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Hey guys, I just bought my dream 1965 cadillac deville. I've been searching the Web for replacement trim pieces, replacement panels, and other parts to replace damaged pieces on my car. From what I found, it seems like 65-67 are missing in most restoration catalogs. I was wondering if you guys might know of good sites to find the parts I need to get my car back into show form. Thanks in advanced.
 

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Opgi, usapartssupply, rubber the right way, steele rubber, ebay etc also google search
 

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Thanks! I guess I should have been a little more specific. The main thing I'm looking for is replacement exterior trim pieces. I have the opg catalog, but it seems to skip 65-66 in a lot of catigories. With that bring said, are most parts on the 65 and 66 interchangeable?
 

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Front fenders are different. Front bumpers different. Most of the shiny parts of the front end are different. The 65 and 66 have a lot of subtle differences that are not noticed at a quick glance.
Most of the Chrome trim on your car is actually stainless steel. Do not overlook used parts from the wrecking yards. Stainless is easy to straighten and polish out minor imperfections. Of course the front and rear bumpers are indeed Chrome and subject to rust and degradation.
There are specialized wrecking yards that cater to classic Cadillac's. They are usually listed in Hemmings. Ted Holcome is one that comes to mind in Bensalem P.A. I have used him in the past. (If he is still in business!)
 

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Thanks for all the help guys. Heres a picture of what I'm working with. I bought the car pretty much just like this. I added the airbags. The car is super solid. I plan on changing the color, interior, and slapping some new rims and tires on it. Im also in the process of "dressing up" the trunk a bit.
 

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Gorgeous with the wheels and tires you have, save your money!
 

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:cool2: Beautiful car. The wheels on now or Cadillac wires would be the way I would go.
 

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Thanks! I don't mind the rims or color that is on the car now. But I can tell the body work was rushed. If you look down the side of the car, it's a little wavey. That bothers me a lot. And if we're being honest here, I could not handle someone asking about something on the car and me saying "I'm not sure, someone else did it." I will keep uploading progress pictures for sure!
 

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Too bad on the questionable bodywork because that is a gorgeous color combo as is.
 

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Yeah. I'll take a picture of the body when I get a chance. Like I said, I like the colors, but I cant live with the bodywork. I'm thinking of going black cherry body with a cream roof. I think that color combo will look pretty powerful
 

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That color combo I must agree is better, I guess I love white, cream, something like that color top.
 
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