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This blog Post we give you a inside peek of the restoration Project 1967 Cadillac Eldorado we are doing at our New shop
In Ocala Florida ,For Janice & Rich that live about 150 miles South inFor Janice & Rich that live about 150 miles South in we service the entire State many of our Jobs come from Tampa , Orlando as well as SWFL including Naples ,Fort Myers and Sarasota ..kEEP your Eyes peeled for 4 Classic Car Restorations Projects From Sarasota including a 1966 Mustang convertible , 1950 Chevrolet Truck with a Art Morrison Frame .. 383 stroker Fuel Injected .. lets see also We just completed a 1970 Gsx Stage 1 car ..
Finally some really cool clients with a 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud .. only 5300 Original miles .. Wow
Got a bit side tracked .. Back on Point ..lol
On the Caddy Project on the bottom of the post I will share a link to two early blog post in the beginning of
this Classic 1967 Cadillac Eldorado .
Take a peek at this Video I share how for 35 years we have a certain Procedure we follow to Get a show Quality Finish
Its a Long and Time Consuming Process and Takes more material To Get the Results but so worth it !
This Video I explain the Grits of sand paper and how we Go about wet Blocking a car after the First 4 coats of Clear
and The secret Next Step ( most people ) don’t do this !
Did you Know that the was the first front wheel drive car Built By the Big Three ?
Here is some info on this Classic Car Below
The new Eldorado was a nice departure from the previous iteration, which had emerge as little more than a dressed-up variant of Cadillac’s De Ville. Its crisp styling, initiated by way of GM styling chief invoice Mitchell, was once exotic and particular, extra angular than the streamlined Riviera and Toronado. This was the one creation Cadillac to be prepared with hid headlights in the back of vacuum operated doorways.
Efficiency was zero–60 mph (zero–96 km/h) in not up to 9 seconds and a high speed of 120 mph (192 km/h). Roadability and handling had been enormously praised by means of present day stories, and earnings were high-quality regardless of high record costs.
The success of the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado didn’t escape the attention of Cadillac executives. They wanted a private luxurious car and 1967 proved to be the right time for Cadillac to make their move. This automobile used to be loosely headquartered upon 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado “GM E-physique” technological know-how, but used Cadillac’s possess engine and extraordinary sheetmetal together with a moderately longer wheelbase and revised frame.
The Toronado-type front torsion bar suspension was broadly carried over and shared, as was the exact turbo-Hydramatic 425 automated. A silent however huge hy-vo chain carried the vigour a hundred and eighty levels from torque convertor to transmission (which nestled beneath the right financial institution of the V-8). The final power was in front of the transmission, and the left driveshaft used to be routed via the oil pan. GM Styling Chief invoice Mitchell was once liable for the styling, and it was once decreed that the car could be constructed exclusively as a two-door hardtop. Performance was once superb, with 0-60 in not up to 9 seconds (now not bad given that the 4,seven hundred kilos plus weight) and top velocity used to be in the vicinity of 120 mph. Drivability and dealing with had been lauded in road tests of the day, and 17,930 units offered helped Cadillac to a great-promoting year. Entrance disc brakes had been not obligatory. 1968 cars had minor changes, along with a greater, all-new 472 cubic inch V-eight engine making use of much elevated foundry systems and hollow crankshaft.
This engine belted out 375 hp and seemingly enough torque to topple the Washington monument at will. Entrance disc brakes have been made commonplace. 1969 and 1970 automobiles were elevate-over cars with a few enhancements. Primarily, the 1970 car bought an enlarged 500 cubic inch V-8 boasting 400 horsepower, and traditionally adequate torque to pull down the Chrysler building.
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1985 CJ-7 “CALIFORNIA” JEEP
It is in awesome condition with absolutely ZERO rust
The original stickers under the windshield and on the firewall look like new.
The shop completely dismantled the rust free body repaired the few dents It only had the original paint
so removal was a easy task we took the body down to bare metal and epoxy primed and block sanded getting it ready for the final color all doors and panels were removed of hardware and refinished sealed and new rubber weatherstripping and class channels were installed
we took the extra time and stripped all hinges and refinished ( jeep originally bolted the hinges on bare steel at the factory ( bad Idea )
of course wee took the extra steps and refinished all the pieces separately and installed every nut and bolt with never seize took the extra time its not every day that you see a
The engine runs great — it’s the original 4.2L 6 Cylinder.
The spedo reads 113,362 miles on the clock and we believe this to be true, but unfortunately no guarantees.
The engine compression all tested out at 130 per cylinder. It idles at 800rpm nice and quiet.
shifts through all the gears beautifully. No noises, rattles, or anything of that nature.
It comes with the (best top) soft-doors, which are also included in this sale,
along with the hard top and roof rack
and the Full doors ( that we totally restored ) see below
We took some pictures of the “before” stage that you can check out in the gallery…
The tires are BFGs in good condition with about 85% tread on them and aluminum rims that have
locks on them (along with the key). The spare tire mount is included with the original OEM rim.
For the body… We did a complete disassemble
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