Author Topic: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham  (Read 488 times)

Offline GKC

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Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« on: June 15, 2017, 01:49:45 PM »
I am starting the restoration of Body #1 .
It was actually started about 30 years ago for the owner but after the drivetrain and framework was done the builder past away.
It has since been sitting and the rebuilt engine was never started.
I'm in need of quite a few parts even though  I have access to a complete second parts car for the resto and I am also in need of a lot of info.
The 2 top things I am after at this point is where is the best place to get these bumpers redone? I'm in FL. and would prefer not to ship them clear across the country.
Second it seems that the rubber air ride components are un avail. at this time from any resto manufacturer. Any help with these items and or any oem parts you all might have access to would be an extreme help.
I built my own 66 replica Batmobile and was on that forum for a long time but I need to brush up on how to post pics again.
Thanks to all of you in advance.
Hope these photos uploaded ok. Much easier here than on the other forum.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 02:33:22 PM by GKC »

Offline Bill Young

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 02:54:59 PM »
Where are you in Florida?
Sincerely , Bill Young 
Lake Wales Florida
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Offline Bill Young

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 08:45:31 PM »
The opinion of the best for chrome in Florida is Space Coast Plating. I Love that Bat Mobile also.
1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible in Coronation Red , White top , White seats with Oxblood dash and carpet

Offline GKC

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 03:31:22 PM »
Hello Bill,
Actually your very close to me.
I and the car are in Lakeland.
Thanks so much for the compliment on the Bat and the info on the chrome situation!
I was really hopeing NOT to have to take them out of state to get that work done!
I will call them ASAP and try to get that started.  Thanks again Bill

Offline Bill Young

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 05:13:49 PM »
Grant Please contact me mercguy1@aol.com I have more resources to share with you.
 Sincerely , Bill Young
« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 05:22:08 PM by Bill Young »
1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible in Coronation Red , White top , White seats with Oxblood dash and carpet

Offline GKC

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 07:29:02 AM »
Will do Bill.
If you happen to use face book I update on the Cadillac almost weekly.
The bat is on there too.
Thanks again Bill.

Offline V63

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 05:17:22 AM »
Is the build sheet available for this car?

Body #483 was reported as 'GM executive' owned, and it was invoiced at $8,500 (memory) and a $4 delivery charge to 'factory drive way'...both would support the claim.

Do you know what #1 was invoiced at? And was there a $4 delivery charge? I would think that such an early car would have been used as more promotional than end user.

#483 has ALL of its original air suspension components. I do mean EVERYTHING! This system is available for sale. Plus there are numerous EXTRA parts including air domes. Seeking to sell all as a package.

Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: Body # 1 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 10:40:03 AM »
Grant,
Here is a guy who knows a bit about air rides and has parts and rebuilds.
Tough to get in touch - telephone nope
He prefers letters and the web.
Good luck.
Have fun,
Steve B.

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