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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 84 Coupe Deville Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I can take a pic tonight, kevin. Got pics of the inner fender also. Not sure what I'm gonna do ...
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    I can take a pic tonight, kevin. Got pics of the inner fender also. Not sure what I'm gonna do with the frame.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Is it badly rusted...I could use a frame. Im still with my bent frame from last year. All Ive dkne is added shims to correct the angle of the tires, both were tilting out at top and the extra shims helped...
    Wish you were closer, the cost would be expensive to ship from you to me

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    I'm using the frame, I was talking about how I would treat it.

    One thing thats always given me an issue is the rear axle alignment. It keeps walking to the passenger side because my jam nuts on the control arms keep loosening up. Notice the difference from frame to tire...



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1980coupe
    Is it badly rusted...I could use a frame. Im still with my bent frame from last year. All Ive dkne is added shims to correct the angle of the tires, both were tilting out at top and the extra shims helped...
    Wish you were closer, the cost would be expensive to ship from you to me
    Shame you aren't up near me. We always get full size caddys in the yards (not sure how much they charge for a frame, but everything else is fairly cheap).

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project


    A little rusty

    Seperated door and the drivers side. Passanger side doesnt have much rust at all.



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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    thanks for the picture. I guess I'll have to remove the right inner fender to get to the antenna hole? (or just feed the wire from the interior somehow?)

    sam, is your interior getting tossed too? Theres alot of good parts in there.

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    No, I'm putting the blue interior in. I have a mostly complete black interior but I'm gonna do the blue for now.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Rusted body mount holes. Any suggestions?



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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    We do this kind of repair to H frames at the shop. Make a cardboard template the complete size of the gussets. Use that template to fashion a new top plate out 1/8" thick medium steel, weld over top in place. Cut a new hole with the right sized whole-saw bit. I'll see if I have any pics you can use as a reference but I'm sure you got the idea.

    Edit: I could not find any of my own pics but found these on a Jeep forum. It's not exactly the same but I'm sure you got the point.


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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    ^ Exactly how he said. After you get all of the bad rust patched I would suggest you clean and treat (with POR 15 or similar) and then spray on some nice hard protective paint.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    Rusted body mount holes. Any suggestions?


    There's a guy on layitlow crucialjp anyway, he has the same issues of his Caddy frame. By the way, he is wrapping his entire frame...
    here's link
    http://www.layitlow.com/forums/29-pr...asse-fl-6.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    I'm using the frame, I was talking about how I would treat it.

    One thing thats always given me an issue is the rear axle alignment. It keeps walking to the passenger side because my jam nuts on the control arms keep loosening up. Notice the difference from frame to tire...


    So, I bet your car, to others, looked like it was driven crooked.I have seen cars like that here on the I-10, looks weird, lol
    Have you tried using lock tight? I have an issue like that but it's with one of the upper control arm bolts. It always loosens and always have to retighten it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    Shame you aren't up near me. We always get full size caddys in the yards (not sure how much they charge for a frame, but everything else is fairly cheap).
    We get lots of RWD Caddies here. And, there price is pretty reasonable. For the frame it's $99.99 but, it has to be bare, no front or rear suspension on it otherwise, you'll be charged for each other item on it..now what boggles my mind is if you want a section of frame it's only $9.99
    Might go that route, I mean it is do able and have been done to hot rods when they put in a sub frame to accomadate a newer front suspension or rear end...

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    San, are you still looking for the center hood chrome piece? The bigger yard in IL has 2 deville coupes that have nice center hood chrome.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Body mount problems: you are going to have to weld in new plate. Get it clean, turn up the welder, and make some sparks.

    Upper control arms: red loctite, and consider double nutting it. You'll have to grind down a nut to half thickness I think to do this.

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    Kevin, I am still looking for the center trim. Let me know how much you'd want for it shipped.

    I am looking forward to welding. Maybe tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn
    Kevin, I am still looking for the center trim. Let me know how much you'd want for it shipped.

    I am looking forward to welding. Maybe tomorrow night.
    IIRC, the last one I sold was 30 shipped.

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