: New pics of the '95 FWB and some mods



caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:31 PM
Finally, more than 3 months after I bought it, I finally got some new pics of both it in general and also some mods I FINALLY completed. It was a BUSY Easter break, to say the least!

First, the car itself.

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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:32 PM
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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:33 PM
The stainless steel chromed front plate with OEM Cadillac emblem, and the new OEM Heritage of ownership badge with “Cadillac” in the center (replacing the original one that was on the car, #11—that’s now on the ‘93).

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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:34 PM
OEM GM 5.7 Liter emblems. Got these a while ago, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to put them on or not until recently. The one on the trunk is similar in concept to the ones Cadillac used to put on some older models (really different look, but still the same idea)—and I think it looks pretty nice. But my favorite is the one I put on the gauge cluster, right below the shift indicator—the color and chrome on it looks great with the wood background, and I like advertising the 5.7L fact…in a perfect spot, too!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/New%20Emblems/DSCF0129.jpg
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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:34 PM
OEM center armrest/console with the solid lid and pop-out cupholder arm, out of a wrecked ’96 Fleetwood. Not only looks better, but also seems just a tad taller or is at least more comfortable for my arm. The inside is also more open and larger and easier to get at with the rear hinge. Very much enjoy it!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/New%20Console/DSCF0165.jpg
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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:35 PM
OEM CD/cassette head unit out of a wrecked ’95 Fleetwood. The stock cassette unit worked great, but I always wanted one of these, and picked it up. Having an issue with it sometimes not being able to fully suck a CD in, but still investigating that one.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/New%20Radio/DSCF0096.jpg

As a side benefit, the fully working cassette-only unit I removed plugged right into the ’93 FWB, and now that car finally has a working cassette (which had been malfunctioning since we bought it).

caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:35 PM
Now, one of the BEST mods EVER for this car—a Roadmaster climate control. ocjmakaveli was the first to get this done, and I bought the Buick CC unit back in December, but just never had a chance to get it in. Fabbing up the brackets to it hung in the stock space properly took a bit, and the whole thing lasted a few hours, but I cannot believe how dramatically different this makes the car—5 completely controllable fan speeds, the ability to blow airflow wherever you WANT (floor, middle, blend), and still have an automatic control to set it and forget it if desired.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/Roadmaster%20Climate%20Control/DSCF0098.jpg
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caddycruiser
04-17-06, 04:36 PM
And, finally, a repair. When I got the car, it had the typical slit on the side near the lumbar/heat controls, but was just a slit and wasn’t more torn. Also had a small hole and a few wear marks on the driver’s left back bolster.

Got a leather repair kit, custom color matched from a sample I sent in, from leathermagic.com and went to work. Cut up an old car wash sponge to fill in some spots were the foam had broken down under the cut and wear mark, then glued in a subpatch on the underside of each defect, and started filling in each spot with the special compound. I did about 4 applications of the compound, smoothing and forming in between, then re-painted the specific sections wear the repairs were made with the provided paint/coloring.

Up close (as in some of these pics with the camera’s macro setting on), you can still see a few imperfections, but there’s no more tears or visible wear spots, and the seat looks brand new otherwise now.

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Lord Cadillac
04-17-06, 05:19 PM
Very nice. I'm jealous.. I want my FWB back! :D

Adam
04-17-06, 05:20 PM
VERY NICE :thumbsup:! still needs white walls! beautiful ride though man. congrats.

caddycruiser
04-17-06, 05:44 PM
VERY NICE :thumbsup:! still needs white walls! beautiful ride though man. congrats.

Haha, actually, I don't think I'm ever going to do that. Did think about it a lot, and had a few people suggest it too, but in person it looks INCREDIBLE with the blackwalls when it's all shined up.

The '93 with new ww's is parked right next to it, and that definately gives a more classic, original look, but the Marblehead color goes very well with the blacks. Would NOT look good on a white, gold, light silver, etc., car, but I think they look nice on mine.

Still almost certain about going with a set of chromed Brougham factory wheels, and should have a set on by June:thumbsup:

ocjmakaveli
04-17-06, 06:11 PM
Very nice good to know you got the mods done.

So the repair kit worked well? has it held up when u sit on it etc.?

I tried on of those kits about 3 years ago for a small dime size hole that is next to the lumbar controls it seems the previous owner had a dog and one time the claw must've went in making the hole.

I tried the kit but after a week it peeled off some and it has held ever since but it doesn't look right.... I'm going to replace the section though for $40 is what I was quoted but ever since that time I lost faith in leather repair kits.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-17-06, 06:25 PM
Thats very nice, I like the 5.7 badges a lot! I always thought that car was lacking those, I never understood why they put badges on the deVilles and never on the FWB/Roadmaster/Caprice.

I really like how they designed the climate control display on the Roadmasters, where it shows where the air is blowing in that pictograph. Also, I miss how you could change airflow direction in that car, you can't do that in my deVille.

scurling
04-17-06, 06:30 PM
Where did you find the climat control unit, is it new or used? That sound like a very useful and functional mod.

caddycruiser
04-17-06, 06:45 PM
Very nice good to know you got the mods done.

So the repair kit worked well? has it held up when u sit on it etc.?

I tried on of those kits about 3 years ago for a small dime size hole that is next to the lumbar controls it seems the previous owner had a dog and one time the claw must've went in making the hole.

I tried the kit but after a week it peeled off some and it has held ever since but it doesn't look right.... I'm going to replace the section though for $40 is what I was quoted but ever since that time I lost faith in leather repair kits.

Btw I was doing general car maintenance and taking some updated pics with my cam and I have the pic of my car with the 50% front tinted windows I'll add it below because I don't remember the name of our other post we were talking about this in. One of the shots is from the inside of the drivers side so you can see out it's not really much difference in color.

Hmm I also noticed for some odd reason the driver side looks really dark in the pics never mind that it must've been too much glare from the sun and a bad pic making it look dark but it actually looks like the suburban u saw before.

I'll delete the pics later today once u see them I didn't want to make a post just for these pics...

Yes, thank you for those pics! I will likely be getting some tint done this summer too, and it's nice to see another Fleetwood with 2 different tint %'s. Looks great!

As for the repair kit, I only sat on the seat once yesterday to go for a little cruise, but I'm amazed by the look and feel of the repair spots. Guess I'll just have to see over time how it ages.

caddycruiser
04-17-06, 06:47 PM
Where did you find the climat control unit, is it new or used? That sound like a very useful and functional mod.

Used, off Ebay. We actually have a whole thread about it, started by ocjmakaveli and with some of his pics and instructions:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/rwd-19xx-1985-deville-fleetwood-1985/59695-works-new-roadmaster-heating-system-works.html?highlight=roadmaster

It is, without a doubt, one of the BEST and most useful mods you can do--after I showed my father, he's now begging me to get it done in the '93!

caddycruiser
04-17-06, 07:39 PM
Just added a picture of the dash final project, with everything back together.

Also forgot to mention that I put a new center bezel on (the one it came with had a broken vent) around the radio/climate control face, and my father and brother re-aligned the hood because it was quite a bit out of whack--had a light accident not long ago, I think, and the shop just didn't get the hood alligned right apparently.

96Fleetwood
04-18-06, 08:11 AM
Absolutely beautiful!! Looks like the mod bug has bit you!

caddycruiser
04-18-06, 09:21 AM
Absolutely beautiful!! Looks like the mod bug has bit you!

Somewhat...I want to do more, but right now it's just been a lot of "swapping" as I've called it, since some of it was just replacing some stock pieces with some from a junked car (radio, vent bezel, console, etc.).

Either way, it's all stuff that either needed to be done or I wanted changed, so it works for me--and the car definately is quite a bit nicer than when I bought it in January:cool2:

caddycruiser
04-18-06, 09:26 AM
Just for the heck of it, here's 2 of how it looks when I'm not there.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/General%20Car/DSCF0013.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/General%20Car/DSCF0014.jpg

N0DIH
04-18-06, 03:30 PM
The blackwalls don't look too bad. I was concerned that if I ended up with black walls on my FWB that I wouldn't like, maybe they aren't so bad....

Still makes it look like a tall sidewall tire though.

BCs71
04-18-06, 03:51 PM
Nice mods! Looks great.

The RM climate control swap has really got me thinking..... I HATE not being able to select where the heat/cool comes from. I park my FW for the winter, otherwise I'd be all over that swap!

caddycruiser
04-18-06, 04:28 PM
Nice mods! Looks great.

The RM climate control swap has really got me thinking..... I HATE not being able to select where the heat/cool comes from. I park my FW for the winter, otherwise I'd be all over that swap!

Very true, but right now, the 5 fan speed intervals were enough to make it worth it to me--no more really low or annoyingly loud and hard roar on an Auto setting, just whatever I want it at.

Of course, it'd be better if I had working A/C, but that will hopefully be resolved soon.

caddycruiser
04-18-06, 04:30 PM
The blackwalls don't look too bad. I was concerned that if I ended up with black walls on my FWB that I wouldn't like, maybe they aren't so bad....

Still makes it look like a tall sidewall tire though.

The opinions are still everywhere on this one, but I can tell you that our white one DEFINATELY needs whitewalls to look as good as it does...BUT, something about the marble/pewter/gray color of mine actually makes it look better with the blacks. I have pics of the same car with ww's, and I honestly don't like it as much.

They may not look as good on your gold/tan car, but wouldn't be terrible--whites would still be the best, I think, for yours.

Timothy60
04-18-06, 10:28 PM
Haha, actually, I don't think I'm ever going to do that. Did think about it a lot, and had a few people suggest it too, but in person it looks INCREDIBLE with the blackwalls when it's all shined up.

The '93 with new ww's is parked right next to it, and that definately gives a more classic, original look, but the Marblehead color goes very well with the blacks. Would NOT look good on a white, gold, light silver, etc., car, but I think they look nice on mine.

Still almost certain about going with a set of chromed Brougham factory wheels, and should have a set on by June:thumbsup:

Nice car, Caddycruiser. How does the engine bay look? By the way, how do you go about posting your pictures? I'd like to post a picture of my 93 Fleetwood now that I got those hefty Michelin X-Ice snow tires off for the spring/summer season. If you have time, could you write down the steps required to post a picture? That would be great!

caddycruiser
04-18-06, 10:55 PM
Nice car, Caddycruiser. How does the engine bay look? By the way, how do you go about posting your pictures? I'd like to post a picture of my 93 Fleetwood now that I got those hefty Michelin X-Ice snow tires off for the spring/summer season. If you have time, could you write down the steps required to post a picture? That would be great!

Actually, I have a Photobucket.com account, upload them there, and then just copy and paste the links it gives you.

Go here, and just sign up for a free account and start uploading:
http://www.photobucket.com

And just since you asked, here's a pic or two of the bone stock (at least for now) engine compartment. It's pretty much spotless, and I think the dealer had given it a steam clean before I picked it up.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0128.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0129.jpg

Only real change I plan on making under there is a cold air intake to get rid of all the extra baffles and boxes, etc., and add to the power and sound a bit.

Timothy60
04-19-06, 08:34 AM
Actually, I have a Photobucket.com account, upload them there, and then just copy and paste the links it gives you.

Go here, and just sign up for a free account and start uploading:
http://www.photobucket.com

And just since you asked, here's a pic or two of the bone stock (at least for now) engine compartment. It's pretty much spotless, and I think the dealer had given it a steam clean before I picked it up.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0128.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0129.jpg

Only real change I plan on making under there is a cold air intake to get rid of all the extra baffles and boxes, etc., and add to the power and sound a bit.
Thanks for the picture posting advice. I'm going to give it a try tonight. Your Fleetwood is very clean under the hood; nice shots of the big 5.7. After looking at your pictures, I have one practical comment to make: based upon prior experience, it is a good idea to protect a valuable vehicle from the weather and from UV damage. Plastic components are especially vulnerable to environmental deterioration. But what about the undercarriage? Many owners neglect to pay proper consideration to the underside of the vehicle. You have covered your Fleetwood and that's good. But. . . it appears to be parked on loose pea-gravel which allows moisture and dampness from the ground to constantly diffuse upward. I think you can figure out the rest! This becomes even more of a problem in the presence of any salt residue on the undercarriage because the salt absorbs the moisture and rapidly accelerates the oxidation process. I know this issue would only concern the most ardent of auto enthusiasts. As for me, I am interested in preserving my 93 for as long as I can!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-19-06, 09:44 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0128.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%2095%20Fleetwood/DSCF0129.jpg




Sooo much plastic!

caddycruiser
04-19-06, 10:54 AM
Sooo much plastic!

Haha, well, at least as far as that convoluted OEM air intake is concerned!

That, hopefully, won't be in there too much longer...:thumbsup:

caddycruiser
04-19-06, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the picture posting advice. I'm going to give it a try tonight. Your Fleetwood is very clean under the hood; nice shots of the big 5.7. After looking at your pictures, I have one practical comment to make: based upon prior experience, it is a good idea to protect a valuable vehicle from the weather and from UV damage. Plastic components are especially vulnerable to environmental deterioration. But what about the undercarriage? Many owners neglect to pay proper consideration to the underside of the vehicle. You have covered your Fleetwood and that's good. But. . . it appears to be parked on loose pea-gravel which allows moisture and dampness from the ground to constantly diffuse upward. I think you can figure out the rest! This becomes even more of a problem in the presence of any salt residue on the undercarriage because the salt absorbs the moisture and rapidly accelerates the oxidation process. I know this issue would only concern the most ardent of auto enthusiasts. As for me, I am interested in preserving my 93 for as long as I can!


Good point, but this is eventually going to be just a pampered daily driver, so I'm trying to keep it as nice as possible...but it won't be a Concours winner.

Right now, the main reason for the cover is because it sits at home while I'm away in another state at college, and I just wanted a little more help in keeping it clean and protected from the sun--which it is doing a terrific job at so far.

Once I get home for the summer in May, I'll only be using the cover occasionally when the car isn't in use for more than a day or overnight, and plan on keeping it washed and detailed constantly--just like all of our other cars.

And winters aren't a big issue either, as we live in the beach/bay area of Delaware and the exposure of this car to winter elements and salt muck, etc., will be kept to a minimum.

ocjmakaveli
04-19-06, 02:24 PM
Abetter way to post pics is to use the upload function of these cadillac forum when you are abotu to post your thread just go down and you'll see a manage attachments then you can upload upto about 10 pics.

This way you save bandwidth when opening the threads and you only get full size pics when you click on the pictures individually.

the only downside is your pics have too be an image size of 600X800 or smaller to upload them on here.

Otherwise if it's bigger it wouldn't look right anyway the pic would be too big to view on a computer monitor.

Any photoshop type software will allow u to resize the picture

caddycruiser
04-19-06, 02:37 PM
Abetter way to post pics is to use the upload function of these cadillac forum when you are abotu to post your thread just go down and you'll see a manage attachments then you can upload upto about 10 pics.

This way you save bandwidth when opening the threads and you only get full size pics when you click on the pictures individually.

the only downside is your pics have too be an image size of 600X800 or smaller to upload them on here.

Otherwise if it's bigger it wouldn't look right anyway the pic would be too big to view on a computer monitor.

Any photoshop type software will allow u to resize the picture

True, and I wish I could figure out how to do the same with Photobucket...I'd use space here on the forum, but there isn't a whole lot, and it's easier and quicker to just do the Photobucket route.

BCs71
04-19-06, 03:25 PM
Here was my filthy engine compartment when I bought my Caddy! Yuck

http://hometown.aol.com/bcndahous/images/lt1%20dirty.jpg


And here is a picture of it today, attached image.

caddycruiser
04-19-06, 03:35 PM
Yeah, that's pretty dirty. Strangely enough, the worst engine compartment is in our '93 FWB...it's a Maryland/Florida car, but is SO dirty and SO surface rusted on spots (like the air cleaner housing), we never could figure out how the hell it got so bad.

I've seen beat to death FW's that looked better under the hood than that one, but the rest of the car is very nice. The '95 is a "beach" car, and has some light surface rust on the frame rails underneath, but has generally cleaner guts than the '93...plus it did look to have been freshly steamed and shined under the hood by the dealer.

I can't WAIT to get that mess of a stock air intake system off of there, and really open it up--I don't want a homemade kit or pieces, so likely will go with a Clear Image system (am liking them more than the K&N's lately).

DPGC23
04-20-06, 12:22 AM
That Car Loooks Sweet Man,

However, U Broke My Soul, Rear Driver Side.....
Missin Cap????

Awwww,

Haha,

Dope Dope Tho, I Like The 5.7 Emblem, Niceeee

Dpgc23

caddycruiser
04-20-06, 08:20 AM
That Car Loooks Sweet Man,

However, U Broke My Soul, Rear Driver Side.....
Missin Cap????

Awwww,

Haha,

Dope Dope Tho, I Like The 5.7 Emblem, Niceeee

Dpgc23

Huh? There's NOTHING at all missing...

I really like the emblems too, especially the one on the instrument cluster--it looks perfect and really cool there.

HotRodSaint
04-20-06, 10:06 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/My%20Fleetwood%20April%202006/General%20Car/DSCF0014.jpg

For some reason, I really like this photo.

caddycruiser
04-20-06, 10:50 AM
Haha...I did too, for some reason, and that's why it was one of the ones I posted:)

Adam
04-20-06, 05:37 PM
what did you use on your leather? my friends Fleetwood is ripped in a few places and whatever you used did a pretty damn good job.

caddycruiser
04-20-06, 05:56 PM
It was a kit from Leather Magic. I looked around the net at different ones, and liked theirs best, including some of the results/pics they showed. They were also great on the phone after I got the kit and it was missing a piece.

You can find them here, and they have a ton of info on their site:

http://www.leathermagic.com

HashiriyaS14
04-25-06, 11:40 AM
That's a very nice car, especially considering what you got it for.

I like the RM climate control and the armrest.

That chrome is POLISHED.

caddycruiser
04-25-06, 06:31 PM
That's a very nice car, especially considering what you got it for.

I like the RM climate control and the armrest.

That chrome is POLISHED.

Thanks. Those two things and the OEM CD/cassette head unit are all my favorite.

I've always loved the nickel-plated stainless steel lower panels too, as they almost ALWAYS look that good, even when a bit dirty. I don't think I actually even touched them on this car yet, except for a really quick polish and wax when I did the rest of the car after buying it.

scurling
04-28-06, 11:07 AM
Caddy.

In one of the side pics it looks like the "chrome" trim on the fenders is blistering. It’s actually plastic covered "chrome" on the fenders, as I'm sure you know.

Just an FYI, those items are still available at the GM dealers. I just replaced all four pieces on my two '94s. They aren't cheap, but they sure make a difference in the look, especially when the plastic chrome starts pealing away.

caddycruiser
04-28-06, 12:53 PM
Caddy.

In one of the side pics it looks like the "chrome" trim on the fenders is blistering. It’s actually plastic covered "chrome" on the fenders, as I'm sure you know.

Just an FYI, those items are still available at the GM dealers. I just replaced all four pieces on my two '94s. They aren't cheap, but they sure make a difference in the look, especially when the plastic chrome starts pealing away.

Yep, I know. All are rippled except for the one on the front passenger's side fender because it was replaced with the fender after a little accident.

Actually, strangely enough, the ones on the '95 are MORE rippled than the ones on the '93...but neither really bugs me much, unless you're up close.

How hard are they to pull off and then put new ones on?