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Door Panel Clips (Fastener Nails)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz Jul 3. 8 Replies

I recently disassembled the right door of my '63 convertible to do a bunch of maintenance and restoration on several of its components. The door panel had not been particularity tight to the door,…Continue

Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AM/FM. Power WIndows, Power Seats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Jun 8. 1 Reply

I've been working on a wiring diagram for my '63 Series 62 Convertible. I've merged diagrams from a bunch of sources including postings here and the Shop Manual. I also gained  info just by looking…Continue

Tags: Wiring, Convertible

Window Alignmnet Tips? ('63 convertible)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Schwarz Jun 15. 3 Replies

I am replacing all the weatherstripping and felts in the doors of my '63 Series 62 convertible (and doing some other work while I've got the door opened up). I am having a heck of a time getting the…Continue

Wiring Diagrams Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 13. 4 Replies

I'm using a bunch of different sources to try to build a fairly complete single wiring diagram for my 1963 Series 62 convertible. I've got a couple of questions:1. Does anyone know what the circuit…Continue

 

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Karl Schwarz commented on Jason Edge's photo
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Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AMFM by Karl Schwarz

"Anders - How is that classicarwiring.com diagram? I have been thinking about buying it to use as a source to update to my diagram, but I suspect it had no more info or detail than the B/W version."
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Karl Schwarz commented on Jason Edge's photo
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Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AMFM by Karl Schwarz

"I created it by staring with the widely available black and white one - which I also found too hard to follow - and redrawing it in color. I also used a few different sources to add information (e.g., wire gauge, bulb numbers) and accessory wiring…"
Monday
Karl Schwarz replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips (Fastener Nails)
"I'm always happy when I can contribute anything back to this group as I've learned a ton from other members here - letting me enjoy making basic fixes to my car and saving me some $ too!"
Jul 3
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"ps. I just ordered 2 sets!"
Jul 2
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"Karl, this is really fantastic & helpful info and the way you just clip on the steel frame makes perfect sense! I hope you don't mind but I moved your details into the main post at top so it doesn't scroll out of site if we get a lot…"
Jul 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"Karl  I use the  high heat wheel bearing grease myself on the door hinges Those large heavy doors working so very smoothly gives me a warm fuzzy feeling  A Classic Antique Cadillac— a smooth and powerful ride with killer style…"
Jul 2
Karl Schwarz replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"Thanks for the tips - Fortunately I did all of this except the hinge grease, which I can do without taking things apart. Any suggested grease - If not I'll likely just use a lithium grease"
Jul 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"A very good time to install a 4mil plastic liner ( Home Depot ) into the door skins to replace the wax paper stock liner that is most likely shot if still there to keep any water coming into the outside of the  door were it belongs  Clean…"
Jul 2
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"The correct size sheet metal screw into the plastic female bushing will work with just the screw head showing Screw head is just not that noticeable and secures the door panel nicely  Enjoy "
Jul 2
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Door Panel Clips
"Karl, this is great info. the original nails were ring shank type nails as seen in the male end part of your fasterners. I would how they look from the front and back and basically how they attach since the original nails just pushed straight thru…"
Jul 2
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Door Panel Clips

I recently disassembled the right door of my '63 convertible to do a bunch of maintenance and restoration on several of its components. The door panel had not been particularity tight to the door, and I was not sure of the best way to re-assemble it with the nails/pins that hold the two sides of the panel to the door. I knew I could just use small nails, but it seemed these were not a great option. I did some searching, and the only alternative I found were the door clips show below, listed on…See More
Jul 2
Karl Schwarz replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Window Alignmnet Tips? ('63 convertible)
"Thanks for the tips. It took some time, but I got the passenger door main and vent windows aligned well yesterday following the instructions in the Shop Manual and Jason's sequence. The bracket the bottom of the glass fits into still comes up…"
Jun 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion 1963 Tailight/Backup Light Replacement instructions
"A great thread that will help many Trouble shoot bulb and socket replacement issues in the future  My compliments for sharing and a job well done Enjoy your repaired Antique Classic Cadillac  We are a very special breed of Car Nut to…"
Jun 14
Karl Schwarz replied to Dan Reed's discussion Tail Light Issue
"U had this same issue and messed with the socket for a long time, but could not get it to work consistently - the spring at the base was just too old and had lost its springiness. I replaced the socket and all was well. I documented the process at…"
Jun 14
Jason Edge replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Color Wiring Diagram - 1963 Series 62 Convertible, AC, AM/FM. Power WIndows, Power Seats
"Looks great. Just click on the image to enlarge. I saved the pic to out Wiring Schematics Help Page. Thanks for sharing!"
Jun 8
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Karl Schwarz's discussion Window Alignmnet Tips? ('63 convertible)
"I do remember riding around for a week with the door panel off while getting the drivers window to go up and down as it should while making the necessary adjustments for that to happen a little at a time before putting it back together  Good…"
Jun 8

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Series 62 2-Door Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
32114
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

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1964 429 CARB SUGGESTION?

Started by Rob Bonello in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Rob Bonello 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Need to replace the carb on my 64 (429cu). Don't want to rebuild it and looking for suggestions on something quick and easy/bolt-on. What are you guys/gals using, besides stock rebuilds?…Continue

Tags: carburator, 429, carb, deville, coupe

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Mpg

Started by Joe DiIaconi in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Monday. 8 Replies

Hello all. I live in South Florida, yesterday I drove down to islandmorada in the Florida Keys and it took me a half a tank of gas to get there. It took me a quarter of a tank to get back.Any ideas…Continue

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63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 10 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



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Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

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390 engine replacement needed

Posted by Jason on May 18, 2020 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

I’m looking for a 1963 Cadillac 390 engine that runs. 

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