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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 84 Coupe Deville Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; So the car is sitting low on one side in the rear. The drivers side is one inch shorter measuring ...
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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    So the car is sitting low on one side in the rear. The drivers side is one inch shorter measuring from the rear wheel well trim. I've checked springs, mounts, shocks all the way around. Any ideas where it could be.

    Got the last seat stud welded on and swapped the front sway bar. The bar was bent, not sure what happened. Maybe the previous owner let a broken sway bar link go unfixed for a while. Kinda hard to tell from the pic but its not right.



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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Looks like the car was lifted with a jack placed on the sway bar or the car hit something.Throw it away and get a good one. Measure from the frame to the ground to rule out body mounts.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Makes a lot of sense that the car was jacked up wrong cause the bend is in a weird spot. I swapped it with the one off the 90, it was the same size. I'll measure the frame when I get back out in the garage.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Measured the frame tonight and it's sitting crooked also, that means its in the suspension right? Also, what do y'all think of laying dynamat down on the floor to seal it? I think someone here mentioned it and I'm liking the idea. Is it easy to peal it up if needed?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Check out Grace Ice Shield, at Home Depot or Lowes. Similar to Dynamat, way cheaper. Sticks to the floor like Dynamat. There are reviews and how tos on google...

    http://www.tffn.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5468

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    Got something similar at home depot, thanks again Jay. Got twice as much for less money then what was on Craigslist. I like the idea of tin foil between layers, too. Gonna do it tonight, hopefully get the whole interior in tonight. The roll is 150 square feet so I might just do the hood also.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    So, I got as far as I can inside the car, still got to re-wire 90 passanger seat base into the 84 so its not in yet. At least it a 3 seater now.

    The stuff I got from Home Depot was moisure sealant for roofs. This one had the textured side, you can get a smooth finish or a double sided sticky one. This textured worked okay but I'd rather have the smooth sided stuff. Layed down the floor


    Heres the back. I know, Picaso right?


    Love how it looks with seats back in. Been a couple months since I've had carpet witch made for a loud drive.


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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Is your Coupe Balboa Blue, by any chance?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    ^Oh yeah, Matt owns a Cadillac. Did you guys remember that?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I think it is Balboa Blue. I was just at Red Rooster pricing out how much paint it was gonna cost to do the whole car, they said about $170 for all paint and diluter(whatever else you needed). They called it Light Royal Blue or something like that.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Hey, I had a '84 Cutlass Supreme that's official color name was light royal blue! Now that you mention it, they look like the same color.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Dont think I've seen a RWD cutty in that color.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    If it still leans with the rear shocks disconnected from the axle housing, I would say a weak spring. My sedan is the same color!

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    It looks a bit darker in these pictures then it did in real life.

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    That is nice. Looks good on the cutty

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