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    One sweet ride

    Here is a 57 Fairlane 500 I got in my shop yesterday, the owner found me through an article I wrote in Old Cars Weekly. The problem was overspray, not sure if it was airborne or introduced when it was painted. After claying it, the finish turned out like glass, add my polish and sealant, words don't describe. Gary

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    North Brunswick, NJ

    Re: One sweet ride

    Wait, let me wipe my drool off the keyboard...

    Excellent job man. I wished I could touch these kinds of cars like you do!

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    codewize is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 91 Brougham d'Elegance / 95 Fleetwood Broug/ 01 DTS / 02 DTS
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    Upstate NY

    Re: One sweet ride

    Very nice man. That is a great business to be in.
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    95 Fleetwood Brougham
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    2011 CTS4 Luxury

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    Re: One sweet ride

    That's a retractable hard top convertible, isn't it? Had one (in black) in 1960.
    Although the top was a marvel (for its time) to watch, the car was very expensive (again, for its time) and was selling for almost the price of a Cadillac. In addition, the trunk had very little space and mine always froze in cold weather so that I couldn't get the trunk lid up without running hot air over it first.

    I know I'm showing my age, but I was young when the 50's and 60's cars were new. I will admit the styling was exciting and changed almost yearly. I think today's cars pale in comparison to the styles of that era. That being said, though we "ooo" and "aaa" when we see those cars today, we tend to forget really how bad they were. Other than some of them going from stop light to stop light quickly, try to get them to stop! Try to get them to turn! Try to keep them from rusting out! It's no wonder as a young man I traded every two years. Most of the cars were junk by then! They "don't make them like they used to?" Thank God they don't!

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    Re: One sweet ride

    that finish looks like wet glass!!! incredible job. I want a finish like that one.....

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