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Old 08-31-2006, 10:37 AM   #449
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I walked by the finished Bambi on the way to the 55FC project yesterday. And I'd swore it was purring.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:04 AM   #450
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so, you're liking 2, have you thinght about 3? i'm kinda at that crossroads now... these things really ARE addictive! i've got a friend wanting to make me a deal i can't refuse on a '61 Trotter, or my parent's neighbor wanting me to take his '59 overlander... man, i'm glad i don't live in a neighborhood! i'd get ALL kinds of complaints by now! ha!

if either one was a 13 panel, i think i'd be in trouble...

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Old 09-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #451
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JP, My wife has a 1948 Cadillac Sedanette that I've been working off and on for 25 years now. Wouldn't a 48 Airstream be perfect. Just need to find someone who will feel sorry for my wife that it's taken so long to finish the Caddy and give her a in need of restoration trailer.
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #452
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JP, My wife has a 1948 Cadillac Sedanette that I've been working off and on for 25 years now. Wouldn't a 48 Airstream be perfect. Just need to find someone who will feel sorry for my wife that it's taken so long to finish the Caddy and give her a in need of restoration trailer.
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That's funny that you should mention that... I've been thinking of getting a '58 or '59 Cadillac to tow my '58 Airstream with I'm just wondering if Cadillac purists would be upset with me if I put a new diesel engine into the Caddy....
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #453
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That's funny that you should mention that... I've been thinking of getting a '58 or '59 Cadillac to tow my '58 Airstream with I'm just wondering if Cadillac purists would be upset with me if I put a new diesel engine into the Caddy....
I don't think you would upset anyone with an engine swap. I am in the process of putting a Chevy 350 in the 48. With gas prices etc going up and up, we have to do something to keep things going. Also reliability when pulling a trailer is very important. I've kept the original 48 flathead motor and all other equipment. Also I have kept my changes in a way that original items could be put back with little work. Maybe it's just my way of justifying what I'm doing.
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P.S. older Cads were ment to pull Airstreams.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:24 PM   #454
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That's funny that you should mention that... I've been thinking of getting a '58 or '59 Cadillac to tow my '58 Airstream with I'm just wondering if Cadillac purists would be upset with me if I put a new diesel engine into the Caddy....
I think there were a few Caddies with diesels, I remember 1.

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Old 09-03-2006, 10:59 PM   #455
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I think there were a few Caddies with diesels, I remember 1.

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I checked online and found that Cadillac made a diesel in 1978. My grand parents had a diesel Chevy Caprice Classic that was about that year. I think that was all related to the high gas prices in the late 70's, but that was before my time.
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I don't think you would upset anyone with an engine swap. I am in the process of putting a Chevy 350 in the 48. With gas prices etc going up and up, we have to do something to keep things going. Also reliability when pulling a trailer is very important. I've kept the original 48 flathead motor and all other equipment. Also I have kept my changes in a way that original items could be put back with little work. Maybe it's just my way of justifying what I'm doing.
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P.S. older Cads were ment to pull Airstreams.
At the end of the day, I guess I don't really care if I upset anyone, so long as i'm happy with it I think a '58 or '59 Coupe Deville will look beautiful pulling my Airstream.

The 1948 Cadilac Sedanet is absolutely incredible looking! That's the one with a sort of fast back, right? I'm sure the 350 will be great in that car.
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Hi,

I wouldn't be too upset with an engine swap... as long as my '48 gets on the road again! It would look cool pulling my Bambi!

Kinda great, I think.... my car, my Bambi.... hubby does all the work!

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Kitchen trim

The original trim around the sink in the Bambi was a white rubber material. I didn't like the original because it had become all deformed. I also don't think it did a good job of sealing the water out. When I removed the sink during the restoration process, there was water marks all down the wall behind the sink. I caulked behind the counter top and the wall and then placed the two strips of Aluminum. They are held inplace with Olympic rivets. I think the results is a much cleaner look. I believe it will also creat a bettet seal.
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That looks great Don - two strips of aluminum overlapped so that it is thicker at the bottom?

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Old 09-17-2006, 12:24 PM   #461
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That looks great Don - two strips of aluminum overlapped so that it is thicker at the bottom?

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Howdy Carlos, How are things going with your projects?. Yes, two strips of Aluminum. I did this mainly for the design affect. I felt it made a better transition from the wall to the counter top that way. I also felt it had more of a Sixties feel that way.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:13 AM   #462
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i did a similar trim treatment on my 64 trade wind. instead of rivets, though i used little stainless square drive screws from McFeely's. very cool, man! i really miss having the time to work on mine!!

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