Author Topic: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado  (Read 1267 times)

Offline Whit

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  • Name: Whit McFarlin
Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:06:04 PM »
Rebuilding the frame of the convertible top on my '60 Eldorado. The chrome plated sections need re-plating and the joints could use new bushings (they are nylon). I had to grind off the staked pins to get the assembly apart, now I can't find where to get new pins and bushings.
Does anyone out there know a source for these kind of parts? Is there a re-builder out there that might have some parts or might help out?

thanks   Whit

Offline 76eldo

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  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Re: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 06:06:51 PM »
Whit,

Google Penn Dutch restorations in Glen Rock, pa.
He just did a 59 and probably knows.
Ask for Jeff or Devon and tell them I told you to call.

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Offline Whit

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  • Name: Whit McFarlin
Re: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 09:07:40 PM »
Thanks Brian...will do.   Whit

Offline n2caddies

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  • Name: Randy George
Randy George CLC# 26143
1959 Series 62 Convertible
1960 Series 62 Convertible
1964 Deville Convertible
2015 SRX

Offline 76eldo

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  • CLC Number: 22443
  • Name: Brian Rachlin
Re: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 08:06:46 PM »
Nice!  If that everything you will need there's your answer!

Brian
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 09:17:58 PM »
USA Parts sells them.  I bought a set of bushings and bolts for my 1970 Cadillac and it was just over $200.  I went on line and the place selling them has same prices as USA Parts.  It is from a shop in CA that makes them.  The 59 and 60 look like they are $299.  The kit they sent me was top rate, with detailed instructions brass bushings to replace the nylon ones, and super quality hardware.  I was a little worried because the directions show the frame off the car and in sections on the workbench.  Like a dummy I had just replaced my white convertible top.  However, I was able to do the job with top on and it took about four hours a side going slow and carefully.  After the top went up and down smoother and no rattles.
Fairfax Station, VA  22039 (Washington DC Sub)
1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1970 four door Convertible w/Cadillac Warranty

Offline n2caddies

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  • Name: Randy George
Re: Convertible Top Frame '60 Eldorado
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 06:52:33 PM »
What is the name of the vendor in California?
Randy
Randy George CLC# 26143
1959 Series 62 Convertible
1960 Series 62 Convertible
1964 Deville Convertible
2015 SRX

 

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