69 CDV Convertible Refresh project - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 32
Like Tree7Likes
The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Haven't posted in awhile. Update on progress. Updated pictures added to link in post above.. I finished painting the under ...
  1. #16
    wavedog's Avatar
    wavedog is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Cadillac 69 deville convertible
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    35
    Thread Starter

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Haven't posted in awhile.
    Update on progress. Updated pictures added to link in post above..
    I finished painting the under carriage, rear axel, etc.. new rear brakes and brake hardware, and full set of stainless brake lines. I didn't think it was going to be possible to get that one piece (front to back) up in there. I had the tank, shocks, and springs out which helped a lot. still had to do a little bending and twisting but got it in there without any damage. painted the gas tank up and added a new fuel sending unit and put it all back together. I had the car towed back to storage in November, really was hoping to drive it back but still waiting on the engine rebuild. which brings up the engine, the bottom end is just about finished. heads need some work and was told I would be better off finding a good set.

    *** does anyone know of a set of heads around New England? I'm in Rhode Island but willing to travel a little to pick them up. looking for the 76 chamber heads from 69 or 70. I have the 1486250 and prefer this one. I did remove the smog pump but wouldn't mind the option to put back if I wanted later on. Need to get this motor done by spring Haven't driven it in a few years and would like take it out this summer (even though it has a long way to go).
    70eldo likes this.

  2. #17
    70eldo's Avatar
    70eldo is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1970 Eldorado.
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Dutchman in Germany
    Age
    40
    Posts
    4,012

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    I don't know how specific the J-bolts are, but what about places like fastenal.com?

  3. #18
    1970CadillacCalais's Avatar
    1970CadillacCalais is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1970 Cadillac Calais
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Posts
    69
    That car looks sexy.

  4. #19
    CADforce69 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Cadillac Sedan de Ville 1969, Dodge 3700GT '73, Audi A3 1.8T
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Madrid (Spain)
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,631

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Wow!... You are doing an impressive work with that '69. Keep up the good work

  5. #20
    Rdtreur is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1970 Eldorado, 1968 DeVille convertible
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Age
    37
    Posts
    68

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Nice car and that engine bay looks good! What did you use on all the grey/silver parts on the firewall?

  6. #21
    wavedog's Avatar
    wavedog is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Cadillac 69 deville convertible
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    35
    Thread Starter

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Quote Originally Posted by Rdtreur View Post
    Nice car and that engine bay looks good! What did you use on all the grey/silver parts on the firewall?
    sorry, not sure right now. I don't remember and car is stored off site so I can't test to see. It is either PlasiKote rebuilders cast (282 Cast Aluminum) or Rust-Oleum High Heat ultra (Silver 270201). Rustoleum has less in can so I'm leaning toward that one.

  7. #22
    DouglasJRizzo is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1975 hearse, 1976 hearse
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Age
    51
    Posts
    865

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    That's a DeMassi car.
    One of the best known Cad dealers in the NY/NJ area.

  8. #23
    Bro-Ham's Avatar
    Bro-Ham is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1979 Cadillac Sedan deVille d'Elegance
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Age
    47
    Posts
    4,091
    Wow! Impressive labor of love for your awesome car! Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. #24
    smelvis is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1970 deville convertible
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cumberland, RI
    Posts
    200
    Wow nice work Rick. I didnt notice the photo link before. We gotta get these 2 ladies together this summer. Daisy needs company.
    talismandave likes this.

  10. #25
    CADforce69 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Cadillac Sedan de Ville 1969, Dodge 3700GT '73, Audi A3 1.8T
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Madrid (Spain)
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,631

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    I didnīt notice both of you live in R.I. It would be great you meet some day. Surely, you will have a lot to talk about

  11. #26
    talismandave's Avatar
    talismandave is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1987 Brougham, 1974 Fleetwood Talisman, Volvo C70,
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Madison WI
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,236

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    That would be a really worthy family reunion! Lots of photos please.

    You two are both at the same high skill level of Cadillac restoration and would surely have a good time swapping horror stories.
    CADforce69 likes this.

  12. #27
    wavedog's Avatar
    wavedog is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Cadillac 69 deville convertible
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    35
    Thread Starter

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    That's a DeMassi car.
    One of the best known Cad dealers in the NY/NJ area.
    That sounds about right. I have the original protect-o-plate and the original owner was from Yonkers NY.

  13. #28
    Loveldos is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): Cadillacs: '13 CTS Cpe, '71 Eldo Conv
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    860

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Wow--love the '69 DeVille Convertibles--and your work looks superb! It will be stunning when it is completed! Thanks for posting the photos!

  14. #29
    wavedog's Avatar
    wavedog is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Cadillac 69 deville convertible
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    35
    Thread Starter

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Over a year since my last post and still working on the car. About 3-4 feet of snow on the ground and car is in storage so haven't done much on the car so far this winter. I didn't get the motor last summer so decided to tear out the interior and start the floors. I bought a mig welder and figured I would use the learn as you go plan. I cut out rear floors from a doner car and got them welded in. I'm pretty happy with the way they came out. I had a few small holes in the front that turned out to be bigger holes once I did some grinding. I still have more work to do on them and might try looking for a drivers side pan. then I will move onto the trunk which I already cleaned the undercoating and seam sealer out like the rest of the interior so I could see what I have to work with. It also has more holes than I thought.
    I did find a set of heads that were not too bad just had some broken exhaust bolts. The motor is still not finished. Just need some more work done on the heads.

    A couple of pics have been added. http://s867.photobucket.com/user/wav...ry_10193/story


    This brings me to the million dollar question. To harden the exhaust valve seats or not? I have searched all over the internet and it seems most people say they are hard enough and not to. Some say that just like any other head built for leaded gas they should be done. I want to get this right while it is apart and don't want to visit this again down the road. Also don't want to add any additives as the high octane gas is expensive enough. I do plan on taking the car on trips but won't be pulling any trailers with it. the only negatives I can see in hardening would be the possibility of hitting water. this would result in my having to find head(s) again which wasn't easy and would be costly.
    What do you all think?

  15. #30
    cadillacmike68's Avatar
    cadillacmike68 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 68 DVC, 96 FLTWD Brg, 09 STS N* Platinum, 11 CTS Premium
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Left the desert - Back in FL
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,140

    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

    Real nice job. keep it up. There is a comp cams cam for this engine that does not decrease idle quality.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

What Cadillac(s) do you own? (Or type NONE)

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Your date of birth and age are displayed in several places on the forum. Only the administrator will have access to your date of birth should you choose to hide it via the privacy option below.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting