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Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:40 am
by Retired BLM Rig
Next up is a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Nothing too major on this one, annual oil change (definitely not due by milage), an oil leak at the speedo cable, new tires due to age and dry rot and flush some vital fluids. This one has been nicely restored and maintained.

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This car has so much steel in it, you could build five Prius' out of it : )
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The self adjusting air suspension has been removed, so it sits a little lower than stock in the back.
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There's something you don't see much these days: Fender skirts, hubcaps and whitewalls. The Honda Insight is the last car I know of to have fender skirts.
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500 CID and front wheel drive.
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Apparently they ran out of room on the dash, so they mounted the wiper controls on the door panel. ; )
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Tilt/telescoping steering column and a transmission shift lever thats almost completely vertical in the park position.
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Nice leather interior.
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And another original 8 track tape player radio. To the right of it is the joystick for the remote, cable operated passenger door mirror.

Would someone please tell Boss Hogg his car is ready! :lol:

To be continued... :patriot:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:19 am
by olyelr
:lol:

:rockon:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:05 am
by TommyG
Love your posts man. Keep them coming.

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:05 am
by TommyG
Love your posts man. Keep them coming.

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:12 am
by RustyPW
Nice old Caddy. :rockon:

I used to hate removing the rear fender skirts because of all the dirt that used to collect on the inside of them. :( Winter time was really bad with the slush and ice stuck behind them. :angry:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:21 am
by Retired BLM Rig
Well it's been way to many months since I updated this thread, time to do some catching up ;)
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First up is a 1960 Dodge D100 that's been nicely modified and restored.
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Beautiful gray on gray flames with shadowing to give it depth. This is the kind of paint job that costs as much as most modern cars.
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Functional fleetside bed with oak accents. If the bed was painted the same as the body, you wouldn't want to use it.
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Still sporting the original 318 Polysphere engine.
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You can't see it in this picture but the hood opens a full 90ΒΊ giving full light and access to the engine bay.
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Custom brake and throttle pedals
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I love it when the customer brings there own factory service manual and parts catalog.
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If you think that the dash mounted dial shifter on the 2019's is a new concept, think again.
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The test drive was like stepping into a time machine. I couldn't help taking a couple outdoor shots.
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This truck is a long way from its dead end. (and no, those aren't my marks on the pavement : )

I have a lot more to add to this thread, but it's late and tomorrows another day.

To be continued... :patriot:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:45 am
by Bill2014
Check out that departure angle - it would hit the pavement going out of many driveways :rofl:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:01 am
by Mule007
Must be great to work on these, thanks for sharing πŸŒžπŸ‘

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:09 pm
by olyelr
Bill2014 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:45 am
Check out that departure angle - it would hit the pavement going out of many driveways :rofl:
Yea, its odd looking to see the wheel well in the center of the bed.

Badass truck none the less!!!! Thanks for updating us , David! :cheers:

Re: The Current Classic Project

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
by RustyPW
Nice old Dodge. :rockon:

I remember my mom having a Plymouth with the push button auto. :lol: