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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, 75 Eldorao Smooth Top in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Ok, I have the abovementioned vehicle and it has rust through in the corners of the back of the car ...
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    75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Ok, I have the abovementioned vehicle and it has rust through in the corners of the back of the car where the top once met the body. I had it torn off and was going to replace it but even my body guy thought it looked better without it and yes, it does.
    Now I have to figure out where I can get the trim for around the back window and the side windows. Any ideas or other cars that have the same side window trim that would work?
    I know there was a smooth top option as I have seen them but I can't find the pictures at the moment.

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    The trim from any slicktop 71-78 Eldo should work. I don't think the greenhouse glass changed at all over the body's run.

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    The trim from any slicktop 71-78 Eldo should work. I don't think the greenhouse glass changed at all over the body's run.
    The only problem is that there are very few out there to get the trim from.

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    This is what I want it to look like---except in red.



    I like the smooth top look better.
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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    I am a huge lover of vinyl tops on old Cadillacs, but that is a great look without it!

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    I am a huge lover of vinyl tops on old Cadillacs, but that is a great look without it!
    Yeah, like I said, after the upholsterer removed the top even he said to just leave it and fix the rot. I love the look too and no further rot under a vinyl top is a plus. I think that without the top is makes it more sleek....
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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    I am a huge lover of vinyl tops on old Cadillacs, but that is a great look without it!
    Tell me about it, vinyl tops done right look classy and sexy, with the right color combo. James that is gorgeous.

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    I have been drooling over this on Ebay lately! I really love seeing the body line where the roof would have been. Even my color! Just missing the sunroof.

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    That one does look great and you don't have to worry about it having hidden rust.
    I wonder if it was cheaper to have a vinyl top delete option. It should have been but knowing Cadillac.....
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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Also went without the vinyl after I needed to fix a leak in the rear window seal. Looks sleek indeed.

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    Re: 75 Eldorao Smooth Top

    Quote Originally Posted by 70eldo View Post
    Also went without the vinyl after I needed to fix a leak in the rear window seal. Looks sleek indeed.
    I agree. Sleek.

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