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    1955 Caddywampus

    With some convincing from Joel from the PA Chapter when I was talking to him at the Sleadfest Hotrod show in Duncannon, PA in April ive decided to start a tread on the 1955 Series 62 "or whats left of the Series 62" Cadillac im now working on and try to be more active on the forum with it. So a little history on the car was it was my friend Smittys car over 11 years ago. When he got it in 2006 he put it back on the road after it was sitting a field forever. Around 2008 it was involved in a accident which crumpled up the passenger side fender, inner fender, and a little of the hood so he traded it for something else because he didn't feel like dealing with it at the time and it changed hands a bunch of times never really getting fixed or put back on the road and then he lost track of it until spring of 2017 when he got a call from a friend that it reappeared at a scrapyard. So he went to pick it up in his rollback to keep it from getting crushed with intentions of putting it back on the road himself until I traded him my 62 Chrysler Newport Wagon for it.
    20060507.jpg200805#3.jpg200805#4.jpg20070915.jpg A few photos of the Caddy when my friend Smitty Owned it for anyone who may remember it.

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    And heres what it looked like the day he brought it home from the scrapyard. Its was mostly all there with the exception of the front and back seat, the grill, Radiator, Gas Tank and a broken driverside front, passenger side rear, and passenger vent window.
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    So far the only real work ive done to it was in the fall when I spent a day and mowed the whole body down to 180 grit and sprayed it in epoxy primer to seal the body because of bare metal and I wasn't sure if I was going to have to keep it outside for awhile and also because someone when over the car with a mudder for some reason and attempted to fix the front fender which looks like a complete fail.
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    And here it is after I sprayed it in epoxy primer.
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    I also found out someone tried lowering the front end by braking the motor mount and having the engine sit on the frame by the harmonic balancer.... So I welded it back together and put it back in the car so the engine wouldn't have any problems running. I also found a place to keep the car at my friends Steves Garage/Barn until I get it on the road because my garage is full at the moment with trying to get my G-Body Bonneville back on the road at the same time. So after I got the Caddy to my friend Steves place I got a aluminum EBAY Radiator for it which im impressed of the quality of it. Its really nice and was made in the USA and I fabricated mounting brackets for the Radiator and installed it in the car. And that was about it for the Winter because I started a CNC Programming Class at a local collage which was a few nights a week so I didn't have any free time over the winter.20170816#3.jpg20170816#4.jpg20170926.jpg20171124#2.jpg20171124#3.jpg

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    February 15 2018

    One of the few projects I made in my CNC Class

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