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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Body and Paint in Chicago?
« Last post by D.Yaros on Today at 03:04:18 PM »
You say you are in a Chicago suburb.  Would that be a northern, southern or western suburb?

If northern, I would heartly recommend Bennett Coachworks in Milwaukee, WI.

http://www.hotrodbuilders.com/

Tell 'em Dave Yaros recommended them.
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Introductions / Welcome Xchrisposix to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on Today at 03:02:04 PM »
Welcome Xchrisposix

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

Enjoy,
Lou
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Introductions / Re: Finally Getting Started
« Last post by D.Yaros on Today at 03:00:34 PM »
A great story and a great car!

Make sure the students understand the family history of the ride on which they are privileged to work!
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Buy and Sell / WTB 1956 Compressor bracket
« Last post by Saturnin15 on Yesterday at 08:35:25 PM »
I am looking for a AC compressor bracket set.  Anybody have a spare one?
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General Discussions / Re: 1962 - Bubbles in Radiator
« Last post by Scott62 on Yesterday at 06:17:38 AM »
Sorry for late response.... The foamy bubbles only appear when engine reaches near normal operating temp like 170 to 180 degrees F. During warm up everything looks normal....no air bubbles/foam. With thermostat installed, my temp gauges pegs full scale when motor approaches the 180 degree mark. As thermostat opens the bubbles appear are in full force and stay steady from there. As flow increases in cooling system with the opening of the thermostat, the temp gauge slowly comes back in range. My guess is the extra circulation carries the bubbles away from the temp sensor and some liquid contact is re-established. I believe my issue is with the left cylinder head area which has the temp sending unit. One other observation: my IR temp gun shows the left cylinder head to be 10 to 15 degree F hotter as the engine warms up and after the bubbles appear. The warm up-bubble process is very repeatable so I'm afraid I have an internal engine issue. I doubt that it would be entrapped air as it would eventually work its way out.....any more thoughts are appreciated.
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General Discussions / Re: Radium Hot Springs Show and Shine
« Last post by 62 Coupe on September 18, 2018, 09:56:44 AM »
The '48 with the stitches looks like it had an accident that the owner couldn't get repaired in time for the show. It looked pretty fresh. The stitches were a good way to make light of the damage. I feel for the guy.

The Rebel Machine is an original car that the owner has had for decades.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Carburetor rebuilder recomendations?
« Last post by papas52cad on September 18, 2018, 07:17:29 AM »
Hello
Can you share what the cost was for the rebuild, remanufacturing at Daytona
Thank you
Peter
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General Discussions / Re: Radium Hot Springs Show and Shine
« Last post by 6262 on September 18, 2018, 06:54:17 AM »
What a wonderful place! Visiting the Pacific North West is in my bucket list. Mabye the most beautiful part of the world... What happened to the '48 Sedanette? It looks like a collector up to the firewall and like a Rat Rod in front of it  :)
Is this a genuine Rebel Machine? Or a tribute car?
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Introductions / Re: Finally Getting Started
« Last post by 57shark82 on September 17, 2018, 07:17:46 PM »

Love the color
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Body and Paint in Chicago?
« Last post by Jerry on September 17, 2018, 06:10:32 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm in the suburbs of Chicago, and looking for recommendations on quality shops in the area. I'm looking for honest work at reasonable rates. If anyone is local, or familiar with the area, do you have any recommendations?

Here's a quick summary of what I would likely need:

- cleanup of underside of the car (not sure if I will have this done, or tackle myself)
- metalwork for body
- paint body, engine bay, trunk, wheel wells
- chrome
- weatherstripping/seals
- interior (could also be done separately?)

A shop that is willing to work with me, and let me do as much as possible myself, would be ideal.

Thanks everybody!
Jerry
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