<---- New Cadi owner - Help please

Started by tmemastr, December 03, 2007, 07:06:05 PM

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tmemastr

Hey guys,
I am new to the Cadillac world, but not new to restorations.
I just bought myself a 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.  At least thats what I think it is.
The gentleman I bought it from said it was an "L" series, one step down from a limousine, but I cant find anything about an "L" series.
So my questions come with someone helping me identify the model and everyone giving me some good info on where to find good parts and such.
Pics.
Jon - 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood 60S (currently under the knife)

tmemastr

Ok so I found the trim tag on the firewall and it is a 60S. 
The question still remains as to everyones best/favorite place to buy parts for these cars.
Jon - 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood 60S (currently under the knife)

homeonprunehill

Quote from: tmemastr on December 03, 2007, 08:58:25 PM
Ok so I found the trim tag on the firewall and it is a 60S. 
The question still remains as to everyones best/favorite place to buy parts for these cars.



12-03-07
TMEMASTR, Your best bet is to get a copy of HEMMING MOTOR NEWSots of ads in the magizane. You only need one copy.Look for
COOPER'S Cadillac parts. You have a good looking car. I don't think that CADILLAC built meany 60S You can also put ads in the buy-sale section . Also the best advice I can give is to JOIN the CLC. Best $35.00 you will ever spend.
Good Luck,JIM
USED,ABUSED AND MISUSED CADILLACS AND LA SALLES

Dave Leger CLC #19256

Here's a few of the places I have used when working on my 1947:


Cooper's      http://www.coopersvintage.com/  (misc. electrical and mechanical)
McVey's      http://www.mcveys.com/   (misc. - glovebox, hub caps, etc.)
All Cadillac's of the Fourties and Fifties    http://www.allcads.com/   (misc. body parts)
Olson's Gaskets    http://www.olsonsgaskets.com/    (gaskets)
Egge   http://www.egge.com/   (engine rebuild kit)
Kanter   http://www.kanter.com/   (misc. mechanical)
Hampton Coach    http://www.hamptoncoach.com/   (fabrics)
Hirsch    http://www.hirschauto.com/  (carpet, engine paint)
Steele Rubber     http://www.steelerubber.com   (weatherstrip)
Arizona Vintage    http://www.azvintageparts.com/  (salvage yard - body parts)
In Line Tube     http://www.inlinetube.com/  (stainless brake lines)

TERRILL MACHINE, INC   (got my engine mounts from them, also other mechanical items)
1000 County Road 454, DeLeon, TX 76444
PH: 254-893-2610

NAPA will have some items such as points, plugs, 6 volt bulbs etc.

I am sure others will have additional suggestions, but this can be a start for you.  I'd suggest getting a shop manual on Ebay, they appear fairly often (reproductions).  A master parts catalogue (also on Ebay occasionally) would be good as well, for both part numbers and the exploded view diagrams.  I also picked up a Fisher body manual for my car on Ebay. 

Dave

Dave Leger     1947 6207 Club Coupe

tmemastr

Thats great, Thank you guys.  I will start lookin at/joining clubs and searching those sites for parts.
Thanks,
Jon
Jon - 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood 60S (currently under the knife)