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Title: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: fnoti on August 26, 2009, 09:45:19 PM
Well everyone I finally did it, after years of looking and countless posts to you good people I have FINALLY purchased my first classic Cadillac. 
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Mike Josephic CLC #3877 on August 27, 2009, 12:54:44 AM
You don't say what it is you wish to do with the car.  Are you looking for a good shop to
do a full restoration?  Or, are you looking for somebody to do a partial rebuild -- or looking
for a good source for parts or..........??

Let us know and we'll be better equipped to advise you.

A full, body off resto is an expensive proposition going well into 6 figures for a car like a '59
Caddy.  Before you rush into anything, give it quite a bit of thought, decide how you want
to use the car afterwards and of course, double-check your pocketbook.  There is a big
$$$ difference between making a car a "nice driver" vs. a 100 point show car.

Also, don't be stuck on the idea that the firm you deal with has to be next to you in New
York -- the cost of transportation will be a minor consideration compared to what the
restoration will cost.  For example, FEN is not a cheap place to deal with and they would not
be my first choice.

Mike
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: David Greenburg on August 27, 2009, 02:06:22 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of '59 ownership.  Nothing quite like a '59 on a sunny afternoon, whether its on empty two lane blacktop or in a parking lot full of star-struck kids.  I second everything Mike says about restoration.  Do your homework.  I'm in CA and I'm not familiar with "Doc Sab."   Do you know where in CA he is?   
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: 35-709 on August 27, 2009, 09:11:56 AM
I agree with Mike's comments about FEN.  To say the least, they have had their problems.
Geoff N.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 27, 2009, 09:28:47 PM
Here is a long list of vendors that may have things you need. There is no "one stop shop" for everything for your car.

For mechanical parts, don't be afraid to start with NAPA, Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, etc. Lot's of stuff is still available brand new, off the shelf like fuel pumps, thermostats, hoses, etc.

Perhaps one of the moderators can permanently post this list at the top of the Technical section for quick reference by all?  Walter? Bruce?  Bueller?  Bueller?  Bueller?
 

Dennis Ackerman
19 Gulf Road, Box 107
Sanbornton, New Hampshire 03269
603-286-3903
http://www.caddyparts.com/

Aabar's Cadillac & Lincoln Salvage & Parts           salvage yard
9700 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73141
405-769-3318

All Cadillacs of the ’40s and ’50s                salvage cars and parts and entire vehicles, some repro items
PO Box 232020
Las Vegas, NV 89105-2020
(800) 808-1147 toll-free order line
(702) 733-1147 fax
www.allcads.com

Antique Auto Supply                                  1920s, 30s  and newer cars of all American makes
(817) 275-2381  assorted NOS
Stacy Brown

Arizona Vintage Auto                                        salvage yard
800-433-9977

Arnold's                                                              salvage
870-236-7253

Auto Hardware Specialties
3123 E. McKinley
Sheldon, Iowa  51201
712-324-1092 (eves.)

Auto Parts Giant                                        1965 and newer Cadillacs, many other makes, models and years. Wide variety of mechanical parts
http://autopartsgiant.com/index.html

Barry   
301-740-8110

Bill Bradley                                                   salvage yard
940-851-0245

BOBBY'S ANTIQUES & CLASSIC CADILLAC PARTS
684 Schappell Rd.,
Hamburg, PA   19526
(610)   562-8631
Robert Stewart

Bob's Cads   
408-984-8877

Caddy Daddy
1837 Tanen Street
Napa, California 94559
707-252-2339

CADDY-PARTS.COM
AGUS, Inc.
301 Zion Hill Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29307
partsmgr@caddy-parts.com  or
www.caddy-parts.com
877-639-2237 or 864-579-0023 or fax: 864-579-0524

Cadillac International
21 Haring Avenue
Sparkill, New York 10976
845-365-8290

Cadillac King
9840 San Fernando
Pacoima, California 91331
818-890-0621

Cadillacs Only
20803 Dearborn Street
Chatsworth, California 91311
818-772-0707

CADILLAC AUTO RECYCLING
From 1965 To Present Date - We Ship Cadillac Parts Anywhere!
3715 Recycle Road . Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Toll Free 800-368-2223   .   Phone 916-638-5515
Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm . Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
www.cadauto.com

CALIFORNIA COLLECTIBLE PARTS, Inc.
(Specializing In Cadillac Parts)
7341 Atoll Ave., N. Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 764-9497  (818) 764-4275 fax

Carolina Classics
8447 County Home Road
Ayden, North Carolina 28513

Car Parts Discount                                          wide variety of mechanical parts for all makes and models 1928 to present
888-437-4272
http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto/parts/

Classic Caddies
P.O. Box 30
Utterson, Ontario, Canada P0B 1M0
705-385-3382

Collectors' Auto Supply   
888-772-7848

Collector's Choice   
941-923-4514

Comeskey Vintage & Classic Cars
701 Noyes Street
Utica, New York 13502
315-724-9616

Cooper's Vintage Auto Parts                                 wide assortment of mechanical parts
3087 N. California Street
Burbank, California 91504
818-567-4140
      www.coopersvintage.com

CTC Auto Ranch   
940-482-3007

Danny Tate
Wiperworks-Wiper Motor Restoration                     windshield wiper motor restoration
PO Box 57
Sewanee, TN 37375
931-598-9573
wiperman57@msn.com

DAN'S CLASSIC AUTO PARTS
40 S.E 28TH,
Portland, OR, 97214-1802
(503) 234-6674
http://www.dansclassic.com/

Daytona Parts Company                            Carburetor parts and total rebuilds. Helpful information over the phone to tune or fix your own as well.
386-427-7108
www.daytonaparts.com
mail@daytonaparts.com
Ask for Ron Hewitt or Tim Hewitt.

DBaer's Cadillacs
P.O. Box B
Winlock, Washington 98596
360-785-4133

Ed Barton   
307-782-3794 
801-942-5409

Eddie Jones                                        salvage
763-689-4842

FEN Enterprises of New York
P.O. Box 1559
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
845-462-5959
http://fenenterprises.com/index.html

French Lake                                           salvage yard
320-274-8497
Hubcaps.com                                             hubcaps for all makes and models for sale. Good source to help identify unknown caps as well.
http://www.hubcaps.org/

Gary                                                         salvage   
845-365-8290

John Morris                                                salvage parts mostly 40s -70s
thedinkfromuranus@hotmail.com

Mike Gadaleto
1734 Arrowhead Drive
Atco, New Jersey 08004
856-753-6788

John Gately
P.O. Box 679
Roxbury Station, Massachusetts 02119
617-445-3300

Hampton Coach Works
6 Chestnut Street
Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913
800-221-5408

HOLCOMBE CADILLAC PARTS
2933 Century Lane
Bensalem, PA 19020
Voice: 215-245-4560  Fax: 215-633-9916
Ted Holcombe   

Honest John's Cadillacs
P.O. Box 741
Justin, Texas 76247-0741
888-59-CADDYM
(940)648-3330     (940)648-9135 fax
www.honestjohn.com

JUSTIN HARTLEY - CADILLAC PARTS
17 Fox Meadow Ln
West Hartford, CN, 06107
860-523-0056

Joe Hudacek
6606 Banks Avenue
Superior, Wisconsin 54880
715-392-6169

Indy Classic Cadillacs
619 Waterside Way
Sarasota, Florida 34242
941-349-4990

Jenkins Interiors & Restorations
P.O. Box 1509
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659
336-667-4282

Kenneth Johnson Auto Parts
550 Industrial Drive
Carmel, Indiana 46032
317-844-8154

Eddie Jones
3308-46 Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
763-689-4842

James Ragsdale
Box 1676
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
215-348-1964

Kern Motor Company P.O. Box 72
Princeton, Illinois 61356
630-251-2805

Klaus Wojak                                           electric and vacuum radio antenna parts and rebuilds
P.O. Box 553
241 Hanging Rock
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
828-898-9338

Larry Lawrence
Route 6, Box 1768
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455
903-572-2589

Marx Parts  Bob Marx      Arpin, WI                           all NOS and NORS   ignition parts, gaskets, 20s - 50s
715-652-2405
www.marxparts.com

Mastermind
32155 Joshua Drive
Wildomar, California 92595
909-674-0509

Maximum Torque Specialties                                472/500 cid engine parts and high performance parts
P.O. Box 925
Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
262-740-1118

McVey's                                            assorted repro interior and exterior trim parts, some mechanical parts
5040 Antioch
Suite E
Merriam, Kansas 66203
913-722-0707
http://www.mcveys.com/

MEMORY LANE
11311 Pendleton St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818)504-3341     (818)768-2613 fax
www.oldautoparts.com
memorylaneauto@yahoo.com

Mike Gadaleto                                                              salvage
856-753-6788


Tom Rohner Allante Parts
San Diego, California
619-807-8770

KEVIN RAFFERTY
57 to '64 Cadillac Specialist
643 Longacre Ln.
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
(541) 783-3324

RICK'S ANTIQUES & AUTOS
(MANY '59 Caddies & Parts)
3310 Birdwell Ln @ Gilmer Rd.,
Longview, TX, 75605
Rick Smith
(903) 758-0480     (903) 759-1390


REM Automotive, Inc.                                      Seals, glove boxes, dashes, headliners, trunk liners, hood insulation, kick panels, etc. for all makes and models
http://www.remautoinc.com/

RPM Engineering
877-329-1886

SMOTHER'S CADILLAC PARTS / SPI Distributors
2155 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA, 95407
(800)550-1223 or (707)527-7200
Phone service available Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM PST
Fax: (707)544-0238
http://www.smothers.com/cadillac/
E-Mail: info@smothers.com

Stoneaire Classic Cars
780 Seitz Drive
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania 17339
717-938-8644

JF Sullivan Co
12 Jacques St.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01603
508-792-9500

Terrill Machine                   source for all internal engine components
Route 2, Box 61
De Leon, Texas 76444
254-893-2610

Jim Tucker
29597 Paso Robles Road
Valley Center, California 92082
760-749-3488

USA Parts Supply         assorted new and repro mechanical and trip parts
261 Industrial Blvd,
Kearneysville, WV 25430
304-724-6600 Phone or 304-724-6660 Fax
www.usapartssupply.com
tim@usapartssupply.com

Vintage Cadillac & LaSalle Engines
30 Gingerbread Road
Peterburg, Tennessee 37144
931-438-1761

John Wolf and Co.
36420 Biltmore Place
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
888-309-0453

YNZ Yesterday's Parts                           complete reproduction wiring harness for all makes and models
http://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/
909-798-1498
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Mike Josephic CLC #3877 on August 27, 2009, 11:26:37 PM
Forrest:

A very impressive list to be sure.  However, I don't think it should be posted as you suggest
until you (or someone) add some remarks as to what these people specialize in.  That will
save some "newby" quite a bit of time.  Most of these people I know -- but many other
folks may not.

For example, Klaus Wojak in North Carolina only rebuilds or furnishes parts for vacuum
radio antennas -- that's all he does.  That is the type of info that needs to be noted in any
such list before it's posted as a member resource.

Mike
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 27, 2009, 11:48:18 PM
I agree. Let's get people to do that. I don't know them all either but I can add what I know and add information that others provide.

We can stick it to the top with a request for people to add to it and list specialties.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Carfreak on August 27, 2009, 11:49:33 PM
Quote from: Mike Josephic on August 27, 2009, 11:26:37 PM

For example, Klaus Wojak in North Carolina only rebuilds or furnishes parts for vacuum
radio antennas -- that's all he does.
  That is the type of info that needs to be noted in any
such list before it's posted as a member resource.

Mike

Mike,

Klaus does more than just vacuum antennas.   And he does do great work!



1940-1969 Cadillac antennas
ANTENNAS: expert rebuilding, vacuum or electric antennas, 1939-69 only, show quality mast,
year guarantee; restored original Cadillac antennas available.
Klaus Wojak, PO Box 553, 241 Hanging Rock Estates Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604, 828-898-9338
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 28, 2009, 12:06:39 AM
I've already started listing specialties. Feel free to let me know about any others and I'll add them as well,
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Art Director on August 28, 2009, 03:08:16 PM
Quote from: Otto Skorzeny on August 27, 2009, 09:28:47 PM
ALL CADILLACS OF THE FORTIES & FIFTIES      salvage cars and parts and repro parts
12811 Foothill Boulevard
Sylmar, California 91342
818-361-1147
www.allcads.com

The above information on All Cadillacs of the Forties & Fifties is incorrect. Ed Cholakian moved the entire operation to Las Vegas a few years ago. The following is the correct contact information:

All Cadillacs of the ’40s and ’50s
PO Box 232020
Las Vegas, NV 89105-2020
(800) 808-1147 toll-free order line
(702) 733-1147 fax
www.allcads.com
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 28, 2009, 03:16:27 PM
Thanks. I'll correct it now.

This is exactly the kind of input we need and why a list like that should be stuck permanently at the top of the page.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Misfit on August 29, 2009, 01:45:06 PM
Here is another top notch vendor to add to your list.

Danny Tate
Wiperworks-Wiper Motor Restoration
PO Box 57
Sewanee, TN 37375
931-598-9573
wiperman57@msn.com

MisFit
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 29, 2009, 07:16:10 PM
Duly noted and added .

Thanks Fins
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Misfit on August 29, 2009, 08:09:27 PM
As far as I know, he only does electric motors. But to absolutely sure, a phone call or email is in order.

MisFit
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on August 30, 2009, 10:25:30 AM
I've added a couple new sources. This will also help keep this at the top for now. I'm going to formulate a coherent suggestion to the administrators to see how we can hav a list like this permanently posted at this site - even if it's in a whole new category.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Steve Passmore on September 01, 2009, 02:55:14 AM
Terrill Machine Otto.  Fantastic source for all moving engine components, and really great service helping people and shipping anywhere in the world.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Vsixteen on September 02, 2009, 11:40:57 AM
Hi Frank
I just finished restoring a 59 Cadillac Convertible from the ground up and can help you on your car as far as where to get stuff and how to do things. I just started driving it around after showing it in June at the Grand National where it received 1st place in the primary division and I must say it is a really nice car to drive. I am really enjoying it.

Try to post some pictures of your car.

Steve
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on September 02, 2009, 09:47:04 PM
That's beautiful. Yellow is my favorite color and I'll take a Coupe de Ville over an Eldorado any day.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Steve Passmore on September 03, 2009, 03:09:37 AM
Quote from: fnoti on September 02, 2009, 09:27:29 PM
  The only pics I have so far are the ones I took while looking at it, the pic is to big to post.  As soon as I figure out how to lower the quality I will post one.

Frank,  Email it to me and Ill post it as large as life, if it gets to me large of course.
Steve
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Steve Passmore on September 03, 2009, 01:29:53 PM
Franks new car
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_VpTLXMh20P8/SqAqKeXzlVI/AAAAAAAABOY/vw4H1iRT4zE/Franks%2059.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_VpTLXMh20P8/Sp_8BcxCMrI/AAAAAAAABMU/6rZAYWZ0lFs/s720/DSC_0655%5B1%5D.JPG)
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: cadman59 on September 03, 2009, 03:35:09 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the panel with the radio and speaker seems to be from a 1960 I think...??
The radio itself is correct for 1959; that's why the bezel of the dial does not fit properly to the curve of the panel.
Compare it with the dash of my '59 below.

Feiko
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: cadman59 on September 04, 2009, 01:42:28 AM
Hi fnoti,

That's just what I do; going through the car for many years, changing and fixing things. I bought mine in 1995 and I still have many years to go. It will also never be a showcar though.
About your dash; I think the upper dash of your car was torn (like so many of these years), and that a previous owner found a nice '60 upper dash. These are almost identical to '59, except that the radio panel does not fit. So, if you replace the '59 upper dash with a '60, you will also have to replace the radio panel.
Your steering wheel is a '59, and as far as I can see in this picture, also your instrument cluster is '59.
B.t.w., I also notice the speedo cable hanging under the dash; guess your speedometer does not work?

Feiko
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Steve Passmore on September 04, 2009, 05:21:17 PM
Quote from: Otto Skorzeny on September 02, 2009, 09:47:04 PM
That's beautiful. Yellow is my favorite color.

If you like yellow I have just the baby for you.

"They call me mellow yellow, Quite rightly"

Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on September 04, 2009, 06:05:38 PM
That's great. it would probably look good with black fenders.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on September 07, 2009, 02:56:24 PM
Added a couple more sources to the list.
Title: Re: 1959 Cadillac Purchase
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on September 09, 2009, 10:28:51 AM
added more to the list to bump it up.