67-69 Eldorado question

Started by 55 CDV Fan 82, November 16, 2022, 11:13:29 AM

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Bryan J Moran

Quote from: V63 on November 29, 2022, 02:25:32 PMI personally would opt out on the 67 from the perspective of unique parts. The 68 is effectively identical in appearance.

And the 429.  Not Cadillacs best V8.

55 CDV Fan 82


Theres a very pretty maroon one on Hemmings but for the asking price it better be a mint condition example.  Its a very presentable #3 imho.
Tim

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1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe
1967 Buick Wildcat Convertible "Joyce"

Past Cars

1937 LaSalle Coupe
1940 Chevrolet Coupe
1941 Ford 11Y truck
1954 Buick Special 48D
1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
1962 VW Bug
1962 Dodge 880
1966 Mercury Montclair
1968 Chevy Chevelle SS
1968 Plymouth Barracuda
1977 Lincoln

James Landi

Quote from: Snibbor on November 29, 2022, 07:50:06 AMHey James,

Quick question. You mentioned, "rust under the vinyl tops, kept mine well "lubricated" nearly every week".
 CDV has some moderate rust under the vinyl. What exactly was your "lube solution"?

Back then (70-80's) there were a couple of paste-like products that would put a rather bright gloss on a weather-worn, dulled out vinyl top.  When I first applied it, I was not entirely pleased as the vinyl "absorded" it product unevenly, but by repeated application, it became apparent that moisture would beed... this apparent water proofing would last for a couple of rainy periods, so I was regularly applying it because some "rust pimples" had already appeared (it was 6years old when I purchased it) and I was not going to have the roof vinyl replaced.  Keeping that car's outward skin bright and clean and as free of rust as possible kept the romance of it in my life for over a decade, and as mentioned, it was my daily commuter car-- over 90 miles, 5 days a week, for a decade.  I never pushed the engine and transmission--- I had to replace the entire exhaust system, as one of the forward pipes dragged on the highway pavement and pulled the enitre system out of the car... I also had to replace the fuel pump (it leaked!) as well as the water pump.  Climate control always worked.