Author Topic: 1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters  (Read 1547 times)

Offline jbento

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1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:12:16 PM »
I need a set of radiator shutters for my 1940 Series 72.

A wonderful, gracious and all around good guy of a member has the attached shutters, but all we know it that they come out of a "1940 caddy".  which series is a mystery.

Does anyone recognize them?  And if so, with they fit in a series 72?  Any suggestions on where to find the part number on this thing would be helpful too.

Many thanks!
Joe Bento
CLC# 20081
1940 Cadillac Series 72

Offline Eric Quarnstrom

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Re: 1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 12:53:50 AM »
While facing the shutters from the front, look on the top most part of the frame. The series # is stamped into the metal.

Eric Q.
Eric Quarnstrom
1940 6227c
CLC #17675

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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  • Name: Brad Ipsen
Re: 1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 09:24:17 PM »
In the "Manufacturing Information" for 1940 the following statement is made:

RADIATOR AND SHUTTER SUPPORTS are alike except for the location of the fender and tie bar bolts.

If the support is not stamped "72" you may be able to use it anyway by changing the location of the tie bar and fender bolts.

Brad
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
1940 LaSalle 5227
1949 Cadillac 6237X
1940 Cadillac 60S Limo

Offline jbento

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Re: 1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 09:39:14 PM »
Excellent info.  Thank you very much!

They appear to be off of a series 62.  I think I will get them and hope the relocation process isn't too severe.  :o

Thanks again!
Joe Bento
CLC# 20081
1940 Cadillac Series 72

Offline Eric Quarnstrom

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Re: 1940 Cadillac Radiator shutters
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 11:51:07 PM »
Hi Joe:

I have a set of shutters for a 60s that I was going to convert as Brad mentions to fit my 62 series coupe. If you think the 60s (also a fleetwood like your 72) would be a better fit for you than the 62 series shutters, I'm willing to swap. When you do get them, PM me and we can compare the dimensions of the tie bar and fender bolt mounts.

Eric Q.

Eric Quarnstrom
1940 6227c
CLC #17675

 

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