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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 ...
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    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).
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    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

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

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    That car looks sexy.

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    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

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

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    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?

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    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.

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    Re: 69 CDV Convertible Refresh project

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

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    Wow! Impressive labor of love for your awesome car! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Wow nice work Rick. I didnt notice the photo link before. We gotta get these 2 ladies together this summer. Daisy needs company.
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    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

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    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.
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    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.

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    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!

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