the cadillac is finally finished, its a 1950 hardtop, i never posted any progress pics and not many people knew i was working on it but its finally finished, or at least as far as im going to take it. this was one of those cars that you get and after you start tearing into it you just want to give up and push it into a corner, i should have known what i was getting into just by the look of the rear rollpan/bumper thing that was on it when i got it. but the interior was super cherry and i could see the cars potential so i just pushed on. i found a rear bumper and removed the sculpture of bondo that was serving as a bumper and put a stock one back on. the car had no grill when i got it and some one was in the process of rewoking the opening for a custom one, the problem came when i realized that they used 1/4 inch plate to extent the bottom of the hood (that explained why the hood wouldnt stay up) man that was a pain to cut off. i put a wanted add on the hamb for a grill and a guy said he had one in perfect condition it just had been painted over and all i had to do was strip the paint, so i said ok, sent him the money, grill gets here in a box barley big enough for it to fit in with no padding and looked like ups had run it over, amazingly it was undamaged but thats about where the luck ran out. i stripped the paint and the chrome was transparent with copper showing through everywhere (sh!t), when i mocked the grill up to see if it fit i thought that a copper grill might not look too bad, so i wet sanded the remaining chrome and polished the copper and IMHO it came out pretty cool and may have been for the best. there were plenty of fun things like this that happend through the course of getting this car back on the road i just wanted to share the two that stuck out the most, sorry for the lengthy descriptions, now for some pictures.