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

  1. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Been working at getting mine roadworthy, tune up, alignment, etc. The drag link on it broke in two, you can read about that here: Drag link.

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  2. tinsled
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
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    What a great thread full of awesome Cadillacs! Big thanks for sharing to everyone. Haveto admit there is nothing quite like cadillac cars.

    Loads of great cars... Cballs fathers '47 appeals to me the most: big cruiser from the mighty 40's and veery nicely built flathead eight: must be a fabulous drive!
    Congratulations!
     
  3. Ole_Red
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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    there is one like this just around the corner from me at the local shop.
     
  4. Knas-n
    Joined: Aug 10, 2011
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    from Sweden

    Here is a custom '52
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    And a dirty '60
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  5. shiftervic
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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    from So. Cal.

    Here is one of many...I have owned through the years!
     

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  6. caddy man
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
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    That is one sweeeet 52, almost looks like it has the same chop as "Nadine"
     
  7. caddy man
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    Gator, I absolutely love a 55, I had one the same color as yours, was going to chop it, but it was a 42,000 mile original car that looked like it had been in a time capsule, I didn't have the heart to chop it up at the time, but I wish I had, I absolutely think that's probably the best 50's body of all caddy's, I like the half verticle side mouldings, much better than the 54, and also like the grill better than the 54, and 55, but don't get me wrong the 54, and 56 are also beautiful cars I just perfer the 55 even over the body style of "Nadine"...cool car
     
  8. 40StudeDude
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    Since you haven't been here very long, and it looks like we have two HAMBer's named "Caddy Man"...and you like '55 Cadillacs, I invite you to take a look at my build thread -3 years of pix, stories and general information. But be prepared to spend 3-4 hours reading:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=329070&highlight=the+best+55+caddy+build

    R-
     
  9. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Thanks Man, I go back and forth - I'd love a 48-49 but they seem to go for the big $$$. I was kinda looking for another 50-53 when I found this 55. You might remember my chopped '51, it could have been Nadine's ugly sister - haha. BTW IF and when I get around to painting this one it might also end up purple...

    I do like several of the '55's features over the other fifties Caddys, I like the front turn signals better than the '54's 'fog lamp' look; I like the rear bumper ends better than the '56's oval shape (even though they fill w/ crap and rust out) Luckily I scored a pair from my pal Roger (Hamber 40studedude) Roger has one of the most beautiful Caddys I've ever laid my eyes on.

    Not 100% sure I think the 54-55's have the BIGGEST Dagmars too - I've had a '56 Eldo and a '57 Sedan and IIRC they were smaller - I know the '57's were...
     
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  10. Gator
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    You can check it out in last month's Rod and Custom too.... :D
     
  11. Damn Gator , looks like you're gonna get yours on the road sooner than mine. Guess I better kick it into high gear and get mine road worthy this summer too. I started another 55 Caddy build on mine recently
     
  12. Here is my 60 vert I built 10 years ago, don't think I will ever part with this one.
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    Factory Tri-Power and A/C

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  13. caddy man
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
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    Yeah, I noticed a while back there are two Hamber's named "caddy man" I've actually been around since 2007, just don't post as much as I should...thanks for the invite, I have actually followed your build, it's unbelievable, beautiful car, with a ton of custom mods, some that pop out, and some that should have been factory original, very very nice...55 is definately one of my favorites, I love the long trunks.
     
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  14. Rot 'n Kustom
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    Ever notice how limousines sell for way less than the sedans they were built from? I spotted these two 1957 limo's on Craigslist (Ambler, PA, I think); $3500 for the pair.

    While you might not want to restore them, look at all the nice parts. And for an elegant custom, how about using the rear roofline and small window on a sedan, or even a coupe?
     

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  15. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    Like this??????
     

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  16. Rot 'n Kustom
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    Umm, yeah. Just like that.

    You know, I've seen lots of pics of your Caddy (including one just a few minutes ago on YouTube), but I'm not sure I've ever seen it from that angle.
    Damn nice car -- I love those fins!
     
  17. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Worked on mine a bit today, tore the old air boxes and heater cores out of the kick panels, all that stuff was shot and I'll be installing a Vintage Air unit. Found about a pound of acorns in the passenger side and a baby scorpion skin in the drivers side!

    The car did come form the Texas / Oklahomo area so I guess it should be no surprise.
     
  18. caddy man
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
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    Gator, you chopping this one? You mentioned possibly painting this one purple, just a suggestion, I've got two colors in mind, HOK true blue, or you may think I'm crazy, but as I told you in previous post, I had one the same color, I thing this thing would be awesome customized, dropped, Chopped or whatever but go back with the seafoam green(or whatever they called it in 55) with a dark green top, I think it would look cool customized with a stock 50'S color, but I'm sure whatever you decide it will be cool.
     
  19. caddy man
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
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    Need your opinion...should I put the lake pipes back on or leave them off?
     

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  20. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    take em off it will make the ride flow alot better
     
  21. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
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    Thought I might throw in my 2 cents worth on the thread to get pics of my caddy out there!
     

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  22. enloe
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  23. mlomaka
    Joined: Nov 21, 2008
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    from Ohio

    Heres one, I thought may have been a little new, but is one of the first cars I did any kind of work on.
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    Mike
     
  24. JRO
    Joined: Feb 27, 2010
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    ^What are those front seats out of?
     
  25. john k
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    from california

    Here's a few pics of my '64 Cad Miller-Meteor hearse and matching '64 Cad trailer. Among other things, it has non-commercial 4-wheel disc brakes, 2 gas tanks, tow package, all electric flat windows including wings controlled from driver door or each door, '72 cad electric door locks, '64 cad tilt wheel, turbo-400, limo rear (3.36); much, much more; all done in my driveway "shop" in my spare time. No trailer queen this!!
     

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  26. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    from NY

    Hey I have one of those I just started bringing back to life, have any M/M emblems for sale? Need a pair!

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  27. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    My '55 at Goodguys Nashville:

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  28. Lookin good Gator
     
  29. RATCAD
    Joined: Nov 16, 2011
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    that is a sweet ride ya got there Gator!!!
     
  30. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Thanks guys, here are a couple more pics of it on the road...

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