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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Lexi on November 13, 2018, 05:57:23 PM »
Lexi, got your pm. This is what I would need. No worry about the chrome bits. By the potmetal part. I meant the piece that holds the socket in place, where it screws to the assembly.

Yes, there is a pot metal bracket that holds the socket in place. You can have that as well. I am still not sure how all this comes out. Jose mentioned two retainer prongs on each side of the socket. I guess they come off? One surely must cut at least one of the grommets to pull the assembly out? Yes? No? Clay
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by David King on November 13, 2018, 04:00:17 PM »
You could check to see if karl at Original Leather Interiors, Inc. has the pattern for a kit.  He just did mine for the '55 Eldo.

Phone is (540) 980-7004‬

David
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on November 13, 2018, 03:34:40 PM »
On another note, does anyone now if the trunk cardboard kit is the same for coupes and the 60S?  I had saved my old trashed trunk cardboard to try to use as a template to cut something new, but it seems to have grown legs and walked away from my basement. I have a bad feeling it is now at a landfill somewhere.

The only aftermarket kits I can find are for coupes.  I'm usually really good with the parts book, but it's hard to decipher what is what as far as trunk linings go. 34.9500 is sorted by color, so it must be just the carpet pieces.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by JAG56Cad on November 13, 2018, 12:12:27 PM »
Bob,

Here are the ones from the í56 which I refurbished for the tail and backup lamp (bag).

Iíve installed new sockets for the backup one and use the old and/or made new square frames for them.

The one on the middle is the old one that is badly damage but still has the insulator the two small spring on each wire are gone, Iíve highlighted the prongs that slide in the socket groves to hold it in place.

The two on each side are the one I was able to rebuilt with new insulator (from new tail light sockets sets I had) new small spring inside and new wires cloth cover for the left side and standard wires for the right side.

Iíve also reply to you PM, just let me know.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on November 13, 2018, 12:08:47 PM »
The taillights came out nice. Fresh chrome and I replaced the red lenses. I have 3 original lenses available if anyone needs one. They are solid with some crazing. Not sure how I ended up with the 3rd one. I was Ebay addicted a few years ago, getting ready for this project.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on November 13, 2018, 12:02:08 PM »
Lexi, got your pm. This is what I would need. No worry about the chrome bits. By the potmetal part. I meant the piece that holds the socket in place, where it screws to the assembly.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Lexi on November 13, 2018, 11:40:57 AM »
Robert got your message and replied via PM. Now I know why Cadillacs were so expensive back in the '50s. It must have cost GM a fortune to install these sockets! Clay/Lexi
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Thank you for your interest and reply, Austin.  I have one other person who has already expressed interest as a result of this post, and I will get back to you if he does not wish to follow through.
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To discard those would be a sin. Great wood and metal pieces.   If you are going to throw them away, I'll pay for shipping to hold onto them.
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