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61 62 Cadillac Kustom question?!?!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ian Berky, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Ian Berky
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    Been doing a lot of of research on Kustom cadillacs as I'm about to do a 61 CDV! I'm very confused, why is it that everytime I see Gene's " MAYBELLENE " it says it's a 61? I have a 61 and the taillights and rear body lines are different , please explain to me what I am missing?!?! I believe his is a 62?!?! Why did all the magazines and books got it wrong?!?!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Royalshifter
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    I also remember being told his car is converted from a 4 door?
     
  3. Ian Berky
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    Kit, i know he used a 4 door gm top, but the rear body lines and tail lights are 100% 1962!!!

    Im just confused on how every book and mags say it's a 1961?!?!?!?
     
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  7. ryno
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    no telling whether it started out as a 61 or 62, but as mentioned it has a flat top roof and 62 frt bumper, square turn signals in 62 61 had round turn signals, and it has 62 vertical tail lights, wheres 61 where horizontal.
     
  8. Ian Berky
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    Love Gene!!! Thanx man, that answers my question!!!!
     
  9. Ian Berky
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    I am new to cadillacs, and i just acquired one from a friend a building it for my wife!!! Radical 60's kustom it will be!!!!!
     
  10. Jonnie King
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    Ian...

    Should be a cool ride when you finish ! Below is a pic of the '60 4dr. I mentioned in the above Post.

    All the best to you !

    Jonnie
     

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  11. Ian Berky
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    Thanx Jk!!!
     
  12. DetroitDetomaso
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    I was told by John (Genes right hand man) that the car is a 61. I was like WTF.
     
  13. That's cool Ian !

    Here's a 62' i did a while back.

    Have fun on your build !
     

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  14. Squablow
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    I'm parting out a '62 right now, and I'm kind of surprised about how little interchanges, even with the two years. Makes you wonder why he didn't just start with a '62, but I guess he had his reasons.
     
  15. Ian Berky
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    :eek:


    Beautiful car!!!



    RIGHT???:eek:
     
  16. Kenny DFW
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    WOW - ruined a gorgeous ASS !
     
  17. texastramp
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    My guess is it's a 62 with 61 front sheet metal and 60 roof.
     
  18. jfrolka
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    Put a caddy 500 or 472 in it. The 390s are totally gutless and pieces of shit. The 472 or 500 are easier to get ahold of. Trannys are th400's so the parts are easier to get ahold of than the jetaways. Also, the 500/472 will make a shitload more power than the og 390. Congrats on the gift. Caddys are bad ass rides.
     
  19. leaded
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    heres my earlier 61´flattop Caddie
     

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  20. jasone
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    Got to see the caddy yesterday and Ian's getting ready to knock it out of the park....again. Gonna be an honor to see it take shape in person and let me tell ya, Ian's wife is beyond stoked for this build.
     
  21. THE_DUDE
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    I built a 62 once. Here is a shot of it. Any questions just ask man
     

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  22. Derek Mitchell
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    I swear I remember seeing a mag article where he was working on the fins, extending them. But I've slept alot since then and could be wrong.
     
  23. Ian Berky
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    Thank you brother!!!!!:)

    I think Carie's gonna love her!!!!:)
     
  24. csclassics
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    Ian...can't wait to see thread on the caddy!! Sounds great!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. Jonnie King
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