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Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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Added by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Frame Markings

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

Upper A Arm Rubber Bumpers

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

RC-15 Radiator Cap

Attaching photo of a NOS AC RC-15 radiator Cap.  Hope this helps.

Added by Gene McIlroy on February 12, 2016 at 12:34am — 4 Comments

Front top ball joint replacement

Starting to tear down my front end to replace all suspension parts.  First problem encountered is removing the top ball joints,  "spherical joints".  Page 4-1 of shop manual says "The upper suspension arms and spherical joints are interchangeable, left and right, previous to being welded into an assembly.  Figure 4-35 0n page 4-23 shows picture of the upper arm without the ball joint.

QUESTION: do you have to grind off the welds to replace the upper ball joints?  or how do you replace…

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Added by Gene McIlroy on May 15, 2015 at 12:35am — 11 Comments

Side View Mirrors

Has anyone tried to separate a side view mirror to be restored?  I acquired a right hand mirror and am attempting to dismantle it for re-plating.  Figuring that the mirror was bolted to the post and would just unscrew, NOT!.  I took an extra driver side mirror I had that was in bad shape, ground off the rivet holding the plate that  serves as a spring that keeps the mirror tight.  I found only a round head holding the mirror to the post.  So far any attempt to remove the holder (I am…

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Added by Gene McIlroy on September 11, 2014 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Seat Belts

Talking about seat belts, there is a pair of dark blue1963 dated Hamill seat belts listed on ebay buy it now for $110.00.  These are marked RCF-50-R12-63.  These have the 64 crest but 63 date. Don't know how the date code works but look to be in fair shape with some rust on the metal.

Listed as Rare 1963 Cadillac dark blue seat belts with retractors

Added by Gene McIlroy on April 6, 2014 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Carbuerator Restoration

I just received my Carter carb back from Scott Smith, Harm's Automotive.  He is located in the part supplers on this site.  This thing is beautiful it is NOT rebuilt it is RESTORED.  I could not be happier it looks brand new the only thing that does not look new is the vacuum module.  I wish I had taken photos of this carb before it was sent to him.  It looked like a piece of junk as it came off…

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Added by Gene McIlroy on January 18, 2014 at 9:28pm — 14 Comments

Chrome Plating

There has been a lot of questions about chrome plating lately so thought I would add to it.  In September 2013 I had both front and rear bumpers plus some other parts plated at Superior Chrome Plating in Houston, Texas.  They did a beautiful job and would recommend them.  This was all for a 63 Series 63 Convertible.

Rear Bumper center $400.00

Rear tail light housing R/H $150.00

Rear Tail Light housing L/H $150.00

Front Lower Bumper center $350.00

Front…

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Added by Gene McIlroy on January 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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Trivia Question 18 - What Is It?

Started by Jason Edge in Trivia. Last reply by Jason Edge 19 hours ago. 3 Replies

Here is a part pulled from the latest parts car. What is it? HINT: Always me me smile when I find these.…Continue

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Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

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

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Crayon markings and markings in hoses

Started by Christian Doerk in Restoration Discussion yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi everybody,hope you are healthy in this weird times.Is there any documentation out there which crayon markings was written on which position by the factory on a 1964 Cadillac? If not, it would be…Continue

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Thermostat

Started by Vito64Deville in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kevin Campbell yesterday. 18 Replies

For a 64 min A/C Deville - what is the correct temp thermostat. I'm going to replace mine and notice there are several temps offered.

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How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments

https://theamericanscholar.org/covid-19-a-primer/

I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!


Safe & Healthy travels. 

Jeff Kinzler

1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!

Looking for 63 Convertible / Coupe rear side trim

Posted by Gene McIlroy on January 24, 2020 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Want to find a good straight dent free rear side trim for my 1963 Convertible.  I have both sides but they do not match.  Wanting to get them to match.  I am attaching a photo of the two trim sided that I have really wanting the squared off trim if I can get it.  Let's see what you have,…

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