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Projects '56 Cadillac build - Undoing the sins of my youth

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by randy, May 15, 2012.

  1. dorf
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,087

    dorf
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    from ohio

    that old caddy should kick your ass.what did it ever do to you?
     
  2. L7
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 131

    L7
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    subscribed- for further updates.
     
  3. 50 chevy matt
    Joined: Nov 27, 2012
    Posts: 128

    50 chevy matt
    Member
    from UK

    still no updates ?
     
  4. Pauljrestomod97
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
    Posts: 91

    Pauljrestomod97
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    Although I personally wouldn't have removed the fins, as it takes away the P-38 lighting tails, which is why this era caddy is my favorite... You are doing an AWESOME job and it looks better than I thought a fin-less caddy would. One question for you, on the brakes, why did you add vacuum boost? I totally agree with going to dual cylinder, for safety, which i will do when I do my clip, but I LOVE the feeling manual brakes give to your foot. Now that I have been driving with them for over a year as a daily driver, I HATE my power brakes in my other cars, you can't "feel" right before she locks up. Are you keeping the front drum, is that why? With my conversion to disc up front and some wider tires I stop way shorter then my wife's stock 2001 jeep from 60 MPH... Show us some more updates if you can!
     
  5. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197

    teddyp
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    I always had a soft spot for caddies (have 2 ot and a 65 now) but 53 and 56 are the ones i like best your 56 is coming along get keep it up
     
  6. Glad to see this coming back together. I also really like that you offed the fins.
     
  7. CadillacCasey
    Joined: May 8, 2012
    Posts: 10

    CadillacCasey
    Member
    from Marion, MS

    Any updates? This thing is pretty stinking cool.
     
  8. qwick68
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 14

    qwick68
    Member

    Updates........
     
  9. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679

    randy
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    Hey dudes, SORRY. The Cadillac went back into hibernation while I finish this project:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=805553

    It's a '57 Chevy Panel Truck and I'm building it first because I need something like it for work. I could have bought a modern work van...but where's the fun in that?

    Anyway, I haven't given up, moved-on, or quit on the Cadillac. It is next. Hang in there.
     
  10. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 919

    Smokey2
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    Just something that I learned over the years.........

    It requires No Talent, To spend Money, Or,

    Tear A Car Apart !
     
  11. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679

    randy
    Member

    Agreed. Good talk.



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  12. Fender1325
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 730

    Fender1325

    whatever happened to this caddy?
     
  13. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 493

    54fierro
    Member
    from san diego

    Can wait to see the updates. I think all the interest in your project is because we've all been there as far as the sins of our youth. Lol
    You have a chance at making it right. You're repairing all of our mistakes. :)
     
  14. Fender1325
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 730

    Fender1325

    Kinda funny.....OP i know youre busy but I havent forgotten about this project! Would love to see more sometime
     

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