Author Topic: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille  (Read 528 times)

Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 01:26:57 PM »
Thanks!!!

What if is started life and an Eldorado? what's that letter?

Offline Willits

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Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 05:02:18 PM »
Thanks!!!

What if is started life and an Eldorado? what's that letter?

That would be the letter H. 
Eldorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac
-Cadillac Ranch

1958 Coupe DeVille http://bit.ly/1O6BGVu
1961 62 Convertible http://bit.ly/1O6BHst

Offline Sevillian

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2018, 01:47:21 AM »
One easy way to tell, assuming the seat has not been replaced, is that the Series 62 does not have a front center armrest.  Also, if the car has manual windows, it is a Series 62.
David Greenburg
1960 Eldorado Seville
1961 Fleetwood 60 Special
CLC #3830

Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2018, 10:27:34 AM »
Its a 60J by the title.
Car still waiting to be transported to me in Dallas.

It needs to hurry up already! :)


Offline JAG56Cad

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 10:55:55 AM »
Its a 60J by the title.
Car still waiting to be transported to me in Dallas.

It needs to hurry up already! :)

On the bright side we are expecting more rain AGAIN so you may get a free car wash..!  ;)
Jose Gomez
CLC Member #23082

Offline 57shark82

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2018, 12:03:19 PM »

You have a Coupe Deville according to the title.  I can't wait to see the pictures.  I love the 60 model year.
Tim
CLC Member #30850

1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"

Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 10:22:50 AM »
Well after much waiting the 1960 Coupe Deville is in my garage.
And as you might have guessed, It needs some TLC and a few random parts.
I have not been able to drive it at all due to all the rain here.
So far I know is one power window switch is wired backwards. The power seat is either broken or not hooked up.
The new dash pad is just laying in the car, not bolted down at all and I am missing the ring that holds the ignition switch in.
Also missing is the Golve box latch and the trim over the headlights, one pc on the fender and one pc on the hood.... the hood crest is gone and the trunk V is too sad to put back on.

Its all minor stuff that will be easy to fix but I need some dry days! As you can see my garage is a little cramped with a 56 Merc and this 60 Cadillac.


Offline Dice

Re: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2018, 10:26:07 AM »
Here are a few more of the car.

Offline 57shark82

Re: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2018, 12:56:08 PM »

Nice!
Tim
CLC Member #30850

1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"

Offline Dice

Re: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2018, 10:11:30 AM »
Here are a few more shots of the 1960 Coupe DeVille.
It needs a bunch of little stuff.
I had to rework the door panel mounting so that the inside door handels would not hit the chrome that runs through the middle of the panel.
Whoever redid these did not line up the mounting holes so the panel did suck in tight against the inner door skin. That's fixed now.
The power seat does not work. I need to figure out the wiring. I used a small gage jumper wire from the battery and touched it to the pigtail of the seat but all it did was click.. No movement. I think I need a main heavy wire connected also, as I think I just activated the switches but did not engaged the motor power.
It has a brand new dash pad, but its not bolted in. Just laying up there. That should be a fun job to finish.
Ordered some new tail light lenses and I have the 2 front fender spears. I need the 4 pcs on the very font of the car. One on each side of the hood, and one on each front fender. Not sure what they are called. Eyebrow chrome is what I refer to them in my head.

And then for the biggie.
The transmission still does not shift.  :(
I need some advice on the Hydramatic.
From what I have been told, these are 4 speeds. 2 lows and 2 high gears.
It appears to have the 2 low gears but no high gears.
Reverse works.
I was told that at wide open throttle the pressure rod needs to be all the way extended. I made this adjustment but it did not cure my problem.
It was SUPPOSEDLY rebuilt before it was shipped. I do have a rebuild kit box and its full of used parts so I think its got a new kit in there, but just not adjusted properly is my hope.
Also I think there is an used governor in that box of used parts.
What, if any other tricks, can you guys recommend I try on this thing to get it shifting through all the gears?


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