New Eldo owner

Started by TexasEldo, June 19, 2019, 12:00:35 AM

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TexasEldo

I’m a new member. Just wanted to say hello. I bought my first Eldorado a few months ago and I look forward to the wealth of knowledge this forum seems to offer.

Here’s my ‘74. Haven’t done much since getting her. Carb job. New fluids. New bluetooth radio and speakers. She’s in for paint right now. Will need some interior work after that.



C Cleveland

Cape Cod Fleetwood

Welcome CC,
will you be dehorning the Eldo?

\m/
Laurie
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

hornetball

Howdy.  There's a couple of us with current '74 Eldo restoration threads going right now.  I'm in Granbury BTW.  I have "Janice's Eldo."

G Pennington

Yeah, but are you going to keep the longhorns?
Gary Pennington
   1953 6267X Convertible
   1941 6267D Convertible (2 door)

Matt CLC#18621

Enjoy your new Eldorado!
Regards,
Matt CLC#18621

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Must be fun opening the hood
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

TexasEldo

Quote from: hornetball on June 19, 2019, 10:09:53 AM
Howdy.  There's a couple of us with current '74 Eldo restoration threads going right now.  I'm in Granbury BTW.  I have "Janice's Eldo."

Awesome. I’ll look for those threads. I’m currently searching for some body parts (fender and trunk lid) for mine, but they don’t seem easy to find.

And yes, I’ll definitely be keeping the horns.
C Cleveland

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

TexasEldo

C Cleveland

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

I might suggest calling John Faust at "Honest John's Caddy Corner in Justin Texas.  If he doesn't have what you need I am sure he will steer you to them.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

TexasEldo

Quote from: "Cadillac Kid"  Greg Surfas 15364 on June 19, 2019, 03:29:24 PM
I might suggest calling John Faust at "Honest John's Caddy Corner in Justin Texas.  If he doesn't have what you need I am sure he will steer you to them.
Greg Surfas

Wow! Thanks a ton for the recommendation. Just had a good talk with John. He sounds like a good guy. Turns out we went to the same college so we talked football, etc for a while. Best news is he has the parts I need for a good price. I’ll be headed up to grab the parts and a beer with him.
C Cleveland

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

Have one for me
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Mike Baillargeon #15848

Quote from: "Cadillac Kid"  Greg Surfas 15364 on June 19, 2019, 03:29:24 PM
I might suggest calling John Faust at "Honest John's Caddy Corner in Justin Texas.  If he doesn't have what you need I am sure he will steer you to them.
Greg Surfas

LOL.... Holy Cow..... Greg that's a good one!!!

Mike
Mike Baillargeon  #15848

The Tassie Devil(le)

G'day Cody,

You have an email from myself that requires your attention.

Bruce. >:D

PS.   I sent it yesterday.
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Glen

Glen Houlton CLC #727 
CLCMRC benefactor #104

Cape Cod Fleetwood

Quote from: Mike Baillargeon  #15848 on June 19, 2019, 06:35:39 PM
LOL.... Holy Cow..... Greg that's a good one!!!

Mike

That was udderly ridiculous...

\m/
Laurie
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

wrench

#16
Caution:

Cow Pun Zone

1951 Series 62 Sedan
1969 Eldorado
1970 Eldorado (Triple Black w/power roof)
1958 Apache 3/4 ton 4x4
2005 F250
2014 FLHP
2014 SRX

"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

FWIW,
About 20 years ago when the Alamo Region was active, I as the then director had a photo journalist with a commission from a Japanese Men's Magazine contact me.  He was told by the magazine that cadillacs in Texas ALL had the accoutrements of the cowboy era such as long horns on the hood, pistols for door handles, etc. Apparently someone had seen the "one-off" conglomerations made for some of the Movie and rodeo stars of the sixty s and  seventies.
I told him that that was no longer a current fad, and after he did some verification himself, he agreed to do a shoot of our members and their cars.  It turns out the magazine featured Cadillacs in that issue and even had a little Cad sponsorship.
We were in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, etc.) for a few weeks a couple of years ago and I personally did not se a singel Cadillac, although all the European dollar cars were there.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
Director Modified Chapter CLC
CLC #15364
66 Coupe deVille (now gone to the UK)
72 Eldo Cpe  (now cruising the sands in Quatar)
73 Coupe deVille
75 Coupe deElegance
76 Coupe deVille
79 Coupe de ville with "Paris" (pick up) option and 472 motor
514 inch motor now in '73-

Mike Baillargeon #15848

Quote from: Cape Cod Fleetwood on June 20, 2019, 08:39:01 AM
That was udderly ridiculous...

\m/
Laurie

LOL !!!   another really good one Laurie !!

Mike
Mike Baillargeon  #15848

59-in-pieces

Cody?
As Bruce Willis once said in one of his movies "YIPPEE-KI-YAY .........."(and maybe other Texans).

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher