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FMB42
FMB42 Reader
3/23/21 3:30 p.m.

Coworker's Cad had leather int as well. And yes, it was like sitting in a glove. Very comfortable as I remember.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
3/27/21 5:37 p.m.

120 miles down, it's getting roughly 12-13mpg driving around locally:

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
3/27/21 8:03 p.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

120 miles down, it's getting roughly 12-13mpg driving around locally:

Please tell us you were inside having supper at 4:00!

paranoid_android (Forum Forumer)
paranoid_android (Forum Forumer) UberDork
3/27/21 9:39 p.m.

Thank goodness you didn't have to run the air conditioner- it would have killed your fuel mileage!  Lol

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/27/21 10:10 p.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

120 miles down, it's getting roughly 12-13mpg driving around locally:

are my eyes just seeing things wrong....what's going on with the tail lights there - looks like they're just floating a few inches behind the body?

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
3/27/21 10:12 p.m.

In reply to eastpark :

Only if Chris can eat petrified food. That place has been OOB a long time!

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/27/21 10:20 p.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

They originally had a plastic filler panel that all have but gone to dust.  There are replacement ABS panels and I believe that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ stated that he got those with the car.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/28/21 7:16 a.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

They originally had a plastic filler panel that all have but gone to dust.  There are replacement ABS panels and I believe that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ stated that he got those with the car.

Yeah once I looked back through the thread I guess I just didn't notice it earlier!

kodachrome
kodachrome New Reader
3/28/21 7:38 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

In reply to eastpark :

Only if Chris can eat petrified food. That place has been OOB a long time!

He can most certainly eat petrified food laugh

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
3/28/21 8:04 a.m.

In reply to kodachrome :

We all make sacrifices to afford more racing, don't judge me.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
3/28/21 12:17 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

They originally had a plastic filler panel that all have but gone to dust. 

They almost all do that.

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
3/28/21 4:53 p.m.

This discussion seems like as good a reason as any to test fit the filler things.  New vs old:

Seems to fit pretty well, although I only tried this side because all of the fasteners are hidden and extremely annoying to reach:

The correct spray paint has been on order since we figured out what color the car is earlier in the thread, no idea when that will be here.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/28/21 6:41 p.m.

So what is the point of those pieces? Were they to fill in a gap after the bumpers had to be moved outwards due to crash standards or something? Looks like the entire bumper and light assemblies could simply be moved toward the front of the car and they'd sit flush against the bodywork without the fillers. Basically, the way the e30 guys with early cars "tuck" the bumpers back to where they would be in Euro-spec by collapsing the bumper pistons. 

Is there another panel or something to fill the gap between the bumper and the car?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
3/28/21 7:26 p.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

No idea- the bumper doesn't look like it can easily be moved in, though, it's super beefy and has jacking points in it.  There is supposed to be a plastic filler panel in the middle too but it's hidden when the trunk is closed so I'm not too worried about that one.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
3/28/21 7:31 p.m.

Probably has to do with the 5mph bumper requirement of the past. Bumper gets hit, the bumper "shocks" compress, those filler panels break and the rest of the car isn't damaged. I think the 5mph bumper thing wasn't so much of a safety thing as much as it was a "no handing owners and insurance companies giant bills for little parking lot mishaps" thing. Look at sports car bumpers from the '60s -- they weren't going to do anything to help that kind of bump. Now you whole front end is mangled or broken.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/28/21 7:38 p.m.

Yeah GCrites80s got it.  It was an early Cadillac way of integrating the 5mph bumpers into the body without looking ugly like all the low life cars.

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
3/28/21 10:30 p.m.

In for the Caddy Shenanigans!!!!

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
4/4/21 5:07 p.m.

Painted the tail light fillers:

They're not perfect by any means- was I supposed to use body filler to smooth out the plastic or something?  Doesn't matter, they'll be better than the two giant gaps at the back of the car.

Jesse Ransom (FFS)
Jesse Ransom (FFS) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/4/21 6:03 p.m.

So cool... I'd love to find exactly one of these but in some shade of grey someday.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
4/6/21 5:48 p.m.

Left the tail fillers in the sun all afternoon to keep things flexible and installed them.  

Perfect?  No.  Good enough for me?  Absolutely!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/21 6:14 p.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Better than 99% of the ones you see on the road.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
4/6/21 6:18 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Got a source for the last 3" of pinstripe it's now missing?  That would really make it blend in.

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
4/6/21 6:40 p.m.

Upon seeing these and the fact that they are somewhat opaque ... I had a brain fart...why not put some goofy lighting behind them and bring even more attention to yu and Ms S as y'all saunter across this great nation on the anniversary of your commitment to each other....tilldeathdoyou part....or err maybe NOT......wink 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/21 7:00 p.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Depends on the color but maybe these?

https://wrapsnsignsstore.com/products/cadillac-pinstripe?variant=30824852548

The cheap part of me wonders if you could get close printing out some vinyl a lot cheaper.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
4/6/21 7:20 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Yikes, yeah I think I might be able to get some brown vinyl cut a lot cheaper.  There's a "spear" at the front of the pinstripe, wonder if I can find a generic similar one.

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