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Wanted Parts and Cars / 61 vent window sections
« Last post by CrimsonCad on Yesterday at 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.

General Discussions / Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Last post by Clewisiii on Yesterday at 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.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 02:32:13 PM »
Cobolt Blue for the win. It suits the length of the 60S well. 
General Discussions / Re: Where to go on a Road Trip
« Last post by screamer on Yesterday at 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.
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Repaint coming soon
« Last post by Lexi on Yesterday at 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
For Sale Parts and Cars / Original Owner 1961 Coupe for sale on Youtube
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 11:39:16 AM »
Found this on youtube. No clue who the owner is. In the comments it says that the owner is asking $20k

Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Repaint coming soon
« Last post by RobertM on Yesterday at 11:20:46 AM »
OK, the Sixty Special is definitely going in for some bodywork and a full repaint this year.  Maybe even within a couple weeks.  The choice of the final color has been on my mind for years. It's decision time. My car is currently a light blue.  I know it's a repaint, but I am not even sure if it's a Cadillac color. Up close, the paint is shot. It was a not-so-good paint job probably in the '80s and it's now well beyond its time (picture 1).

The original color is Newport Blue. (Art's 54 Sixty Special is picture 2). A nice color, but I'm concerned that of the few "Newport Blue" cars I've seen, a couple I like and a couple not so much.  I'm afraid the blend will end up being the not-so-much variety.  That would be incredibly disappointing.

I am really really digging the 54 color Cobalt Blue. (picture 3). The dilemma is that I've always been the type to say "keep it original". A color change goes against my grain, but the compromise would be at least it's a color that was available in '54. And it will match the blue V-crest upholstery.

Thinking out loud here, but more than willing to listen to opinions and pros/cons.
Introductions / Welcome Chuckman04 to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on February 17, 2018, 01:41:08 PM »
Welcome Chuckman04

Your account is now activated  8)  Pull up a chair and tell us about your Cadillac, share a picture or two.

Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by Lexi on February 17, 2018, 10:53:23 AM »
I have never seen one up close. I was not sure whether any anatomical features remained on the '59 EB hood ornament. Looks like the answer to that is none. I suppose by this late date the intention was to give the piece more of a rocket or jet-like look, yet retain the general shape of the older unit. Reminds me somewhat of the mid-fifties Chevy hood ornaments, minus the vertical wings (and beak). If that was GMs intention, then perhaps the Goddess in persona did die in '56? Thanks for posting those photos. Clay/Lexi
Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by David King on February 17, 2018, 09:24:51 AM »
The EB version in '59 was its own.  A very modern interoperation.

This is mine off/on '#56.

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