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Title: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: rwchatham CLC 21892 on February 28, 2020, 05:59:34 PM
A  56 and a 59 at this years Detroit Autorama , the 56 is one a finalist for the Riddler award .
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: 35-709 on February 28, 2020, 07:48:14 PM
'56 appears to be a '55. 
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: J. Skelly on February 28, 2020, 09:34:47 PM
'56 was the first 4-door hardtop Cadillac, so maybe it's a '56 with '55 quarter panels.

I wonder how large the wheels are on the '59?
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: rwchatham CLC 21892 on February 29, 2020, 10:41:14 AM
One thing I have noticed over the years at shows like the Autorama is that the higher quality cars use very little signage , advertising boards etc , compared to the lower quality cars that tend to overdue it with 4 foot display story boards etc , seems like the higher quality builds let the cars do the the talking but the lower end cars feel the need for extra attention .
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: Mike Baillargeon #15848 on February 29, 2020, 03:39:04 PM
Ray when you can, please post some more pictures...

I've told myself that's it's going to be impossible to fine the convertible top frame for my 1939.....but I know your pictures will show anything can be fabricated and anything is possible...

Mike



Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: rwchatham CLC 21892 on February 29, 2020, 04:25:50 PM
Mike it’s amazing what the heavy hitters can fab up . Like they say it only takes time and money lol . I needed a speedo bezel for the Dual Ghia which finding is almost impossible  so I had a guy machine one out of brass , chrome it up and problem solved . The hardest part about making your top I believe would be having the patterns for it .
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: Mike Baillargeon #15848 on February 29, 2020, 04:51:52 PM
And there in is the problem, the patterns I need are attached to a hand full of cars....There has to be a way....it only takes time and money, oh boy!.....

Mike
Title: Re: Couple of Cadillacs at Detroit Autorama
Post by: rwchatham CLC 21892 on February 29, 2020, 04:56:40 PM
Mike can you at least get some pics ? You might have to track down one of those owners and go take some measurements and drawings , the arms should mostly be flat steel ?