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Hood hinge help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris McBride Nov 12, 2018. 8 Replies

im trying to align my hood with fenders and everything else. I can get the fenders to line up nicely but the rear corners of the hood pop up. If I push them down it’s fine. What is the stinkin trick…Continue

attempt to re wrap my dash pad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Jun 26, 2018. 3 Replies

well the dash pad i had was completely shot so i stripped off the rest of the vinyl and attempted to rewrap it. this is just a temporary fix as i am still on the hunt for an original one without any…Continue

In search of 63 driver headlight bucket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Borer Dec 1, 2018. 7 Replies

title says it. I’m in search of a headlight bucket for the driver side fender.  There are two pieces and I need both. Here’s photos for reference. If anyone has one in good shape please email me at…Continue

63 cadillac trunk lid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Apr 10, 2018. 1 Reply

hello guys im still in search of a 63 trunk lid. if anyone has come across one please let me know. will pay shippingContinue

 

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Mark Borer replied to Chris miller's discussion In search of 63 driver headlight bucket
"Chris i have this piece.....don’t know if you still need it LMK Mark"
Dec 1, 2018
Chris McBride replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"Opens ok for me but one should always be safe when navigating the internet.   You can google this info: SMS Auto Restoration Services LLC 42 Manchester Road Derry NH 03038 USA and get to the site  hth Chris  "
Nov 12, 2018
Anders replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"When trying to open that link, my anti fraud softare blocks the site. "
Nov 11, 2018
Chris McBride replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"A frequently cited source for "new" assemblies is SMS. https://www.sms-auto.com/Cadillac-1961-to-1970.html I have seen references to this supplier on the CLC forum or elsewhere but have no knowledge of pricing or quality. HTH Chris "
Nov 11, 2018
Russ Austin replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"I do have new rivets....but,...It is not a simple plug and play process.  A metal lathe needs to machine a shoulder into the rivet. Then the ends need to be swedged to lock the rivet in place. The new rivet is on the left, original rivet on the…"
Nov 11, 2018
Anders replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"Voila!!!   Problem solved."
Nov 11, 2018
Anders replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"Check Help. "
Nov 11, 2018
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"I think ol Mr. Russ Austin has new ones from memory. You need to remove the bonnet/hood hinge spring too. When the spring is at full stretch, wedge some strips of timber into the or something similar. Keep in mind, i've never done this…"
Nov 10, 2018
Chris miller replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"Do you know where I can get new ones? Can I take the spring off and hammer the old rivers to make them tighter? "
Nov 10, 2018
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris miller's discussion Hood hinge help!
"New rivets in the hinge is the answer."
Nov 10, 2018
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Hood hinge help!

im trying to align my hood with fenders and everything else. I can get the fenders to line up nicely but the rear corners of the hood pop up. If I push them down it’s fine. What is the stinkin trick to getting these things to not pop upSee More
Nov 10, 2018
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Chris miller's discussion 1963coupe deville build/ restoration thread
"Wonderful to see a metal artist repairing one of these cars for himself The best and only way to make prior damage brand new Your skills are to be admired I love your work Enjoy or your doing it wrong !"
Nov 3, 2018
Chris miller replied to Chris miller's discussion 1963coupe deville build/ restoration thread
"It’s been almost 2years since I’ve started. I appreciate all the help so far from everybody on here. Hopefully I’ll have this thing painted very soon and be able to drive it. "
Nov 3, 2018
Kevin Campbell replied to Chris miller's discussion 1963coupe deville build/ restoration thread
"I tell ya what Chris, I just browsed the first photos, and the firyst thing anyone would think, is "that's a lot of work" Then you get to page 7..... you're doing great work. You should feel very proud of yourself. Its looking…"
Nov 3, 2018
Jason Edge replied to Chris miller's discussion 1963coupe deville build/ restoration thread
"Coming along nicely! Thanks for sharing."
Nov 3, 2018
Chris miller replied to Chris miller's discussion 1963coupe deville build/ restoration thread
"I ended up using ls2 factory exhaust manifolds and I cut the 2bolt flanges off and welded on vbands for clearence of the gear box. I also had to machine the exhaust flange at 2degrees for additional clearance. The passenger side fits no problem"
Nov 3, 2018

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Cadillac coupe deville
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Question: comfortable highway speed?

Started by Mark Geertsma in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 3 hours ago. 13 Replies

What is your preferred cruising speed on highways with your classic Cadillac? What I mean is the speed that allows for relatively quiet and comfortable cruising without slowing down other traffic.…Continue

Tags: speed, Highway

Stainless steel side trim

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Have you noticed the stainess steel side trim on the CDV the convertibles and other models in our years cars is in the-- EXACT PERFECT location to help prevent any damage happening to the paint on…Continue

Tags: trim, side, Stainless

1964 NOS fabric for sale

Started by Steven Aaron in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Steven Aaron 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

NOS Dark green cloth used in de Villes. 1-2/3 yards.Please text me is you are interested. $50 +shipping. Thanks, StevenContinue

Dealer Installed Options

Started by Ronnie Lay in General Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell yesterday. 19 Replies

I just dragged a 64 Fleetwood home from a field in Texas and it has some options that are not on the ID tag. It has twilight sentinel, cruise control and a white painted top that are not noted on…Continue

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Flashers

Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 Comments

Hi.

Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?

Thanks

Norm

Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…

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interior

Posted by John Rueff on December 19, 2018 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

I would like to upholster my caddy back to original.   Does anyone know where I can look at some pictures or photos.  Also, how hard is it to remove the dash?  thanks

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