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Wow! White on Black=Excellent!

That guy's Cadillac collection makes me emit nocturnally.
 

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I am floored by those cars! floored, I tell you, floored! Incredible! Ah, that car, if it were tripple black, would be my dream. As it is, it's mind-blowing!
 

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You've a badass car .Keep in mind I am not a white color fan ;)
 

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Oh wow, I didn't realize that was actually your car! My bad! Your collection has to be one of the best Cadillac collections I've ever seen. Literally every Caddy I've seen on that page is a rare model, in mint condition, and they're always desirable. Wow.
 

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Thanks everyone and thanks for the kind words. It has been a long time. I have been doing some reading around here and see some really nice cars too. Yes, I still have the 500, its doing great.
 

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Hello.

The bulletproof Brougham - :holycrap: :jawdrop: :drool:


Your Collection - :holycrap: :holycrap: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
:worship: :worship: :drool: :drool: :drool:




Jolle
 

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You bought it off eBay, right!!??

If so, I was bidding against you! Glad another collector got their hands on it :thumbsup:
 

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You bought it off eBay, right!!??

If so, I was bidding against you! Glad another collector got their hands on it :thumbsup:
Yes, that's where I saw it too!

Glad to see it ended up where it did:thumbsup:
 

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Matt a.k.a Ultra Slow,
Glad to know your a member of this forum. I've always admired your collection that I found through a car you sold on Ebay. I'm actually a car/Cadillac junkie myself and usually have a collection of no less than 6 at a time, but your driveway makes mine look small. Anyway, I had a few questions about your 500 FWB's suspension and brake setup. I'm building one of my own and I'd like some pointers from someone whose as thorough as you.
 

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Thanks,

Yes I bought the car off ebay a few months ago. Was quite an interesting history behind it, and it is a super nice car that needed just a little of my TLC. The person that had it was no car person, just someone that apparantly needed bulletproof protection. He got it from the State Dept when it was retired with only 18K miles and paid a ton to get it. He got it in 2000 and kept it up as best a non car person could. I got it just at the point of its life before it might have passed the point of no return as so many of these cars do. It is saved now and is really one of the best condition 94-96 cars I have seen since they were new. The bulletproof aspect is neat and expenisive, but limits many things like the windows rolling down. The doors really weigh 300 lbs, and you can imagine someone trying to open one that is not expecting it. You really need to do it for them as the only thing I can say is that its an "experience". The visibility out of a 2" thick window is not what a normal car is either. Other than that, its a 94 Cadillac.


The fleetwood/brougham suspension is not hard to modify but easier if you are not dealing with a 4100. The 80-81 had good front springs already. Just a big front sway bar and 94-96 brougham/impala SS sway bar will help. You can get Addco like I have on my 80 and those are very stout. If you have bushing problems, put polyurethane in the upper control arms, if not jsut wait until you do. Other than some really good front shocks/ KYB or Bilstien, that is the ticket on the front. The rear can be helped out by raising the level ride height on the rear arm and some better air shocks using the factory setup. Some towing springs from a 90-92 will help a ton too. Many want to get rid of the level ride, I like to work with it. These cars need it if you put passngers in the rear. Hope that helps.
 

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That car is really beautiful and the black interior looks to be the only way to go. I'd probably still have my 95 if it was black inside. The interior looks SO much less dated in black...

...here I go looking on eBay for Fleetwoods again...
 

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That's true black interior rules !!!!
Sadly , my Seville is not black and if I happen to change the car and get another Seville that's fore sure I will get a black / black one
 

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Many want to get rid of the level ride, I like to work with it. These cars need it if you put passngers in the rear. Hope that helps.

Not if you put good regular springs in the rear. I put new 9C1 springs with Bilstein HD shocks in the rear and they work better than the level ride when I have rear passengers.
 

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You can use rear bilstiens for sure, but ride height will be compromised if you have a heavy load. The car I put THE MOST miles on in my life was an 81 fleetwood 6.0. I had it from 84 to about 6 years ago. Retired it with 270K on it. Great car. I did exactly what you did plus more about 1988 using the older caprice police springs in that car. I have since found out that the tow option springs are really a better choice but either is pretty good. That 81 drove great, but still got too low if it was loaded up modestly. These cars have the air level for a reason. I think with a couple light weight passengers you are just fine, but load that car with 4-5 people, full gas and tons of luggage and you will start to look like one of "those" old cadillacs going down the road. Either method is fine, the bilstiens in the back do have a bit better handling aspects, but with the level sacrifice.
 

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You are right. I have only had rear passengers in the car 4 times and have only put a load in it once when I moved from Florida to VA.

For daily driving purposes, the level ride does get the job done. My rear air shocks were bad, so I found it easier to get the heavy duty springs & heavy duty bilsteins in the back.

I still have my working air compressor sitting in the storage unit. It might come in handy some day?

Does the bulletproof Brougham feel solid over bumps? I can only imagine that extra weight...

Also, does it have the same suspension as the Limos or was it kept like a Brougham sedan?

When I had my '91 Brougham I wanted to do the BB 500 after I saw yours. Maybe one day!

Take care,
Elias
 

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