Author Topic: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts  (Read 2684 times)

Offline Lexi

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 06:25:05 PM »
Further to my previous post today, I took notes from an old email I got from Lou (Southpaw) the administrator of this site. He noted that the '54 and '55 hold downs were of the spring variety, (I assume the same style-no change), with the '56 being different, then a change made for '57 (change not specified). Pretty sure I got at least one spring type here for '54 - '55 & will follow up with PM. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 06:53:27 PM by Lexi »

Offline Lexi

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2017, 08:24:54 PM »
I checked 2 Cadillac Master Parts Lists and believe I found the spring noted in the above posts. Both the 1956 and the 1961 lists show the spring as part number 146 1193 as being good for both 1954 and 1955. Lou was correct in the 1956 was stand alone, and then 1957 & 1958 was another part number. See pic below I had on file, bottom of page. Open the image to read, as it then opens in in the correct vertical mode. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 08:31:55 PM by Lexi »

Offline Lexi

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2017, 10:01:07 PM »
Jason here are scanned images of the spring and the "L" bracket with a scale for size reference. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 10:04:06 PM by Lexi »

Offline johnregrus

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 07:17:29 PM »
Does anyone have a picture they could post of the 1956 "one year only"hold down spring?

It appears from this discussion I have the wrong spring for my 56 Biarritz.

I've attached a photo of the one I have.

Offline South_paw

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2017, 07:12:03 AM »
Hi John,

The spring you have is from a 54-55 Cadillac. Here is a picture of the one you need.
Lou
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
CLC Member since 2001 (Unlisted in Directory)



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Offline johnregrus

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 01:53:06 AM »
Thanks Lou for the quick reply and the Photo!!

Now my search begins to find that elusive spring!

Offline kkarrer

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 10:30:21 PM »
Seriously, give Honest John a call.  He had some when I got mine.  56 is definitely different and that's just the beginning of the frustration if, like me, you're used to restoring 55's.
Ken Karrer
CenTex Reg. Dir.

Offline johnregrus

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2018, 11:38:08 PM »
Thanks, Ken,
I posted that request 11 months ago and with a lead, I called Honest John. He had the spring for $25.00 and I purchased it.
 I should have updated my post. Sorry.

Offline kkarrer

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2018, 01:06:40 AM »
Super.  Glad it worked out.  Hope things are going well with your car.
Ken

Offline David King

Re: WTB 1956 Eldorado parts
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2018, 04:47:17 PM »
Does anyone have a picture they could post of the 1956 "one year only"hold down spring?

It appears from this discussion I have the wrong spring for my 56 Biarritz.

I've attached a photo of the one I have.

Will $25 buy the '55 version you have?  I need one.
David
David King  CLC 22014 life member

'55 Eldorado #266
'58 Eldorado Brougham #615
'59 Eldorado Brougham #56
'60 Eldorado Brougham #83