Author Topic: Making progress on the '54  (Read 2154 times)

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2019, 03:24:32 PM »
Makes sense. Thanks Lou.

Another quick question. Any idea on a source for these? Restoration specialties said no. They are inside the inner upper window moldings to attach the molding to the door frame.  Probably the first of many "where the heck do I get these" posts.
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline Agent86

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #101 on: January 23, 2019, 08:48:15 AM »
The shop and I are having a hard time figuring out where these go back to. We assume they are around the steering column, but cant figure out where or how.

I thought those go in the trunk...
Art Gardner

Offline Agent86

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2019, 08:49:04 AM »
Have you finished sanding and buffing the paint?


Cobalt Blue looks awesome on a 54-56 FW...


Congrats!
Art Gardner

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2019, 03:49:23 PM »
The paint had been sanded and buffed by the shop and looked great. I may decide to do some more as well when she gets home.  She's on the way back to me and should arrive tomorrow or Thursday. So excited!

That solid rivet idea for the grill extensions was a short-lived experiment.  I couldnt get my air hammer to properly squeeze a few practice rivets. Went to the local fastener store and spent $3 on these button head bolts. Emulates the original hollow rivets pretty well and looks nice. My overthinking can sure get in the way sometimes.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 03:51:30 PM by RobertM »
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline 57shark82

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2019, 09:38:56 AM »

Which paint shop did you use?  I need to repaint my 1937 LaSalle here within the next year and I'd love to find a quality shop like the one you used for your 1954!
Tim

CLC Member #30850

1937 LaSalle Opera Coupe "Adeline"
1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"