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Offline greaser

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New Guy....
« on: November 07, 2012, 11:26:35 AM »
I just wanted to take time to say Hi, and introduce myself.

My name is Bert, and own and operate a small detail shop/auto acc. shop. I just picked up my first Cadillac project, and have been having a hard time finding tech info and parts. So I am very excited to have found yall.

My car is a 1970 Sedan DeVill, with a bagged suspension. It runs good, but I bought it with a bad transmission. The trans is in the shop now getting rebuilt and should be done soon, so I am really looking forward to finally driving it. It also has some issues with the electric windows.

I just wanted to say that I am happy to be here, and here are a few pics of the car.







B. Polasek

R Schroeder

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 11:54:31 AM »
Welcome Bert.
 Nice looking car.
Roy

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 11:58:43 AM »
Thanks Roy. It photographs well, but is in need of alot of work.

Offline Guidematic

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 12:39:21 PM »

 It's a pillared sedan too. They had a low production run. 7,230 of style #68369.

 Once you get to drive it, you'll love it!

 Mike
1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 02:45:38 PM »
Thats good to know. I didnt realize it was a semi rare car. Thanks for the info. Would that affect my search for "usable" door panels and window tracks?

Offline Guidematic

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 04:02:57 PM »

 the front doors are shared with the Fleetwood, but as far as the internal hardware, particularly with the rear doors, I can't say if it is interchangible with the deVille hardtop.

 However, this basic style was shared with Buick and Olds, and I'd bet the hardware is the same.

 One thing I did find in my casual research on these cars is that there are 2 basic styles of window regulator used in 1970. That would determine what type of central locking system these cars used. The post type regulator (which my '70 Fleetwood has) used electric locks. The scissor type regulator used the vacuum system. Now, central locking was optional on all models, including the Fleetwoods. So if your car does not have it, then you'd have to remove the door panel to see what is in there.

 Mike
1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169
1985 Eldorado Coupe 6EL57
1988 Eldorado Biarritz 6EL57
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69

Offline 60eldo

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 04:04:05 PM »
 Hi and welcome,,,If I can heip you out let me know, Im parting out a 1968 deville, good PW motors and alot more,, Ive sold many parts here to some of the guys and theyre  pretty happy so
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 04:06:09 PM by 60eldo »
Jon. Kluczynski

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 04:12:06 PM »
Thanks for the info Mike. I will look more into that.

Thanks Johnny. I will get with you when I find out what all I need to get it fixed.

Offline C.R. Patton II

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 08:10:34 PM »


Hello Bert

Fantastic to have you with us on the forum.

Have you had a chance to attend a local region meeting near your residence? Also please complete the national application with the fee asap to enjoy the full benefits of membership. I look forward to meeting you at our 2013 Grand National in Boston.

P.S. When you are prepared to acquire your second special vehicle of this brand I would be happy to guide you in the right direction.
All good men own a Cadillac but great gentlemen drive a LaSalle. That is the consequence of success.

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 08:36:43 PM »
Welcome aboard. After lurking about on the forum since 2009, I joined the CLC. I got a few of the Self Starter magazines at the CLC tent when I joined. The magazine alone is worth the price of Membership.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 04:54:49 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. This site is vast in knowledge and tech support and look forward to reading thru it.

I do have a question though. Is this forum supposed to be for members only? I will look into the membership progress. Thanks again for having me.

Offline Bill Hedge CLC 14424

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 05:50:02 PM »
You do not have to be a member of the club to use the Message Board.  But why deprive yourself of the many valuable benifts of the club?  These benifts include:

The Self-Starter: This award-winning monthly magazine is published eleven times per year. It is filled with interesting articles submitted by members, mechanical tips and advice; classified sections of cars, parts, and literature for sale/wanted; regional projects; historical accounts; member car features and Cadillac-factory updates.

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Offline soonerinmo

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 07:37:10 PM »
Welcome and nice car! It has kind of a mean look, lowered and black...I like it! 
Brian Combs ><>

'67 Fleetwood Sixty Special (Sold)
'08 DTS

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2012, 09:19:51 AM »
Thanks for the info on the club. I will check into membership.

Thanks Brian. Cant wait to get this thing on the road.



Offline Chris Conklin

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
Welcome! That car looks great slammed. Nice. You may want to introduce yourself to the Modified Chapter as well...

http://www.modifiedcadillac.org
Chris Conklin

Offline greaser

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Re: New Guy....
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2012, 04:49:43 PM »
Thanks Chris. I will check it out.

 

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