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CADILLAC projects? - Any year

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hyfire, May 15, 2006.

  1. Hyfire
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,232

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    I know we have a good amount of Cadillac guys here. Perhaps we could get a few posts on updated Cadillac projects and how they are coming along?

    Hyfire
     
  2. Rocket
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 284

    Rocket
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    from Austin Tx

    1962 Fleetwood 60 special. rebuilt the motor, carb, new dual exhaust, master cyliner and brake booster, converted to an alternator, i still have a little tweaking to do before i start on the body work and modifications.
     
  3. eric
    Joined: Jun 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,643

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    1961 cadillac, 2dr stripped of all chrome and windows and just gutting it out, getting it ready for paint soon. i should have pics of the progress soon. hopefully i can bag it while i'm at it.
     
  4. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,019

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    Doe's a 500 4 speed in a 55 chevy 210 count???
     
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  5. KingKustoms
    Joined: Aug 15, 2003
    Posts: 33

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    Its not traditional but i like it, building a bellflower style low out of it.

    1970 coupe deville
     

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  6. 38caddy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 62

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    from RI

    My restoration of a '38 Caddy, series 65:

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    At a budget of $20 per week, its going sloooowwwwwly. :) Its ok, though, Its in decent enough condition, so when I eventually do the engine, I'll drive it around while saving for paint, chrome and interior.
     
  7. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,403

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    '55 Coop DeVille...body back on frame after cleaning underside and Lizardskin undercoating (no rusted areas to repair...this is an original ColoRODo car!)...blak single stage urethane covers the frame...'78 Pontiac Trans sub- frame mated to stock '55, boxed and TIG welded. Motor/tranny mounts built for Caddy 500 incher/Turbo 400.

    Firewall flattened (heater crap removed), finished and painted body color.

    Front clip back on, trimmed and filled inner fender panels (look like they were made for it), and building brackets for massive '55 front bumper (damn, that thing is heavy!).

    Brake system (Corvette M.C. and double booster) purchased and building brackets to mount on frame..stock floor pedal to be retained (no hanging master cylinder on the firewall).

    Removed most emblems, welded up holes, ready to fill and finish.

    Interior gutted, cleaned and sealed...getting ready to spray Lizardskin on all interior surfaces.

    Engine/tranny ready and awaiting color...then it'll go back in...

    Still a ways to go...but it's getting there...

    R-
     
  8. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,453

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    PHAT CADDY has been RE-painted, Pagan Gold w/ Pearl White and gold piping interior. It will be finished for Paso.
     
  9. johny1i
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 28

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    Here's a couple of mine--spent this last weekend tearing out the entire brake system and front wheel bearings. Have to put it back together next weekend and may or may not pull the rear axles to do those bearings at this time. Next stop is bodywork and I'm anxious to get started on that. Had to purchase a salvaged front fender (battery acid killed the old one) and it should be in this week after 9 weeks.

    (Including before and after picture of the back bumper after I hit it with an SOS pad--at least that gives me some hope that this project will have a happy ending)

    PS - 40StudeDude, I especially can't wait to see yours when it's done--it sounds awesome

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  10. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

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    from Austin, TX

    my 41 caddy,,,,,,,working on the fadeaways,,,new pics coming soon,,,,,,,,,
     

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  11. My 55 Coupe has a 455Olds/th400 , dual remote master cylinder in stock location, 68 firebird power steering box, chopped 2 3/8 in front 3 1/8 in back with limo style back window. I just started on the flush mounted cruiser skirts in hopes of getting it done for Mi BilletProof but not enough hours in the day and have to help my buddy Hippy6 get his 54 Lincoln ready for the show so he can roll in his OWN set of wheels.
     

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  12. im putting a big block cad (425) in a mini truck:D But thats not what you meant is it?
     
  13. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
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    low springs
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    from Long Beach

    i've just been gathering parts. waiting for that one day to start...

    Roger, can you post pics on your Master Cyl set up?
     
  14. lgh1157
    Joined: Sep 15, 2004
    Posts: 1,669

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    Yeah Lowsprings "gathering parts".

    You've already had girls in the back of that thing and it aint even got a engine in it :D

    L
     
  15. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 845

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    Well heres my buddy's Cad, and all the persation that i could muster
    couldnt keep him from selling it to an "ASS-GASKET"!, "thats right, you know who you are"!, that doesn't deserve it! Sorry bout my rant.

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  16. Prop Strike
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 652

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    57 seville should be back on the road sometime this summer. Paint and interior will come later on.
     
  17. Replacing floors in the 62 ragtop. Shipping the bumpers to Texas for plating. Got the 52k mile engine to turn over in the 61 so maybe there's hope for it.
     
  18. caddyman65
    Joined: Feb 23, 2003
    Posts: 519

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    still working on it[​IMG]
     
  19. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

    Jobe
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    from Austin, Tx

    I have a 6window 1962 caddy I'm slowly turning into a mild kustom. But may be picking up another 62 here shortly...we'll see how the deal goes.

    Just put Astros on my ride...love it when I can keep it all together and running! ;-)

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  20. spicoli
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 261

    spicoli
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    what if you took say a '74 four door without a post and welded the front and rear doors together so you would have a two door car rather then a four door. other than a 7 foot long door what would it look like?
     
  21. Hey 40StudeDude any pics on your 55 project for motor-vation on mine?
     
  22. Gearhead-DK
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 334

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    My 49 fastback is nearly on the road again, after having pulled the engine and trans this winter.
    It was leaking badly after the 32 year storage :)
    Plan is to lower it, get some hubcaps for it and drive it as is...... love the patina!!
    Pics and info here- http://www.egeskov.net/49caddy/
     
  23. Eryk
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 920

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    '67 DeVille. Airbags next, then paint.
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    '66 Caddy Hearse. I need weather stripping badly. Rubber all the way around. Anybody know where I can get it for less than $1000?
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  24. hsheartaches
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 460

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    That car's so custom, the intake's backwards...
    Love ya, Rocket!! heheh
     
  25. Rocket
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 284

    Rocket
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    from Austin Tx


    it's so good to have friends with such great mechanical skills to help over look that kind of mistake and not let me live it down ;)
     
  26. My 61 it's bagged and for sale!!!
     

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  27. mr.wolf
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 96

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    just getting started on my 62 sedan deville.....
     
  28. snap too
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 259

    snap too
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    from lost wages

    Al "Mousie" Marcellus is upgrading "Wild Willie" Borsch's '51 sedan using a 454 Chevy and 700r4 trans. Body is to remain pretty well stock .
     
  29. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950

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    Do Lasalles Count???


    The Things You See In Saskatchwen...

    (it's not for sale).
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  30. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

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    My Caddy flathead project is on back-burner due to lack of funds.
     

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