Project 1967 Cadillac Eldorado

JohnCool Cars, Latest Projects, RestorationOctober 11, 20150 Comment

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

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 !

Auto Paint in Cape Coral and Fort Myers




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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Introduction to our 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car Build

JohnRestorationAugust 10, 20152 Comments

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How are you doing today? Welcome to Tech Tips with John Russo. In this video we will be giving you a look at one of our upcoming build’s and some of the things we will be going over during it’s restoration! This car is 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car we are doing for a client. Did you know that this thing is actually front wheel drive? With this 429 big block you’ll be drug around by a cloud of smoke! Check out the more below, Enjoy!

The Restoration

These are the parts we will be replacing an rebuilding:

  • Body and paint
  • Vinyl top
  • Leather seats with logo
  • Leather dash
  • Engine Rebuild (to 20 over)
  • Flywheel
  • Starter
  • Axels
  • Suspension
  • Upper and lower ball joints
  • Wheel bearings
  • Rotors and pads
  • Brake lines
  • New AC compressor
  • 134A Conversion

Below are pictures of the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car from when it rolled into the shop to where we are today, and the direction we are heading for the finished car.

Here’s the car as she rolled up


First we broke everything down and got to sanding!


Took it all the way down to metal to find any pesky rust to repair.


This car was in great shape however we did find some rust.


We replaced the bottom of the door skin here.


Came out looking brand new!


We also had to take care of some floor pans.


Then we got into priming and sanding.


Here is the hood and front quarter panels ready to go.


Then we moved on to prepping the rest of the vehicle.


All primed up and ready for our next move!


Similar to what we are hoping for in the finished look


Here at Palm Beach Customs we focus on creating the highest quality product possible. Along with over 35 years in the business our team of top body and paint pro’s use many techniques and materials that were not available for the original mass-produced versions of these vehicles. At PBC we hand craft one of a kind automobiles for you and will deliver more than just a car, but a work of art. In this tech tip we give you a behind the scenes look into our upcoming project car the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, come back to see the process of how we achieve our high quality work.

Whether you are seeking a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado show car or another classic car to be your daily driver Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to finding and restoring an original high quality numbers matching vehicle for you. We will produce a work of art for you that is better than the day it rolled off the line.

Make sure you check back for more Tech Tips from our very own John Russo. Do you have anything you’d like us to teach you about? Let us know if you have questions or if we can help you with your classic car restoration or customization below, by email, or give us a call at (239) 281-6754. Until next time, keep cruisin’!

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