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Old 03-07-2018, 02:49 AM
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Default Caddy Commerical Chassis factory pics?

Does anyone have pictures of a 1969/1970s era Cadillac Commercial Chassis direct from the factory? Before anything was done to them by Superior, Miller, etc.? I just learned that even the windshield isn't stock caddy from searching these forums and that it's basically from the A-pilar forward. I found a few 1972 pics on google but nothing really good.
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John, do you need a windshield? If you do, try Pilkington Glass, they are still manufacturing commercial-glass windshields in Brazil, as far as I know. I bought a commercial-glass windshield for a 67 Miller Meteor ambulance about ten years ago.
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John, do you need a windshield? If you do, try Pilkington Glass, they are still manufacturing commercial-glass windshields in Brazil, as far as I know. I bought a commercial-glass windshield for a 67 Miller Meteor ambulance about ten years ago.
Yes sir...there are 3 locations in our area and I sent them a message the other day. Still waiting to hear back.
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Does anyone have pictures of a 1969/1970s era Cadillac Commercial Chassis direct from the factory? Before anything was done to them by Superior, Miller, etc.? I just learned that even the windshield isn't stock caddy from searching these forums and that it's basically from the A-pilar forward. I found a few 1972 pics on google but nothing really good.
There is alot to learn, im still learning myself. Your in the right place to learn though. I have the part number for the 68 windshields but its probably not the same for 69

That number is DW-678 if needed
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Your windshield is a standard 70 Commercial car windshield I would have to consult my old Hollander Manuals for the interchange information I can if you wish. My memory says 69 & 70 interchange and perhaps earlier. If you are not dealing with a crack but stone chips there are commercial outfits that will come to you and repair them do not try to repair stone chips yourself with kits you can buy. You can ruin an otherwise repairable windshield.
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65-70 are the same windshield. The other sets are 59-64 and 71-76. A windshield will run around 500 installed.
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A 1959 - 1964 windshield will cost about $1300 and about $400 to install.
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I think I paid $675 delivered and then about $100 for installation, but that was 2008.
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I think it would be fantastic to show a flawless restored Cadillac commercial chassis as it was delivered to the coach builder at an AACA meet. That would be a bizarre and mind blowing entry. Do any “unbuilt” commercial chassis exist? I don’t know why one would. It is amazing how many very knowledgeable car people think hearses and ambulances were modified from sedans back in the day.
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