: My little project...



JTraik
04-22-07, 07:02 PM
I do alot of talking, give a lot of advice, but never really talk about or show my car... well here is what I have been working on.

The car has original paint and mint original interior. As you can see by some of the pictures, the car has never been exposed to very harsh conditions, there is not one thing even close to a rust hole on this car.

The engine is rebuilt along with everything else that you see, as John Hammond would say from Jurassic Park, "I spared no expense!" ...enjoy the photos!


http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/frontal.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/driverfar.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/reardriver.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/driver.jpg

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http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/framedriver.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/spindle.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/gastank.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/engine.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/enginefrontal.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/driveshaft.jpg

http://www.imagecoast.com/images/jtraik/hingeaccessories.jpg

urbanski
04-22-07, 07:08 PM
dang, shes going to be awesome!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-22-07, 07:44 PM
Cool! Love those stacked headlights and 472 power!

Old Fleetwood
04-22-07, 07:44 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Like the others, I can hardly wait to see the end result.
BTW - is that an old Plymouth in one of the photos? :confused:

JTraik
04-22-07, 07:59 PM
BTW - is that an old Plymouth in one of the photos? :confused:

Good eye, there isn't much to tell that by, but yeah i think its a '38 or '40. It is my neighbour's car, he moved to San Diego and left it here until he sold it... its sold and will be gone thankfully next week! He had plans of restoring it, but the frame is rusted through in areas and the car is just a mess.

Old Fleetwood
04-22-07, 08:09 PM
I kinda thought so. I came from an "enemy" camp (I'm Moparnut over on Allpar.com) after getting too much crap from Mopar dealers after decades of loyalty. So, when I was looking for a 'tow truck' for our PopUp RV after giving our Dodge B250 to a relative, I leaped at the gorgeous FWB I have now and said screw you forevermore to Mopar. Yet I can't knock my wife's 1999 Stratus which we breathed on and goes like stink and have had no trouble except that gasket thing in the beginning.
While I don't have the towing option that N0DIH has on his Fleetwood, my '95 still hasn't given me any trouble on the short hauls it's been on and is, of course, still the head-turner it was when new.
But yours will make people's heads turn like those on owls.:bouncy:

z06bigbird
04-22-07, 10:31 PM
I admire you now. Wait until you get it done. I could just imagine the torque in that engine. Not like the 6 cyl engines we have today. Northstar cannot even compete with that power.

Good going and good luck.

lochenjons
04-22-07, 11:03 PM
beautiful!

JTraik
04-22-07, 11:05 PM
Thank you, and yes, just standing next to and looking at sheer size of that motor makes you realize that it is capable of pulling just about anything you see on the road!

90Brougham350
04-23-07, 07:54 AM
Looks great, post more pics!

JTraik
04-30-07, 03:58 PM
Bumpage for CadillacMike :)

cadillac_al
04-30-07, 07:07 PM
It's beautiful. It's too bad they don't make parking spaces that size anymore. I still miss my 70 sedan.

cadillacmike68
05-01-07, 09:58 PM
Very nice, the pristine condition of the area in front of the frint doors is in contrast to my car what must have been whammed sometime in its past. uit needed a few frame pulls to get straightened out, but now should be ok.

If you want to get rid of the AIR pump, you need to get a 1970 front crank pulley. You'll notice that the small alternator pulley is further out from the the AC/ PS pulleys. You also need a 1970 fan pulley. Lastly those small round port holes in the cylinder heads will have to be sealed (with mini freeze plugs). then you can toss the AIR pump get a large 54.5" or so fan alternator belt and you'll have one less power robbing belt that didn't do anything anyway!!!:lildevil:

96Fleetwood
05-03-07, 02:13 PM
Keep up the good work, can't wait to see it when you are done!

Night Wolf
05-03-07, 05:54 PM
Wow... very awesome!

Are those bias ply tires I see?!?

Hopefully this gives us all just a little inspiration :)

JTraik
05-04-07, 05:08 PM
Wow... very awesome!

Are those bias ply tires I see?!?

Hopefully this gives us all just a little inspiration :)

Thanks, yes those are bias ply's and do dare say they must have been purchased new sometime recently, I dont know how... but they have about 90% life left and are very soft still with absolutley no cracks!

Wheelman322
05-06-07, 07:35 PM
That's a beautiful ride! Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Mr_Bam
11-11-07, 04:31 PM
Why have you (as John Hammond said, LOL) "spared no expense" on a 4 door??? HAHAHA


Those make EXCELLENT donor cars for COUPES :D (and mild "touch up" on an already nice vehicle is HARDLY "restored" but it's the net and you can FRONT all you'd like ;) )

JTraik
11-11-07, 06:44 PM
Why have you (as John Hammond said, LOL) "spared no expense" on a 4 door??? HAHAHA


Those make EXCELLENT donor cars for COUPES :D (and mild "touch up" on an already nice vehicle is HARDLY "restored" but it's the net and you can FRONT all you'd like ;) )

HAHA!!! Funny you brought this up because I already answered it about a week ago :halo: But once again you make a comment before thinking about it, there are alot of other Sedan owners on this board, looks like your resource pool just drained a little :thumbsup:

BTW: I assume you are a fellow Jurassic Park fan, glad you picked up on that!

I digress...


Thats the whole reason I have restored my '68. I got the car for peanuts, it didnt need any rust work, AT ALL, so I had a good, clean base to work off of. While my '68 SDV is not an extremely collectible car no matter what condition it is in, I now have the experience to dive into some real collectibles such as that '59. Not to say that my '68 is a "practice restoration" because that to me would imply there were mistakes made and left there :D, but instead was affordable to me at the time and while it has/is taking me a few years to complete, I am now comfortable with working on some cars that would be a real investment to restore.


I will rebut your "mild touchup" comment, the frame from firewall to front was either blasted or wire-wheeled, took alot of time and effort :o.


Also I would like to reconfirm your age, are you really 30, your private messages make you seem much younger than even myself. I will post for others what you have written to me, please keep in mind I have not PMed this individual back, I like to make people a fool in public.


I was bassackwards on the tire size (long days, lol) but since you wanted to act smart, lets see what you got now :D

Speak on a better way......



In debate there's a term called a "red herring" (also referred to as a "girly move" hahaha)


YOU SEEM TO DO NOTHING BUT!!! I don't think I'm special, I don't claim to know it all, I obviously don't know about Corollas (I'm a gm guy, sorry) and now everybody that searches google or wherever for "cadillac drop spindles" will see the pro's and con's AND how you're a f**king f**kmook degenerate piece of chicken s**t that hides behind a computer ;)

If you had even the SLIGHTEST clue you wouldn't be a hater but wherever there's a Caesar there's a Brutus and behind every Jesus there's a Judas ;)

~Bill
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"f**kmook" Is that a Washington term?

Mr_Bam
11-12-07, 02:48 PM
Restored is a great term for an engine repaint!!! Can't even tell it's bombcan :uh:

I just found it extremely funny that you choose to attack my topic because my car is "ghetto" yet you claim to have restored a car that doesn't appear to be restored...

I have no need to brag on my vehicles (past OR present) to make myself feel better. I act and say the same things on the net that I'd say to you in person if you just walked up to me and started putting your 2 cents in on things you have no idea about.

Have fun on your sedan and someday it'll make a great parts car for a coupe ;) Keep bombcanning engines and you'll achieve your lifelong dream of working for GM in no time.

And extra kudos to you for being on the web all the things your insecurities keep you from being in real life, HAHAHA

My_favorite_Brougham
11-12-07, 03:14 PM
Wow... very awesome!

Are those bias ply tires I see?!?

Hopefully this gives us all just a little inspiration :)

What are bias ply tires? Those look like the stock tires that all cars had back in the 50's and 60's, and say they haven't got any rot???

JTraik
11-12-07, 08:41 PM
Restored is a great term for an engine repaint!!! Can't even tell it's bombcan :uh:

Actually...

http://www.hirschauto.com/store/images/EEQ.gif

Yeah I am positive you have never heard of Bill Hirsch, they make the perfect FACTORY dark blue, the best I have seen yet, the paint will stay on this engine as long as I am alive :cool2:

Oh and that engine/tranny is probably worth more than your Coupe and the nice thing is I can always pluck it out and put it into any Caddy I want :thumbsup:


I just found it extremely funny that you choose to attack my topic because my car is "ghetto" yet you claim to have restored a car that doesn't appear to be restored...

Everything is proper factory colors, specifications.. etc. Please feel welcome to point out anything you see that would not be seen rolling off the assembly line and I will be sure to evaluate my mistake :rolleyes:



I have no need to brag on my vehicles (past OR present) to make myself feel better.

Your clearly delusional if you think that! :histeric:



Have fun on your sedan and someday it'll make a great parts car for a coupe ;) Keep bombcanning engines and you'll achieve your lifelong dream of working for GM in no time.


I will continue to have fun, its been a blast thus far! Parts car, hey its possible I could wreck it, then I will put the parts in my future '68 Convertible!!!

If I were to be working for GM I would be working with various electronics or fuel injection systems, I am currently in a Microelectronic Engineering program at RIT.



And extra kudos to you for being on the web all the things your insecurities keep you from being in real life, HAHAHA

You seem to be the one getting your frustration out buddy HAHAHAHAHAHA