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Buy and Sell / 1955 and 1956 AMT Cadillac promotional model cars
« Last post by Lexi on June 21, 2018, 01:55:27 PM »
I have a number of vintage original 1955 and 1956 AMT Cadillac promotional model cars for sale. They are in varying condition and would range in price from $40 to $150 each, U.S. These are the model cars that dealerships sometimes gave to the children of prospective buyers. They are highly detailed, licensed and I believe cast in 1:25th scale (about 8 - 9 inches long), out of a cellulose acetate based plastic. No boxes. I believe all are Coup de Villes (don't think other models were offered then), in various 2 tone shades. Will post on the main Forum but thought I would first post here as these are all mid-century originals and tough to find. A nice addition to your collection. PM me if interested and I will snap some photos. Clay/Lexi
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / 1955 Cadillac Power Steering Interchange
« Last post by gaypipes on June 21, 2018, 06:05:27 AM »
The power steering gearbox is leaking on my 1955 Fleetwood and I note that a number of vendors have rebuilt ones for sale that are advertised as replacements for 1954-1958 Cadillacs.  These appear to be totally hydraulic units which I gather were used starting in 1956 and seem to differ from the earlier units that had a separate reservoir with 80 w gear oil for the gears.  Can the original type gearbox be replaced with the totally hydraulic one?  Thanks.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Another Cadillac inspired product
« Last post by Lexi on June 20, 2018, 11:36:26 PM »
Yet another Cadillac inspired after market accessory offered in this 1956 ad. These look like the same "Eldo knock-off" hood ornaments I posted earlier, (same price as well). This time mount them on your fenders! Note the mid fifties style Cadillac hooded headlight and '57 Caddy like tail fin pictured in the ad. Clay/Lexi
Introductions / Welcome walan01 to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on June 20, 2018, 07:43:17 PM »
Welcome to our forum walan01. Tell us a little bit about your Cadillac, share a pic or story  8)
General Discussions / Re: Color of starter?
« Last post by Clewisiii on June 20, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
I wondered the same thing about the cast part on my starter. I decided since it was cast iron and not aluminum I needed to paint it. But it looked good bare.

Link to the thread.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / 1954 - 1956 Cadillac like trim
« Last post by Lexi on June 20, 2018, 10:08:32 AM »
Here is an ad from 1956 for an accessory that looks a lot like the feature introduced by Cadillac in 1954 for some of their models between 1954 - 1956. This was a 'built in' visor-like 2 inch roof overhang that extended across the upper windshield. Although Cadillac is not mentioned in this ad, this is suspiciously Cadillac inspired. Note that the trim advertised was not offered for Cadillac models. Clay/Lexi
General Discussions / Re: Color of starter?
« Last post by Dan LeBlanc on June 20, 2018, 09:27:10 AM »
General Discussions / Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Last post by Ramses on June 19, 2018, 05:26:04 PM »
I finally have the new front upper ball joint installed.. There is a plate under it, so it does not look exactly like the original, but i have installed it easily :)

Thanks to those who help me with that :)
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on June 19, 2018, 05:14:09 PM »
Barcelona Hotel Miami Beach
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on June 19, 2018, 05:09:16 PM »
To answer my own questions - Cadillac Hotel Miami Beach Fla. Just "renovated" as a Marriot Hotel. I always worry when I read that places like this have been renovated, it can often [but not always] mean all the original features have been removed. Like mag wheels and a 350 small block in a 53 Eldo if you get my drift.........
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