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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cruiser, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Rikster
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    No. Pancaking means that the hood opening is made smaller. That the front and or sides of the hood are welded to the fenders, and an new hood opening is cut.

    This hood is just sectioned. A band of material is removed to reduce its height.
     
  2. Cruiser
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    Rikster - Both wagons look very cool, now if someone would just build one it would be great. Very nice Photoshop on them.


    CRUISER :cool:
     
  3. Turbo442
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    Good Gawd! I have been reading this thread for 3 days! There are some beuatiful Cad (and Bui-Cads, Oldsmo-Cads, etc) in here.

    ttt
     
  4. spiderdeville
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    from BOGOTA,NJ

    [​IMG]
    still my favorite
     
  5. spiderdeville
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  6. caddy man
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    I just got Nadine, back from Frank, down in Largo Fl. @ Enhanced Customs,(Frank rebuilt front and rear air suspension) here's a few before and after pics of the bags dumped.
     

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  7. my cad
     

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  8. Caddy-O
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    [​IMG]

    This is an outstanding car !!! How about some interior pix.
     
  9. 133
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    Caddy Man, your car is killer! i want an early '50s Cad really bad
     
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  11. caddy man
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    Thanks 133, it definately looks better after getting it down a few more inches, makes the car look longer.
     
  12. caddy man
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    Caddy-o thanks, I'll try and post some interior pics tonight.
     
  13. 36tbird
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    Caddy Dudes,
    I just got a line on a '54 Cad. I need to find the vin number. I found a plate on the pax side cowl that lists a body number but that ain't the vin, is it? Where do I look and did they stamp the engines with the same number? If so, where is it stamped on the engine? Thanks in advance. Lou
     
  14. caddy man
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    Look in engine bay on passenger side, should be stamped on frame, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  15. 36tbird
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    Thanks, my buddy and I heard that before, that it was on the frame aft of the engine mount. The dim condition in the garage it was found in did not allow us to find it. We will look more when it sees the light of day and we hit it with the pressure washer.
     
  16. Cruiser
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    36tbird - You might have to clean the area of the frame to see the vin, most of the time there filled with crud, paint or rust. Clean and you might find it or sand the area a little.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  17. 40StudeDude
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    Actually, it's behind the a-arm...toward the firewall, on the downslope of the frame...

    R-
     
  18. chrome_fins
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    in spite of all the speculation, this is no factory car. this is a 60 with a 59 grille. the lower fins and the roof are from a 61 caddy. there has been a lot of work done to this car, but i have to say its all come together perfectly.
     
  19. _charles_
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    So, how does it ride now? I saw it over at Franks...looks sooooo good.

    Charles
     
  20. PhatCaddy
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    If you have seen this Caddy in person you would agree it is one of the most beautiful Cadillacs built. Absolutely stunning in person.

    Brian
     
  21. Lumpster
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    Man Ive ALWAYS wanted a caddy. Going thru this 21 page thread has NOT helped that desire....lol
     
  22. _charles_
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    time to jump ship over to the darkside.

    I think we will be seeing alot more "Kustom" Cadillacs in the near future. The main problem has been acceptance. everybody is always screaming "It's sacrilege to modify a Cadillac", etc. Now you have a generation that thinks differently. Anyways...there are too many mercs and chevy's running around. I like being different.

    Charles
     
  23. _charles_
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    It's also on the engine block
     
  24. caddy man
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    Thanks, so far so good, I haven't had alot of time to drive it, and I've got to get the ride height set, but Frank got all the vibration out from what I can tell.
     
  25. caddy man
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    Caddy-o, Here's a few interior pix.
     

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  26. _charles_
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    I want an interior by Shannon!

    I have been drooling over his work for years. Here's what I would like to have done to the 1951 covertible:
    [​IMG]

    pretty sure I will need a second mortgage to do it though :(
     
  27. PhatCaddy
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    Sorry to keep on DeRosa's Cadillac but i'm not sure how you could "bring the car down a couple notches".

    Well-known customizers Frank DeRosa Sr. and John Aiello built the custom Carson top, and Aiello and Frank Jr. chopped 4 inches from the A-pillars. Bill Reasoner did the cutting on the side windows.
    Sherm's Custom Chrome Plating.
    Metal finishing on the body, Frank Jr.
    Marcos Garcia at Lucky 7 Custom Shop in Antioch, California, who shot the Candy Brandy Wine, a custom mix of House of Kolor paints.

    WOW! Talk about a Hall of Fame Cadillac.

    Brian
     
  28. tubbyTom
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    '46 a work in progress!
     

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  29. 133
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    yeah, i'm with you on that. but in my book, it loses points for the motor and the steering wheel.
     
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  30. WOW caddy man, that car is beautiful, inside and out!!!!
     

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