Author Topic: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story  (Read 4962 times)

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2021, 04:42:07 AM »
The supports brackets are under the bumper pad for the hood, see pictures. The small ones may be for the heater/vent fans, but I'm not sure.
As I had to go to my store room this morning I took the camera with me...My car is a '56, '55 ones have some identical parts but not too many.

Edit: the small brackets are not for the fan motors according to pictures I have from this location.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2021, 04:45:38 AM by Roger Zimmermann »
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #81 on: August 25, 2021, 05:00:53 PM »
Thanks for the photos Roger.
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Offline Eldovert

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2021, 09:50:32 PM »
Hello David,
Here are some detail shots of the supports. The small angle brackets join the inner fender to the outer fender right by the wheel opening...this is a pick from my 56 but I believe it is the same for 55.
The detail shots of the support brackets is from my 55 Eldo.
Cheers,Pat

« Last Edit: August 26, 2021, 10:10:48 PM by Eldovert »

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #83 on: August 27, 2021, 05:42:37 PM »
Thanks for the photos Pat.

The previous owner must have relocated my horn as when I was looking for where the bolt pattern matched up, up top on the radiator support is where I found the holes.  Your trumpet  is mounted low and looks to have a tie-in bracket to the lower standard horn.  I've not seen a bracket that looks like that yet, so hopefully it turns up.
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1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
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Offline Eldovert

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2021, 07:50:30 PM »
Hi David,
That item that looks like a tie in bracket is actually a split in the splash pan and the wire for the standard horn..so no need to conduct a search .
Cheers,Pat

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #85 on: August 28, 2021, 02:09:08 AM »
I'm attaching a picture from my third horn. It came that way for about 30 years ago; I don't know if this is the right horn. 1955 may have a different one.
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2021, 09:41:49 AM »
The car is in the paint booth...awaiting info it has color.  I am heading to WI on Tuesday for the week, can't wait.

Hard boot got painted last week.
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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2021, 03:25:22 PM »
Looks great David !!

That Copper is going to look great on the car !!

Mike
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Offline Cadman-iac

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2021, 04:59:54 PM »
  I second that!!  That's a great looking color.

 David, did you get your parts for that yet? And if so, did they arrive intact?
  Thanks, Rick
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2021, 07:29:08 PM »
Yes, Rick, the parts arrived at Rick Payton's place.  I will get to see them in a couple of days as I am headed there on Tuesday.
David King
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1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
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1964 Studebaker Commander
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #90 on: October 09, 2021, 09:07:51 AM »
Rick Cook, the splash shields look nice, getting straitened and painted now.
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #91 on: October 09, 2021, 09:15:34 AM »
Car is painted!  Rick's and mine switched places in the building now.
David King
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #92 on: October 09, 2021, 09:22:37 AM »
Assembled the rear bumper.  Hope it fits!  I have to wait for the car to blocked/wet sanded and polished before mounting shiny bits.  I was using Rick's unrestored bumper bracket as a guide to assemble mine.
David King
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #93 on: October 09, 2021, 09:23:34 AM »
Now the fun can begin with the installation of the stored parts!
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Offline Paul Tesone

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2021, 08:32:53 PM »
Hi David - we need some updated pictures . ….We’re you ever able to find the correct formula for the gold paint you used on the valve covers & air cleaner ? If no formula , can you provide the paint name and/or supplier ? … Thanks , Paul Tesone  CLC #6876

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2021, 04:38:03 PM »
Paul, it slipped my mind, I was in WI last week.  I will ask the paint store for it. 

Some car updates are coming.

Paul,  I've attached the photos below of the paint info.  This what we use for the Eldorado valve covers and air silencer.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 03:17:13 PM by David King (kz78hy) »
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2021, 04:50:41 PM »
A few progress shots.  The car is mostly polished, at least where trim mounts and a the decklid parts and rear end panel pieces were installed.  The lock mechanism and trim cover needed cleaned and that was done and installed.  Decklid lamp installed.  The lighting is poor where the car is parked in the garage.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 03:19:36 PM by David King (kz78hy) »
David King
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
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Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2021, 05:42:34 PM »
Most of the time was spent finding the parts and learning how to route the stuff behind the I/P.  Thank goodness Rick has a parts car out back to get the pieces, of course taking them off is big job, but at least you can understand how it is supposed to go.

The I/P was built up and Rick discovered we had not painted the underside of the dash the same color as the column and top pad, so it was taken apart again, and the underside painted.  Then re-assembled and readied to be installed.

For fun, we temporarily put the dash pad in place to see what it looks like.

The bowden cable on the heater swhich goes from the control lever to the Ranco valve is damaged and won't maintain a straight line and has to be replaced and access to that after the dash is in place is much more difficult to get at, but we decided to proceed and not delay the ability to move the car around.  It as a date at a top shop in the not to distant future and the ability to steer it is important.

Top frame was put in place.

David King
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1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
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Offline Paul Tesone

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #98 on: November 18, 2021, 07:47:16 PM »
Thank you David - much appreciated . I’ll let you know how things work out. …. Paul Tesone CLC #6876

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Lovey, the 1955 Eldorado restoration story
« Reply #99 on: November 21, 2021, 04:19:18 PM »
I brought the front dust shields back with me to install the rubber around the edge and that was done for both cars today  I forgot to get the rubber flaps that go below, but that will be done next trip and the the parts get installed to the fenders.
David King
CLC 22014  (life)
1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
CLCMRC benefactor 197

Director and Founder, Eldorado Brougham Chapter
Past President, Motor City Region

Rare Parts brand suspension parts Retailer via Keep'em Running Automotive

 

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