This weeks Cadillac story is from Jerry Paskiw in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada
What Cadillacs Do You Own? – 70 Eldo, 74 Eldo, 86 Fleetwood 6 Door limo, 06 DTS
The 1970 Eldo 2 year biuld is complete and I thought other Caddy fans would like to see this classic. This 70 Eldo startd as an original car with 104,000 original miles on a healthy 500 cubic inch front wheel drive cruiser.
This car was an original barn find, where it had been in a barn storage for 18 years when I found it . I have had several Caddy’s but I always wanted to build a unique classic and it was decided that this was the one. After over a year of pondering and a trip to SEMA, I was ready to launch the project. For the first time ever, a front wheel drive Eldo of that vintage was going to be turned into the ultimate lowrider caddy.
This idea posed some significant design challenges and we locally fabricated a full 4 corner air ride suspension that would allow the car to lay frame. There have been lots of rear airbag systems but to my knowledge never on the front. Because of the front wheel drive axles being directly in the way of where an airbag would typically mount, we designed a system that would push down on the upper control arm, thus creating a 7 inch drop covering in a third of the rubber as shown in the photographs.
Doc Sabitino , the Cadillac Guru of Los Angeles had a custom hand made set of spoke wheel made for this car. Because of the strange offset, the front and rear rims do not interchange. I wrapped those gorgeous rims with a gangster wide whitewall radial skins that set the car off. The entire body was bare-metaled and sprayed with the Cadillac Tri-Coat white that turns heads on the modern Escalades. I then installed an E and G Classic cabriolet simulated convertible cloth padded roof.
The entire interior was re-sewn with an awesome blue velvet with custom Cadillac embroidery stitched into just below the headrests. We also created a custom console that houses the TV/DVD player that controls a 700 watt stereo, a back up camera, exterior lighting controls, a 26 inch LCD TV mounted in the trunk for car shows.
On the outside we installed custom LED lighting in the wheel wells , undercarriage and installed an on demand flame kit that that shoots 4 to 5 foot flames out the exhaust pipes.
This car has universal appeal to people of all ages from kids to bluehairs and everything in between. I am currently finishing a youtube video that will debut sometime in the next month. I will share the video access with other Caddy fand when it is ready. Thats how we roll up here in Canada.