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 Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)

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PostSubject: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:33 pm

i figured some of you guys are good at finding odd-ball shit....so I copied my post from one of the caddy sites im on. Hope you guys can help...

"I am currently looking for a 1967 Eldorado. I would consider any 1967-1970, but I am primarily looking for a '67. The ideal vehicle for me would be a rolling chassis, as I am not interested in the oem motor or transmission. However, if the price is reasonable I would consider a complete car. Black is preferable, but any color will do I suppose.

A few things that are a must....
-NO ROT! I am looking for a clean chassis to build my dream street/ strip car. I am not interested in having to cut out and replace floors, trunk pans and etc. I understand that a car this old will have a few problematic areas...but please no basket cases
-Mostly complete interior It is not the end of the world if the seats have a rip or two, as long as the interior is complete
-Clean Title pretty self explanatory....

I do NOT care about mechanics what so ever. If it has a blown motor or transmission...great. Its getting ripped out anyways. Like I said, I am really just looking for a clean roller. Paint is ok, just no extensive bodywork or rust.

I really want to get this project rolling and build my dream car, so any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. I am in Springfield MA, but willing to travel for the right car at the right price. I am on a tight budget, so please keep this in mind."



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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:36 pm

I think there was just one on CL... in East Longmeadow iirc. Lemme go see if its still listed.

Nvm, the one in EL was a 76 Deville http://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/2509257202.html and the other one I was thinking of was a 76 Eldo http://westernmass.craigslist.org/ctd/2504287466.html
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:44 pm

...yea its crazy. In the 60's the Eldorado set all sorts of sales records, but its proving almost impossible to find haha
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:37 pm

Surprised ...... when you find this fountain of youth do tell..... im curious to see how you make out.
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PostSubject: Eldorado sightings   Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:55 am

Here's a lead. '67 with a parts car. Saw the white one (parts car) last week at a used car lot (way in the back). Looked like the owner was working on it at some point. Is a white car that had a vinyl roof and consequently had about a 6" rot hole along the lower back roof pillars on both sides. The left front fender was replaced (black paint) interior was all there
(black in color). The interior had a lot of parts stacked in it. And it has a factory sun-roof and the hide-a-way headlights. It definitely was a roller and no way drivable. I didn't look
under the hood. The place is:

http://www.eurocargarage.com/webtemplate.aspx?iid=2445909

He's got another one listed on his site too. I never saw the red one (must be at the Plaistow location).
Good Luck !!, -Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:06 pm

I almost snagged a 1970 years ago for $400, but the guy backed out minutes before I was going to make the 2 hour drive to get it.

Front wheel drive right? Curious what makes you want to go that route...

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:45 pm

That Eldo would be a good base for a "Jay Leno " conversion,

http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/113_0502_1966_oldsmobile_tornado/index.html

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:46 pm

Pooge wrote:
Front wheel drive right? Curious what makes you want to go that route...

I wouldn't be keeping it fwd.

The rear suspension on that car from the factory is setup much like a rwd car. There are leaf-springs in the rear that attach to a solid drop beam. It realistically would be as simple as swapping a standard rear end in, and having the leaf-springs packed (as they are single on each side out the door of the factory). Not to mention, since the shell is built the same as the Riviera (which that year was RWD but with a different frame underneath), I would be able to tuck a regular old th400 into the existing tunnel. Not to mention pulling all that weight out of the nose....

you can see what I mean about the rear suspension kinda in this photo:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/classic/112_6512_toronado_engineering/photo_02.html

...it was almost like caddy wanted this thing to be rwd lol

I love the styling of this car, and feel it would make for a bad ass street/ stripper.
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I would love to get my caprice back from the guy who has it now, but he wants ridiculous money, so might as well just build my drag car.

Thanks for the leads so far, keep them coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:31 pm



bfurches wrote:
Pooge wrote:
Front wheel drive right? Curious what makes you want to go that route...

I wouldn't be keeping it fwd.

The rear suspension on that car from the factory is setup much like a rwd car. There are leaf-springs in the rear that attach to a solid drop beam. It realistically would be as simple as swapping a standard rear end in, and having the leaf-springs packed (as they are single on each side out the door of the factory). Not to mention, since the shell is built the same as the Riviera (which that year was RWD but with a different frame underneath), I would be able to tuck a regular old th400 into the existing tunnel. Not to mention pulling all that weight out of the nose....

you can see what I mean about the rear suspension kinda in this photo:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/classic/112_6512_toronado_engineering/photo_02.html

...it was almost like caddy wanted this thing to be rwd lol

I love the styling of this car, and feel it would make for a bad ass street/ stripper.
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I would love to get my caprice back from the guy who has it now, but he wants ridiculous money, so might as well just build my drag car.

Thanks for the leads so far, keep them coming.

Very cool, never knew that was how they did the rear, great project idea. I'm totally on board, I'll be on the lookout

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:39 pm

1969 caddy deville convertable. might be of interest.
http://capecod.craigslist.org/cto/2445639844.html
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:48 pm

Pooge wrote:


bfurches wrote:
Pooge wrote:
Front wheel drive right? Curious what makes you want to go that route...

I wouldn't be keeping it fwd.

The rear suspension on that car from the factory is setup much like a rwd car. There are leaf-springs in the rear that attach to a solid drop beam. It realistically would be as simple as swapping a standard rear end in, and having the leaf-springs packed (as they are single on each side out the door of the factory). Not to mention, since the shell is built the same as the Riviera (which that year was RWD but with a different frame underneath), I would be able to tuck a regular old th400 into the existing tunnel. Not to mention pulling all that weight out of the nose....

you can see what I mean about the rear suspension kinda in this photo:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/classic/112_6512_toronado_engineering/photo_02.html

...it was almost like caddy wanted this thing to be rwd lol

I love the styling of this car, and feel it would make for a bad ass street/ stripper.
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I would love to get my caprice back from the guy who has it now, but he wants ridiculous money, so might as well just build my drag car.

Thanks for the leads so far, keep them coming.

Very cool, never knew that was how they did the rear, great project idea. I'm totally on board, I'll be on the lookout

Doug
I always wondered why GM called all those cars E-Bodies when the Riv was rear wheel drive.

Even though they were basically the same basic marketing category and size, it still seems that there should have been a separate letter code.

Also, I am pretty sure that the Olds & Caddy floorpans have no tunnel for a turbo 400, but you definitely have the fabricating skills to get that job done.

These three cars are the absolute pinnacle of GM's "heyday".

I hope you find a fine example, one worthy of the effort you will devote to it. It is an AWESOME car for sure!

I have dreamed of putting a big block chevy in the 68-69 Riviera since those cars were new!

I have fond memories of getting a ride in the new Toronado before it was even in the showrooms.

My neighbors father was an exec at the GM plant in Framingham and had one to drive home everyday very early on.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:52 am



I know of a 66-67 Riviera you could probably have for free, might need a crane and some scuba gear though... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:06 am

Matt Trakker wrote:


I know of a 66-67 Riviera you could probably have for free, might need a crane and some scuba gear though... Very Happy

lol Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:43 am

http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/2466527639.html

........... this guy has had this advertised in several states and for about a month now.....

looks like he has a few other big body in the background. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:48 am

I know it's far away but Ive said before the cars my family sees out there are nothing like the ones here, even if it cost you $1000 to ship it here it's close if not what your looking for:
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/2505172853.html
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:50 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
I know it's far away but Ive said before the cars my family sees out there are nothing like the ones here, even if it cost you $1000 to ship it here it's close if not what your looking for:
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/2505172853.html

Yea I did see that one. So far I have searched all of CL (across the country), autotrader classic and etc. I did find a few examples of what I am looking for, but I think I am being to picky.

I dont mind traveling at all for the right car, I guess I just have to find it first lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:31 pm



Arrow

....... I love the Idea and what your going for, but .......
if your going for a budget build take what you get. I've seen a lot of
eldorado's smashed in movies , derby's , stunts, and other stupid stuff. The nice one's are being lock up or people finally
give up on them and destroy them or "cash 4 clunker " Surprised



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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:44 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:


Arrow

....... I love the Idea and what your going for, but .......
if your going for a budget build take what you get. I've seen a lot of
eldorado's smashed in movies , derby's , stunts, and other stupid stuff. The nice one's are being lock up or people finally
give up on them and destroy them or "cash 4 clunker " Surprised

I hear that...

I guess what im trying to say is that its not so much of a budget build since its a dream ride I want to put together, but im more then less looking for a real solid platform to build off lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:45 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:


I know of a 66-67 Riviera you could probably have for free, might need a crane and some scuba gear though... Very Happy

...dude where is that? is that bearhole?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:47 pm

...after I saw this photochop today, I had to change my pants....



...i think I am in hunting mode lol
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:17 pm

Holy crap, that is a beautiful car. I was never as crazy about them as you but that is seriously amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:43 am

Matt Trakker wrote:
Holy crap, that is a beautiful car. I was never as crazy about them as you but that is seriously amazing.

x2

Never did a damn thing for me until this photo.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for 1967 Eldorado (restorable or rolling chassis)   Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:58 pm

bfurches wrote:
...after I saw this photochop today, I had to change my pants....



...i think I am in hunting mode lol

one of the nicest car ever masde
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