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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; since several people asked me too...ill start from the beginning, its in progress so as I do more work ill ...
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    CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    since several people asked me too...ill start from the beginning, its in progress so as I do more work ill update it.

    this is my 1st time seeing the car when a co-worker found it after i told him a few different models i was interested in. took a month to get in touch with him cuz no one lived at the house.





    was really dirty from sitting all them years after the owner passed away. the uncle didnt want to fool with it and it wouldnt start. he said make an offer. I made an offer for $1000 how it sits with 16,495 miles on the odometer, he accepted and i towed it home a few days later. dropped the fuel tank and put a new fuel pump in, cleaned the injectors and it fired right up the first day i got it home.

    then i gave it a good cleaning inside and out



    started with the chrome rocker moldings


    cleaned the factory dry-rotted tires and rolled them for a few months till i had a blow-out


    carpet was kinda funky so i pulled it out and cleaned it, new jute and it put it back in, good time to run some wires for the radio and future stereo





    cleaned up shortly after i got it, sitting next to my lil mini truck


    still had the other guys handicap plate


    looks pretty nice on the underside



    not long after getting the car I had to change the tires and A/C compressor was leaking out the seal.

    First Day of driving it i had to clean the engine. this is what it looks like 365 a year. gets a lil dusty but i just clean it again


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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    swapped the battery out for an Optima YellowTop in preparation for the big sound system

    spent a small fortune on dynamat for the stereo and to prevent any rattles what so ever. when complete you wont see any of the shiny material





    was a pain to get the headliner out so i left it in the car while i done the roof. it sucked running around to each side but i got it done






    had to cut the back deck up for the 4 6x9"S which now im not even gonna use





    all the doors are covered also, on the interior skin and the skeleton where the panel goes


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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    soon after that I Installed a viper remote start alarm with a few extra sensors to keep it a lil bit safer. non of that will be shown

    smoothed and painted the dash 1st time, had an issuse and it cracked





    come back better, sanded it down again, fiberglassed it, sealed the airbag blow off cover too. dont know why i didnt take a pic after it was painted







    found a nice spot for the aftermarket tweeters


    12 gallon airtank, valves and compressors for the air ride, no latch because I installed actuators on each trunk hinge




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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    finally after having the car for a while decided to fix the 1/4 panel from the previous owners accident. used very little filler. the paint doesnt match perfectly right now b/c i didnt want to pull the door apart to blend it so we just panel painted it. I plan on repainting it to the factory color but wet sanded and polished





    painted around the gauge cluster




    started sanding the rocker panel interior pieces and under dash panels, no more texture




    heres where we get current, I cut a new back dash out of 3/4 MDF


    cut the center out, the 3rd brake light cover will probally be fiberglassed to the outter ring, it will be painted to match the car, the center piece was suppoed to have 4 6x9"s recessed under it and covered in a nice black grill type cloth. tweaters stuck up to high and the outer speakers hit the trunk hinges. i find this out after i cut the panel.

    I defy carpenters, measure twice, cut once, you can always cut more but you cant put it back, Yea i call BS.i got some heavy duty liquid nail and glued both sides, made sure it was all in there, a lil filler to smooth it out and i had a whole board again





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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    good as new



    ran the 2 runs of 0 Gauge wire through the firewall, made it unnoticable to




    sanded those panels after priming them and now ready for paint



    painted, i just installed this stuff today 6-30-2011, dont have pics of the drivers side b/c it was dark out






    4 gauge wire that was temporary will be removed soon






    This is it for now, as I do more i will post more. Thanks

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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    Don't bother with reserved posts, unfortunately you can only edit posts for 24 hours.

    I LOVE the painted door sills. Nice touch man.

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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    everyone who has seen it has loved it today, my friend wants me to do his in his truck...my hand was vibrating for 2 days after i was done. in those 4 peices i think i have a 4.5 hours sanding. then i have the 2 A-pillars out getting that 8 inch piece that ties into the rocker moldings done

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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    Holly crap! Nice work! So with the A-pillers, the 8" piece you are talking about is the little strip that goes down along the dash, right? Not the more visible part above the dash? Also, are the trunk actuators the only things that hold the trunk down or does it latch/lock in place? I see a spot in a few car magazines with your name on it.

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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    That's awesome man! Gives me inspiration to work on the interior of my 69!

    I've started disassembling it already and with these great pics you've given me some ideas

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    Re: CadillacPimpinNOLA's 95 Fleetwood buildup 56K your computer will blow up

    Awesome work. The pillar trim really sets it off.

    You got a great deal on that car - $1k for a 16k mile car is insane. And it's a great color, too.

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