: Got another 2 years



turbojimmy
07-15-13, 08:59 PM
She passed inspection today. Got a 2-year sticker so she lives another 2 years. The extremely obese guy (not that there's anything wrong with that) that did the inspection was pissed because I didn't have the A/C on. Temps were mid-90s today but I shut it off as I exited the car. Since it's pre-OBD-II they give it the tailpipe sniffer test. It might not matter much, but I didn't want to load it down with the A/C compressor.

So I spent some time basking in my glory, listening to Octane pretty loud for a little while. Better than sitting in my living room. My neighbors think I'm a little touched, and I think I might be. But I like it.

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/jestoltz/limo_07152013_zpsc2494239.jpg

jamespowers
07-15-13, 09:51 PM
Nice! I am glad you passed easily. :thumbsup:
If you were sniffing octane rather than listening to it then you would be touched. :p

csbuckn
07-16-13, 12:03 AM
Nice pic, does the rest of the interior look like that?

lacville78
07-16-13, 12:32 AM
Ah, the Ol' No A/C trick; only thing better is the always-on heater trick, hehehe.
Congrats!

turbojimmy
07-16-13, 03:27 AM
Nice pic, does the rest of the interior look like that?

Thanks. The rest of the interior looks stock except for a control panel molded into the ceiling for the lights, rear HVAC and partition. The only thing about Federal stretches that I don't like is that middle seat. On my Superior, they made it look like the rear seat - more rounded and with the crest in the middle. Although this one is more comfortable for some reason.

some-beach!
07-16-13, 10:11 AM
I've always wanted a Cadillac Limo. I almost bought one once but it was a 6 door Funeral Home car and the wife thought that was gross. I tried to tell her they only carried live people in the Limo's but she said not if I bought it :)

turbojimmy
07-16-13, 10:20 AM
My first one was a 6-door funeral car. This one is a 24-hour car. It's 18" longer and has a partition. The middle doors are "hidden" in that they don't have external door handles and the internal ones are pretty well disguised. The intent was funeral use during the day and entertaining at night, hence the "24-hour" designation. It's definitely fun to own.

turbojimmy
07-16-13, 01:30 PM
Here's the rest of the interior, sort of.

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/jestoltz/limo_07162013_zps43620d13.jpg

The picture is a little washed out because it's dark in the limo and the camera tried to compensate. You can see the shoulder belts on the "B" pillars. That's for when you flip the middle seat around "bus" style.

csbuckn
07-16-13, 02:46 PM
That is too cool. A 6 door limo is definately on the bucket list of cars.

turbojimmy
07-16-13, 03:15 PM
You're going to want the 60" stretch, not the 42". The 42" are the "funeral cars" and have 6 obvious doors and no partition. Rear HVAC system consumes half the trunk and only blows out at the package shelf. The 60" 24-hour 6-doors cars have the middle doors hidden, a central HVAC module that pipes heating and cooling where it needs to be and has a partition. The 60" stretch also has those wooden "boxes" in the middle - one side has glass and bottle storage and the side you see in the pic has a TV and a small ice chest. I took out the old TV and put a JVC receiver in. It's one of the projects I'm most proud of:

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/jestoltz/limo_faceplate-3_zps3fcec411.jpg

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/jestoltz/limo_jvc-1_zps6a33287a.jpg

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii636/jestoltz/limo_faceplate-4_zps12f7fd52.jpg

The driver's side of the partition (behind the front seats) provided a great spot to mount all of the amps and stuff associated with the A/V system. I also installed that Haeir TV you see in the first pic. I picked it because it's LED back lit and is 12V. It's been awesome with the extreme hot and cold of a car interior.

Cadillacboy
07-16-13, 04:06 PM
Good to see good news from you on your super cool limo , and dare I say inspections are unnecessary niggling mundane things lol