: She's back!



lacville78
06-17-13, 03:14 AM
I got the coupe back from the body shop. Now it's time to get her dressed. The paint job was good, but there was some body work that needed to be done but was ignored due to price. The color match was perfect, and over all I am pleased with the job. But the next one I will go the Csbukin route and do it myself.
Also does anyone know how to re attach the body moulding that goes on the front fenders. It was on there pretty tight and I might have bent the ears taking the pieces off.

Thanks,
Tom.

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1980coupe
06-17-13, 04:40 AM
Nice.
But, why start a new topic every time. Why not just add them to your existing topics...
Maybe a mod can combine them all into one..

talismandave
06-17-13, 04:53 AM
Looks Great! I really love that color.:thumbsup:

lacville78
06-17-13, 05:32 AM
Nice.
But, why start a new topic every time. Why not just add them to your existing topics...
Maybe a mod can combine them all into one..

I should have done that. Sorry.

grauhst
06-17-13, 08:20 AM
Beautiful! Great color, it will look great in the sun.

csbuckn
06-17-13, 10:55 AM
Nice color. Is it a stock metallic color?

Cady70
06-17-13, 02:36 PM
Green survivor. Keep it alive.

77CDV
06-17-13, 02:59 PM
Looks good! Which trim are you having trouble reattaching?

lacville78
06-17-13, 04:19 PM
Nice color. Is it a stock metallic color?

Yup, it is called "Thume Green Firemist."

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Looks good! Which trim are you having trouble reattaching?

The side body moulding pieces that go on the sides of the fenders. It looks like the fenders have these metal rabbit ear type clips that hold it on, and when removing it I bent them or something. I imagine this might require the removal of these studs and clips, which might involve hammering them out. If that is the case I might go ahead with a bit of jb weld and super glue, so I don't damage the paint. But I am not sure.
Thanks,
Tom.

outsider
06-17-13, 05:28 PM
Do you mean the thin polished metal/chrome strip that goes about half way up the rear fender?

If so, and if it's like my 69 caddy, those clips are separate from the body and you can pull them out by punching them from the back (in the trunk) and pushing them through.

If not, please provide some pics :)

deVille33
06-18-13, 10:15 AM
Very nice! I have one in Seafoam, but the firemist colors have always been stunning. Whenever I've had a car painted, something goofy always seems to happen. New paint seems to draw crazies to it.

lacville78
06-18-13, 02:31 PM
Do you mean the thin polished metal/chrome strip that goes about half way up the rear fender?

If so, and if it's like my 69 caddy, those clips are separate from the body and you can pull them out by punching them from the back (in the trunk) and pushing them through.

If not, please provide some pics :)

That sounds about right, except it is on the front fender. I will check it out more and see if I can do that.

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Very nice! I have one in Seafoam, but the firemist colors have always been stunning. Whenever I've had a car painted, something goofy always seems to happen. New paint seems to draw crazies to it.

Yup, I've noticed people want to touch the car. I must have anger issues, because it makes me want to hit them.

83 Fleetwood
06-18-13, 10:48 PM
Beautiful car

sgc2c
06-20-13, 10:54 PM
Thume Green Firemist?

Do you mean ThYme green firemist?

csbuckn
06-20-13, 11:21 PM
I think he meant thume. Your info must be wrong.

77CDV
06-20-13, 11:24 PM
You should be able to remove the clips from their holes in the front fender, straighten them, then reattach. You'll have to get at them from the inside of the fender, which may require removing the front wheelwells. You can also use trim adhesive strips to affix the spears if messing with the clips is too much bother.

lacville78
06-21-13, 02:54 AM
You should be able to remove the clips from their holes in the front fender, straighten them, then reattach. You'll have to get at them from the inside of the fender, which may require removing the front wheelwells. You can also use trim adhesive strips to affix the spears if messing with the clips is too much bother.

Thanks man!
I'll probably go the easy route. Do you know where I could get the adhesive strips at?

sgc2c
06-21-13, 02:00 PM
I think he meant thume. Your info must be wrong.

But there's no such word as Thume.
And there is such a paint code for Thyme Green
Firemist.

lacville78
06-21-13, 04:48 PM
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1977&model=Cadillac&rows=50

Check it out, its code #94.

After more research I have found other websites call it Thyme.

Thume, Thyme, I'm so confused :confused:.

77CDV
06-22-13, 11:58 PM
Thanks man!
I'll probably go the easy route. Do you know where I could get the adhesive strips at?

Auto parts stores usually sell it in bulk.