: 80's rwd caddy with fog lights



1980coupe
11-23-09, 03:37 AM
hi guys,
anyone here own or have seen a picture in this site of an 80's Cadillac RWD whether Coupe, Sedan, Fleetwood 2 and 4 door with fog lights mounted on the front bumper just in front of the grille? I got a perfect chrome bumper, to replace my faded bumper on my 80coupe, at a salvage yard this past saturday and it has holes in the center section of the bumper where the grille is. If it looks OK with them :thumbsup: I'll get some aftermarket ones and place them here otherwise if it doesn't look good, :thehand: I'm going to replace this section with the one off of my old bumper. Thanks guys.....:)

DopeStar 156
11-23-09, 03:55 AM
Someone had done it to my '76 Coupe DeVille before I bought it, judging by the age of the lights, prolly the original owner. Here's what they looked like before I brutally removed them with a crowbar....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/DopeStar156/1976%20Coupe%20de%20Ville/devillecleaned7.jpg

96Fleetwood
11-23-09, 09:30 AM
http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/20265780/aview/1990_Cadillac_Fleetwood__1_.JPG

Stingroo
11-23-09, 09:40 AM
Are the holes in the bumper for the bumperettes? Or what? Take a picture, maybe someone can photoshop what it would look like with fog lights inside the holes.

outsider
11-23-09, 09:48 AM
yeah I don't like the look of foglights.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-23-09, 01:51 PM
Its actually very easy to mount the to the under side of the bumper. The chrome is held on by about 8 huge bolts. Just pull one of those bolts, drill a hole in the middle of the mounting bracket for the fog lights, and simply replace the bolt with it going through the hole. No drilling of the car required and you can remove them in like 10 minutes. I did this to my old FWD Fleetwood and will be doing it to my Brougham sometime soon. I also installed a DRL module on the Fleetwood that worked like most modern DRLs do. It used the high filament on the front turn signals and turned them off whenever I turned the turn signals on. Worked great and looked sweet.

However, for the Brougham I am going to invest in a nice set of driving lights for it (probably 2"x6" so they looks slim and clean), not cheepos from Wally World like I did with my Fleetwood. I do a lot of late night interstate driving with the Brougham and I need more light in front of me than what the low beams provide but I won't drive with the high beams on because it blinds other drivers, even on an interstate with a large median.


http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/My%20Cars/1988%20Fleetwood/100_5848.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/My%20Cars/1988%20Fleetwood/100_5763.jpg

brougham
11-23-09, 10:11 PM
Replace the chunk with your old one. Running lights don't look good.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-24-09, 01:05 AM
^ I put the DRLs on there out of necessity. On cloudy days I had people pulling out directly in front of me because that car blended in very well, being gray and all. I frequently travel out in farm country where I am doing 65-70 and I had way to many close calls.

1980coupe
11-24-09, 01:26 AM
Are the holes in the bumper for the bumperettes? Or what? Take a picture, maybe someone can photoshop what it would look like with fog lights inside the holes.

Bumperettes????you mean the front bumper guards, NO. The holes are in the center section where the grille is. The holes go through that center piece and through the reinforcement bar that is underneath. I would take pictures but I can't right now, I'll try to get them soon. There's already a pic of an 90s Brougham with the fog lights, where these are on this car that's where the holes to mine are.
Thanks

1980coupe
11-24-09, 01:30 AM
Its actually very easy to mount the to the under side of the bumper. The chrome is held on by about 8 huge bolts. Just pull one of those bolts, drill a hole in the middle of the mounting bracket for the fog lights, and simply replace the bolt with it going through the hole. No drilling of the car required and you can remove them in like 10 minutes. I did this to my old FWD Fleetwood and will be doing it to my Brougham sometime soon. I also installed a DRL module on the Fleetwood that worked like most modern DRLs do. It used the high filament on the front turn signals and turned them off whenever I turned the turn signals on. Worked great and looked sweet.

However, for the Brougham I am going to invest in a nice set of driving lights for it (probably 2"x6" so they looks slim and clean), not cheepos from Wally World like I did with my Fleetwood. I do a lot of late night interstate driving with the Brougham and I need more light in front of me than what the low beams provide but I won't drive with the high beams on because it blinds other drivers, even on an interstate with a large median.


http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/My%20Cars/1988%20Fleetwood/100_5848.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/My%20Cars/1988%20Fleetwood/100_5763.jpg

these were not mounted underneath but yeah it would be simple to install some like the way you mentioned. Actually the holes are in a similar location to those of 96fleetwood (see pic)
Thanks