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Offline chrisntam

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Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« on: December 02, 2017, 08:27:30 PM »
Highs in the mid '70s, perfect top down weather.  Gonna go for a drive.

Just letting you know.

The forum has been quiet lately, trying to stir up a little business.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 08:35:11 AM by chrisntam »
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Offline James Landi

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:32:12 AM »
  Ok --- I'll take the bait---  my XLR was put to bed over a month ago... woke to 29 degrees today.... we're in Camden, Maine.   

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 06:55:42 AM »
Cold front expected on Tuesday though, lows in the mid 30s, highs in the 50s.  Burr!

Vacationed in Maine in '14, Boothbay Harbor, Bar Harbor & visited Cadillac Mountain.

Lobster rolls.   ;)

I've attached a few pertinent pics of the Maine trip along with a pic of my ride.

What year is the Cadillac pictured to the left of the '70?
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 08:35:29 AM by chrisntam »
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Offline James Landi

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 10:06:23 AM »
Great pictures of iconic places in Down East Maine....a great place to Cadillac cruise, in summer that is  (aka August--- Maine has only two seasons, Winter and August)   Happy day,   James

Offline jdemerson

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 11:58:09 AM »
I've attached a few pertinent pics of the Maine trip along with a pic of my ride.

What year is the Cadillac pictured to the left of the '70?

I'd say 1957.

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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 12:02:21 PM »
I drove mine all 7 days of Thanksgiving week. I don't like to drive it to work much during the week because I hit stop and go traffic and I have a couple of bad merges. However light traffic that week made it easier.
Only had to stop at the gas station twice!
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 03:43:26 PM »
I'd say 1957.

John Emerson

Sir, you are correct!
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 10:55:59 AM »
I hope to have my 1968 DVC back in a day or two.
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
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Offline jagbuxx #12944

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 07:16:39 PM »
Had my ‘70 out a couple of days of days ago.
Temps in the 80’s
This week winds
Ughh
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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:54 PM »
That's a nice looking unit.   8)

How often do you put the boot cover over the top?  On mine, the trim is really tight to the body and it's a PITA to get the plastic inserted under it.  Also, where the snaps are, that area is "deformed" and difficult to get all the snaps connected. 

I leave mine off unless it's a REALLY special occasion.
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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 08:50:31 PM »
Chrisntam , thanks for the comments. I always fit the boot when top is down. Just doesn’t look right without. It is tight to fit but all the snaps line up and it fits under the trim.
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Offline nysdarkblue

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »
Hi, I live on Long Island. 12 months of the year every Sunday, on the south shore is a cruise location. During the summer months it is at a parking lot left over from a bar called Oak Beach Inn. During the winter months it is at the Cap tree Boat Basin parking lot. As long as it is not raining or snowing and there are no car shows , you will see my 90 Brougham there. I DO NOT like the idea of my car sitting in the garage during the winter. There are literally hundreds of cars every Sunday all makes at this cruise.
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 09:07:49 PM »
Hi, I live on Long Island. 12 months of the year every Sunday, on the south shore is a cruise location. During the summer months it is at a parking lot left over from a bar called Oak Beach Inn. During the winter months it is at the Cap tree Boat Basin parking lot. As long as it is not raining or snowing and there are no car shows , you will see my 90 Brougham there. I DO NOT like the idea of my car sitting in the garage during the winter. There are literally hundreds of cars every Sunday all makes at this cruise.

Next time you go, snap some pics and post them!
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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 03:06:53 PM »
I would be glad to, as long as it is nice this a Sunday. Its suppose to snow
Bill Estes
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Re: Gonna go for a drive in my '70 today
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 03:08:45 PM »
I would be glad to, as long as it is nice this Sunday. It is suppose to snow here Saturday, 3-5" 's.
Bill Estes
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