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NOS eBay Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Feb 4. 1 Reply

This arrived yesterday by way of eBay. I was surprised it didn't go for more. It looks great but the problem is I now have to find the other three parts NOS to make the complete set. I might have to…Continue

Do you drive your SDV this hard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Nov 28, 2018. 11 Replies

I came across this vintage article and was quite surprised. I had no idea people used to enter these cars in road rallys, with bias ply tires to boot.…Continue

'63 CDV Restomod on Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Sep 19, 2018. 1 Reply

I just watched an episode of a show called Iron Resurrection on Velocity Channel. They did a restomod on a pretty clean survivor '63 CDV for a customer. They did an LS3 swap, air ride, complete…Continue

WTB: Connector for Coolant Temperature Sensor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin Aug 27, 2018. 1 Reply

The plastic housing is old and brittle on the underhood connector for the temperature sensor on my '63 conv.. Does anyone have an underhood harness they are parting out? I just need the connector but…Continue


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Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion A Drilling No-No .... That Worked!
"I actually think the term E-Z Out is very inaccurate and misleading. "Difficult Out" or "Maybe You'll Get Lucky Out" would be truth in advertising.  I know they are about the only real option sometimes but seldom are…"
Aug 13
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion A Drilling No-No .... That Worked!
"Good advice! As far as keeping a drill square, I have a DeWalt drill with a spirit level that works both vertically and horizontally. I would think other brands offer something similar. It sure helps with keeping the drill square. When drilling…"
Aug 13
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion Earthquake...
"We just had another one tonight, located close to the one yesterday. I did feel this one but fortunately seems like no serious injuries again."
Jul 6
Ian Osborne replied to kirk sherman's discussion Firewall tag / ID
"Kirk, You can go here: http://6364cadillac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/body-name-plate  which is in the help section of the site. Everything should be there to help you decode your body name plate. I can see that your car came from the factory…"
Jun 14
Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion front springs instalation
"I would agree that it is worth putting right. I haven't seen theses instructions on other cars but on these Cadillacs the width of the lower control arm is smaller that the spring diameter. That is often not the case and I think that is what…"
May 11
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Trivia Question 2 - 1963 Cadillacs with Bucket Seats
"I don't think it was a Fleetwood but I remember Jason parting out a four-door of some sort that had buckets. An interesting difference is they didn't have to fold forward for someone to get in the back seat so the backs were fixed."
Apr 29
Ian Osborne replied to Ken Stout's discussion How many '64 Conv. had Bucket seats?
"Ken, I don't know the percentage of '64 convertibles that came with bucket seats but from one of Jason's trivia questions a while back, only 2.8% of all '63 Cadillacs came with buckets. I would guess the numbers were similar for…"
Apr 28
Ian Osborne replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"Paul, I've never had much luck with a pickle fork. I loosen the nut on the ball joint enough to see a gap and rap on the side of the spindle where the taper of the ball joint fits and it should break loose."
Apr 10
Ian Osborne replied to Jason Edge's discussion Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items
"Jason,  Are you going to get by working on that parts car without any air conditioning to keep things cool?"
Mar 30
Ian Osborne liked Kevin Campbell's discussion What i Sold, to be able to buy a Cadillac.
Mar 29
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion PLAN "B" the USA trip....... Make that Plan "C" yeah, we're still coming.
"I'm about 15 minutes from LAX and this isn't exactly short notice so I'll set some time aside."
Feb 22
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion RIPLEY CRUISE NIGHT,. (Believe it.... or not)
"Go for it and be sure to post the video here!"
Feb 16
Ian Osborne replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion RIPLEY CRUISE NIGHT,. (Believe it.... or not)
"Looks like a good turnout. Was that Jim Rockford and his Firebird I spotted?"
Feb 16
Ian Osborne commented on Jeff Kinzler's video

1964 Imperial Versus Cadillac Comparison Dealer Promo Film

"Jay Leno has one of these, I forget which year exactly but from the '60s. He said in his Jay Leno Garage episode on the car that a lot of demolition derbies used to have a "No Chrysler Imperials" rule. Apparently, even in the glory…"
Feb 10
Ian Osborne commented on Norman Silverman's blog post 64 Recirc/Fresh Air Door Actuator replaced; FROM THE INSIDE.
"Norman, Did you use every expletive in your vocabulary and maybe some you didn't even know you knew? I know I would have and it would have helped."
Feb 5
Russ Austin replied to Ian Osborne's discussion NOS eBay Score
"Nice find there."
Feb 4

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Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted 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…


'63 Bumpers on L.A. Craigslist

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

The front lower ends are gone but what's there looks to be in decent condition and a fair price in today's market. I have no connection, just passing it along in case it might work for someone.


Haven't been here for a while and looking for some parts

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:06pm 3 Comments


I was a member sometime back when the format was different. I reproduce the door pull courtesy light lenses used in the '63 coupes. I sold a few to members back then and received a few requests for the rear lenses. I would like to start doing those now but need to get a pair of the lamp housings they fit into. If it is alright I would offer them for sale here. I try to sell them at a price that works for both me and the buyer. I am not trying to get rich, just make a…


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At 1:49am on May 9, 2018, Mark Geertsma said…

Hi Ian,

Please send me the pics of the rechromed bezels.


At 12:29pm on March 30, 2013, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.
Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.



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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 minute ago. 157 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Russ Austin 21 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Help looking for a 1964 Eldorado front fender for a convertible.Thank you please contact djjmoreno84@gmail.comContinue

Trunk Pull-down

Started by Brian and Dorothy Lewis in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Hi gang.  While reviewing the extensive photo archives on this site, I came across an excellent series of photos documenting a trunk pull-down assembly posted by Jason Edge.  I really didn't even…Continue

Vapor Lock and how to fix it?

Started by Richard McBurney in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 7 hours ago. 8 Replies

I have a 64 Deville Convertible, keep running into the same problem - vapor lock on hot days. So far I have rebuilt the carburetor , new gas tank , but when it sits in traffic on a hot day it will…Continue

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…


Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.



Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I have found a very good replacement part for the Upper A Arm Bumpers.  The top part is identical to the originals the bottom can be used as is or after a few minutes with a belt sander can be ground to the V shape as the originals were.  The replacement bumpers are for a 2001 to 2005 S10 Sanoma or Blazer.  Part number is on the box in the photos.  First photo is the box next to the box is the S10 part and an original.  Next photo shows my sanded down part next to an original.…


Roof motor

Posted by Dermot Robinson on August 11, 2019 at 8:44am 2 Comments

Replacing my convertible roof motor.

Has anyone any experience or advice on replacing the roof motor on a 1964 Cadillac Deville .



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