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Construction adhesive is pretty damn strong-why not try that first and next time you use the horn ring, honk gently. I remember my father (who had a sharp temper in traffic) honking someone in hi

We stopped at a cafe this morning and had nice brunch before heading home

We have a new toy in the shed, its a 1959 Cadillac sedan de ville  flat top 6300 series This one, we made the deal mind march and i have only just picked her up last weekend thanks to the lock do

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6 hours ago, stratman said:

Great looking car! I love the ‘59 and ‘60 GM “flattop” 4-foot hardtops.

Thanks Stratman, i am really happy with it.:cheers:

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When a Cadillac was a Cadillac!! LOVE the front end AND the fins!! 😍

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Fins are the best part of any Caddy :) 

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13 minutes ago, Ringo64 said:

Fins are the best part of any Caddy :) 

WHile I tend to agree with you Ringo. The Dagmars on a Caddy are also very cool too.

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3 minutes ago, Frosty said:

WHile I tend to agree with you Ringo. The Dagmars on a Caddy are also very cool too.

This is also true. Found this article, not sure how much of it is true but interesting (and a little NSFW): https://www.curbsideclassic.com/design-3/design-history-cadillacs-dagmars-an-intimate-look-at-their-origins-development-and-namesake/

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In my time at GM, and the handful of times I was at the GM Design studio, the term Dagmars was a staple for these bumperettes. I've heard of this story multiple times so I have to beleive there is a lot of truth to it.

My favorite story is still Bill Mitchell when he was developing the Mako Shark concept Corvette. He was inspired to build afer he caught a mako shark off the coast of Bimini, he had it mounted in his office wall at Design Staff in Warren. He claimed the Design staff was not capturing the essence of the fish no matter how many times they completely painted the car. So, in desperation, they broke into Mitchell's office late one night and they re-painted the fish. Once they did that, Mitchell claimed the team had succeeded in capturing the essence of the Mako Shark.

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10 hours ago, Frosty said:

they broke into Mitchell's office late one night and they re-painted the fish. Once they did that, Mitchell claimed the team had succeeded in capturing the essence of the Mako Shark.

LOL!

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I know - its funny as hell - but it's apparently true too!

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I went over the caddy yesterday in preparation for the Xmas parade and .... 

well I made a major stuff up.

i checked the oil , saw it was low, so I topped it up,

closed the hood and then the very first word was F— CK 

i had left the oil filler cap on top of the air cleaner 😡😡😡😡

which instantly put a dent in the hood .

by guessus I was pist at my self 😪23976342-1EDA-4F83-99EA-92782D4301E3.thumb.jpeg.b19c44f9fb0b6a5158c19315f846796f.jpeg

So lucky it’s not a major 

i think I will call the mobile painless dent guy and see if he can push it back down 🙄......hopefully 

am soooo pist at myself !

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Damn! I hate that for you bro. At least its not to bad bud. Good luck, let us know what happens.

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i hope you guys may be able to help me here! i know its not Ponti stuff , but with you great automotive knowledge back grounds, you may know where i need to look!

yesterday i took the 59 cadillac for a warrent of fittness and when i went to press the horn the chrome ring snapped clean off ! muck metal !!!!:picard:

i used mr google to try and find a repo or anyone who makes them.... caddy daddy.... dont stock , ebay was over 2k for a whole steering wheel. 

And i was justA hoping you could possibly know of a supplier :unsure:

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18 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

i hope you guys may be able to help me here! i know its not Ponti stuff , but with you great automotive knowledge back grounds, you may know where i need to look!

yesterday i took the 59 cadillac for a warrent of fittness and when i went to press the horn the chrome ring snapped clean off ! muck metal !!!!:picard:

i used mr google to try and find a repo or anyone who makes them.... caddy daddy.... dont stock , ebay was over 2k for a whole steering wheel. 

And i was justA hoping you could possibly know of a supplier :unsure:

Ya know, 1st thing I'm thinkin is JB Weld.   Caddy parts are stupid expensive IF you can find them.  Sorry bro, that sucks.  They passed the car though?

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6 hours ago, Frosty said:

Post a picture of yout Caddy's steering wheel and ring and we can be on the look out for one. Swap meet season will be starting up soon here in Michigan with the snow gone and hopefully COVID restrictions lifted enough to hold some.

Ah good idea frosty 

I will do that , will be next week ,:cheers:

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