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Offline piter69A

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1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« on: November 17, 2017, 05:08:24 AM »
Hello,
I just bought 1942 Cadillac Series 63. The car is in very orginal condition but need some parts, so I'm lookin for:
- fog lights delete covers ('46 delete covers now instaled)
- front bumper guards in good condition
- side fender spears in good condition
- rear fenders stone guards
- one 15x5-1/2 rim
- one 15" "sombrero" hub cap (1947-52 style)

Here some pics with my Caddy  :)
   

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 09:57:44 AM »
Believe it or not, the fender trim and stone guards on your car are much better than most of the 1942s around. Treat them carefully and find a craftsman that can repair what you've got including the stone guards. Other 1942 owners will chime in soon I'm sure with suggestions. Nice car and welcome.
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Offline k8096

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 04:27:17 PM »
1942 Cadillacs are supposed to have the same hubcaps as 1941 models.   Sombreros didn't come out until 1947.   Very nice car though.   Where are you located?
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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 06:06:55 PM »
Piter,
  Here is a picture of 1942 fog lamp delete plates. You should be able to make a piece from sheet metal and install it from the back side and painting the low spots black as they are. Mine are not worth shipping and restoration costs and I keep them in case I break a lens in the fog lamp. The lens are very hard to find and quite expensive to purchase.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 07:30:46 PM by gary griffin »
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Offline piter69A

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 09:10:19 AM »
Now, I'm sure that my Caddy had factory foglights and someone remove them many years ago. Chrome bezels are still there and they are different from delete plates which are one piece elements.

I found orginal foglights in good condition, without bezels but $450 is to expensive for me, so I'm still looking for delete plates.
Please look how it looks in my car now.
Hub cap is also wanted.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 09:12:16 AM by piter69A »

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 05:37:39 PM »
The delete plates are two piece. I took the picture of mine with the frame included to look better.   Sorry if it confused you. They fit inside the same frame as the fog light lens would fit in.
Gary Griffin

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1942 Cadillac 6719 restoration almost complete?
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1957 Cadillac 60-special (Needs a little TLC)

Offline piter69A

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 11:27:16 AM »
Could you post picture without frame?

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Re: 1942 Cadillac parts wanted
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:36:36 PM »
Oops, I had the picture in my camera from a few years ago and posted it, but I am involved in several restorations at one time and my foggy memory was incorrect. I looked through my 1942 parts and the delete covers are one piece.  Since you have the doors you could fabricate a back piece similar in appearances to the picture I posted.

Possibly another 1942 owner can assist in finding them also.

Another option would be to convert to fog lamps?  The parts would be costly but they are attractive!

Owning a rare model is quite challenging since parts are so hard to find.

I apologize and hope I can assist in some way.  Possibly more detailed pictures or even loan you one of mine to use as a model to produce a pair.

Luckily very few people would know the difference between original and reproduced ones!!
Gary Griffin

1940 LaSalle 5029 4 door convertible sedan
1942 Cadillac 6719 restoration almost complete?
1942 Cadillac 6719 (parts car) (Gone)
1957 Cadillac 60-special (Needs a little TLC)