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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.

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  1. Im diggin your car, keep posting.:)
     
  2. I normally don't post pic without get gone or to paint stage but I found so cool history today so here's what I found.

    I was working on the Gauge Cluster debating if I was going to far with the dash but I just didn't want to have to do it twice, so apart came the cluster.

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    At first I was just going to clean the cluster but could see some chips and theglass was dirty on the back side. So I took the temp, fuel and all the glass out and prep for paint.

    As I was working on Odometer I turn it over and saw a signature and an address. Did some research and found this caddy was on a military base in Arizona. The name search came back with two officers from that area with the same name one was a captain and the other was a general. It seems that this caddy could have been a Base vehicle for the brass. Being from a military family myself I find this info just beeping Awesome.

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    The address was to a Air base but it is closed now. I can't make out what is under the name it could be more info don't know.

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    So I had to just sign the back as well so cool.
     
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  3. Dash wired and ready for install.
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    Before
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    Stripped down
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    Wired and repainted
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    Reassembled
     
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  4. Smiffy
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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    Smiffy

    Excellent project keep up the good work and I like the wheels.
     
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  5. Steering wheel repairs

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    Filled cracks with putty adhesive sand and paint. If your wondering why I don't take the wheel apart, the guy that put it together thought it was a good idea to glue the center cap on. So I had to repair it altogether.
     
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  6. Did some fuel lines.

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    Banjo style had to clear the power steering pump.

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    Used a fuel block and mounted it to the fire wall

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    Can not find my clamps had a box of them somewhere lol.

    Wiring next going with dual batteries in the trunk may have to remove the spare tire well to make a battery box.


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  8. Caddyman.I like the 4 doors and I think you got a real deal on the price.Bruce.
     
  9. Yea I got lucky in it thanks. I think the seller just couldn't get it to run and just gave up on it. Plus it had the wrong leaf springs in the back so it looked twisted. I good lucky.


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  10. HotRodToomer
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
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  11. Thanks. Got a lot more work but soon she'll be on the road.


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