Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We're back!

Ok guys! Sorry it's way too long since my last update!

It's a slow process restoring a car of this rarity, regardless of the fact that it's a such a rare Cadillac! 59s are definitely up there when it comes to price of parts, but we've managed to get quality bumper parts since most of mine were shot, so the front and rear bumper are complete. We will have to send some stuff to the chrome shop, but at least we still have solid complete parts!

We are putting a larger 70s caddy engine in this bad boy and have go the new engine mounts ready and are getting ready to work on the firewall, we've got some rust holes to patch and reinforce. We've painted the front of the frame and gotten the transmission rebuilt for the engine. Still contemplating what color to paint the engine, I'm thinking red to match the fins.

Once we get then engine mounted and running properly then we will begin the major body work. The front fenders are good, but the rear quarters are...BAD! We have cut the fenders off a 70s caddy and the contours surprisingly match! So we will be able to fix the majority of the rear quarters.

Theres still So much to be done, but I'm thinking by halloween 09 it'll at least be primered. It will probably look like the ambulance from the first film, all black and primered, ha.

I'm still thinking about if I'm going to put on all the lights and roof gear. A big part of me does...but its just more money...a lot of money. Ha. I'll be posting some pictures sometime this week.


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