Author Topic: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:  (Read 781 times)

Offline 34lasalleclubsedan

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1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:16:42 PM »
1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial divider window Limo parts Wanted:

Both Head light lens and guts. Someone replaced them with seal beams

One cigar lighter for rear arm rest

Dashboard head lamp switch & knob assembly

Spare tire retainer in trunk

Jack and tools

4 inside door lock knobs

6 volt generator

Copy of owners manual

Thanks, Jim
Jim Fredrick

Offline Jeff Hansen

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 05:26:22 PM »
Jim,

You can get a copy of the 1938 V-16 owners manual online from the GM Heritage Center at this link:

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Cadillac/1938_Cadillac_V16_VVI.pdf

CAUTION: this is a very large file containing 348 pages of information.  Give it time to download.  You get the owners manual and a LOT more.  All for FREE!

HTH,
Jeff
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 05:46:46 PM »
What size are the lens you need? There are different numbers for different years and series. I have 37/38 small series reflectors and sub-bodies for 7" lens and 39 reflectors and lens which are larger.
Steve

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 06:41:05 PM »
Jim,
 I may have the lighter. Please send me a pic at bobscads@comcast.net.
Thanks, Bob
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Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 09:42:54 PM »
The only really hard part to find on your list is the V-16 generator.   If you want to keep the stock 38 unit it has a flat pulley that runs on the inside of a rubber lined bigger pulley.  This wasn't one of Cadillac's better ideas and they switched in 39 (maybe late 38's) to a typical belt drive but it still has a unique front mount and rear cover.  If you have anything it is best to rebuild.  The headlight lens have great interchange so they regularly are on eBay.  A NOS set just sold for $52.  The part numbers on the lens are 920426 (R) and 920425 (L).  Other headlight parts cross all 38's including LaSalle.  Door lock knobs from Steele.  If you want an original 38 V-16 owner's manual I have an extra.  brad@ipsengarage.com
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 03:55:45 AM »
One has to be a little careful buying the headlight lens as they were smaller 7" in 1936 and 1937 moving up to about 7 1/2" for 38.  I have seen many advertised as fitting 36 through 40 but they do not!        The other problem is on checking all my lens I can find no numbers on any of them.
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Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 09:21:20 PM »
My spares have the numbers on them.  They are very faint.  They are on the surface that touches the gasket at about 2 o'clock.  Top being noon looking at the car from the front.
Brad Ipsen
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 02:38:47 AM »
Thanks Brad. I'll give them another check.
Steve

Offline 34lasalleclubsedan

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 12:41:43 PM »
 :) Thanks everyone for your advise and replies. I will send a PM to each of you in regards to the parts you may have. Kindest regards. Jim
ps. this car does not have sidemounts, just a spare in the trunk.
Does anyone make the plastic center piece for the dash?
Also, was the generator the same for a V8?
Jim Fredrick

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 01:21:04 PM »

Does anyone make the plastic center piece for the dash?
Also, was the generator the same for a V8?

Bruce Berghoff used to make these 38 dash centres but they are very complex consisting of many different parts and cast in alloy rather than the terrible plastic used in 38. All the 38s suffer the same fate. Be prepared for deep pockets as they take a huge amount of man hours to make and assemble.

From what Brad said the brackets on the generator are different than on the V8.
Steve

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 08:13:35 PM »
The V-16 generator has ball bearings on both ends and the fan is at the rear so all of those pieces are different.  The armature shaft sticks out at both ends so it is different.  The field coils and center case may interchange with others but that is it.  For some more detailed suggestions email me, brad@ipsengarage.com
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Offline 34lasalleclubsedan

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 10:51:14 AM »
 :(As we try to get the car started, we found out that we need another starter, the one on the car has been welded poorly from a repair long ago and it was shimmed up poorly, hence it chewed up the ring gear. So, we are also looking for a starter, ring gear, or fly wheel. We are going through the brakes as we speak. Thanks, Jim
Jim Fredrick

Offline Jeff Trahan

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Re: 1938 Cadillac V16 Imperial Limo Parts Wanted:
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 03:14:26 PM »
Did you ever find a starter or generator? I'm looking for those items too so let me know if you found more than one or if you know of some kind of work-around.

Jeff Trahan
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