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Progress On 1959 Cadillac Lowrider


Purpura Delujo
05-11-2003, 01:36 AM
This will be the build up thread only. Altered the plans for the Caddy today, will no longer be black or purple & will no longer have purple roof lining. New plans are Candy apple red over silver undercoat with cream interior. The 20 & 21 inch wheels will stay, the car will still be lowered and will have the back seat.

Day One

Not much today, engine, exhaust, suspension & engine bay items painted. Airbags were cut, sanded & drilled to lower the car. Suspension, engine, drivetrain & frame will all be gold. Exhaust system will be silver. The airbag suspension is very easy to lower, I lowered the back end down 2-3mm just by cutting the connection down which joins into the airbag, all 4 bags can be sanded or cut down to make it even lower, today I lowered the front around 6-7mm and the rear 4-5mm. That's it for day one, tomorrow I will hopefully get the engine done. I will have to wait a couple of days to get a can of Candy apple red to spray it with though. Sorry for the not-so-great lit pictures. That circle is the steering wheel, it will be done in a pearl effect maroon.

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integra818
05-11-2003, 01:51 AM
This is gonna be good. :cool:

Is it the same car in your sig?

Purpura Delujo
05-11-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by integra818
Is it the same car in your sig?

Nope the picture in my sig is part of an old ad for the `59 Cadillac. Cheers for the comment.

Purpura Delujo
05-13-2003, 01:15 AM
Not going to bother wasting my time posting pictures, uploading, typing etc etc If no one is interested. Progress reports cancelled.

Deniz
05-13-2003, 01:37 AM
i am extremely interested. maybe you can e-mail me the pictures if you decide not to post them here?

Purpura Delujo
05-13-2003, 02:55 AM
Well if there is enough people who are interested I'll keep the progress going but if not so many are I may only upload 1 picture at a time.

Tomaszken
05-13-2003, 03:19 AM
me interested.... upload upload UPLOAD!!!! :D

Hope to find that kit someday... Who made it?

Bloodhound
05-13-2003, 03:36 AM
I am incredibly interested in this project. I can't believe soi many people missed it! I love seeing older cars get all customized with gold and chrome and wheels that were thought to be monstrous in the car's period. please show us more:flash:

Purpura Delujo
05-13-2003, 06:35 AM
Not an update, but a sneak peek at what it looks like lowered. I might lower it a little bit more, also a shot fo the engine which is the closest to an update for now.

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Needs a bit of weight in the front though, it sits too high for me.

Tomaszken
05-13-2003, 07:11 AM
nice i like it.... but lower it some more.... who makes the kit? revell?

irupp33
05-13-2003, 09:13 AM
hey thats pretty cool but put it on some 13" daytons or somthing.

Purpura Delujo
05-13-2003, 03:53 PM
Sorry I forgot to say who made it when I saw your post before, it's a Monogram kit. I'll PM some pictures of the box to you if you like. I tried some 13s on this but it's way too big! In scale it is a 1:25 but it is 22.8cm long(9inches). And the front wheel arches are too big for 13s, 20s look good though I think.

Colov99
05-13-2003, 04:31 PM
dude.. that is one cool ass car.. i want that one. my dream car is actualy a 59 fleetwood broughm (60s special) aka the 4 door version of that car. keep up the good work and dont kill the car its to nice of one.
-c

Purpura Delujo
05-16-2003, 06:15 AM
Day Two:

Just a little bit done, Gold Vinyl found and will be put on later. Interior is still undecided but I would like to do it in cream coloured leather. Two pictures of the Vinyl follow, you can see just how gold it looks, and shine it has, which is alot! Sorry for lacking the progress but it's been really miserable weather here lately and with new puppies arriving I havn't had much time to do the Caddy. I will continue in one weeks time.
This coming week will see the Superbird and Superbee under progress again. The Camaro might get painted in a purple colour but I will see. Who thinks the Caddy would look good in Tamiya Blue Violet, with all the bling? The chrome strips down the sides of the Caddy will be gold vinyl and it will wrap around the back and front bumpers. Sound good? Full out Pimp? :D

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I think that the purple sounds good, don't you?

flyonthewall
05-16-2003, 07:05 AM
Looks like its gonna be a classy model. Looks like a good kit too, who makes it?

Purpura Delujo
05-16-2003, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by flyonthewall
Looks like its gonna be a classy model. Looks like a good kit too, who makes it?

Monogram kit, skill 3 with 153 pieces, made by Revell-Monogram in 1995.

Tomaszken
05-16-2003, 07:45 AM
A real shame I wrecked my Caddy kit some years ago... You just gave me inspiration... :(

mel79
05-16-2003, 08:53 AM
To me the height looks just right, keep it that way. The wheels look great too. If I was to build this kit I'd do it much like you do. A clean, almost stock look but with slight drop and different wheels. Maybe I'd shave some little chrome bits off, but not everything.

Candy apple red sounds great. A white roof might look nice with it.

Keep up the good work.

-Mikko

Layla's Keeper
05-16-2003, 07:31 PM
I'm not at all a fan of those style of wheels. They just look plain tacky and unrealistic (even in real life). If you can, and if you'd like, hunt down some wild VIP wheels from Fujimi or Aoshima or something out of a Revell kit like the Dodge Sidewinder (20 inch fron, 22 inch rears I think) or the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels from the AMT/Ertl 1962 Ford Thunderbird or anything besides those multi-spoke horrors.

Otherwise, this is a lovely looking project so far. I like what you're doing with the engine and the suspension drop is just right.

66pontiac
05-16-2003, 08:36 PM
what other lowlows do u have?

bah humbug
05-16-2003, 08:57 PM
:ylsuper

YEAH MAN, looks awesome! :lol2: ;)

Purpura Delujo
05-16-2003, 09:27 PM
Thanks to all the comments, some posts have answers as follows. :D


Originally posted by Octagon I'm not at all a fan of those style of wheels. They just look plain tacky and unrealistic (even in real life). If you can, and if you'd like, hunt down some wild VIP wheels from Fujimi or Aoshima or something out of a Revell kit like the Dodge Sidewinder (20 inch fron, 22 inch rears I think) or the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels from the AMT/Ertl 1962 Ford Thunderbird or anything besides those multi-spoke horrors.

It's opinions, but if someone would buy those wheels for me I'd put them on. I'd rather have another kit then a set of wheels.

Originally posted by 66pontiacwhat other lowlows do u have?

I have a 64 Impala lowrider, a 94 Impala lowrider, both currently being rebuilt and a Monte Carlo and another 64 Impala to come, plus this.[/b][/quote]

Originally posted by mel79Maybe I'd shave some little chrome bits off, but not everything.

Candy apple red sounds great. A white roof might look nice with it.


I'm going to shave the handles, maybe some other things. I will most likely do the roof in the same colour as the interior.

Originally posted by Tomaszken A real shame I wrecked my Caddy kit some years ago... You just gave me inspiration...

Just get another one :D

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