56 Cadillac Eldorado ~ more Cruzin!!!

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56 Cadillac Eldorado ~ more Cruzin!!!

Postby Dundee Denny » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:53 pm

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The Boyz decided to restore this 56 Caddy!!

The Boyz had to assemble the sides to the hood to the trunk etc.

Also there is no window glass, so that will need to be fabricated too!!

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby Dundee Denny » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:02 pm

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GREAT artwork on this old box!!

Check out how much "stretch" was needed on the Pioneer chassis to match the Caddy wheel base!!!

One long boat to be launched there!!

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby Dundee Denny » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:11 pm

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Started out with a Daytona Yellow paint theme, and as you can tell from the look of the mechanic, it looked like one very - very big ripe banana!!

Back to the drawing board and color charts!!

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby dge467 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Cool project Denny!
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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:59 am

Lookin' forward to seeing how the Boyz progress on this one!
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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:39 am

Nice subject car. Those old kits and their flat pack bodies make an interesting build. Do you do anything special to enhance or strengthen the bond?
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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby Dundee Denny » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:37 am

Yes very challenging to get things squared up!!

I "spot glue" with hot glue 3 or 4 points along the side body, and continue that process all around the car (hood and trunk too).

The hot glue "first bond" flexibility to move and bend things really helps.

Once I got it squared away I epoxied it solid.

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado

Postby bigman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:33 pm

WOW Like The Eldorado
It was a outstanding car back in the day, it had the higher horse power engine.
I have a 1957 Caddie 2 door seating in my garage right now, it's so darn big and long it almost doesn't fit.
One other thing it was hot pink from the factory it's a nasty green color now.
Can't wait to see yours done.

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado - Amazon Green

Postby Dundee Denny » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm

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A big swing from the first attempt with the Daytona Yellow!!

Your looking at "Amazon Green" from Duplicolor - Perfect Match.

Will be two-tone something and the Dullcote is waiting in the wings.

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado in Amazon Green

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:46 pm

Digging the change to dark green!
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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado adding matt black and dullcote

Postby Dundee Denny » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:53 pm

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Matt Black and dullcote give the 56 Caddy a low-key two tone look.

Now the Boyz will hang some chrome for the dazzle!!

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado in Amazon Green & Matt Black

Postby Broman62 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:26 pm

Digging it DD!!
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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado in Amazon Green & Matt Black

Postby Dundee Denny » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:09 am

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Boyz getting the chrome hung!!!

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado in Amazon Green & Matt Black

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Re: 56 Cadillac Eldorado Cruzin

Postby Dundee Denny » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:48 pm

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Cruzin down the back streets of Dundee ..........................

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