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    Jaykeane is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 1970 DeVille Convertible.....the adventure begins!

    I've made 'em before, can't remember from what though..
    look at things like shock absorber bushings and sway bar end link rubbers..

    find something that will fit in there snugly, (like a socket) so you can measure the outside diameter.. then measure the size of the shaft to get the inside diameter..

    with this info, waltz into an old school parts store and ask the old timer behind the counter if he's got any ideas.. he's likely to have a bag of misc grommets and bushings lying around..

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    smelvis is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Thanks Jay. That's whats there now an old sway bar link bushing. I have to get back under there and do it better tho. It's still loose. I did measure it with a caliper but of course i can't find the numbers. I'm gonna try a buick one maybe. Something's gotta fit.

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    smelvis is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Hello all,

    I have another random question. I have been "modernizing" Daisy without altering any originality. 2 things i would really like to have. A trunk release and cruise control.

    Let's start simple. The trunk latch mechanism (w/o pulldown) looks fairly unchanged for many years. If I find one in a boneyard that has the release actuator can i simply swap it out and wire it up? I know there are aftermarket actuators but I wouldn't know where to attach it. I'm not terribly concerned about pulldown as I've had issues with them in the past. Just the release.

    For the second part, cruise control, I was thinking of gathering parts as i find em and maybe have a complete factory system someday. I would assume that it would be fairly simple to install in terms of having proper attaching points, harnesses, etc in place. Am i on the right track on that?

    Thanks people. Can't wait for some drop the top weather!!!!

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