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Old 04-03-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Just had a new vinyl top installed for my '76 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine. It sure needed one. Looks much better now, more like a proper limousine.

Here are some "before," "in progress" and "completed" photos. This car has been garaged since last November so the top should last a long time.

Next up are some landau bars.





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Old 04-03-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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just curious do you rent you limo out to wedding or other functions cause you could make a little second business doing that most limo's around I see a newer model town cars you kinda have a advantange for people looking into something older with more style than modren limos
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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just curious do you rent you limo out to wedding or other functions cause you could make a little second business doing that most limo's around I see a newer model town cars you kinda have a advantange for people looking into something older with more style than modren limos
No, I don't use it for business purposes.
For two reasons... the insurance would cost a lot more and I want to keep the mileage down. It's at about 98,500 now.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Ouch, the roof did look pretty bad. It looks much better now.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Ouch, the roof did look pretty bad. It looks much better now.
Yes, it did look bad. A new top was overdue; it was getting to the point where it was kind of embarrassing to drive!
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Wow, looks great!!! Did you do any of the work yourself?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Looks awesome, Fleet
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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looks good my man. now you need to add some hydrolics so it can "hop like a bullfrog"
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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looks good my man. now you need to add some hydrolics so it can "hop like a bullfrog"
No, I don't think so. Leaving it stock is the way I prefer. Why change its glass-smooth ride? Besides, limousines have prestige, elegance and prominence. It would be a crime to put silly hydraulics on it.

I will assume you are just joking.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Wow, looks great!!! Did you do any of the work yourself?
Thanks, Lux Hauler (and skywatcher75). No, I didn't do any work on the top. I do apply treatment on the interior leather. And mechanical things like change the oil regularly, tire air pressure, etc.

Incidentally, this is what the factory landau bars look like. From a '74 Cadillac Data Book, not under copyright.
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