Ronnie Lay
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64 Fleetwood demo derby video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Jan 14. 1 Reply

Don't know if this has been posted here before, but I got a kick out of the wicked damage this 64 Cadillac does in this demolition derby.…Continue

Dealer Installed Options

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell Jan 15. 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

65 Limo For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clovis Aug 21, 2018. 1 Reply

Not Mine.Saw this posted on the CLC forums.Nice looking 64 bodied 65 limo on Bring A Trailer, reasonable bid amount at the moment.…Continue

Silly With Silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Lay Apr 1. 15 Replies

I picked up a 64 Sedan DeVille, which had sat since 2006 before getting aquired by a dealer this year. Dealer said car started right up but got no oil pressure, so he shut it down and brought it to…Continue

 

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Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"It will probably be sometime in the fall when I will be able to swap out the rear links on my 64 Deville, at that time I will send them to Rare Parts."
Jun 10
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Left negative feedback at Rare Parts, we'll see if they post it. Personally, I will use the Dan McNarry  links on any Caddy of this era that need them, getting tired of inferior replacement parts for classic cars..........try to use NOS or…"
Jun 7
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Here are 2 pictures 1st with Rare Parts bushing, clearly showing bushing being compressed and elongated  and off center on my 64 Deville, 2nd picture is the Dan McNarry link (bolt installed facing opposite of factory) showing bushing nice and…"
Jun 7
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Old bushings were removed by removing center rubber section (drilling) then cut a groove in the shell with a hacksaw blade, then collapse shell with hammer and punch and remove from link.  New bushings were pressed in with a ball joint…"
Jun 5
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"I installed per the manual, with a torque wrench, tightening bolts only after car is off jacks and setting on the ground."
Jun 5
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"I did not replace the yoke bushings, just control arms, as I stated earlier they are failing after 600 miles. I am surprised because Rare Parts has a good reputation for producing quality parts. Those large diameter rear bushings have bear the…"
Jun 3
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"Caddy Daddy bushings are made by Rare Parts, that's were I ordered mine from."
Jun 3
Ronnie Lay replied to Doug Scarrow's discussion Rear trailing arm bushings- premature failure
"I can also attest to this, put a new set of the Rare Parts rear control arm bushings in a 64 Sedan Deville and after 600 or so miles, they are distorted and sagging worse then the old ones that I had replaced. I put a pair the McNarry rear control…"
Jun 2
Ronnie Lay replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion I bought another 60's Classic Car
"Cool looking little car, that looks like it will be a lot of fun. And, hey it's got fins! Congrats on the addition and good luck with it."
May 29
Ronnie Lay replied to Kevin Campbell's discussion I bought another 60's Classic Car
"Nice!........let's see some pictures lad. I can see your chuffed to add that to the fleet."
May 28
Ronnie Lay replied to Jason Edge's discussion A few Treasures from Parts Car #50
"I found a book of auto records in the glove box of the gold and white 64 Fleetwood I got a few months ago. It shows the engine rebuilt in 1987 at 68,541 miles for $7,000 that was big bucks in 87! Car has 97,000 on it now."
May 8
Ronnie Lay replied to paul k's discussion Suspension and Steering bushing and ball joint removal
"Personally, I would leave the old upper ball joint, as long as it's tight and you have a good snug fitting boot for it. The upper ball joints must be installed with a specific orientation and the plate on the newly remanufactured ball…"
Apr 30
Ronnie Lay replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion 64 Dash/Instrument lights
"Just replaced all the dash bulbs in my 64 Fleetwood, sorry but dash pad removal is the only way to go for the upper cluster bulbs. Dash pad removal is really pretty simple....see the Help section for an excellent guide to removal."
Apr 30
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Apr 29
Ronnie Lay replied to Shane Ruthven's discussion Introduction
"Beautiful Fleetwood! Congrats Mate!"
Apr 28
Ronnie Lay replied to paul k's discussion upper ball joint removal
"I don't believe that Dorman control arm will work on a 63/64 Cadillac. Those control arm bushings are pressed in, not welded. I remove them by collapsing the inner walls and then driving them out using an air hammer with chisel and flat tips,…"
Apr 12

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 Coupe Deville
1964 Fleetwood 60 White
1964 Fleetwood 60 Sierra Gold/White
1964 Sedan Deville
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
no
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
no

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At 5:02pm on June 11, 2017, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website. 

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- Click Here for more information on joining the 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter and the Cadillac LaSalle Club

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home.  The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs

 
 
 

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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 6 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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Help! I need a 1964 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Help! I need a 64 Eldorado front left fender.

Started by Jorge M in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Jorge M yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello,Some idiot just backed in to my beautiful 64 convertible Eldorado and I’m looking for a new front fender. Any leads would be appreciated.Thank you,Jorge M.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.…

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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.

Thanks

Dominic

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.…

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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 .

Please..

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