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Dash Pad Vinyl

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Saturday. 14 Replies

The vinyl on my dash pad is starting to bubble up, which looks lousy.  Seems the glue holding it to the foam underneath is giving way in certain parts, allowing the vinyl to lift here and there.  Has…Continue

Vapor Lock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Aug 16, 2021. 1 Reply

Had a weird experience the other night - after a long drive in cool 65 degree weather, stopped at the gas station.  Started the car and it fired up fine as always, but as soon as I shifted into Drive…Continue

63/64 Instrument Cluster $20 + $20 Shipping

Started Jul 10, 2021 0 Replies

Speedometer - workingTemp gauge - workingGas gauge - only shows half full when tank is fullBlack plastic clamp on wiring harness for gas/temp gauges - goodOdometer/Trip odometer - does not work…Continue

63/64 Convertible RH Rear Window Sill Trim

Started Jul 10, 2021 0 Replies

I have an old one if anyone could use it.  $10 plus shipping, see photos.…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Lee  Do enjoy your Cadillac restoration process  and daily life's journey as we all should be doing  The process has its difficult  frustrating moments at time — for sure !    For all of us  There seems…"
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Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Tony - "enjoy?"  "
Saturday
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Tony, I do not know for sure one way or the other. I was simply stating an observation from my experience. I would not rule anything out. Climate, the way a car is stored, etc. can and would have a lot of influence on things.   "
Jan 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I do not believe myself that a protectant is the cause as Jason and I have indicated and used for long periods of time  Enjoy "
Jan 21
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I'm not saying it got wet with water.  I was only speculating what may have happened.  Probably the previous owner used a protectant as well."
Jan 21
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I do us Armoral  for many years with not problem at all ( protected )  Vinal material is not porous so do not see how it could permeate to the foam material thru a  vynal surface  unless there were hole in the vinal material to…"
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Hmm, good to know. Note to self: Do NOT use Mother's vinyl protectant."
Jan 21
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Hi Kurt, yes it's the original dash pad material, alright.  I've taken it off the car many times to service stuff inside the instrument panel.  The pad already had a few weird ripples on the passenger side when I got it.  I…"
Jan 21
Jason Edge replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Kurt, I have been putting protectant on my dash for 26 years with no bad results.  I really don't recall that happening on the many parts cars either. "
Jan 21
Kurt replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"Lee, Do you know if your dash was ever re-covered before? I haven't heard of this happening before. I've never used Mother vinyl protectant but have used other brands over the 38 years I've had my car with no ill effect. I'm…"
Jan 21
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I see what you mean.  Amazing how often good intentions cause problems.  I was trying to avoid cracks so used the protectant.  I never dreamed the protectant would soften the glue and cause the vinyl to separate.  UGH!!!"
Jan 21
William Mott replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"That is tough, not sure I can help.  I had a crack and was able to “hide it” a little bit."
Jan 20
Lee Martin replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I'm not surprised.  Anything based in California is outrageously rip-off exhorbitant.  I live near Detroit - you would think the "motor city" where these cars originated would be the #1 premiere place to go for restoration…"
Jan 19
William Mott replied to Lee Martin's discussion Dash Pad Vinyl
"I had a crack on my 63 and the cost to send it to California for rebuild was too rich for me!  I did the cheap repair from eBay and it turned out okay.  I’ll post a picture in a day or two!"
Jan 18
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Dash Pad Vinyl

The vinyl on my dash pad is starting to bubble up, which looks lousy.  Seems the glue holding it to the foam underneath is giving way in certain parts, allowing the vinyl to lift here and there.  Has anyone else had this happen and if so, is it possible to glue it back down without destroying the whole thing?Somebody needs to start making repro dashpads for these!See More
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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
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Leaky Freeze Plug

Posted on March 22, 2021 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter.  Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS?  Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one.  Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix?  Thanks!

Rear Side Window Stainless Sill Removal

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 3:07pm 2 Comments

I'm looking to replace a piece of the stainless trim that sits on the outside of the car like a sill outside the rear passenger side window.  I can just barely see one screw at one end but does the door panel and/or window need to come out to access this?  If anyone has done this I'd like to learn what is involved.  Here's a photo of the piece I'm talking about:…

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For sale: 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar $100 + shipping

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Offering this newly re-chromed 1963 Cadillac front center impact bar for sale, $100 plus whatever it costs to ship it from Detroit to your location.  

The unit fits perfect on driver's side but does not sit flush on passenger side.  I am told someone needs to take a wooden block and hammer and bang the passenger side lower corner in to make it fit right.  If you know how to do this stuff, this is the piece for you.

Email themidnighthour.tv@gmail.com with any questions.…

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1963 Carter Carb Mystery

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am 6 Comments

Last weekend, I was trying (vainly) to remove the blower motor cover in the engine compartment when I noticed something strange:  A black rubber hose, originating from a vacuum actuator on the passenger side of my Carter carb, that went nowhere.  The previous owner had carefully tucked the free end underneath another vacuum actuator attached to the blower motor cover.  There was a plastic nipple stuck in the free end of the hose, meaning the other end led to another hose.  I looked…

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At 12:48pm on June 23, 2014, Bryan Moore said…

Quite all right, Lee! Can't say as I blame you a bit as it's beautiful Caddy! Long may she be enjoyed in your hands, sir! :)

At 5:24pm on June 19, 2014, Jason Edge said…

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.  

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Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 45 minutes ago. 300 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

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Timelapse Rebuild of a 1957 Cadillac 365 V-8 Engine

Started by Jason Edge in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 48 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Saw the link on the CLC forums today and thought I would share to the CLC FB Group. This is a prior generation engine to our 1963-64 390's & 429's but this is a pretty cool time lapse of a…Continue

64 TH400 refresh

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

 Next task with my 64 DeVille project is to check TH400 condition. Gearbox came with the car but was already removed. It is 64 but not possible to say if it is the original to this car as there is no…Continue

need some help: bulb size for dash compartment

Started by Stefan in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Kurt yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello everybody,I would like to replace all the burned bulbs in the dash of my ´63 Fleetwood 60 Special and I'm a little confused as I can't find the right sizes in the shop manual. - If I'm wrong,…Continue

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bright beam flashes

Posted by Kim K Kaiser on January 9, 2022 at 12:55pm 5 Comments

HI again,

I have the 63 cdv, with the flash assister on the dash,  

My hi lo beams flash back and forth intermittently.  sometimes they dont start flashing at all, sometimes they will just start flasihing on and off until I hit the button on the floor to get them to stop.  sometimes they sound someone is down there hitting the floor button but the lights dont respond, you can hear the click but nothing happens, as if I have no control over that floor button. I have turned off…

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Map Light

Posted by RIchard Yasenchack on January 1, 2022 at 8:07pm 7 Comments

I have a 63 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.  Can someone post a picture showing what the map light should look like?

Mine is a meta air vent like grating, which just does not look right for a map light.

Thanks in advance.  Rick

Upgrades for the Coupe de Ville

Posted by Kurt on December 24, 2021 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

At long last I finally have power vent windows! I started collecting the parts 3 years ago. The one thing I could not find until recently is the 6 button driver's switch. Jason finally pulled one in and was more than generous with pricing. Thanks Jason! Installing the vent window motors was the easiest part of the project but many other tasks were spawned by this project.

  1. There is a hole in the door panels where the window crank was. I considered putting a hub cap emblem there…
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center bolt size for crankshaft pulley

Posted by Dan Norris on December 6, 2021 at 3:13pm 2 Comments

I need to pull my distributor, and still have the cork in the end of the crankshaft. What is the bolt size needed to thread a bolt in there to be able to turn the motor over with a pull handle and socket to get it to TDC exactly before I pull the distributor out?

Dan

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