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New Caddy project is finally here!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cmarcus, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    Thanks Eddie! Good luck, and here's to the waiting till the white stuff flies...and melts!!! ;)
     
  2. kzeliminator
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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    from chicago

    Ive got a set (well 6 of them) of 61 caps if you want to pick em up....
    just sold my bagged 64 coupe, rocking a 60 coupe now...always good to see other local caddy people
     
  3. FlatheadFanFromMI
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  4. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    Awesome, thanks guys! She's gettin dropped and louder this weekend! For cost savings, I think I decided to polish up mu current caps and throw 'em back on for now. I think polished caps will look pretty decent when it sits lower. Stay posted for more pics this weekend!
     
  5. Doctor Detroit
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    Cool Caddy... I like it. Welcome from Chicago.
     
  6. cmarcus
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    Thank you! Hope to see you in the Spring on the road!
     
  7. cmarcus
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    So, more progress! Lowered in the rear which brought the overall stance to right where I want it. Also welded in a straight pipe for now until duals go on in the Spring. Sounds AWESOME! I also decided to go with the caps, polished them up, and I think it is looking awesome. I'll let the pictures talk!

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    Needed to open brake line bracket to give us the travel needed to get the spring out.

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    Yours truly taking out cutting away!

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    Before and after...

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    Glamour shot! Sitting PERFECT.

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    Night shot...

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  8. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek:Nice score.
    Good Luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  9. cmarcus
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    Thanks! Pretty stoked about it, and I can't wait till Spring!!
     
  10. cmarcus
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    Been forever since I have been posting here. Being in the midwest with the snow, and no heated garage makes staying motivated tough. But after being at the WoW show yesterday, and see all the guys out made me real excited to get back at it!! Can't wait to see you guys all out there soon!
     
  11. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
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    from Chicago

    Before you cut coils, call Detroit Eaton Spring and see how much they have hem for. I paid $290 for front coils and rear leafs for my old Fairlane ( the one in my avatar. That was the result)
     
  12. cmarcus
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    Random post, but the wife asks me to go out and grab a few things from the store. My first thought is, "sweety, you have the car" (we are on car home) then think, "the Caddy is in the garage!" Fired it up, and ran out. What a great feeling! It's awesome getting crazy looks driving such an old car in this weather.

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  13. Dward57
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    Hey nice cad! Good job on the springs! I cut about 1 1/2 coils out of mine. that along with the almost 50 year sag and its perfect. yours should still ride great too.
     
  14. cmarcus
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    So far the ride is perfect! Thanks for the kind words! Can't wait for some warmer weather!
     
  15. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Nice Caddy. I can see Jake and Elwood Cruzin' through Chitown in that ride.

    "We're on a mission from God".

    VR&C.
     
  16. cmarcus
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    Haha! I like it. I actually live only a few minutes from the West Wind motel in West Chicago, one of the filming locations!! I should get down there for a quick photo shoot!
     
  17. cmarcus
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    What a great day. Cruised about 40 miles today. Loved it. Sun, about 60. Spring is here!!

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  18. cmarcus
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    This is a test for an image code...

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  19. What was it they said in American Graffiti? "That's bitchin' man"... !!!
     
  20. Donzie
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    Your Caddy looks great.
    Last year I was looked at a '65 4dr a guy had for sale.
    For some reason (maybe fate) it didn't sell and he moved it back behind his house. I'm going to go look at it again and see if I can make a deal.
    I have also said I wanted to own a Caddy before I die, maybe this will be my dream.
     
  21. I did a 57 Coupe Deville in 2007-2008. It was great cruising around in a car that you rarely see on the road. Good luck with your build and enjoy it.
     

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