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The 1990 Caddy I got about 3 weeks ago couldnt last the test of time. The tranny has something wrong with 3 or 4 gear. So I am afraid that I am gonna part her out because of this.

I have pics of this car on Cardomain and here is the link to it.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2133262

All devices work even the opera lights but too bad they wont work in my 86 since the parts are burgandy and my interior is blue and outside is grey.

I am gonna sell everything for the price of 100 to 150 bucks like the euro trim and front clip other things of course will be cheaper. I will not remove the motor unless you pay up front. I can tow it to your house or garage if your in the state of NJ. The front and rear windshield has been removed already. I have not posted in a bit because I was really pissed and the fact that my 86 FWB brake line went out last week while on the NJ turnpike.

If someone wants the whole car pls let me know it can drive but you cant seem to go over 60 or it will automaticaly shut off. I had to drive the car from Upper West New York which is in NJ to GlassBoro which is is quite far like around 75 to 85 miles away but as long as I didnt exceed 60 she ran perfect.
 

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Hey there, would you be willing to part out with the steering wheel? No horn pad, just the wheel itself? My 89 is burgundy inside too and the leather wrapped wheel is less than pretty. If you want I have a brown wheel I could trade you if you want to put one in the car just so there's a wheel. WHat condition is the wheel in? My brown one is perfect, I bought it off ebay because the seller said it was burgundy and ended up being brown. Get back to me, I live in NJ too so I'm only a drive away.
 

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WTF, why kill a beautiful car over a tranny?
Personally, it doesn't even sound like a tranny problem. You should be in 4th with the torque converter locked up well before 60mph unless you are flooring it, and I can't think of how a tranny problem would cause the engine to shut off going down the road. Have you even checked for codes on the computer? Checked the fuel filter? Fuel pump pressure and output? I'd bet it is something fuel or computer related that wouldn't nearly cost as much as a new tranny.
Just because one little thing goes wrong is not a good reason to scrap a car. How many times did you go to the doctor by the time you were 15? Geez dude, go buy a honduh so you don't go killing more real cars.
 

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Are you sure it's worth scrapping just based on a shifting problem? What if only a simple fix is needed?:hmm:
 

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You can find those trans in any boneyard, working, for a couple hundred $. I wouldn't doom it over that.
 

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I work and operate at a boneyard. The car now resides in the back on top of a the pyle so that no one picks at it until I am really done with the car. If you guys are really interested in the car give me a call in the morning at my place of work. 1-609-758-1919 ask for Charles. The guy that will most likely pick the phone will be Eric. He will be aware of you guys calls.
 

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Just because one little thing goes wrong is not a good reason to scrap a car. How many times did you go to the doctor by the time you were 15? Geez dude, go buy a honduh so you don't go killing more real cars.
I bring in about 40 cars aweek at most and I have honda's up the wazoo. If u want you can come buy the car for 600 if u want and drive it home. The title is clear and in my name. I have no problem with letting it go because I know I will come across a better one very soon in my line of work. So as they say on ebay my loss can be your gain.

The tranny fix is a easy repair but I am not gonna add front and rear windows as well.
 

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Bummer, NJ is a bit too far for me!
 

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I bring in about 40 cars aweek at most and I have honda's up the wazoo.
Well then drive one. You clearly don't deserve to own a quality car like a Cadillac if you'll kill one over what seems like an easy fix. Especially because it doesn't sound like you even tried to fix it, or even diagnose the problem.

I would buy it if I weren't 3000 miles away and already half a dozen cars of my own.
There are plenty of parts cars out there that are parts cars for a good reason, no need to make another one into a parts car that looks for all purposes like a solid vehicle.
 
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Well then drive one. You clearly don't deserve to own a quality car like a Cadillac if you'll kill one over what seems like an easy fix. Especially because it doesn't sound like you even tried to fix it, or even diagnose the problem.

I would buy it if I weren't 3000 miles away and already half a dozen cars of my own.
There are plenty of parts cars out there that are parts cars for a good reason, no need to make another one into a parts car that looks for all purposes like a solid vehicle.
He IS offering it to others. He may not want the headache of fixing it, especially since he can probably find a nicer one as he stated. Parting it out is a good idea as it may help keep several other cars in good shape. The sad reality is that its not really worth dumping a lot of money into a car that really isn't worth all that much to begin with.
 

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BluEyes said:
Well then drive one. You clearly don't deserve to own a quality car like a Cadillac if you'll kill one over what seems like an easy fix. Especially because it doesn't sound like you even tried to fix it, or even diagnose the problem.

I would buy it if I weren't 3000 miles away and already half a dozen cars of my own.
There are plenty of parts cars out there that are parts cars for a good reason, no need to make another one into a parts car that looks for all purposes like a solid vehicle.
Did you look at the pictures of it? Did you ever see it? It doesn't exactly look like a perfect car to begin with. And I think originally he said this car was going to the junk yard anyway and that's how he got it. What's the big deal? At least he offered to sell the whole thing to anyone who wants it.
 

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Let's get back on topic folks--he wants to part it out, so is anyone interested? If so, what do you want?
 

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Well then drive one. You clearly don't deserve to own a quality car like a Cadillac if you'll kill one over what seems like an easy fix. Especially because it doesn't sound like you even tried to fix it, or even diagnose the problem.
First off blue eyes I dont want to argue with you but if you ever search and read my old post I have gone threw about 5 caddys this year alone one was from a member on this site Blackdeville. I took a 6 hour ride to get it from him. I have had a 84,89,90,91 this year alone not including my 86 which is my true project car. I crushed the 84 and 89 in a heartbeat without even giving anyone notice on this site. I didnt want to crush this one off the bat because it is a great project for someone cause its a 69 dollar tranny fix but the rest is cosmo on the exterior of the car. Its now winter time and I am not storing 2 caddies this winter. The special one will get store but not this one. If I could sit it outside I would but I cannot with glass missing and I am not allowed to park cars in my parking lot with covers over them. I reside on a military base.

Any car that sits at my job will get picked at sooner or later.I truly dont want to crush the car and if we dont have a bad winter I would bring it in the spring if noone claims it and then begin to restore it but thats being very hopefully because ppl are asking for parts on it so they could make money off it like the euro clips or side molding that they always mention sell for so much for people that turn the early 80's caddy to low riders and put the clips on. I rather have the whole car vanish then really see it rip it apart but anything is better then crushing the car for a few dollars in scrap metal which isnt worth much these past few months.
 

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Yes, I looked at the car on CarDomain. It looks in great shape. Bad paint on the hood, but that's any car from the late 80's/early 90's. Besides, paint is just the finishing touch on a car, not nearly as important as a straight, rust-free body with good mechanicals, which this seems to be. Definately not a parts car. Anyone who needs parts can find plenty of parts cars that are better off being parted because they have been neglected, rusted out, or wrecked. This car does NOT appear that way. Like you said, everything works fine, just this problem shutting off at 60. It does not seem like a project, just a car in need of maintenance.
The pics show the car with the glass still in, so what's up with that?
If you cared about the car, keeping it on the road is better than parting it. It should be easy to put it for sale in the local paper and let someone who knows how to work on cars buy it, fix it, and have a good running classy vehicle.
This shouldn't be about making a quick buck, it should be about preserving a great car, and taking one of them off the road permanantly is just not the way to do that. I know any car of mine that I care about and is in that kind of shape is not for sale at any price for someone who wants to part it.
 
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Yes, I looked at the car on CarDomain. It looks in great shape. Bad paint on the hood, but that's any car from the late 80's/early 90's. Besides, paint is just the finishing touch on a car, not nearly as important as a straight, rust-free body with good mechanicals, which this seems to be. Definately not a parts car. Anyone who needs parts can find plenty of parts cars that are better off being parted because they have been neglected, rusted out, or wrecked. This car does NOT appear that way. Like you said, everything works fine, just this problem shutting off at 60. It does not seem like a project, just a car in need of maintenance.
The pics show the car with the glass still in, so what's up with that?
If you cared about the car, keeping it on the road is better than parting it. It should be easy to put it for sale in the local paper and let someone who knows how to work on cars buy it, fix it, and have a good running classy vehicle.
This shouldn't be about making a quick buck, it should be about preserving a great car, and taking one of them off the road permanantly is just not the way to do that. I know any car of mine that I care about and is in that kind of shape is not for sale at any price for someone who wants to part it.
Very rare does a car of this vintage get restored. If you can buy a "nice" one for $1500 then why go through all the time and money restoring one that costs $600 and dumping several thousands into it?. If anything these older ones in not so good shape will be used as a "beater" and then wind up at the wreckers anyway. I can understand preserving a car that is in excellent condition but why bother with one that is not?. Sentimental value is the only reason I can see for fixing a crappy one up. May have been your dads car or the first car you got laid in or both or whatever. Financially it makes no sense.
 

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Destroyer said:
May have been your dads car or the first car you got laid in or both or whatever.
This might make an excellent start for another post.
 
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