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Offline Amgkris

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Help , missing an important trim piece
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:17:15 AM »
Wondering if anyone knows the name of the missing trim on my 1956 coupe deville  ?  Also if anyone has these pieces ?
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 01:49:29 AM »
In the Cadillac parts list, that molding is called "Exhaust faring bead". The moldings (RH & LH are the same) for models 6219 and 75 have the part number 4674307, coupes and convertibles have the part 4674309 and the Sedan de Ville has the part number 4674308. the length is the difference between the three.
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
2011 DTS
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 03:03:54 AM »
G'day Kristin,

You have an email from the Moderators that requires your attention.

Thanks,

Bruce. >:D
'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

Offline Amgkris

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 03:52:51 AM »
Hey , right on Roger ! Thank you . And admin is the problem now corrected with my signature  ?
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
And many many more

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 04:32:39 AM »
Yes.

Thank you.

Bruce. >:D
'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

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 07:14:58 AM »
I may have a pair of those.  I will check today in my loft.  I may not have them marked so maybe you could give me a measurement?  I know I have the top of the quarter panel moldings-- the ones on the very top that have that super crazy shape that continue over the tail light

Regards, Ken

Offline Lexi

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 09:46:26 AM »
I may also have one. If you cannot locate this trim then advise. Clay/Lexi

Offline Amgkris

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 12:32:21 PM »
Wow thanks guys . Although to be clear I need both sides ….. painter broke them both when he painted the car and I have just been enjoying it without them . Would be fantastic to get this car back to “complete”
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
And many many more

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2021, 07:46:05 PM »
I have a pair of those moldings.  They are very nice but not perfect.  I can take a picture of them and post it if you want to see them.

Or send me a message and we can go from there.

Regards, Ken

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2021, 06:35:17 AM »
How did he break them?  They're stainless.  ???

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2021, 06:45:33 AM »
Most probably by polishing them. If not paying attention, the wheel can grab the molding and bent it.
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
2011 DTS
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Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2021, 04:19:52 PM »
Most probably by polishing them. If not paying attention, the wheel can grab the molding and bent it.

HA! don't I know it.  I have a 16" double wheel polisher in my shop-- 7.5 HP.  More HP than some folks lawnmowers.  I'm the only one that polishes on it in my shop. My guys want no part of it !!  In 30 years, I've had a few mishaps with complex shapes and negative spaces on that machine.

Regards, Ken

Offline Lexi

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2021, 06:52:27 PM »
Spinning grinding stones and polishing wheels such as the one Ken described, are arguably the 2 most dangerous tools in the shop. Used to polish and lacquer brass and every once in a while situations arose like those mentioned by Ken and Roger. Things go south quickly. Work thrown by Carborundum stones, (or chunks exploding off), and buffing wheels grabbing your work can be disastrous. Full attention required when using. 7.5 HP polisher is extreme heavy duty and can be quite dangerous, even lethal when used incorrectly. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: December 03, 2021, 06:54:23 PM by lexi »

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2021, 09:18:43 AM »
Spinning grinding stones and polishing wheels such as the one Ken described, are arguably the 2 most dangerous tools in the shop. Used to polish and lacquer brass and every once in a while situations arose like those mentioned by Ken and Roger. Things go south quickly. Work thrown by Carborundum stones, (or chunks exploding off), and buffing wheels grabbing your work can be disastrous. Full attention required when using. 7.5 HP polisher is extreme heavy duty and can be quite dangerous, even lethal when used incorrectly. Clay/Lexi

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Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2021, 09:52:29 AM »
Not to put too fine or gory a point to the dangers of SS trim polishing.
My very first experience, before turning my SS over to a professional, was trying to do it myself - got the polish bars - and went to work.
Didn't take long to figure out how much work it was, and after having a piece yanked out of my hands, how dangerous it could be.

Flash foreword, and I turned a pile of SS over to a local shop.
A couple of days later when the job was to have been ready, I learned one of the polishers had one of his long shirt sleeves caught in the polishing wheel and sent him to the hospital with a dislocated/yanked arm from his shoulder.
Could have been way worse, as you might imagine.

I'm a proponent of do it yourself in most things, but not SS polishing.

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher

Offline Amgkris

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2021, 07:20:30 PM »
Ha you guys know ur stuff . He said one was ruined by the polishing wheel and the other got misplaced :(
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
And many many more

Offline Amgkris

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2021, 10:02:31 PM »
By misplaced I’m assuming he ment broken aswell lmao
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
And many many more

Offline cadillac ken

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2021, 03:44:38 PM »
Hi Kris:  Here are a few photos of the moldings I have for your '56 quarter panels.


Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2021, 05:17:17 PM »
Not exactly on point but I recall seeing a set of trim pieces that covered the entire arrow in the quarter panal that needed to be re-chromed- not SS - that Bob Cooper had at his warehouse.
Anybody else seen such trim pieces.
Just interested to know, since I have never seen such trim on the many pics I've seen of 56's.

Have fun,
Steve B.
S. Butcher

Offline Amgkris

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Re: Help , missing an important trim piece
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2021, 06:01:36 PM »
Thanks Ken . I can’t remember exactly what they looked like but I’ll take your word . Sent u a pm thanks everyone for all your input :)
Kristin B.
1949 coupe deville
1956 coupe deville
1959 fleetwood
1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible
1972 Jaguar xke
1988 Ferrari testarosa
2005 Porsche turbo S
2001 Mercedes’ amg E55 wagon
1999 Mercedes’ G500
2001 bmw m3
1955 imperial Newport coupe
1983 rolls Royce corniche convertible
And many many more

 

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