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Got a new ride...Mint 68 Caddy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vdubjim, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. Buddy Palumbo
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    Looks like a comfy couch to cruise 'round in . Good score !
     
  2. skoh73
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    Damn, I'll bet that thing has a wah wah pedal right next to the gas!!! Dolemite would love it!
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  3. DetroitDetomaso
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    from Las Vegas

  4. silentpoet
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    from NWA

  5. BOWTIE BROWN
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  6. gsport
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    cool car.... i'd like to have a 67' eldorado
     
  7. Philbilly
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    Very cool! Gotta love those Caddy's!
     
  8. Pir8Darryl
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    As rediculously pimp as that thing is,,,,, I gotta say, I dig it :D
     
  9. KING CHASSIS
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    Nice car man. Love it.
     
  10. Can't wait to see it at the events this summer with the bags and 3" whites! Kool ride Jim!
     
  11. vdubjim
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    thanks tim, Got any hookups on tires?
     
  12. Nah, but will keep an ear open for a deal, that car has to have them! You could damn near haul your VWs in the trunk! :D
     
  13. make sure you lean when driving it, get billett 20 inch wheels for it and don't forget a shag rug dash. nice car.
     
  14. slick black cadillac
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    caddys rule! i love my 65!!!!
     
  15. bag it! I sold my bagged '68 last spring..loved that car

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  16. jt7282
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    yeah I drooled over that car for awhile. nice find
     
  17. Wow, now I'm gonna piss everyone off and say, this is a pre 65 traditional board, why are you posting it here?
     
  18. Eight433
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    mint? I looks WHITE to me!
    Nice car. Now I'm about to piss of grits by posting a picture of my 67 four door with non traditional wheels! :p

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  19. oldcarfart
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    You did good, I love the late 60's Caddy, is that a Calais?
     
  20. oldcarfart
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    just replace the coils with just sized bags or similar.
     
  21. oldcarfart
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    Maybe it's a cool car and he is a happy boy? I got no issue with it.
     
  22. Eight433
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    yeah, it's really quite easy. A plasma cutter will really speed up the job, or a torch will work. A cut off saw will work, but will take eons. You just gotta cut out the spring pockets to accommodate the bag, cut the spring perches off the axle and radius arms, built some cups for the front (I think mine are about 5 inches) then weld the circle plates to the radius arms on the front, then weld circle plates in the rear where you cut off the spring perches. Bolt it all up, run the air lines, and you're riding on air. No real need for a kit. BUT, if you have the cash to spend, Air Ride Technologies has a kit using shockwaves in the front. WAYYY too much money for me, plus shockwaves have limited travel.
     
  23. troylee
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    I have a 68 rag top. I will be bagging it after the paint work is done. Im using slams 6 ply bags on my big ol girl. a few post floating around on bagging 60 caddys.
     
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  24. CultureCreature
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    I recently bagged my 68. Universal Air has a simple kit that includes hardware. I recommend running slam specialties or air ride tech bags. All I had to do was the same as stated above. Weld round plates to the lower control arms and rear after cutting off the spring tits...

    I didn't cut into the car at all. Just trimmed about 3/8 all the around the spring pocket to open it up to hold 7" diameter bags.

    It lays crossmember up front and is about an inch out back... The biggest issue I am having is laying on the exhaust, which the shop will be remedying soon.

    I did it all in my driveway/ garage with a simple set of tools. I am really impressed with the universal air hardware kit. Made life super easy...

    The only thing I need to do now is do a full front end rebuild. Everything got really sloppy in the steering and such after bagging. It seems the extreme stresses and range of motion take a toll on 43 year old rubbers and joints...haha...

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  25. Some say "Pimp" others say "granny"! :)
     
  26. vdubjim
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    Thanks for the airide tips, you have a message!
     
  27. BrandonB
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    Lol!!
     

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  28. Kripfink
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    Yeah man, I don't like to rain on anybody's parade either, but there does seem to be a hell of a lot of "envelope pushing" going on around here of late.
    Paul
     
  29. vdubjim
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    Hmmm....
    I dont wanna rain on parades, but no year stipulation anyplace i can see except the classifieds....
    IF there is, please have it posted in a more visable location..........

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