Pattyo
Pattyo Reader
6/20/21 5:24 p.m.

I am looking to sell or trade my 1975 Cadillac Calais 500 cum Cadimino. I am thinking $8500ish

The back portion of the cab is a 1988-1996 Ford F150 so glass, seals and interior bits are easy to replace.  The rest of it is all Cadillac.

I have been daily driving it for the past week to make sure it is good to go and I have noted the following issues:

Left blinker not blinking

Horn not horning

Air conditioner not air conditioning

Speedometer died the other day

On the plus side, starts better than anything else I own and idles, runs, drives, stops excellently.

 

I have replaced the fuel pump, brake lines, fuel lines, and tires.  I have reconditioned the fuel tank and the rochester carburetor.

 

It has some cracks in the dash and the paint is a ten footer.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
6/20/21 5:26 p.m.

I would pimp that.  How big is the bed?

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:27 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:27 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:28 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:29 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:30 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:30 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:31 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:32 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:33 p.m.

Pattyo
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6/20/21 5:34 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Huge! but if you want dimensions I will need to go measure.  I know the car us 19.25 feet long and I would say half of it is the bed. 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/20/21 6:13 p.m.

This is awesome! 

Mr_Asa
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6/20/21 8:37 p.m.

In reply to Pattyo :

Was more looking for a rough estimate is all

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/21 8:46 p.m.

Love that interior.

Pattyo
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6/21/21 7:10 a.m.

Thanks! I like it too!  Its Been super fun driving it; it gets so much attention since it is so unique.

84FSP
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6/21/21 7:49 a.m.

Love that sir.  Great color on it as well.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/21/21 10:38 a.m.

Are there identifiers on the car to show  who did the body work?  Mirage and Caribou are two manufacturers, your side rails suggest Caribou.

Poke around your tailgate and see if a Caribou gate will slip in.  I made an air gate for mine out of old bed frame.

 

Caribou:  

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/21/21 10:48 a.m.

Needs more wire....

914Driver
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6/21/21 10:53 a.m.

In reply to any Buyer :

I'm willing to donate a set of air horns if you pay the shipping.

 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
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6/21/21 11:30 a.m.

Beautiful!

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
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6/21/21 11:35 a.m.

Uff da

Pattyo
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6/21/21 3:38 p.m.

Thanks guys!

The body work was done by a local. The Caddy started out as a normal Calais until a tree hit it.  He cut off the back and wood-screwed a piece of plywood to finish the cab. Though he did do a better job on the "bed".

I got it with the wood still in place but looking rather poor. So I took the back off of a parts truck I had sitting around and had that welded in. He guy that did that work is also local to me.

Wire wheels would definitly set it off, but the whole reason I am selling it is because I could work on this thing for the rest of my life and always want to do "just one more thing" and I am trying very hard to just enjoy it while I have it and let the next guy take it to whatever level would make him the happiest.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
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6/22/21 9:06 a.m.

that thing is cool. If I were looking to make a ramp truck for small sports cars...

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6/22/21 9:55 p.m.
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