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

  1. Okay fellas, I have been seriously on a crazy binge to chop my 51 CDV. Im about to start on the interior, but I have been seeing these really 'BAD' looking early 50's caddy's lately and want to jump into the same pot with them. Simply amazing customs.

    Does anyone have any pictures of chops done to early cadillacs? If I do it, I want to retain the stock rear window and roof lines. I have chopped many other cars, but I want to do my homework first and weigh out the pro's and con's before I start anything.

    My friend says just finish it since im just about there with the car to get it on the road, Sell it, then get a 'rolling' junker and hack it up....but do I REALLY want to start over? :eek:
     
  2. eric
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    newly flaked roof, and a set of caddy wires and lower profile tire than i had before, what do you guys think?
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  3. i love caddy wires....i hope to have a set for mine soon!
     
  4. Hunter Bender
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    me too!!!!! i am looking for some if anyone has any.
     
  5. Wicked50
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    We have a Black '85 Brougham with Chrome EVERYTHING suspension rolling on D's. you can check it out on my hubgarage
     
  6. eric
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    some better pics i took today...
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  7. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    cool car eric
     
  8. JRO
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    Wow theres alot of nice cars in this thread. Hes a couple pics of mine..

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  9. Hoodlum Jim
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    This is my old 64 Coupe De Ville i just sold to my brother. Metalflake candy blue roof, pinstriped, shaved handles, rear bags and he has just completely rebuilt the 429. I loved cruising in this thing and i have absolutely no chance of ever getting it back according to him!!:rolleyes:

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  10. PhatCaddy
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    Just picked up another Caddy last week. A '67 Coupe DeVille, bagged, 429ci the car drives so smooth.

    I think this is a sickness........

    Brian
     

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  11. 133
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    nice score there PhatCaddy! you gonna keep it as is for now or do you have some plans for it?

    Eric, yours is looking great!
     
  12. garagedoreen
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    heres mine. 62 Coupe Deville. needs a bunch of work. but it works. Just picked up some Cadillac wires for it. with 3 inch lowered Jamco springs.

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  13. PhatCaddy
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    I am going to redo the front seat and paint it and go from there. It is my favorite 60's body. I would like to find another home for it.

    Thanks for the comment about the LaSalle.

    Brian
     
  14. Sunshine14
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  15. DIRTYBIRD
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    I did some striping on this 54, Should be getting upholstery and glass soon.
     

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  16. Sunshine14
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    that cad looks sweet
     
  17. Vimtage Iron
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    Da Kaddy
    Here is a couple shots of a 47 that I've been tinkering on for a friend in So Cal, needed to be rewired, painless had to go who ever put it in didn't know what they were doing,front cross member was cracked, steering was a disaster, just a lot of little stuff to clean it up.
    72 500 under the hood with a 400 behind it and an Olds at the back, who ever hung the 500 in did nice pretty snug fit with the vent boxes still in,older restoration sometime in the late 80's early 90's, currently hanging out in Morro Bay
     

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  18. 133
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    any more pics of this one? it looks great, not sure about the roof though.
     
  19. totalposer
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  20. therz a couple more on riksters site of this car
     
  21. caddy man
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    I just picked up a 68 Caddy covertible, just wondering, if anybody reproduces the woodgrain trim on the dash under the instrument cluster?
     
  22. caddy man
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    Here's a pic of the convertible I just picked up. If anyone's got a few pics of 67 or 68's, I'd love to see some especially with the Caddy wires and wide whites.
     

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  23. 133
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    you might want to check with Original Parts Group. i don't have the catalog right here with me but it's worth a look.
     
  24. NFORCA
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    Here is ours. Runs a 400ci SBC, disc brakes etc
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  25. caddy man
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    Thanks 133, I'll check it out, and you will be happy to know, it's got a 472 Caddy, not a 350 chevy like my 50 Caddy" Nadine".
     
  26. 133
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    that's cool! are you going to leave it as is or will you add air ride and such to it? but i hate your '50 now, you should've just kept that quiet! ;) just kidding.
     
  27. 133
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    nice ride NFORCA! cute dog too!
     
  28. caddy man
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    Already Bagged!!! You knew that "Nadine" had a SBC, or at least I thought you did!!!
     
  29. 133
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    maybe you stated that in a previous post in this thread. i can't remember shit nowadays. you could notch the read on the '68 to bring it down a bit more. are those older wires on it?
     
  30. caddy man
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    It goes lower...That's actually 72 hubcaps that's been chrome plated the wheels are painted red which kinda shows through the vents in the hubcaps.
     

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