has a TPI engine.

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  7. Thanks chevy54.

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  8. The wheels I have are as close as I could find to look like spokes. Which where an option on the caddy's. not close enough I guess.

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  9. This is nice. Yes?

  10. gasheat
    Joined: Nov 7, 2005
    Posts: 714

    from Dallas

  11. ok then I will work on that..
  12. 49styleline
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 507

    from oregon

    yeah because the hamb unfriendly are barley showing lol think about it, you could sell the wheels you have now and buy something better and have money left over to put towards the car.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  13. There's not one part of that wheel choice that goes with that car.
  14. Jbuhl1954
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 129


    Sweet ride bro!! Great work!!

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  15. Thanks for all the input guys. I'll look in to wheels later going to focus on the build for now.

    Thanks everyone.

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  16. Awesome build Caddyman!!

    The wheels are actually very similar in style to the Sabre wheels that were an option in 55. Just a "bit" bigger lol!!!

    Love the engine, and the bags. My Canadian Caddy is likely half the weight due to rust!!

    Keep up the great work.....

  17. Thanks Bill
    Ya a little bigger. Lol

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  18. 55CadillacTed
    Joined: Apr 26, 2010
    Posts: 234


    hey caddyman. looking great. keep it going.
  19. Ted, thanks. I am pressed for time I just started on my Masters degree so the caddy progress will get even slower until I get some time off work. Up next is E brake and Exhaust. Not sure if I am going to run lake pipes or run the pipes out to the back.
  20. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW

    Dude - it's your car - ignore the wheel and door x4 comments. Sick work so far on the frame and engine..... You need to seriously run it with no hood for a couple years at least...

    The wheels on my COE are a little modern in size too - even if they do look a little like Americn Racing Torq Thrust wheels - and the Dart wagon only came in 4 doors, although it does have American Racing wheels.....

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  21. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,869


    Great car and great build , that engine is a work of art! You have some good taste!
    Maybe you have changed your mind about the wheels when the Cad is finnished:) That happened to my best friend. He built an outstanding 57 Chevy like 10 years ago , also with bigass 20" billet wheels. He switched to 15" steelies with Caddy hubcaps before the car was on the road. :) Hang in there!
  22. Thanks guys. I have a lot going on right now. I'm looking for a warehouse so I can complete the car. I hope to start some more work soon.

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  23. bhead1968
    Joined: Feb 9, 2012
    Posts: 60

    from so-fla

    very nice.. look forward to seeing that sled around So Flo in the near future...
  24. update

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  25. I stopped posting due to all the comments for members here but was told to post pics anyway just to show some work. So for those here want to see here ya go.

    Antena1.jpg Antena2.jpg Antena3.jpg

    back floor.jpg BACK FLOOR REMOVED.jpg Rear floor covers 4-link 2.jpg Rear floor covers 4-link.jpg

    Driver side Floor 1.JPG Driver side Floor 2.JPG Driver side Floor 3.JPG Driver side Floor 4.JPG Driver Side Floor 5.JPG
    Fire wall 2.jpg Fire wall 3.jpg Bondo 1.jpg Bondo 2.jpg Finished firewall.jpg

    Fender test fit for cut1.jpg Fender cut for front wheels.jpg Fender final cut.jpg Fender Well 1.jpg Fender Well 2.jpg Fender Well 4.jpg Fender Well 5.jpg Fender Well 7.jpg Fender Well 8.jpg

    caddy down.jpg Front cut and down.jpg Full Mock up 1.jpg
    Got more detailed pic but just these for now. IF you got issue then just close this thread down.
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  26. Caddystew
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 99

    from East Texas

    Keep posting!
  27. Sauli
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 499


    Kudos to You taking on a big ol project of a Cadillac, and a fast pace at that! Good job.
    Nothing wrong w/the 4drs either, as long as You don't start shaving the rear handles or any other ornamentation of it, IMO.
    That engine is a work of art, the car looks awesome laid out the way You have. In keeping with it's character I'd personally spray it gloss black, w/the brightest chrome and black-tinted windows.
    Pay no attention to the naysayers.
  28. Flat black for a while. Until I can get the chrome redone. Lots of cash needed for that chrome. Then a nice old color for the final paint job.
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