: it's official! 1979 deville



Richard Miller
06-04-06, 09:01 PM
I have recieved a deville from the second owner(grandparents). It has records since 1985 and I am stoked. This is a car of my youth and some of my most memorable road trips and vacations were taken in the deville. The paint is decent, cracked on the passenger side. few cracks on the vinyl on the inside, but really clean. no stains or wear on the seats. but the carpet could be shapooed. the headliner is mint.

My wife, Amanda, is very surpised with this car. The last large car we had was a 1986 Pontiac Parissiane. She didn't car for that pontiac, but she is very happy with the Caddy! We went over a speed bump and her reaction was "was that a bump!?" Driving down the interstate she realized how smooth 60 could feel. She thought she was around 25-30 mph. haha

the only problems are the cruise control is dead. flat out dead. I have bee searching for days to find info (schematics, faqs or whatever) to fix this.

Also if I step on it, the engine bogs. prudent acceration works fine.

anyways I am happy to be aboard!

ps: my grandparents now have an STS. so they are pretty excited also!

90Brougham350
06-04-06, 09:56 PM
:thumbsup: Sounds pretty sweet dude! We're gonna need some pics though, welcome to the forums!

Richard Miller
06-04-06, 10:19 PM
i am a little behind in digital imaging. will post something eventually

Benzilla
06-04-06, 11:19 PM
Wow, another new '79 owner, welcome to the club! what color is it?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 12:21 AM
If I was gonna buy a '77-'79 deVille/ Fleetwood, it'd be a '79, no doubt.

Benzilla
06-05-06, 12:56 AM
oh hell yeah, but I still love the '77-'78s in differant ways, '77 tail lights are sweet, they give the car a whole other look.

Oh by the way, there is this '78? sedan Deville near me, I say '78? because it has a '78 back and a '77 grille, WTF? was this some kind of early '78 crossover thing, or did they just switch clips?

Night Wolf
06-05-06, 02:24 AM
Another '79 to the family... welcome! I miss mine... what a great car.

Mojochiken
06-05-06, 06:25 AM
Is it a Coupe or Sedan?

Richard Miller
06-05-06, 09:43 AM
It's a sedan,

and Nightwolf, I had read about the ill fated encounter. My apologies.

77CDV
06-05-06, 12:09 PM
oh hell yeah, but I still love the '77-'78s in differant ways, '77 tail lights are sweet, they give the car a whole other look.

Oh by the way, there is this '78? sedan Deville near me, I say '78? because it has a '78 back and a '77 grille, WTF? was this some kind of early '78 crossover thing, or did they just switch clips?

Sounds like a clip switch or even just a grille switch, since the grille is separate from the front clip. Check the seat pattern. If it's full-length pleats, it's a 77. If the pleats are only on the lower part of the seat back and the front of the seat bottom, it's a 78.

Craig

Night Wolf
06-05-06, 04:23 PM
'77 also had different tail lights, the older 3D ones, kinda cool but don't look as good IMO.

Also, check the steering wheel... '79 had the angled spokes while '77 and '78 had the flat one...

Also check the wood grain pattern, '77 and '78 (IIRC) had the nicer darker wood pattern while '79 switched to the ugly lighter burl wood (which I changed)...

and so on...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 05:23 PM
Actually, I really like the wood pattern on the '79's. Shame it was fake.

Benzilla
06-05-06, 08:51 PM
'77 also had different tail lights, the older 3D ones, kinda cool but don't look as good IMO.

Also, check the steering wheel... '79 had the angled spokes while '77 and '78 had the flat one...

Also check the wood grain pattern, '77 and '78 (IIRC) had the nicer darker wood pattern while '79 switched to the ugly lighter burl wood (which I changed)...

and so on...
I know its a '77 or '78. I've never seen the inside, I could take a look I guess. I know all the year to year changes on these cars, so it should be easy if I see the interior.

I kinda like the wood on the '79s, way better than the fugly '80-'84 crap.:vomit:

BTW what is IIRC? noone ever told me.

90Brougham350
06-05-06, 09:05 PM
IIRC, it's "if I remember correctly." At least that's how I've always read it. But then again, I could be wrong, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 09:32 PM
It means "If I reverse cowgirl"

Benzilla
06-05-06, 09:38 PM
Chad, you have a very odd mind... I like that! lol.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 09:48 PM
Odd like FredMaxwell or good odd?

Benzilla
06-05-06, 09:51 PM
good odd... unless you know something I don't...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 09:59 PM
I'm a fleabit peanut monkey
All my friends are junkies
yeah that's not really true...


No, I don't know anything you don't.

Benzilla
06-05-06, 10:02 PM
ok :) (I was j/k you know)

I love that song, it never gets old, and it fits me.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-05-06, 10:13 PM
Lately, that song has been in my top 5 favorites for when I go running.

Night Wolf
06-05-06, 10:46 PM
I know its a '77 or '78. I've never seen the inside, I could take a look I guess. I know all the year to year changes on these cars, so it should be easy if I see the interior.

I kinda like the wood on the '79s, way better than the fugly '80-'84 crap.:vomit:

BTW what is IIRC? noone ever told me.

Yes, you are right, the '79 burl wood isn't the most hideious... the '80-'84 would be. I replaced mine with some from an '85 Fleetwood Brougham... the nice darker walnut pattern... what a difference.

Benzilla
06-05-06, 10:49 PM
I would do that if I didn't have the saddle color interior in both coupes, it sort of blends with the wood. any other color and it would be long gone, I really like the stuff in the '78s, '77 was a little odd. the rosewood is sweet too, almost the same color as '90-'92 burl which I love.