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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I just bought a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz Convertible for restoration. I need advice on where and what to get ...
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    1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    I just bought a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz Convertible for restoration. I need advice on where and what to get in the way of
    essential service and parts manuals. I will need numerous parts and chrome trim as I progress with the restoration. I have restored several cars before, but not a Cadillac. All advice and help will be much appreciated.

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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Congrats on your purchase, and your willingness to restore this car. You should look for the factory service manual and master parts list for your year. You can usually find both on ebay. Use Hemmings as a resource for parts and services you'll need. USA Parts Supply, OPGI, McVeys...all will have parts you'll need, including all-important trim parts.

    Good luck with your new project, and

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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Thank you for the guidance...I will follow your advice. I will be seeing you again on this site with updates.

    Whit

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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Good luck with it. Exactly what 77 said (both Hemmings and those parts sources I have used). I got a perfect set of manuals off ebay. You need the 1959 Cadillac Shop Manual and then the 1960 Cadillac Shop Manuel Supplement for the full set on the car. I did hunt down the originals since I did try a reprint of the 60 manual and it was not clear enough to read some of the diagrams. Good luck with it, it will be worth the effort. I certainly love my 60 Biarritz. I switched out my generator for a modern alternator and the ignition which has made a big improvement electrically.

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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Hi Whit!
    Sounds like a cool project.

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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Need to read the forum rules. If you get a new car, you gotta post pix!!!
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    Re: 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

    Cadillac Forum ID.jpgSome photos posted in my album...more as I move along. thanks Whit

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