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De-Yellowing Convertible Rear Plastic Windows by Jaye Koppenhaver

We recently featured the Tech Tip De-Yellowing Convertible Rear Plastic Windows by Jaye Koppenhaver in the February 2017 63/64 Cadillac Cha…

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Fender Skirt Reinforcement

This Restoration Help Topic address weak spots often found in the lower corners of fender skirts and was taken from the February 2016 Newsl…

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Jason Edge Engine Rebuild and Other Projects

Here is a list of links to my 2012 Engine Rebuild Project and various Other Restoration Projects and thought it might be helpful to pull th…

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Head lamps and dash lites for 1964 DeVille

I am trying to upgrade headlites to brighter and clearer style. Any suggestions? Also, i want the dash lights to be brighter. Are there any…

Started by Jon Ettman

20 6 hours ago
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63 heater control valve and fast idle vacuum power unit restoration.

I just got these parts back from ODD PARTS in Sonoma CA. I sent them a 63 original heater control valve and an original fast idle vacuum po…

Started by Russ Austin

1 yesterday
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Cup holders

So, lord help me, I'm having my seats upholstered. I'm not going original so I want cup holders. I already have the terrible glove box one.…

Started by Eli

16 on Tuesday
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Rear window issues

My 64 coupe rear windows come down half way at pretty good speed but will not go up without assistance my neighbor says the motors are weak…

Started by James jacques

3 on Monday
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Floor Pan Replacement

Hi All, I was able to purchase a 1960 Impala full floor pan, add a 6” extension under the front seat and it fit my 1960 coupe perfectly.  A…

Started by John Mario

3 on Sunday
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Vacuum actuator rebuild

Has anyone tried rebuilding a vacuum actuator for the AC system? Im taking a stab a replacing the diaphragm, which is completely destroyed.…

Started by Mokk

5 Feb 9
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'64 rear tail light bezel

Looking for a pair of 64 Cadillac ALUMINUM REAR BUMPER TAIL LIGHT INSERT REVERSE BEZEL TRIM in very good condition

Started by Jim Staruk

0 Feb 7

Body Side Trim Clips

Putting the side trim on the car....but had trouble breaking the little tang on the Clips when I put them on the trim the body shop used so…

Started by Mark Borer

2 Feb 6
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She's Almost Done!

Hey guys The convertible finally has some color on it!! Hoping I have it back sometime early next week Then the long process of putting i…

Started by Mark Borer

25 Feb 6
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Alternator restoration.

Just got my alternator back from Corvette Stop. It is an original part number and date code matching alternator. The Corvette uses the same…

Started by Russ Austin

12 Feb 3
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429 water pump bolt sizes

Started by tom servas in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 1 hour ago. 20 Replies

Does someone have a diagram showing the correct bolt sizes and lengths for each of the water pump bolts?THX in advanceTomContinue

2 Inch Lowered Springs

Started by Damian Ramuta in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell 1 hour ago. 55 Replies

Hi all, Could you please post some pics if you have lowered your car using a 2 inch lowered coil.cheersContinue

brake smell or axle grease smell (Rear) 63 cdv AND may have screws pooch!!

Started by Kim K Kaiser in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kim K Kaiser 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

Thanks have been going fairly well.  over last week or so, i have noticed a bit of that axle grease smell when i come out of the door, not always, but sometimes.  today, i was out, and notice a…Continue

63 dash pad for sale.

Started by Russ Austin in For Sale. Last reply by Russ Austin 6 hours ago. 3 Replies


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Air Suspension - How to Choose and Install

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 10:00pm 8 Comments

What I enjoy most about old cars is that they can be restored to original condition, radically customized, or somewhere between those extremes, reflecting the owner's individual style.  For my '63 Convertible, I want to achieve a mostly original look, with minor custom touches to make it clean, smooth, and low.  This article is to share my experience in choosing and installing the suspension components to achieve a low stance and a comfortable ride.

I purchased my car in August of…


Emblem Removal

Posted by Christopher Belinda on February 19, 2018 at 1:33pm 4 Comments

Good Afternoon - my name is Chris and I'm new to the site (well ... officially; I've read a lot of your posts and am very impressed by the great advice and interest).  I'm working on a very original '63 SDV Park Avenue and am attempting to remove the "Park Avenue" emblems in preparation for a repaint.  Once I carefully removed the truck liner, I noticed that the studs are conical shaped and do not appear to have ever had a speed-nut, or some type of push clip ever installed.  I have removed…


Updating the alternator without losing the "Gen" light

Posted by Michael Forte on February 19, 2018 at 12:00am 8 Comments

Our old Cadillacs have a pretty simple electrical system using an externally regulated alternator to keep the battery charged and run the accessories while driving.  First appearing in 1963, the GM 10DN externally regulated alternator was a step up from the bulky generator used on the '62 and earlier.  But newer, internally regulated alternators are now available that can output three times the current in the same size package.  This article explains how I upgraded my charging system to a…


Pier windows

Posted by Stefan on February 8, 2018 at 5:58am 3 Comments

    Hi, have a 64 eldorado.  

The emergensy  button- Will it take all windows down???




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