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General Discussions / Re: trick for searching for parts on Ebay
« Last post by Perk2 on Today at 09:22:33 AM »
That is an awesome trick...wish I'd known that the past 5-10 years!
Many thanks!
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General Discussions / trick for searching for parts on Ebay
« Last post by Tonecat on Yesterday at 11:05:05 PM »
    Try searching for NOS 1961 or 62 Cadillac parts on Ebay  but put    -fits   after your search it will clear most of the useless clutter and give you search more useful results .
    With out the minus fits it will give 976 results but with the -fits is gives 173 results, much less crap the deal with.   NOS 1962 Cadillac -fits
 
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For Sale Parts and Cars / Re: '61 / '62 Cadillacs for Sale
« Last post by 6262 on Yesterday at 10:42:34 AM »
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on Yesterday at 08:09:32 AM »
If memory serves me right SMS new the correct amount of material for the seats. Maybe they can figure out how much more you would need for the kick panels.

Keep Cruzin,

Bob K
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on Yesterday at 01:52:18 AM »
There's a lot of yardage needed because it's tuck and roll not top stitched. I think believe the parts manual may have the yardage required.  You don't want to be short of fabric when you come to do the job. It was the owner of SMS that I had the trouble with. Their fabric is great but their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Phil
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General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on December 09, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
The front seat bottom cushion contains literally over 100 springs in seven sewn rows.

Tedious

I am sandblasting and painting each one. Then sewing them back together.
I figure I can sandblast and paint one row a night. Then sew it the next day. This spring assembly alone will take me to Christmas.

The seat backs have fewer larger springs. So those assemblies should go quicker.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by RobertM on December 09, 2018, 05:03:07 PM »
Thanks Bob,

That's a good idea.  I can order what's needed for the seats and kick panels now. I don't have an upholsterer yet, tho.  I'll have to guesstimate the yardage needed.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on December 09, 2018, 12:50:05 PM »
Just thought Id pass this information along. When I did my interior on the 55 Fleetwood I did the seats first. Then I did the doors and kick panels about a year later all material supplied by SMS. The gray material did not match at all so my upholsterer had to call them and first they said 3 to 4 months to get the different dye lot. He then called and asked for the owner and we had the correct material in 2 weeks and had no problems returning the the first material. So my suggestion is to get all your material at one time even if you have to wait to get the work done.

Regards,

Bob K
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Making progress on the '54
« Last post by Caddy Daddy 55 on December 09, 2018, 10:14:34 AM »
Im not doubting anyones decision about getting door cards done by sms. When I had my interior done I supplied the materials from sms to my upholsterer and he had the door card material and the whole interior completed within a month. It turned out great.

Keep Cruzin,

Bob K
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For Sale Parts and Cars / Re: '61 / '62 Cadillacs for Sale
« Last post by 6262 on December 09, 2018, 08:26:18 AM »
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