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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slosh Tubz, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Slosh Tubz
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    This is our first venture into the pre 60's vehicles we have built several others 60's and above

    I saved it , it was literally in line to get crushed last Saturday morning and I bought it. Original paint , very solid car complete with motor and trans, needs front floor pans and a patch on the rear pans but all in all a very solid car !
     

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  2. Slosh Tubz
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    next the engine and the beautiful interior...literally hauled 3 large trash cans of sticks, dirt and rat crap out of the back floor board !
     

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  3. Slosh Tubz
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    a little more of the clean out action
     

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  4. studeynut
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    Good save! Looks pretty solid.
     

  5. willys1
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    BIG car.. I had one...like the others, I miss it! Good save Slosh Tubz :)
     
  6. Slosh Tubz
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    Thanks, we are very excited about the potential of this build !
     
  7. Cirilian
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    Good save! Looks to be a solid car. It's hard to believe that someone would crush that.
     
  8. Gotgas
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    Cool car! Looks like a black coupe with silver dash and white seats, what an awesome color combination. And with rear air too! Great save.
     
  9. scrap metal 48
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    Nice save.. It can be made cool...
     
  10. Slosh Tubz
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    I couldn't believe it myself !
    Yes , rear air and power brakes
    We will give it our best shot !
     
  11. Caddy-O
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    Looks like she's been neglected for quite a while...

    Gonna cost a fortune to restore... but certainly worth the trouble
     
  12. Slosh Tubz
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    it sure will be, cant wait to tear into it !
     
  13. arkiehotrods
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    Did it come out of a salvage yard in the area? A year ago I got a '49 Caddy in Springdale that the owner was giving away because the county was building a road on his farm and the Caddy was in the way.

    Lots of tin in that part of the country if one is willing to look.

    I am glad you saved it.
     
  14. Slosh Tubz
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    Thanks man, I don't think so it appears to have been stored somewhere about 1/2 out of the weather ???? Have you found anyone around here that has Cadillac parts ?
     
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  16. Dane
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    Nice project, that's my favorite year. :cool:
     
  17. JoRodder
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    My favorite car, Good save!!!
     
  18. HotRodToomer
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    It'll be mean when its done, that's a given!
     
  19. Ester Eddie
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  20. Chrisbcritter
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    Congrats on rescuing that Caddy - nice to see the crusher go hungry.
    I see the OP went for A/C but didn't order power windows - probably figured he wasn't going to open them often anyway.
    Are you going to patch the two "Jimmy Cagney air vents" in the trunk lid, or leave them for dramatic effect?
     
  21. VNTGE41
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    Welcome to the hamb . I know you from the truck site. Great find its gonna be a real cool car for sure. And stay wjth the caddy mill
     
  22. Slosh Tubz
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    WOW, lots of great info and work !
    thanks man !
     
  23. Slosh Tubz
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    thanks
    thank you
    thanks
    I kinda dig the vents, probably leave the outside mostly stock, its the interior , chassis, engine compartment and motor that will get all my love !
     
  24. Slosh Tubz
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    Thanks man, who are you on the truck forum ?
     
  25. nowaxn5
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    Kool! the bright work is outrageous money and hard to find. be persistant in your search...
     
  26. Slosh Tubz
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    so how much is that drivers rear bumper corner going to cost me ? just so I have an idea when I find one ? and how much should I give for a hood ?
     
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  27. VNTGE41
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    I

    Im hoppedup on the truck site. Ive seen your other builds ao i know this one will be awesome too
     
  28. Baron
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    Here is one that I have seen a couple times at the King Pins events. Great looking Caddy. Good luck with yours.
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  29. caddyrodder
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    An arm and a leg. Just kidding. Caddy parts don't have the same kind of market as Chevy and Ford parts do. You can guess pretty close on the Chevys and the Fords, but on the Caddys it seems the parts are either pretty inexpensive, or completely out of sight. There's not a bunch of demand, so its you versus one or two others most of the time and its not unusual for the demand to just be you. Cool car, great project, lots of luck.
     
  30. magneto57
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    Coooooool car.........rich
     

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