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Old 08-28-2010, 02:23 AM
Attila Bethlenfalvy Attila Bethlenfalvy is offline
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With too much left unturned last trip, I embarked yesterday on another ferreting excursion. This one will take me to a couple of places recently visited (where not enough time was spent) and many more out of the way old, forgotten about, or closed junkyards through 3 states in the Southwest. Of course I gyrate to those heavy in Cadillac...and am always keeping an eagle eye open for others too.

So if there is a part you're looking for, email me (preferably with a phone number). Emails go to my phone - and I like the chances of having cell service over internet.

Lined up a few different old hearses to see, natch.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:59 AM
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I hope your going to Aztec again. If your there over the week-end check on the 64 limo.

fenders, fenders, fenders...

Stop by AZ for your finders fee, and a soda pop
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:45 PM
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As this '61 has plans to leave soon (becoming metal donor for a different year coach), I snapped at an education opportunity: learning how to remove Superior corner glass!



Rubber has rock solid. Most time consuming part was cutting it away. After removing the outer eyebrow, I realized that the window is taken in/out from the inside.

3 of 4 inner moldings came off easily enough. The fourth, or vertical molding next to rear loading door, didn't budge. (Actually, neither did!) Each is held on by game playing, mind-warping screws. I let them be. There are 3 tabs secured by small screws holding the glass in place - one above and two below. Taking them off provided *just* enough room to finagle them out around the remaining inner moldings. Make sure those outer eyebrows are off for that needed tinge of additional space though.

Since the decorative side plates were going to be used either, I saved 'em. Interesting factoid here:



They were cast directionally BACKWARDS. Only fit the coach one way, yet left backside is cast R.H. and vise versa. Wonky.



I didn't ask prices. It was more important to keep them from being scrapped. Also kept this from being disposed of:



Really nice shape. I have a tough time seeing one-year-only parts misplaced forever.

Yes, I realize removal tips should have been in the tech forum. Going to keep little updates together on this trip here however, mainly thanks to McD's Wi-Fi...

You guys are going to flip over the next update!
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:54 PM
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There are rare procars and there are RARE procars>>>>>



Still at the ORIGINAL funeral home. Used for services up until a couple years ago.



What an incredible survivor! Repainted once (had to really scrutinize to even figure that out) and otherwise untouched all original. Garaged its entire life. Nary a pinhead of surface rust anywhere, underside included. Amazing Olds.

I removed nameplates out of respect for the PCS member who told me about it. After all, he tried buying this back in like '84...ha.


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Old 08-31-2010, 04:01 PM
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Hopefully how 'clean' this Comet truly is comes through the accumulated dust.



Couldn't find even the slightest rock peck on any trim. Unrestored. Unreal.




Yes, that is 50,671.5 original miles.



Original interior perfectly matches the rest of the coach's condition.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:07 PM
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Removable rack and jump seats. Too cool '59 combination!



We'll leave this one on a money shot:



How late a Comet is this? Anyone tell if it is near the end (going off VIN) before CB formed?

When I returned to the FD's office thanking him for allowing photographs, I asked when it was repainted. Color drained from his face, he replied asking me if it was that obvious. On the contrary, paint has held up quite well. Turns out, their fleet changed colors in '70. It was originally black over white.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:31 PM
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Uhmmm, WOW. I think I may have just actually felt my heart beat out of my chest.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default '59 Comet in NM

Trust me, your friend is not the only one that's tried to buy this car! It was the last coach purchased by the current owner's grandfather. I stop by and pet it every few years just to make sure it's still there.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:16 PM
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That's an unreal unit and the picture of the skeleton rack needs to be saved to help those who havven't seen one.

So it's unavailable at ANY price?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:42 PM
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Uhmmm, WOW. I think I may have just actually felt my heart beat out of my chest.
Wow... what Bruce said... ditto
Thanks for sharing Atti!
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