Hi guys, I inherited a car from a neighbor (long story) and hoping to get some good advice here.The car: 1964 Cadillac Deville Convertible, 64k original miles. CA car. Original owner (neighbor) had…Continue
"Thanks for posting this, yes I decided to put the car up for sale. I did get a mustang from the neighbor as well, I did really want to restore the car but couldn't get any friends to pursue it with me, and with 2 young kids I wasn't going…"
"Clovis You should be able to pick this car up for 10-12 thousand in it present condition ( it needs a lot ) It will give you a world of enjoymemt having all --that stuff -to take apart thinker with repair and make new
Easier to do the second time…"
"Alex, looks like you decided to not pursue the restoration track?
I think you did the correct choice. Its a good project for someone with time, garage, tools and knowledge.
You do have a great add. FREE MUSTANG included in the sale of a Cadillac! I…"
"California actually made it a lot easier a few years ago. I unsuccessfully went through this in 1989. I gave up and the new modern plates until a few years ago. Now if you have a set of plates that are clear, you can put them on an appropriate year…"
"Well at least the dash isn't cracked! That nine thousand offer is starting to look better. None of the side trim is original. If you can pick up a parts car for all the missing or bent/broken parts you may be better off. You may even be able to…"
"Be real careful with DMV and your black plates! Don't give them up! Pay the back fees. Maybe you will be lucky and the owner paid yearly non Opp fee. Just double check what the DMV tells you. Most of them have no idea what can and…"
"Its a cool car.
Its also a huge decision for you, as whatever you think it will cost to get sorted, will blow out.
If you have a safe place to store it, just sit on it and think about what you want as the final outcome. Then go for it."
"I do second all the good advice the boys have posted on the subject Do be VERY CAREFUlL ---you just might fall in love --with this machine as it is going to change you life experiences when you drive it 14 to 25 thousand based on its condition and…"
Thanks for posting the photos. It looks quite solid to me except for that issue on the left rear corner. a piece of side trim is missing but they are not too hard to find. The chrome looks solid overall and will polish up nicely. It is also…"
"So you have a new car and limited knowledge of it?! First, buy a 1964 Shop Manual, paper and/or cd. Can be found on Ebay or from members here.
Second, use the Help section. Literature might also be useful. You can also search the website, but…"
I am installing front seat belts in 63 coupe the holes were already in floor but I do not know how to route inner belts it appears they go through seat in middle?did not find how to remove center armrest on seat are openings there or do you cut into seat? any help or pictures would be great dan
During the process of a complete restoration (and color change) of my ‘63s interior during the winter of 2016, I replaced the aftermarket seatbelts that were in my car with restored original '64 buckles and retractors. I had a terrific experience with Ssnake-Oyl Products out of Tyler Texas, so I thought I share the info.
In my opinion, the '64 seat belt buckle with the Cadillac Crest is the coolest looking seat belt buckle ever put in a car. Apparently, they're not easy to find in…
Good Morning - I have read several, very informative posts on this site regarding the 63/64 drive shaft and am looking for a few recommendations. My Park Avenue is a relatively low mileage car (32,000); however, in an effort to make this a very reliable, long distance traveler I would like to ensure that this vital component has a clean bill of health. Normally, this would mean replacing all universal joints, greasing the slip yoke, and replacing the carrier bearing/mount. As you have…
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.