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Old 06-19-2012, 08:32 PM
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Default My '75 Victoria Is Finally Home!

I was finally able to free up a day where I could retrieve the '75 S&S Victoria that I purchased way back on May 8th! Fortunately, it has been spending that time in the spotless, dry garage of a very understanding Funeral Director. Now to replace the ugly, skinny white walls with something more appropriate, replace the blown exhaust, and practice my buffing skills with my new buffer. No big deal if I happen to burn through the black lacquer on this one as she is going to be repainted a '75 Cad-correct green to match her Jasper Green Maharaja interior anyway.

Does anyone happen to know if the bench seat trim that was used on the Cadillac commercial chassis in that era was the same trim that was used on the standard DeVille/Calais bench seats? I would really like to replace the black seat trim with the green seat trim, if they are the same. I have located a donor '73 Cad with the same color green plastic trim that I have already removed the green kick panel waste basket from.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:50 PM
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Very nice, best of luck and congrats Kurt. By the way the package arrived today. Thanks again.
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On my 63's, they have a split bench seat. Its unique to the CC. The Coupes have a split bench seat, with a folding arm rest.
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Very nice! Dave Smith on this forum is usually pretty good with trim level questions. I have seen a few pro-cars with the kick panel trash bin added.
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Congratulations Kurt! The green will look gorgeous on that car!
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In my experience the coach builder, not GM, custom fabricates the seats. If the fabric you choose is in good taste and is well installed, should be no problem. Good luck with your new car! If the miles are getting high, consider changing out the timing chain and sprockets as the originals have a plastic coating that flakes off and has a chance of affecting your ignition timing. Plus, if the chain breaks while you're driving, it would be a reallllly bad scene. Tom
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Congratulations, glad you finally got it home. I think these 70s Victoria's look really good with a slightly wider whitewall. Mine has the skinny whitewalls on it too, but I now have a new set of 1.6 inch Amarican Classic whitewalls sitting out in the shop waiting to go on it. I find it interesting that they painted a car with that color green interior black. I'm a big fan of black cars, but i love the dark metallic green on my car.

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Congratulations, glad you finally got it home. I think these 70s Victoria's look really good with a slightly wider whitewall. Mine has the skinny whitewalls on it too, but I now have a new set of 1.6 inch Amarican Classic whitewalls sitting out in the shop waiting to go on it. I find it interesting that they painted a car with that color green interior black. I'm a big fan of black cars, but i love the dark metallic green on my car.

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Could be worse, the original exterior color was gold with black top.
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Yep, green don't go to well with that either.

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It wasn't originally gold, but Terragon Gold.... which is a really ugly greenish-gold. It is going to be repainted Inverary Green Metallic, which should be awesome! Thanks for the photos of the Victoria with the American Classics! That seals the deal for me on buying a set of those!

The interior is absolutely near flawless original. I just don't care for the black seat trim with that wild Jasper Green Maharajah upholstery material. If I can switch out the black plastic seat trim for green seat trim out of a bench seated Coupe deVille, I would like to do that. Looks pretty cool in front of my house, don't you think?
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