: Is this wood trim piece separate?



96Fleetwood
09-29-08, 06:49 PM
I just bought a '91 Brougham with the 5.7 liter, has 131K miles.

Is this wood trim piece that I have marked with the red arrow separate from the dash? It is missing in my car and I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have one?

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/3b74_12.jpg





Also, the passenger side front door doesn't open from either the outside or inside handle, any ideas?


Thanks,
Elias

Aron9000
09-29-08, 09:25 PM
I think that piece of trim is seperate from the dash top. Try removing the dash top, its held in with some screws on top(while you have it off, replace those trashed factory speakers, they're 4"x6")

As for the pass side door, that just sucks. I don't know how you'd get the door panel off with the door closed. Also look at the door lock, maybe it won't open because something is wrong with the lock and its keeping it locked.

Also, post up some pics of the Brougham.

1990CaddyBrougham
09-29-08, 09:43 PM
Its seperate from the dash. Goes to the seam just past half the dash, where another piece continues to the pass side.
So its two pieces.

I got, tooo many of them.

You just need the drivers side?

email me at

bigbear4o9@comcast.net


If your intrested.

96Fleetwood
09-29-08, 10:25 PM
Thanks! I sent you an email.

I will post pics of the '91 Brougham tomorrow.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
09-29-08, 10:39 PM
You are just as bad as me aren't you? Anytime you see a nice caddy you have to at least look at it and sometimes you come home with it.

96Fleetwood
09-29-08, 10:49 PM
Well, a neighbor of mine left a deposit on the '95 Fleetwood... and then I saw the '91 Brougham... and next thing I know it is in my driveway :suspense:

Aron9000
09-30-08, 03:08 AM
Well, a neighbor of mine left a deposit on the '95 Fleetwood... and then I saw the '91 Brougham... and next thing I know it is in my driveway :suspense:

Well at least you didn't buy my navy blue 91 Brougham off of David.

96Fleetwood
10-01-08, 09:29 AM
Well at least you didn't buy my navy blue 91 Brougham off of David.

Trust me, if I hadn't bought the '95 Fleetwood.. I would have bought your '91 from David ;) .



But the 1991 I just bought cost me less than half of yours, but it does need TLC. It is a Brougham with the 5.7 liter and rare cloth interior. Has 131K miles, runs like a champ and sounds good with the dual flowmasters.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9882.jpg



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9883.jpg



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9884.jpg



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9885.jpg



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9886.jpg




I am going to drive it and fix it up over the next couple months then try my luck on eBay.

Take care,
Elias

1990CaddyBrougham
10-01-08, 11:15 PM
Axe that dildo like trailer hitch......

Thats the same interior my 90 came with, base brougham tan cloth. I threw a set of tan colth deleance seats in, and OOOO la LA... But the base was still comfy.

I prob got a trunk wreath for you too :)

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-02-08, 01:18 AM
Dammit, I need to get a better paying job so I can get me a nice collection going. Diddo on the hitch, it needs to go. The windows are also a little to dark for my taste. Other than that, great find. I am trying to think of where you took the pictures at because I don't recognize it at all.

96Fleetwood
10-02-08, 08:05 AM
Thanks!

I got underneath it today and that hitch is welded to the frame... I guess I have to take it to a shop to get it off?

Much appreciated on the trunk wreath, you have a good eye!


I took the pics on Hobson Road where it goes to the dead end by 355.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-02-08, 08:45 PM
Looks great Elias! As always I'm so envious of the ease you have in obtaining new Cadillacs.

jayoldschool
10-02-08, 09:38 PM
Thanks!

I got underneath it today and that hitch is welded to the frame... I guess I have to take it to a shop to get it off?



Don't take it to a shop. Just take the money that you would pay them, and buy a grinder. Put on a cut off wheel, wear leather gloves, ear protection, and eye protection, and zip that thing out of there! Be careful... grinders like to bite:stirpot:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-03-08, 11:58 AM
Don't take it to a shop. Just take the money that you would pay them, and buy a grinder. Put on a cut off wheel, wear leather gloves, ear protection, and eye protection, and zip that thing out of there! Be careful... grinders like to bite:stirpot:

Believe me, a grinder ain't gonna get through that. Plus, doing that, he runs the risk that if it slips it will mar the bumper. :bonkers: A plasma torch would be much faster.

96Fleetwood
10-03-08, 03:05 PM
Looks great Elias! As always I'm so envious of the ease you have in obtaining new Cadillacs.

I was adding it up and this makes my 16th B/D body :thumbsup:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-05-08, 11:36 PM
Haha, I just found your new car posted on AutoTrader. http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=251415602&dealer_id=82086&car_year=1991&model=FLEE&num_records=25&systime=&make3=&make2=CAD&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1990&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&engine=&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=&awsp=false&search_type=both&distance=50&marketZipError=false&model2=BROUGH&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&make=CAD&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=60517&advanced=&end_year=1996&doors=&transmission=&max_price=&cardist=5

How much did you wind up paying for it anyway?

96Fleetwood
10-06-08, 12:11 AM
Haha, I just found your new car posted on AutoTrader. http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=251415602&dealer_id=82086&car_year=1991&model=FLEE&num_records=25&systime=&make3=&make2=CAD&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1990&keywordsfyc=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&keywordsrep=&engine=&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=&awsp=false&search_type=both&distance=50&marketZipError=false&model2=BROUGH&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&make=CAD&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=60517&advanced=&end_year=1996&doors=&transmission=&max_price=&cardist=5

How much did you wind up paying for it anyway?


Let's just say Bentley of Downers Grove was asking $2,995. I will be putting it up for sale around $3K with all the little odds and ends fixed :thumbsup:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-06-08, 11:26 AM
I'll give you $2k without fixing all the odds and ends. :)

96Fleetwood
10-06-08, 11:31 AM
I'll give you $2k without fixing all the odds and ends. :)

I am still waiting for the title.. but PM me if you are serious ;)

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-06-08, 07:22 PM
I don't have any money right now. If you wanna hang on to it 'till after winter I can trade you a '92 Isuzu Rodeo. :p

96Fleetwood
10-07-08, 04:17 PM
I will most likely put it up for sale when I get back from Miami on the 31st.

I spent some time with the Brougham today and she cleaned up nice! Check it out:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham1.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham4.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham3.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham6.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham7.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham8.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham12.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham11.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/brougham10.jpg


The motor is STRONG. For some reason it pulls better than any other 5.7 Brougham I have driven. Maybe the dual exhaust helps?

Take care,
Elias

jayoldschool
10-07-08, 08:06 PM
Can you take a pic of the air cleaner lid for me? (Check out my other thread)

96Fleetwood
10-07-08, 08:31 PM
Can you take a pic of the air cleaner lid for me? (Check out my other thread)

Sure! I will try and do that tomorrow. PM me your email address and I will send you a high res photo.