: 1980 cadillac deville restoring project



mattg6007
09-01-10, 05:55 PM
i got a 1980 cadillac that has sat in a barn most of its life its got 115000 original miles on it nothing has been replaced...

just wondering if there is anywhere i can go to get body parts and replacement parts for this thing???

will post some pics soon

csbuckn
09-01-10, 05:57 PM
Welcome, post what you need at layitlow. Rockauto should have the rest. 2 door?

sven914
09-01-10, 08:43 PM
We also have an official parts wanted/for sale thread in the sticky section. You can post what you need there and see if anyone on here has what you need. Also check into local junk yards; any RWD Cadillac from '80-'92 will have a few parts that fit your car.

1980coupe
09-01-10, 10:02 PM
shoot me a list, there's 2 1980 coupes at my local yard. 1 triple white, leather interior and the other is a triple blue delegance with velour seats. LMK. I'm going this Saturday. ☺

1980coupe
09-01-10, 10:06 PM
i got a 1980 cadillac that has sat in a barn most of its life its got 115000 original miles on it nothing has been replaced...

just wondering if there is anywhere i can go to get body parts and replacement parts for this thing???

will post some pics soon

how can it have 115000 when the odometer reading is only 5 digits? that would mean it had gone over once with that extra one in front. Mine has 220,000 and I know it has gone over twice, thus the first 2. If yours is original miles then it only has 15,000.
You have any pics? Would like to see it. ☺

1980coupe
09-01-10, 10:49 PM
i got a 1980 cadillac that has sat in a barn most of its life its got 115000 original miles on it nothing has been replaced...

just wondering if there is anywhere i can go to get body parts and replacement parts for this thing???

will post some pics soon

how can it have 115000 when the odometer reading is only 5 digits? that would mean it had gone over once with that extra one in front. Mine has 220,000 and I know it has gone over twice, thus the first 2. If yours is original miles then it only has 15,000.
You have any pics? Would like to see it. ☺

mattg6007
09-02-10, 06:06 PM
its a four door and i will get pics soon

need the whole intirior...

mattg6007
09-04-10, 04:03 PM
does anyone know if there is a restoration book for my year model caddy???

jayoldschool
09-04-10, 11:14 PM
Not that I know of. You can check out my project thread for some info...

What all do you need for your interior, and what colour?

Let's see some pics!

jayoldschool
09-04-10, 11:14 PM
Not that I know of. You can check out my project thread for some info...

What all do you need for your interior, and what colour?

Let's see some pics!

mattg6007
09-05-10, 11:05 AM
its the 4 door sedan deville and the color of the interior is that cream color i guess...

Cadillacboy
09-05-10, 02:43 PM
A new 5 stars thread in the making lol

Seriously, looking forward to seeing the pics
:highfive:

1980coupe
09-06-10, 12:22 AM
does anyone know if there is a restoration book for my year model caddy???

if you need the whole interior try these guys
www.smsautofabrics.com
fill out there request a sample form and they help you out with what you need.
You can find the info on your car on a body tag that is rivited to the firewall on the driver side by the wiper arm.

mattg6007
09-10-10, 08:59 PM
well i'm just now starting to do some mantinence on the car i flushed out the cooling system it was nasty, flushed out the gas lines from the tank, and changed the oil...

going to wash it and clean it out tomorro and take some pics to put on here for yall...

mattg6007
09-22-10, 05:20 PM
the clean up job is going to take a while i found alot of rust that is hidden unless ur really looking for it or unless u already know where to look but going to do a full tear down and bring out the mig welder and start cutin up the car and start patchin her back together

1980coupe
09-23-10, 01:08 AM
:postpics:

jsherid1
09-23-10, 05:59 PM
In terms of manuals for the car:

There is a moderately useful Chilton's manual available at most parts stores
You can also get copies of the factory body and repair manuals on eBay or as .pdfs from a few vendors. I just got a set for my 77 a few weeks ago, be damned if I can remember the name of the vendor.

mattg6007
10-09-10, 10:28 PM
going to tear out the whole interior tommorro found alot of rust on the firewall under the a/c unit, its leaking water bad into the car when it rains or when i wash it...

going to try to do a budget restoration just enough to cure all of the rust and to get it back on the road

mattg6007
10-09-10, 11:11 PM
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ok i'm having trouble getting my pics to show up on here what do i need to do to get this to work???

thanks

csbuckn
10-09-10, 11:35 PM
You can use Photobucket to host your images, its free.

mattg6007
10-10-10, 12:13 AM
idk how to use photobucket is there another way...

fool2
10-10-10, 01:07 AM
You can use Tinypic. It's a little easier if you don't already have a Photobucket account. Click the button that says "Upload". A little pop up window should appear where you can browse your computers files. Navigate yourself to the area of the computer where your pictures are located and thumbnails should show up. Click a thumbnail and confirm. It should upload quickly. After the picture uploads there will be a little box to the left with some gibberish codes. You want to copy the code that starts with one of these [. After you have copied the code you can paste it here in the reply box. When you submit the reply it should appear as the picture.

mattg6007
10-10-10, 04:00 PM
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mattg6007
10-11-10, 04:20 PM
http://tinypic.com/r/343kwe9/7
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mattg6007
10-11-10, 04:22 PM
ok well tinypic is not letting me show my pics.. i'm uploading these from my phone idk if that makes any difference

outsider
10-11-10, 07:05 PM
photobucket has an app for blackberry. that's what i use :)

mattg6007
10-12-10, 04:20 PM
i dont have a blackberry its just a regular cheap phone

stephen ferman
05-28-11, 02:29 AM
shoot me a list, there's 2 1980 coupes at my local yard. 1 triple white, leather interior and the other is a triple blue delegance with velour seats. LMK. I'm going this Saturday. ☺

I was wondering how the front and rear seats are in the blue 80 cadillac mine is an 80 deville and blue velour? I need alot of interior parts im restoring my 80 for my son