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    so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    this car was completely buried under boxes i have been here many times and never knew it existed. It is a 1973 Caddilac Fleetwood 75 limo it has 23,000 miles on it
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    Very cool. Looks to be in great shape body and interior wise. Got any pics of the rear seating area?

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    Holy Time Capsule Batman! What a cool find!

    ....my crappy grandparents didn't hide no cars.

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    i dont have pics of the rear area will get them tomorrow i got it turning over and running on gas but i will be rebuilding the carb on it monday when the kit comes in

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    Also, before you take it on the road, get some newer tires on it. Old tires will at best give bad traction in anything but good weather and at worse delaminate (tread comes off) or have a sidewall split, causing damage to the car.
    You'll also need to change all the fluids and probably put some new brakes shoes/ pads on it.

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    Nice! Had a 73 new. Silver cdv black leather white top. It never ran right due to a intake vacuum leak. Always in the shop. Traded it for a 77. Great looking car. If your going to sell it dont touch anything. Dont even start it. Let the buyer do it. Its worth more that way trust me.

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    WOW! What luck! Have fun with it!!!

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    Incredible! Rare formal model, too. Looks like a great, easy project to have fun with. Enjoy!

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    That's a Fleetwood 75 "formal" limousine. It has a cross grain vinyl top on it and looks to be in stellar shape. Be VERY gentle if you decide to wake her.

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    Post a pic of the steering wheel if you can.

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    i will get the pics tomorrow never made it out to the warehouse today but i was wondering what i should use on the top to protect it

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    Dig the phone on the tranny hub!

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

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    i will get the pics tomorrow never made it out to the warehouse today but i was wondering what i should use on the top to protect it
    Grandparents are the best! Sit at their feet when you're young and clean up behind them when they're old and you'll never guess how much those things will benefit you. Great car. I like Lexol products myself, though geared towards leather, I see they also make a product specifically for vinyl. I've never used the vinyl product but their stuff for leather treats your leather nicely. If no one here comes up with a product you like, I suggest you ask a reputable auto upholsterer in your area, with a guy who has knowledge of and has worked on or owned older cars... Good luck with it.

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

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    ...what i should use on the top to protect it
    If the vinyl top is nice, clean it first, then use a product called "303" to preserve it, I have had great results with it. Good luck with that very fun car!

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    Re: so i was cleaning out my granpas warehouse and found a car

    Before rebuilding the carb, pull and clean the fuel tank. I would not trust the wheel cylinders, master cylinder or brake hoses. Great car, lucky man! I would also smoke bomb it for spiders and varmits!

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