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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by South_paw on February 19, 2018, 07:18:48 PM »
We could not resist this Barn find a 1959 Cadillac stored for 35 years 8 feet up to the sealing ....yes we manged to get it down and home...what an adventure this picture is half way down !!


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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by Clewisiii on February 19, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
I had two paint shops try to argue with me that they did not make factory metallic paint in 61.  Obviously I did not buy from them.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by Agent86 on February 19, 2018, 11:16:55 AM »
Cobolt Blue for the win. It suits the length of the 60S well.

Bob,
Yup.  Cobalt Blue.  Just be sure to get the metallic flake right. You want it to look like 1954 paint, not 2014 paint.  Way too many cars get this part wrong.  Ask SouthPaw, he knows...
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General Discussions / Re: Where to go on a Road Trip
« Last post by 62droptop on February 19, 2018, 10:56:59 AM »
Take U.S. Hwy 2 across the top of the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_2
I took that years back from lake Michigan to north Dakota up into Canada
I remember seeing a sign in Wisconsin I believe
it said Bump,17 miles ahead!
 
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Wanted Parts and Cars / Re: 61 vent window sections
« Last post by russ austin on February 19, 2018, 09:04:18 AM »
Greg, I have a vent window assembly I'm willing to cut up. It's 50.00 plus shipping.   Just to be sure this is what you need, 61-62  series 60-62 exc convertible is what I have.

email me at  russ85747@hotmail.com with details of what you need.
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Wanted Parts and Cars / 61 vent window sections
« Last post by CrimsonCad on February 18, 2018, 09:13:37 PM »
Hi guys,

Strange request but I'm after the end of the vent window frame and glass frame.
I'm hoping someone has a bent damaged one lying around that they thought no one would ever want but, as I'm building a custom, the roof has been chopped and when they modified the vent windows to suit the roof chop, they have modified one side (RHS) wrong and have left me 20mm short on the frame and glass frame!
The only way to fix this is to TIG weld back on what's missing!

As I'm in Australia, postage kills us financially so I would be asking you to cut off what I need and just send that.

Cheers,
Greg
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on February 18, 2018, 07:50:29 PM »
I will take the fenders off to weld in the repair.  I thought about doing it on the vehicle to help in lining up the metal. But I decided it is straight forward and not be hard to straighten latter.

I finished bead blasting and painting primer on my hinges.  I will mount the doors the check them to each other.  I still need to sandblast the door I got from russ. It did snow this weekend so that got delayed.  From what I can tell the stamping and hole differences from 61 to 62 are contained in one 6 by 12 inch area.  I will cut that section out of my door and weld it into the new one.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by South_paw on February 18, 2018, 02:32:13 PM »
Cobolt Blue for the win. It suits the length of the 60S well. 
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General Discussions / Re: Where to go on a Road Trip
« Last post by screamer on February 18, 2018, 02:30:09 PM »
I just did a big road trip across the US and my favourite bits were (it was all good BTW) LA to Seattle via Redwoods. Spectacular.
Route 66 (or what is left of it)
South Dakota and Wyoming (Deadwood, Cody etc..) If you love cowboy stuff.
I loved my road trip and if you can take the time to avoid freeways then it is the best way to see America.
Space centre near Houston and the Boeing factory near Seattle are amazing.
Also if you are anywhere near Yellowstone or Yosemite its a must see.
Dont drive through the middle of Manhattan... i did and it was not fun. lol.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by Lexi on February 18, 2018, 02:21:31 PM »
Robert like you I am a purist, but I can totally understand your dilemma. Even stodgy old me would consider a change in color especially if you plan on keeping the car. It is not like it could not be undone. I think changes that make the vehicle difficult if not impossible to put back to original are not recommended, in my opinion. You are the one that has to live with the car so why not be happy with it? After all you would not be ruining it! It could always be re-painted.

Also, I have 2 comments about cobalt blue. My '56 Caddy is that color, which I always liked, though my first choice was black as my car is the Imperial Limo. Now that I have lived with "Lexi" for a few years, I may actually prefer the cobalt. It is kinda like getting 2 colors for the price of one. During the day it looks black unless in strong sunlight or parked next to a black vehicle for contrast. At night it looks black. So it is the classy chameleon of colors, at least for that era.

Point #2 is that this color does well in hiding certain imperfections as the paint ages. Yes, a dark color is said to be tough to keep clean, BUT they also hide certain imperfections way better than say a lighter color. Most of us clean our cars like crazy so the general dirt which is more readily visible is rarely if ever there to be seen! So this color I believe shows better especially with age. The down side are missed spots following a re-paint in tough zones like the door hinge areas, and seeing your lighter shade of blue showing-or elsewhere. Could be more costly to change the color if done right as well, but should you opt for a color change I hope I speak for all by adding that you are still in "our good books"!!! Do keep us posted. Clay/Lexi

Attachments: Photo one showing dark blue cobalt during day, photo 2 showing more of a black color at night
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