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Thread: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Itīs great you are doing all the brake system, taking the advantage of this time, while the engine is coming. Itīs an important system in the car and it seems it had been pretty neglected.


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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Another update from Jose!

    Took the M/C apart today and although it had a lot of corrosion and gunk inside I was able to clean and bead blaster it with good results. The parts I was concerned about yesterday were in good shape.



    Lots of cleaning on both the M/C and the booster canister, both got painted semi gloss black on one side waiting for it to dry to get the rest.



    The vacuum valve rubber valve was in good shape, clean and tested good.



    Not much beside the disassembling, cleaning and painting.



    I will try to get the M/C hopefully today if not maybe tomorrow. As for the power piston that one will be tackled once everything is back on the M/C, so more to come.








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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Nice to see progress!

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    Nice to see progress!
    But not for two months now, we're getting hungry for an update.

    Please????

    aussiejohn

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    OPGI should have the weatherstips, for the chrome try a couple junkyards.

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    For the weatherstripping, try Rubber the Right Way. USA Parts Supply, Caddy Daddy, Arizona Vintage Parts, and Cadillacs Only should be able to supply you with trim and other parts.

    Glad to see you're still hanging in there! Restoring these cars is truely a labor of love, even when you want to kill them for being uncooperative!

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    I have a question for the OP. When you're taking old rusted bolts out, whats the best method you have found to help prevent breaking them or threads?

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Fender,

    Try Bolt Buster on 630-762-3865. I saw these demonstrated at SEMA last November and the product looks the duck's guts. Or service@boltbusterinc.com.

    Regards from Down Under.

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    I like to use a product called kroil. If you know in advance you are going to be working on something prone to breaking, like brake lines or manifold bolts, then start soaking them in the penetrating oil a few days before you work on it, once or twice a day, until you are ready. Has worked well for me.

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Thanks guys. I'll look into that!

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    Very cool. Never saw that before. It really gives it a neat look.
    Much better, and also better protection for the metal under it.

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    And protecting the metal is the most important part!

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    Re: My New Project: 1956 Cadillac Sedan Deville Resurrection Thread

    What a great idea! Nice tip for anyone with a burnt paint job looking for a bridge that preserves the car until a new paint job is in the cards. Smart thinking!

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