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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by orconn Ciao, Guido! May your vida be long and dolce! Living la Dolce vida....
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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    Ciao, Guido! May your vida be long and dolce!
    Living la Dolce vida.

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Finally got a chance to upload some photos of the fillers.

    Looked really good behind bumper.


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    As close as I could get, wanted to have at least this close a match on before installing, will paint later to match, but at least the crack won't show a odd color.



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    Got the tires 8 AM and by noon had them on. Multi point check turned up little needing to be done. PS flush, rear shocks, muffler, and IMO rear springs.


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    Alignment was spot on when checked.


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    So Guido has new shoes, and right after his photo shoot, went out on the town for a prowl! I am so glad he took me with!


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    Dave love the whitewalls what brand did you end up getting?

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Champrio, performanceplustires.com. had them and I got 5 for $477.95 to my door.

    Took a long drive last night, ride great, happy so far. Still need to buy a rim for the spare and mount it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Champrio, performanceplustires.com. had them and I got 5 for $477.95 to my door.

    Took a long drive last night, ride great, happy so far. Still need to buy a rim for the spare and mount it up.
    Dave, that's simply great! I'm so tickled for you and I hope you enjoy the heck out of that car - its so cool! I am thinking of trying the the same type of wide whitewall tires.
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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    These cars really look good with the white walls. Are those what you call "wide" whitewalls these days? The ones you just got are the same width as the white walls of my '76 Seville. Much easier to take care of than the wide walls of yore!

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Almost everything else is 1 inch. With the exception of specialty high dollar reproduction ones. These were 1 1/4 inch.

    The extra 1/4 inch makes a big difference IMO on these older cars.

    Guido and I were out and about again tonight. 375 miles so far, of pure joy. Put on the vent visors and headlight half shields today. Vent visors already came in handy as we had rain right after I got done.


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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    What are headlight half shields and what do they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    What are headlight half shields and what do they do?
    They are chrome pieces that cover the top half of the headlights. The story I heard on them (probably not correct) was that they came out during WWII so that enemy planes could not see your headlights at night so you wouldn't get shot up from above.

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    They are a stainless steel cover that on the older round headlights will make the whole headlight look chrome, due to the lack of light in the bottom half. (In other words, they do nothing!) Strictly a dress (i.e. pimp) item.

    I have yet to see what the flat ones do on square headlights and will attempt to get a photo of the results. I installed them after dark, and it is overcast today so when the sun shines we will see?

    My guess is that Kevin is right as to the origin. Probably after the war someone decided to modify and chrome the "dark-out" covers that were common in England and on US bases.

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    ^^^ I'll bet that no one that had to drive with those in place during W.W. II would have them on his car now!
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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Well two more fillers in place, now just the under headlight ones to go. Pics tomorrow, was dark when I finished. Also had to tie off to the forklift and pull the front bumper out a couple inches. Love them senior drivers!

    Another hundred miles and all smiles. Cracked myself up yesterday. A friend was waving at me so I blew the horn. Forgot what a Cadillac horn sounds like and got the giggles! My buddy said he knew the QE II had hit port when he heard her blow.

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    I noticed that your car has the same right front fender dent that the hooptielac has. Makes it hard to bolt on the filler on that corner though.

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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Looking good! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Guido Delgatto is in the house! My 87 Brougham.

    Thank you Frank. I see you post on CML quite a bit. I belong there because of the Talisman Owners Group, also on Yahoo, but don't post often.

    Still two fillers to go, but at least it looks better. I popped the dent out Kevin. I used a 2 foot long 1/2 inch pipe an elbow and a 6 inch nipple with a chair leg tip in it. Slipped it up in there and levered against the bumper mount to massage it out. Not perfect, but much better and made mounting filler easy.


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    Also had to beat the snot out of the original chrome bottom trim that was bent with fender. It came to submission eventually!

    Found the reason the washers didn't work was that the hoses were off. Normally I expect hooking them up will be of no use, but was pleasantly surprised. Same for tracing the reason the hood/engine light didn't work. Unplugged. I love this car! Now if some r12 gets the AC going and I can find a fuse or vacuum line off on the cruise I will really be stoked.

    The car came with a switch hard wired for the heater fan. I need to get that fixed right. The car is just too nice to leave that be an eyesore and the one thing not working right.



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    Have Gabriel Hijackers arriving tomorrow, and correct paint for fillers. I am hoping the level system will work when it is all plumbed up. It seems to be making all the right moves with the current shocks. Hoping to hook them up and adjust arm and be good.

    500 miles in and still over the moon happy. 15 MPG on last tank of all in town driving. Extremely happy with the 307 engine. Smooth, decent mid range power. No off the line but I am not a "power" guy and it is perfectly suited for me to do the "Cadillac Glide"!

    Almost all good news on every fix I attempt. Guido has been a good playmate, and been good for me. With the daily applications of leather conditioner to my steering wheel, my normally leathery, rough, hands have never been smoother!


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