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1963 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
A Great Cadillac That
Needs a Little Help
A few months ago I got an
email from Glenn from Canada telling me he was sending in some pictures of
his 1963 Cadillac. Below is his email and his pictures.
Hi Vinny, Sorry to take so
long getting back to you but life, work, kids and all the rest have kept me
from doing much about my Caddy. Last summer I finally took a step forward
and brought the car to a car freak named Peter Balderson in
Aylmer Quebec for some much needed mechanical work to put this old girl back
on the road.
First off the car is a 1963 Cadillac Coupe Deville, it was purchased in 1977
by a friend of mines older brother (I was 15 at the time) and from first
glance I became a caddy fan.
After 7 years he sold it to
his brother where for the next 18 years the car was moved from storage site
to storage site, including a couple of years in my driveway. During this
time the car was never plated or driven but did I have the occasional boys
night of work put into it. 7 years ago I bought the car for $100.00 bucks a
month for 30 months and since than it received more of the same treatment,
meaning not much. During this time I started it occasionally and drove it
around the block a few times a year to keep everything working.
Back to current times, the car has received a new carb, heater core, neutral
safety switch, new rubber and brakes, front end parts and it runs very well.
I am hoping to bring it for a safety and plate it sometime this summer.
Now for the fun stuff, Peters
wife just happens to be one of the best auto reupholsters in the region so
this winter I had her strip the car and give it a brand new interier,
including headliner, carpets seats, kick panels...everything.
I am also booked with an excellent body shop for late July for body and
paint, which gives me a few months to come up with the parts needed to make
it really special. Now for the bad news, as it turns out the car was damaged
long before any of this story (front clip) and all of the parts put on were
1964. Meaning hood ,grille, fenders so I am kind of stuck on what parts fit
with what and what exactly needs to be changed. so anyway here are some pics
of the car from last summer just before the work got started, and I hope to
hear from some 63,64 lovers about their thoughts on the matter.
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