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63 Bumper issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge Dec 4, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.The car was recently rear-ended and I now have a dent in the rear bumper.Separately, the front bumper has some rust holes.I've attached pictures of…Continue

Wanted: 63 NSS - Neutral Safety Switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Riley May 8, 2019. 3 Replies

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63 No crank, no start. Cranking harness identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Austin May 8, 2019. 6 Replies

UPDATED/shortened: 5/8/2019 11:59AMHello,My 63 series-62 started and ran great up until about 9 months ago.  I was cranking it as usual, and on maybe the 4th attempt, all the sudden it went…Continue

 

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Jason Edge replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I am assume they would not consider your smashed in rear center, and front lower ends "acceptable core exhanges".  With that I would ask for price without core.  I would just be clear on what the total might would more likely be.…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I got these prices from the local shop here in LA. They would give me show quality pieces back, and take my cores in exchange. Prices with acceptable core exchanges: Rear center: $550 Rear ends: $320 x 2 ($640) Front center upper: $250 Front center…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Thanks, I will check them out!"
Dec 2, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
Dec 2, 2019
Anders replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I know this company does excellent work. They replace rusted pitted steel in the pieces before chroming. Basically what you get is a "new" part. No idea about price. Shipping will be a factor as well. Douglas Metal Finishing Limited -…"
Dec 2, 2019
Ian Osborne replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"I have used Decore Plating on 164th street near Figueroa for years. They do great work and are very reasonable, especially by California standards. It would be worth getting a quote from them too."
Dec 1, 2019
Tim Riley replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Thank you guys.  I am waiting for a quote from BumperBiyz, and I will email centralplating. Once I have an idea of what they want for repair and rechrome, I will go from there."
Dec 1, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Tim, I have a few 63 rear center sections that need to have the minor dings hammered out.   send me an email russ85747@hotmail.com  for further specifics."
Nov 28, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"The prices I have suggested are those I have seen over the last 6 months on the market here and there  Some are having there own repaired and rechromed due to availability issues Jason will always be giving you the right part at a great market…"
Nov 28, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Well, that is what some people charge ... not me. I usually charge $150 to $250 each in solid condition. I don't want Tony's response to discourage you from getting on my Wait List. I am not going give these super hard to find items away…"
Nov 28, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"That is for each one  Enjoy "
Nov 28, 2019
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"The front lower buckets go for about 4-500 dollars in good condition when you can find them  Enjoy "
Nov 28, 2019
Jason Edge replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Tim, The rear center bumper and front lower ends (buckets) are some of the most in demand parts for these cards. They do come around on parts cars but that is becoming less frequent these days. The fronts can be repaired by good metal shops. I know…"
Nov 28, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 Bumper issues
"Tim, talk to a chrome shop that specializes in bumper repair.   Also contact this guy in Cali   centralplating@gmail.com"
Nov 28, 2019
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63 Bumper issues

Hello, I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.The car was recently rear-ended and I now have a dent in the rear bumper.Separately, the front bumper has some rust holes.I've attached pictures of both.Can you advise what options I have for getting the dent out and fixing the holes, and potential pricing guesses?  I looked on the supplies page and sent an email to Bumperboyz, as I'm in Los Angeles, so we'll see what they say.  It may be cheaper to replace the front bumper ends than try to fix…See More
Nov 27, 2019
Russ Austin replied to Tim Riley's discussion 63 No crank, no start. Cranking harness identification
"Should be in the help tab up top."
May 8, 2019

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Best Distributor Cap Rotors and wires for use with Pertronix III

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 6:13pm 12 Comments

Hello everyone. My 63 Series-62 convertible left me stranded this weekend.  I traced the issue down (I believe) to weak and inconsistent spark. I made the terrible mistake of letting someone else put a new Distributor Cap, rotor, and plug wires in about 2 months ago because I was super busy and didn't have time. When I actually got to taking stuff apart and trying to diagnose it, I realize they put a cheap piece of crap Cap, rotor, and plug set in there. I messed around all day on the 4th…

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Anti-Theft Devices

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 8:05pm 4 Comments

Hello chapter!

I would love to hear from anyone who lives or travels through the less friendly parts of the world. I live in Los Angeles, and I am never too comfortable leaving my 63 Convertible unattended.

What are your favorite Anti-theft devices for these vehicles and why? Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks!

-Tim

Wanted: Parts for my *new* 63 Series-62 convertible

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

Hello, I just bought a 63 Series-62 convertible and joined the club.
Trying to get familiar with the best places to get parts.
I would like to immediately get:
Dash cover
Rear trunk emblem
And most importantly, find out why the water temp gauge isn't working and fix…
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Good morning!  I am Matias Adrogue.  I bought a 1964 Cadillac coupe de ville last year and am real close to the final restoration details!  I call her “Jaws 64”.  Pics will be posted soon.  I need advise regarding a AC/heater.  It came stock in the vehicle but it does not work.  A mechanic gave me a bid of $1700 to replace and repair.  I am ready to install a new system - Vintage Air or Old Air Products from Fort Worth Texas.  I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.  I read the great write…

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