Hi all, I'm wrapping up my interior restoration (slight custom) and the last part I need for the doors are the vent window handles. The ones I have are pitted so I need new ones and I'd like…Continue
Hi All,Does anyone know where to get the barrel nuts (or whatever the original method is) to mount the glove box script? I assume that's what holds it in place. My car had a stick-on script when I…Continue
Wanted: interior rub guard for a convertible. Attaches to the rear-most edge of the quarter trim panel. It's a small stainless piece with one screw attaching it. See photo. Need the right (pass)…Continue
Welcome to my page! I got my first Cadillac in 2015 - an Aspen White '63 Series 62 Convertible. I'm here to learn from others and share what I've learned with my car, hoping to maintain the interest in these great American classics.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
I wanted to share my experience converting my factory air system to 134a refrigerant, hoping it will save you time and money. After I changed the parts, I got my system charged professionally and it works amazingly well, blowing ice cold at the vents. Here's what I did:
I started with a call to Old Air Products (oldairproducts.com) from Texas. I'm usually the guy who researches everything alone and then buys the parts online without ever interfacing with a human, but…Continue