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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jlouie, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. jlouie
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Well after much searching and deciding on what to get, we finally have found the perfect old school ride. This is a one owner 24,000 mile, garage kept grandma car. She's a 62 Sedan De Ville in light blue with blue interior. It's had one repaint, but other than that it's all there and not rusted. This one just fell into my lap after saying to a few people that I was looking for a Caddy. Now the question is, what to do to it? I don't plan on much other than making it a reliable cruiser and just enjoying this time capsule. Here's a few pics.
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  2. damnfingers
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    Great looking car...enjoy
     
  3. monsterflake
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    a coil and a half out of the front springs, and you're done for the summer! congrats!
     
  4. jerry
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    Exactly what I would do!

    It doesn't need anything else. that is one clean ride. Enjoy. Don't screw it up.


    jerry
     

  5. Adam D.
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    u need to take that ugly original paint off, and rattle can it primer black, then take off the caps, and paint the Rims red.... SIIICCCKKKKK
     
  6. monsterflake
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    that's what you call 'reverse psychology'...
     
  7. long island vic
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    drop it,,some fine but suttle lines and supremes
     
  8. Adam D.
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    :D:D:D
     
  9. Other than a little bit lower................ leave it.
     
  10. FiddyFour
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    i fuckin hope so...
     
  11. mild drop & supremes.then drive the hell outa her........nice ride,clean & great lines as it is....great score
     
  12. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    lower it, supremes, maybe some bellflower or pencil tips and away you go! Nice car dude
     
  13. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
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    from Austin, Tx

    Nice ride! I will have to ditto the drop and supremes with pinner whites. Or some nice wires...congrats now go drive it!
     
  14. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
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    Congrats...cant go wrong with a caddy....now drop her down a little....:)
     
  15. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    got to love the caddys.they do seem to spread on you though. i now have a 61 62 and63.
     
  16. neato , congratz!!
     
  17. Glasspacks, Supremes, and a little lower.

    That car sure is clean looking. You lucked out on that one.
     
  18. Gas Huffer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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    First, check all of the belts and hoses and do a fluids change. If that's a 46 y/o car w/ only 24k miles, I'm sure it has some rubber rot. Also, before you go dumping money into rims and tires, etc. look it over completely and address any issues such as rust in the trunk pan and anything that comes w/ a car that's that old and has been sitting. Bitchin' score though and congrats!
     
  19. jbradleyd
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    NICE love the caddy
     
  20. lostn51
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    that is a nice ride and im with every one else after the thorough check out then drop it a little, some supremes, and bell flower tips.
     
  21. hotrodpodo
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    Don't flat black it & don't paint the wheels red. I agree w/ the numerous others who said drop it a bit and maybe put some Supremes on it w/ skinny whites. Bad Ass! Nice lookin' car!!
     
  22. jlouie
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    i'm not touching a can of flat black for anything other than painting the exhaust pipes with it. i've been thinking about bellflowers since i've seen the car and they are going to make it on this car soon. it has glasspacks right now and it's more loud than mellow. i'll swap those out for a nice deep rumble anyday. as far as mechanically she's actually quite good, new hoses, belts, ignition, tires, carb, etc... it is leaking some trans fluid, and the brakes are soft, but a day under the car should fix all that. it's gonna be a driver without a doubt. thanks for all the replies and tips. you guys rock:D
     
  23. Squablow
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    I love it. I've been holding out for a grampa-fresh Caddy for a while. Got a '68 hardtop Sedan DeVille this weekend. Last of the stacked headlights and first for the 472.


    Love your blue one. Paint and chrome are so clean, wouldn't touch those. I agree with everyone else, bellflowers, a mild lowering, and some chrome wheels (supremes or chromed steel wheels with spiders, something like that) would make perfect sense on that car. Doesn't need anything else.
     
  24. chuxx
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    nice rig, congrats.
     
  25. LabRat
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    Just make it loud ! an drive the tits off it .
     
  26. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Ugh please say you are kidding right? Nobody can be that lame in 2008.

    Awesome car man, my girlfriend is into the 61 and 62 Caddys as of late. They seem to be somewhat hard to come by! Yours looks real clean.
     
  27. FiddyFour
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    thats the best news i've heard all day :cool:
     
  28. olskool53
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    from CT

    Sweet Ride! .......lower, Wide Whites and some scrolling & stripes!
     
  29. KING CHASSIS
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  30. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    Nice, nice Caddy. Detail the inner fender well's, while your in there lowering it. Post your progress, so we can enjoy it with you!
     

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