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Ironfistdog



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PostSubject: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:34 am

Anyone know what happens when you pull the vinyl top off a caddy that has a moon roof?? Will it be sticking up after? Any adjustments to tighten it down? Any one know where i can get rear window trim to make a vinyl top car and bare top?
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:34 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
Anyone know what happens when you pull the vinyl top off a caddy that has a moon roof?? Will it be sticking up after? Any adjustments to tighten it down? Any one know where i can get rear window trim to make a vinyl top car and bare top?

Change of heart for selling the FWB? That thing would look great without the vinyl roof!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:02 pm

IIRC, the back glass is completely different for a naked one. And the quarter panek joint will most likely need to be finished. Vinyl top cars didn't get the same finish work there, so sez teh interwebs...

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Ironfistdog



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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:23 pm

Well there is one in the junk yard right now so I can get glass and trim, I'm more concerned about the moon roof sticking up. Anyone here have a moon roof in any of Theirs? (current or previous)

I'm tired of not having this car look the way I want it!!!
I'm gonna do the body work and it's getting satin black paint
All chrome is getting black paint
all wood grain... Black paint

But I'd rather it not have a vinyl top, I don't wanna pull it to find that the moon roof is gonna mess up my plans I'll weld the damn thing shut if ihave to!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:24 pm

......Does the glass sit flush with vinyl roof?


.... If it does then it will sit higher than the metal roof line when the top is removed.....

......... probably just a spacer in there so it sits even. ......

..... I think pulling the fiberglass shell and removing the glue is your biggest challenge. Your over thinking the moonroof.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:31 pm

Thanks Chris!

I've got plenty of time to mess with removing the top. The moon roof sits flush with the vinyl but has a Chrome bezel around it. I'd hare to mess with the roof only to find I just made it leak! It's water tight right now.
Honestly If I removed the interior from this car and stuffed it in yours I'd be a happy camper. I just don't have the room to put another caddy until I at least scrap the Buick wagon shell. I want a caddy slammed with as much black on it as possible... Like at night all you hear is pipes!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXx6D-nugH4
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:24 pm

THAT EXACTLY WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

This was in the junk yard today!! Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Really digging the 9C1 doors with spotlight cutouts Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:31 pm

Maybe it had spotlights. That would look sick.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:07 pm

I bet it did, weren't there a couple cars like that on CL before that people posted?
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:53 pm

This one was on CL about 3 months ago when I bought the gold 96.
He was asking $6500 or something. And then ended up sending it to the yard.......
Real nice! Sad Sad........ It's ok, in about 8 hrs ima be robbing the crap outta it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:28 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
This one was on CL about 3 months ago when I bought the gold 96.
He was asking $6500 or something. And then ended up sending it to the yard.......
Real nice! Sad Sad........ It's ok, in about 8 hrs ima be robbing the crap outta it Very Happy


What an R tard! Mad

Get them tiahs kehd! They'd look good on the FWB or the wagon! Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
THAT EXACTLY WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

This was in the junk yard today!! Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad


I like the 9C1 door on this passenger side!!!
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boojum



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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:54 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
THAT EXACTLY WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

This was in the junk yard today!! Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad



I hope nobody here paints their Fleetwood satin black! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:13 am

boojum wrote:
Ironfistdog wrote:
THAT EXACTLY WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!!!!

This was in the junk yard today!! Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad



I hope nobody here paints their Fleetwood satin black! Smile

Hold on.....Are those....Fender flares???? scratch Who got drunken and did that!?
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:17 am

Fleetwoods came stock with front fender flares brah
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:47 am

96Brougham wrote:
Fleetwoods came stock with front fender flares brah

LOL WUT Maybe its the satin paint that made me notice but DAMN! Not what I'd keep on there yeesh! The caddy engineers did so much right on that car why'd they go fishing in GMC parts bins. maybe its the color that makes them ugly to me but if I ever got a FWB I think they'd be off. Just how I feel about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:55 am

I'm gonna have 2 satin black fleetwoods in about a month Arrow Arrow
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:12 am

Every time I look at that FW I'm drawn to it.
That car looks sweet. Lose the doors but....wow, I really like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:53 am

In an hour I'll be up there for half of it! Sooo you'll get to see it all the time at meets. ( twice actually, including Monstro )
I'm still broken up about it, I'm gonna snap a few more shots before stealing stuff. Coilnt have asked for a better donor car! Too bad it's in the yard I'd buy the whole thing if I had the room to store it.
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:18 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
96Brougham wrote:
Fleetwoods came stock with front fender flares brah

LOL WUT Maybe its the satin paint that made me notice but DAMN! Not what I'd keep on there yeesh! The caddy engineers did so much right on that car why'd they go fishing in GMC parts bins. maybe its the color that makes them ugly to me but if I ever got a FWB I think they'd be off. Just how I feel about it.

You'd feel different if you owned/drove one.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:43 pm

GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
96Brougham wrote:
Fleetwoods came stock with front fender flares brah

LOL WUT Maybe its the satin paint that made me notice but DAMN! Not what I'd keep on there yeesh! The caddy engineers did so much right on that car why'd they go fishing in GMC parts bins. maybe its the color that makes them ugly to me but if I ever got a FWB I think they'd be off. Just how I feel about it.

You'd feel different if you owned/drove one.


........ agreed Arrow

.............. I don't care what anyone says..... yes the B & D body's ( box or bubble) are the same platform.....

.......... but the are too different beast. rendeer
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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:45 pm

I love the skirts and flares. Smile

And Indigo, I may be interested in some of your stainless trim if you are salvaging the black stuff from that one. Try to save as many of the clips as you can! GM don't make them anymore!!!

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Ironfistdog



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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:30 pm

You got it Bill! Any tips on removing the actual clips? I gotta go back it was pouring and I was soaked to the bone, but I got a really nice shaved good and black bumper Very Happy

I did manage to get the passenger quarter trim off by pulling up and out, but I didn't wanna break the clips trying to remove them, if there is a procedure on correctly removing I'd like to know!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:41 pm

Oh and BTW anyone interested....... This car was NOT a bare top, it was made into one! The glass was the factory glass it just had the seals that surround the glass missing, but it didn't look bad. The roof looked beautiful. Good body work whoever did it!
And them white walls were regular black walls painted white!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:36 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
96Brougham wrote:
Fleetwoods came stock with front fender flares brah

LOL WUT Maybe its the satin paint that made me notice but DAMN! Not what I'd keep on there yeesh! The caddy engineers did so much right on that car why'd they go fishing in GMC parts bins. maybe its the color that makes them ugly to me but if I ever got a FWB I think they'd be off. Just how I feel about it.

You'd feel different if you owned/drove one.


........ agreed Arrow

.............. I don't care what anyone says..... yes the B & D body's ( box or bubble) are the same platform.....

.......... but the are too different beast. rendeer

I just looked at your car Chris and I think it is the satin or the angle of that pic or something. Yours look great! The satin one in the picture looks like a 2500 truck that needs a plow...

Ironfistdog wrote:
Oh and BTW anyone interested....... This car was NOT a bare top, it was made into one! The glass was the factory glass it just had the seals that surround the glass missing, but it didn't look bad. The roof looked beautiful. Good body work whoever did it!
And them white walls were regular black walls painted white!

Ok now I'm going to enjoy the wagon swap for that front clip! Post pics of that ASAP! Also if that's the case with the tires screw it! Just grind a normal set of white walls down.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:50 am

It looks totally different in person. It's a really good look with the lack painted chrome, the whites throw it off.
I'll be doing a thread on Monstro as soon as I get a few more pics, I just figured out how to post pics from photobucket on my iPhone!!!!! Im gonna drive the FWB as a daily... Maybe in a few months it'll be the Ratillac I want it to be Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:12 am

I'm really surprised that car went into a yard, there has to be some reason for it other than the owner deciding the short bus was more geared toward their special needs in transportation.

Glad to see you're the one picking away at it! And I also like the flares on those cars for the record.
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:18 am

Ironfistdog wrote:
It looks totally different in person. It's a really good look with the lack painted chrome, the whites throw it off.
I'll be doing a thread on Monstro as soon as I get a few more pics, I just figured out how to post pics from photobucket on my iPhone!!!!! Im gonna drive the FWB as a daily... Maybe in a few months it'll be the Ratillac I want it to be Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Just don't wash it this winter! Arrow It'll get ratty!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYiFJE_2Q2w&feature=player_embedded

This Fleetwood might be of interest
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:58 pm

That's sick!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:47 am

Mine is quickly headed towards looking like that (minus cowl hood/rims).
there's enough " No " in the paint job I have to warrant a repaint in satin black Very Happy

I'm yanking the top come spring time and I'm already looking at another air setup run with air-brake antifreeze to lower it to 1" from the ground and so I can run it all year round.

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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:52 am

Matt Trakker wrote:
That's sick!!!!!!!

x2 very nice Caddy! Makes me want one!
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PostSubject: Re: Bare top FWB question   Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:00 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
That's sick!!!!!!!

x2 very nice Caddy! Makes me want one!

x3! I was hoping they would show the whole run @ the end scratch
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