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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Abandoned Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on March 20, 2019, 04:57:15 PM »
Ever the optimist. I'm always looking at the trim tags whenever I see cars like this. Never know, there could be a junker sitting there that is body #1 or a special order car thats a factory custom.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Abandoned Cadillacs
« Last post by Lexi on March 20, 2019, 10:14:48 AM »
There is something about the look of abandoned vintage cars. I have always been drawn to them, especially Cadillacs. Thought I would start this post by giving us the opportunity to drool over these rusty relics and even add your own photos if you wish. Included in this first grouping is a 1956 Series 75 Imperial Limousine that I spent 2 hours in the snow and cold extracting the division window and mechanism from. Lexi's was cracked so this donor car saved the day. Falling snow didn't help, but a fun day was had by all. Other images show a '54, '55 and a '59 with a slightly crushed roof. Enjoy! Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Mid Century Cadillac Dealer Roster
« Last post by WQ59B on March 19, 2019, 11:09:57 PM »
Indian Head Pontiac-Cadillac, Brattleboro VT ~
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Last post by Lexi on March 19, 2019, 09:29:58 AM »
Tricky Dick himself with a 1956 Series 75. Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Mid Century Cadillac Dealer Roster
« Last post by WQ59B on March 19, 2019, 08:04:09 AM »
141 West 11th St, Tracy CA ~
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Once the wheelhouses ready, the next task was to weld them to the front fender, as shown.

As noted earlier, the frame was in excellent condition. There was some surface rust at the rear of it, but nothing serious. A good friend with a truck and proper equipment to load it on the bed forwarded it to the company who did the sandblasting and primer. Of course, the good friend took it back to my shop when the frame was ready.

I expected to spray the black coat outside; halas, as it is often in Switzerland, the weather was not good at all. The added logistic problems convinced me that I had to do the paint inside. I had to form a boot with plastic foil as other cars were stored inside...
I have to admit that the black coat on the frame is not my best job...But, who cares?
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During the same period, I began the work on the front fender. The ones on the cars were not bad looking at first glance. Unfortunately, they had been "protected" with a heavy coat of underbody material. It was a stupid investment: the water flowed at the joints in the motor bay and could not escape due to the thick material. The result: rust again.
With 2 other front fenders, I could rescue enough pieces to have a pair of inner wheelhouses. The separate parts were sandblasted and primed prior to assembly by welding.

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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Last post by Lexi on March 18, 2019, 05:38:03 PM »
Yep! You, me and perhaps a handful of other "pilgrims" know that to be John Wayne's real name! Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Cadillac Period Pictures
« Last post by PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192 on March 18, 2019, 05:25:27 PM »
Marion Morrison!
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