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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2017, 06:46:37 PM »
I have a spare copy of the April 2015 Hemmings Classic Car (issue 127) where my car was in the Drivable Dream column.

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2017, 11:33:31 AM »
Yes I heard about the article ,
any idea where I can pick up a copy locally?   Just a larger book store I would hope?
Thanks Grant

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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2017, 03:50:28 AM »
Good luck with the restoration of that #1 Brougham. I have a copy of the "Roster of Broughams and members* from the past Brougham owner association. The car # 1 has effectively, according to that listing, the paint code 122 and the trim code 2521.
I restored long ago car #230 I still own, but would like to sell. I would never attempt to restore another Brougham!
Next to the specific Brougham shop manual (I have also a copy for sale), there is a specific part book which can help to find out which parts are Brougham specific or shared with the other Cadillac models.
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Offline GKC

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2017, 09:01:54 AM »
Mr. Link and others, the database is correct. I saw body #1 with my own eyes in Arizona about 18 years. Black and dusty. I looked right at the data plate. maybe the blue car is same one but painted. Dave
This is # 1s control box and you can see the matching plug in the harness and the mounting plate for the box.
I believe what happened with you seeing body #1s data plate you may have been mistaken about the color because he ALSO has a complete production model that is BLACK.
This car is and was blue and does have the eye.
Im still looking it over for the actual eye. Looking for a open plug under the dash or in the harness somwhere that would make sence. (That is,  assuming this eye had a plug.
Thanks, GKC

Offline GKC

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2017, 09:08:59 AM »
Sorry for the mistake on the first picture.
These are the pictures of the box, plug and location in the trunk.