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'60 Cadillac On Bags, Finally!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tcb-1, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. jlouie
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 182


    DAMN NICE!! God I need to get mine back on the road. Thanks for the pics.
  2. ewob53
    Joined: Jul 3, 2010
    Posts: 35

    from Minnesota

    I would also love to take a peek at that install, as well as those cad drawings. My 60 coupe is due for a lowering soon also and looks great.
  3. surfcaliforniasurf
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 402


  4. Wow! It doesn't get better than a '60 Caddy in the weeds!! I'd love to hear about the ride quality once you've put some miles on it.
  5. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,930


    doesnt get any better than that.
  6. Beautiful car.
  7. davis574ord
    Joined: May 21, 2009
    Posts: 785


    Dude that caddy is sooo fuckin koool, looks totally bitchin! Love it!
  8. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    That rocks bro!

    I've been itching to bag my Cadillac... just afraid I'll mess it up...
  9. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky

    Beautiful Cadillac!!!! Perfect!!!
  10. BradD
    Joined: May 6, 2008
    Posts: 16


  11. truman3
    Joined: Apr 4, 2011
    Posts: 8

    from TEXAS

  12. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    perfect stance! wow love it!
  13. mad-cad
    Joined: Oct 31, 2004
    Posts: 723


    great lookin 60 CDV ya have there!!
  14. Eight433
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 257


    Any update on this? I would love to see how you installed shocks :)
  15. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    Update: 6/21/11 - Went with the new SS-7 bags up front and modified the upper front end bag cups. 5" pipe is too large, went with 4" heavy wall. Now it raises so freaking smooth!!! Still have the Dominator 2600's out back.

    I really need some insight on front shock mounting though. Any thoughts or pics out there? I know someone out there has tackled this issue!!

    Trying to get this project wrapped up so I can put it up for sale. I found a '50 Harley that I have to have now. DAMN, I'm never satisfied!!

    Thanks gang for all the kind words!!
  16. D-Day
    Joined: Jun 8, 2011
    Posts: 102

    from NW Ohio

    Beautiful! I wanna bag my '60 bad, but daunted by how much it might cost or how to go about it...I believe I'll be able to follow some ideas from this one.
  17. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
    Posts: 282


    Dang dude you need to drive this thing out to Belton this weekend for their monthly cruise night! I know a guy that would go head over heels for this thing.
  18. Baizie1999
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
    Posts: 56

    from The Ky

    So sick! You nailed it. Hope you give the H.A.M.B.ers first dibs when it finally goes up for sale. Agian nice job.
  19. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    Once again... It rocks bro!

    Seems like I've read of a couple guys... with 63-65 Rivieras fabricating shock mounts from the lower strut rods to the frame... haven't seen any pics though... The front shock situation is kinda what spooks me about baggin my cadillac... I'd love to have this one... but I've got a 4x4 I'd have to move first though... :rolleyes:
  20. DirtyEd
    Joined: May 16, 2009
    Posts: 362

    from Dallas Ga.

    Daaaaaayum!You just cant go wrong with a long,black caddy!
  21. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    mounting shocks on the frontend of a bagged Caddy (in theory) can't be that big of a deal. remember, these ol' girls were optioned out with air ride from the factory. I have scoured through my old Caddy shop manuals to see how the factory mounted shocks to the factory air ride cars, but couldn't come up with a sound solution. I won't cobble something up just for the sake of having shocks on the front either. gotta be clean and look like it was meant to be there.
  22. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

  23. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    her name is Sinister60 >;)
  24. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    We'll be expectin pics once you work it out bro! ;)
  25. cptkid
    Joined: May 17, 2008
    Posts: 27


  26. Eight433
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 257


    I've been running no shocks, but would like to change that. This is the best idea I've found yet, except I'm going to try to use shocks that are stud mount on both ends to avoid binding. I wish I could give credit to this picture but I can't remember where I found it. I got it through google image search, but I'm pretty sure it came from the hamb... I had to stare at this for a minute to figure out what I was looking at. Thus pic is taken from the engine compartment, looking at the inner frame rail in front of the spring pocket.
  27. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 929


    If you use racing shocks that have hyme joints on the ends, that will prevent binding. You can find a ton of options on speedways website under the oval track section.
  28. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Does it have strut rods on the lower arms? if so, thats where you want your lower shock mount to be welded.
    Post a picture of the front suspension and i bet i'll find a solution.
    a 50 harley? jeeez, restore or chop? love me a vintage harley
  29. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    the lower sway bar mount on the lca is the exact place I was thinking about to bolt the lower shock mount to. eight433's pic up there looks very do-able since when aired out, the lca gets very close to the frame..... so you will need to get some height by welding the top shock mount to the top of the frame. 54'caddy is also spot on since in that pic, the shock appears to be in a bind. soooooo, a heim would be the hot ticket for the upper mount.

    I'll post a pic of the my completed assembly (minus shocks obviously) in a few....

    oh, the Harley will stay bone ass stock. just can't bring myself to bobbing a 60 year old survivor.... well not right away at least ;)
  30. layenbodyon22s
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 117


    that thing is clean man

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