A Quick Picture Blog - Car Coming Back Together.... and then back apart!

Might include something in the next newsletter but I have been putting the right side trim back on my 64 CDV after having the body work and paint redone on the RH fender, door rear qtr, and deck lid, having made 4 trips to the local body shop during the first few months of the year. Between house and other projects I have slowly been piecing it back together.  One side benefit is I now know the exact 3 clip types you need from Restoration Specialties for the rear qtr molding (more on that later), and have made some trim upgrades along the way.

Bottom line is I have a Eastern NC CLC Region meet-up at the Clayton, NC Harvest Festival this Saturday and just bolted the bumper up on the car yesterday, and think I will have it ready. Today I cleaned it up some and took a picture down the RH side that has been redone.  When I get the car back Saturday I will start stripping the LH side to have that side of the car redone.. I still have some things I want to address on the front and rear bumper and front grills...then it is on to the Comfort Control ..which I am hoping to start on by next Feb or March.

Here is a picture I took today of RH side with the iPhone:

And here is one with my recent house project glaring in the background (note the 3 missing columns...redecking the porch!):

and here are my helpers!

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Comment by Jason Edge on September 18, 2015 at 5:12pm

Thanks Tony and Jeff. Per the November 1963 Serviceman Bulletin (page 59), the gap between rear qtr is between 1/2" to 47/64" (just under 3/4"). There is no distinction for the Fleetwood/Eldo with the rear qtr trim.

Comment by Jeff Kinzler on September 18, 2015 at 11:31am
Jason-
The rear quarter is truly stunning. I don't think the original "magic mirror"acrylic lacquer ever approached this quality.

This brings to mind a question:

What is the correct gap between the rear bumpet side pieces and the rear edge of the fender?

My recollection is that it was about a 1/2 inch gap with the rubber filler showing.

Would this be any different for fleetwood models with the extra trim mounted on the end of the fender?

Does anyone have an original car or factory photos or specs?
Jeff Kinzler
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on September 18, 2015 at 11:10am
"She's so fine , who knows where the money went ?? !!! "
Jasons 64 CDV is one of the very best freshly restored CDV' s in the entire world ,and owned by OUR --Super Web Master
The attention to detail ,Jason is into is truly --over the top -- , with all subjects he takes on ( the man has talents )
This car Will Be a , CLC class champion ,at a future ,CLC national event
That is about as good as it gets ,as an antique Cadillac enthusiatist
You need any help with a 63- 64 , Jason is there for YOU ,and it does not get any better than that !
Comment by Jeff Kinzler on September 18, 2015 at 12:48am
Gorgeous!

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