The Restoration of my 1967 Cadillac
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The first picture I took of the restoration - short after disassembly began.

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The floor after the carpet was removed. It only showed some light surface rust which was removed

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the trunk and the quarter panel were heavily rusted and cut out

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the trunk and the quarter panel were heavily rusted and cut out

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The complete interior was stored in a room at my mothers house

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The frontbench after it was removed from the car

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The dirty interior

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the cut out lower fender parts - look at the "repairs" the previous owner did...

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the cut out lower fender parts - look at the "repairs" the previous owner did...

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Everything was taken apart - here the rear bumper

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my sister helped me with the interior

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my sister helped me with the interior

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the cut out metal in the trunk

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I ordered a rustfree trunkfloor in excellent condition...and that's what they sent me!

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One more view of the trunk floor they sent... I had to pay 800 for shipping alone...

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One of the front fenders I received from the States. It was described as excellent, rustfree used fender....

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one more view of one of the fenders they sent - a deep scratch filled with bondo...

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the repaired fenders before they were sandblasted

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One of the fenders they sent me was repaired and got a custom made patch panel for the lower end.

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the repaired fender was fit in before it was removed again and sandblasted

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the "excellent rustfree fenderskirt" they sent me. After the trim was removed some rustholes appeared!that's what was left after the fenderskirt was sandblasted

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that's what was left after the fenderskirt was sandblasted

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The cut out quarter panel showed lots of rust

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The car in primer

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The car with silicone filler

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The car in primer

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The car in primer

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The parts in primer and filler are drying

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The parts in primer and filler are drying

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Everything was sanded down to bare metal or sandblasted and got a new coat of primer and paint

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Everything was sanded down to bare metal or sandblasted and got a new coat of primer and paint

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the car was sanded down to bare metal

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The doors - these "nails" were used to pull out dents

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All dents were pulled out with weld on nails and a special tool.

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rust on the quarter panel

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My friend Richard during sandblasting

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heavy duty sandblasting equipment was used

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Fillersanding

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The seatbelts were soaked

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Headlights assembly after/before

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Fresh out of the paintshop

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Reassembly begins

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Reassembly begins

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Engine compartment before and...

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...after restoration

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the now clean underside

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rebuilt the front suspension completely in 2009

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rebuilt the front suspension completely in 2009

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rebuilt the front suspension completely in 2009

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rebuilt the front suspension completely in 2009

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rebuilt the front suspension completely in 2009

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working on the AC in 2009

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working on the AC in 2009

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working on the AC in 2009

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working on the AC in 2009

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restoring the leather interior in 2009

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restoring the leather interior in 2009

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restoring the leather interior in 2009

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restoring the leather interior in 2009

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restoring the leather interior in 2009

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rebuilding the brake booster in 2008

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rebuilding the brake booster in 2008

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rebuilding the brake booster in 2008

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rebuilding the brake booster in 2008

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brake alignment in 2010

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replacing the rear shocks in 2012

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replacing the front wheel bearings in 2013

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replacing the front wheel bearings in 2013

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AC Electrical Diagram

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AC Electrical Diagram

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Ignition Starter Diagram

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Starting System Diagram

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How to change the turn signal switch and steering column

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How to change the turn signal switch and steering column

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How to change the turn signal switch and steering column

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How to change the turn signal switch and steering column

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How to change the turn signal switch and steering column

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tilt and telescope steering and turn signal switch

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tilt and telescope steering

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tilt and telescope steering

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tilt and telescope steering

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tilt and telescope steering

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tilt and telescope steering

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tilt and telescope steering

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Turn signal switch connector

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