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 Well, you all might know by now, I drag stuff home, make plans and then the lazy me takes over, sell it for a profit. But then trading is a big part of my life and they can't all stay. Well this one might. I dredged this old relic out of a 20+ year slumber, got it running and now just ordered all the parts to do a brake job. I have a set of wide whites mounted up for it but no plans to do anything with the exterior. I may end up liking this one though. And the law of diminishing returns kicks in, the more you do to a car, the less margin of profit you get on your investment.

 

 



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Nice car. What year is she?

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1956. My first real car (in 1969) was a 56 caddy. Bought it from the original owner for $500. It had 28,000 actual miles on it. still had the bumpy clear plastic seat covers



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my uncle had one like that I thought it was cool. I remember cleaning it when he came to visit



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its like this this one will not turn tens less you give her 2 hours notice befer hand BUT THE WAY COOL FACTOR IS OFF THE SCALE but i do like the ride a lot bulid yer first total cruzer it dont need to go fast it just gotta look cool going this i would love to have but the wife said no more toys till i get my trucks done then she said we will talk ........................................BEAR ps i am thinkin a hearse

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I've got new shoes. Well, not new, a set of raised white letter Firestones that I took a grinder to. Still waiting on brake parts



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AWESOME..keep the pic updates coming :)

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now thats just coolern heck.

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I've never had an old car that was so easy. Didn't take much to get it running and moving. I had ordered all new brake parts, popped the rears off and it probably hadn't went 1000 miles since it had all new stuff so I chose to leave those good old American made parts alone, just new wheel cylinders and brake hoses. I haven't got to the fronts yet. All the brake kines broke loose and spun right off, no rusted stuff or twisted off steel line like you would expect.

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Love it when that happens!...You must be living right!...lol


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That's cool. Every not and then it's nice to get a easy project.

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the way i am thinkin what ever ya thinkin this car is just to cool the only thing better would be if it was a hearse ................BEAR

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 Progress has been a little slow, waiting on a couple little things to finish up the brakes and then this came along and sidetracked me for the last few days. 1971 Coupe Deville with 56,000 miles.

 

 

 

Bought it to flip but dang that's a nice ride!!!



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Sure is a nice ride! Had a 70 Coupe SeVille a couple of years ago..loved it! You certainly find some great projects!

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Yup that ol gal should ride along like a clowd

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I'm partial to the 56 :)

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 Yeah, me too. But the 71 is one sweet ride. I got new tires on it yesterday and took it for a 40 mile shake down this morning. It drives like a brand new car. It would be real easy to keep this one but I really can't, too much trading money tied up in it.



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your one heck of a horse trader willowbilly3. i dont know how you keep comin up with those cool rides.

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your one heck of a horse trader willowbilly3. i dont know how you keep comin up with those cool rides.


  It's my magnetic personality.



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so the metal sticks rite to you then....oh heck yeah ! hahaha

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geezer wrote:

so the metal sticks rite to you then....oh heck yeah ! hahaha


 Yep...The magnetic pull takes him right to the cars and trucks, cause he sure finds some good deals!



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cr55 wrote:
geezer wrote:

so the metal sticks rite to you then....oh heck yeah ! hahaha


 Yep...The magnetic pull takes him right to the cars and trucks, cause he sure finds some good deals!


  It's what I do while other people are going to work trying to make a living,lol. Found a 42 Chevy coupe and a 47 Federal truck this week that I am seriously thinking about.



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42 sounds interesting...not too many of them!

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caddy.pngSaw this and thought of you!



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