"With the UV protection in quality clearcoats nowadays, its hard to recommend not to go with a basecoat/clearcoat combination. Make sure whoever does the work uses quality paints and like Mark stated, make sure they remove the old Lacquer…"
"Lacquer is still legal in some states, even available over the internet and at car shows. But I wouldn't recommend it. Get the basecoat clearcoat. Take the car to some local shows as it is, and see how people feel seeing it in…"
My 1963 series 62 convertible is missing the drain tubes for the convertible top in the trunk. These tubes run from the trunk (under the rear of the top) to the interior and drain into the quarter panel next to the rear seat behind the trim panel. Mine is missing these tubes. Is anyone making them, or should I be looking for a used pair?Thank you,MarkSee More
"Due to EPA regulations it is no longer legal to use the original lacquor paint used on these cars
Not sure if the paint is available and that you can find someone to do the job for that same reason
The same applies to the way they use to do chrome…"
I am restoring a 1964 Coupe deVille that spent too much time in the elements. This car was my father's and is all original with 53K miles. The horizontal surfaces are too far gone and no amount of wet sanding will bring them back. It's a beautiful original lime green color. Code 34. I will repaint in the original color, but I am not sure if I should do a base / clear coat or stick with the single stage lacquer. The clear coat would look fantastic, but I do not want to damage the car IF I ever…See More
"1963/64 Cadillac listings on eBay have been updated for Sept 27, 2016. The following ONE new entry has been added:
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I have 2 ea. 1963 390 engines. One, rebuilt a few years back but I never used it and another from fan to transmission I bought for all the misc parts, brackets, pulleys, etc. The rebuild cost me $2,750.00 and the parts motor cost me $950.00. For all I will take $1,500.00. I was going to do a street rod thing with the motor but changed direction.http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts/5792813485.htmlCraigslist link.Tom650.333.2102See More
"I have yet to see anything but the 64 Fleetwood LOL. I did the same thing when I delivered an engine to a garage with cars everywhere to a 1965 Fleetwood 75 series. Well, I think there were other cars around... my peripheral vision was trying to…"
"I ordered the gasket kit from FATSCO and Ive carefully replaced many gaskets and o rings.
Not going the rebuild way because the transmission ran perfectly when it was in the car. It just had leaks in the pan, vacuum modular area.
"I have a fresh rebuilt 63 390 sitting in my garage. Documented, comes with a refurbished front engine cover, professionally rebuilt water pump, harmonic balancer. Will need your oil dip stick and intake manifold, distributor, exh manifolds and motor…"
"If you rebuild your own engine you can get the short block rebuild kit for about $1500, and cylinder head (top end) rebuild kits for about $700. You will probably spend about $500 to $1000 at the machine ship for cleaning, planning, honing, boring,…"
I am restoring a 1964 Coupe deVille that spent too much time in the elements. This car was my father's and is all original with 53K miles. The horizontal surfaces are too far gone and no amount of…Continue
I just started pulling apart my 45th parts car .... I like to call them donor cars .... and thought I might start a thread on things that make my day as I go along. The one caveat is the fact I am…Continue
I keep a filter on Craigs List, in addition to eBay and saw this Silver Fleetwood Sixty Special and was like wow... that color just fits this classy body style. Check it out and tell me what you…Continue
My 1963 series 62 convertible is missing the drain tubes for the convertible top in the trunk. These tubes run from the trunk (under the rear of the top) to the interior and drain into the quarter panel next to the rear seat behind the trim panel. Mine is missing these tubes. Is anyone making them, or should I be looking for a used pair?
So, I was under the impression that 63 and 64 body panels would be interchangeable. I am looking for a deck lid and ran across the Cadillac King in California. He told me that a 63 deck lids will not 64. Is this true?
What about the front bumpers. They look to be the same fitment.
Thank you in advance. I hope no one feels it is a dumb question. Just trying to get it all figured out.