Author Topic: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.  (Read 4233 times)

Offline Joker200

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  • Name: Jan Johansson
Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #80 on: September 19, 2017, 05:18:14 PM »
Kevin
Nice to hear that detonation isn't an issue, I'm still worried, if I need to deck the block and clean up the surface of the heads its easy to end up with 11:1. So to be on the safe side I'm considering forged pistons.
Jan

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #81 on: September 19, 2017, 08:08:54 PM »
Twins....  8)
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2017, 02:04:34 PM »
Not too much work going on with the 64 these days, just getting it out and enjoying some Cadillac ownership.
(6,500 miles in 12 months, even with it off the road for 3 months while I did the engine)

I have been treating the front door timber panels with O'Cedar wood treatment. Still a long way to go to match the dash and rear timber trims, but a massive improvement over how it looked 12 months ago when the car arrived.

It's funny ya know, for the first 2 or 3 months, I thought I was flogging a dead horse.
Then one day I looked and thought...holy crap, this is starting to work.

Oh well, once a week, it gets a fresh coating.....

Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2017, 02:10:32 PM »
Doing what I really enjoy..... 8) Just driving it.

Oh, every now and again, we'll go to the Ol Skool get together.
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline GKC

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  • Name: Grant Capes
Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2017, 09:24:05 AM »
Beutiful work!
All of it!
Doing much the same on #1. A makeover.
I too will be removing at least the intake and heads because this engine was rebuilt 30 years ago but never turned over because the rebuilder, pasted away.
I've looked in the cylinders with a bore scope and dont feel comfortable with what i see besides the engine not wanting to turn.
Im going to pull down the top even if i do get it rotated to clean the cylinders and pistin tops and make sure the rings have not left a mark.
Very nice work on your brightening!

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2017, 01:34:26 PM »
Thanks Grant.

But how lucky are you.... Body # 1 and on such a fantastic model too.
Our car is number 11,624 out of 14,550....... just doesn't have the same ring to it saying that.  :'(
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #86 on: December 01, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
I've been sussing out our build sheet and this morning, I looked to see, just for the hell of it, what model followed us off the assembly line.

OUR CAR: 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood, (106761) Aspen White, turquoise interior.

NEXT CAR: 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood, (106762) Aspen White, light blue interior.

How friggin cool would it be to have a photo of those two cars, end to end coming off the assembly line, Man o man, I'd be prepared to sell off one of the wife's kidneys to get a photo that for the file.

 
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2017, 11:06:29 AM »
I'm getting the repro decals etc on now, which makes everything seem a tad nicer.

The air cleaner one went back in the same position, but it looks too low to me.  :o
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
Some before and after shots of some of the work done in the last 12 months.



Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2017, 12:50:47 PM »
The donkey dick hose is long gone now along with the radiator overflow hose being replaced with a black hose.  ;)

« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 12:59:57 PM by Jeepers Creepers »
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #90 on: December 23, 2017, 12:58:08 PM »
The two front door timber panels were really hammered by the sun. By using O'Cedar wood polish, one a week for a year, they are slowly returning to a better look. They'll never be perfect, just a lot better.



Bit of a distance shot, but still showing the improvements.
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #91 on: December 23, 2017, 01:22:39 PM »
And what we enjoy most of all........



Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline DeVille68

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Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #92 on: December 24, 2017, 04:10:55 AM »
nice!  8)
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible (silver pine green)

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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  • Name: Laurie Kraynick
Re: Another Survivor, getting a make-over rather than a resto.
« Reply #93 on: December 26, 2017, 12:13:58 AM »
What a kewl car....  8)
Many happy miles!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

 

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