69 Caddy and Thing Pics - HobbyTalk
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
HobbyTalk Pro
 
DCPDGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 2,090
69 Caddy and Thing Pics

Here are some loose pics. Sorry for the bad quality my good camara is on vacation.






Last edited by DCPDGUY; 03-13-2008 at 02:11 PM. Reason: fixpic
DCPDGUY is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 02:15 PM
Vacation Needed
 
Lummox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Standing Under a Rust Bucket
Posts: 18,918
Thanks for the pix, much apprieciated!

The rear quarters are a bit too short on the Sedan DeVille,
but other than that they both look very good!
The fit of the plastic grill & bumper are EXELLENT! Much better than the Hearse.
Looking foward to upcoming color variations of the Cad. - Love the gold.

Double Navel Dav!e

Last edited by Lummox; 03-13-2008 at 02:17 PM. Reason: you can't make me tell
Lummox is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 02:17 PM
HobbyTalk Pro
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Smurfville, USA
Posts: 2,533
Sweet pics of the caddy. Glad to see they painted the tailights on this one. I wish more toy makers would make four door hardtops like the early 70s mopars and esp. GMs like the 71-73 full size cars.

The V-dub looks pretty good too. Just wish these castings would show up on my local pegs soon.

Zach
craftymore is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
HobbyTalk Pro
 
DCPDGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 2,090
Here is some more new (to me at least) stuff. Some old stuff mixed in.

Last edited by DCPDGUY; 03-13-2008 at 02:21 PM.
DCPDGUY is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 03:22 PM
Vacation Needed
 
Lpgeoteacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Last time I looked I was right here, yep I'm still here
Posts: 10,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by craftymore View Post
Just wish these castings would show up on my local pegs soon.
YES! I couldnt agree more!
Lpgeoteacher is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 08:08 PM
Elder Statesman
 
wildbill63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 81st & Harlem
Posts: 1,807
Got these today, finally got the pickup, caddy and the bus! Love the VW Thing. Sorry for the blurry pic, was so happy to have found these just had to let someone know! That isn't on the border line of being pathetic is it?
DCPDGUY, we were pretty close!

wildbill63 is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Lifetime Member
 
STUTZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: between heaven and hell
Posts: 13,028
I'll have to look for the Caddy.

Thanks for the pics!
STUTZ is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 11:28 PM
Elder Statesman
 
JP2-NC-JL-CRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gastonia, NC
Posts: 1,820
Send a message via AIM to JP2-NC-JL-CRAZY
Great cars!!! Thanks for sharing the pics!!! I'm still looking for the newest ones.

JP2
JP2-NC-JL-CRAZY is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 09:25 AM
tex
HobbyTalk Pro
 
tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: texas
Posts: 2,546
got the thing a few days ago but not the caddy. thanks for the pic's
tex is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 06:59 PM
Elder Statesman
 
jimhowie2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lummox View Post
Thanks for the pix, much apprieciated!

The rear quarters are a bit too short on the Sedan DeVille,
but other than that they both look very good!
The fit of the plastic grill & bumper are EXELLENT! Much better than the Hearse.
Looking foward to upcoming color variations of the Cad. - Love the gold.

Double Navel Dav!e
I have yet to see these show up on the pegs. I agree, the rear 1/4's on the Caddy do look too short........kinda looks like a 69 version of the 61-63 short deck sedans.....still, a nice casting that I can't wait to get hold of.
jimhowie2000 is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Vacation Needed
 
Lummox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Standing Under a Rust Bucket
Posts: 18,918
Good point on the Short Deck sedans Jim. I had a '61 short deck - awesome car!
But none of my books mention a '63 - I think they were '61 and '62 only.
Jim, you allways seem very knowlegable in automotive history - not many know of these!
Lummox is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 10:46 PM
Elder Statesman
 
jimhowie2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lummox View Post
Good point on the Short Deck sedans Jim. I had a '61 short deck - awesome car!
But none of my books mention a '63 - I think they were '61 and '62 only.
Jim, you allways seem very knowlegable in automotive history - not many know of these!
Thanks! I double checked because I started to second guess myself on the 63. I did find a link to one, http://www.freemanfive.com/ it is a four window and was called a Park Avenue. I think the 61 and 62 were called Town Sedans, if memory serves me correctly and were all based on the 6 window sedans. Honestly, I can only remember seeing a 62 when I was a kid back in about 1969. At that time, I had no idea what it was, just knew it looked a bit different than the average Sedan De Ville, and asked my Dad about it. He was a Cadillac buff and knew about them.
jimhowie2000 is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Vacation Needed
 
Lummox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Standing Under a Rust Bucket
Posts: 18,918
Wow, thanks for that, Jim! I'm really happy to learn something new about old Cadillacs
especially having owned several. A '58, two '61s, a '63 hearse, and a '65.
I bet you're right about the shorties all being 6-windows. The fact you know the difference
between the 6 & 4 windows is impressive! The '61s however did not have the Park Ave.
name on them as far as I know - mine did'nt.
One thing I can't recall is weather they were a part of the plain 62 Series or the Devilles.
Any thoughts?
Oh, and one bit of info you might allready know - these cars were marketed towards congested cities
is what I have heard.

Last edited by Lummox; 03-15-2008 at 11:29 PM.
Lummox is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 12:23 AM
Vacation Needed
 
Lummox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Standing Under a Rust Bucket
Posts: 18,918
Hey Jim,
Check out this site - it explains things very clearly. '61 shorties were 6 windows and '62
and '63's were all 4 windows...it goes on and on about all the different models - some I
was not aware of! http://home.wanadoo.nl/shaul/cf/cov.html

Last edited by Lummox; 03-16-2008 at 11:57 PM.
Lummox is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 02:06 AM
HobbyTalk Pro
 
jedimario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,252
Send a message via AIM to jedimario
I think y'all's perception of short is skewed...here's a short deck



That's actually a car that would fir pretty well into MB's lineup...

Last edited by jedimario; 03-16-2008 at 02:06 AM.
jedimario is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the HobbyTalk forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome