Author Topic: Belgian 1955 Cadillac restoration  (Read 169 times)

Offline LayEmLow

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  • Name: Maarten
Belgian 1955 Cadillac restoration
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:49:12 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am from Belguim and about two years ago i bought my American dream... A 1955 Cadillac.
The previous owner used her for a wedding in 1974 and since then she just stood in a barn.
And the 40 years of neglect really show on this American beauty.
She needs a serious restoration but i just want to get her running for now.

The car is originally a metallic blue with green/blue interior.
Original 331 is there but in unknown condition.












Greetings

« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 01:42:24 PM by LayEmLow »
Maarten

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Vw Beetle
1968 Vw Bus T2A

Offline LayEmLow

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  • Name: Maarten
Re: Belgian 1955 Cadillac restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 10:50:07 AM »
Hello everyone ,

Got some time to work on the Caddy today.
Did some cleaning and hooked up a battery.
AAAAAAAND nothing...... only one headlight working and radio light. not good..
Removed the taillight lenses and everything was corroded very badly.
Some sandpaper and elbowgrease and voila rear lights work !



Tomorrow we try to crank engine... wish me luck.

Greetings from your Belgian friend.
Maarten

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Vw Beetle
1968 Vw Bus T2A

Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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  • Name: Jeff Rose
Re: Belgian 1955 Cadillac restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 11:36:37 AM »
Congrats!!
We have had our 55 for only 10 days. You are ahead of me as I have not hooked a battery up to it yet. Good luck. I am sure we will be seeing each other on the forums.
Jeff
Jeff
CLC #28373
1970 Coupe DeVille
1955 Series 62

Offline LayEmLow

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  • Name: Maarten
Re: Belgian 1955 Cadillac restoration
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 11:47:08 AM »
Congrats!!
We have had our 55 for only 10 days. You are ahead of me as I have not hooked a battery up to it yet. Good luck. I am sure we will be seeing each other on the forums.
Jeff

Very nice Cadillac you have there! looks like yours is in alot better shape than mine.

Greetings from your Belgian Friend.
Maarten

1955 Cadillac Fleetwood
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1962 Vw Beetle
1968 Vw Bus T2A