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Paul Oakley 1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville Restoration - Tasmania Australia Page Five

Editors note: This is the fifth page on Paul's Journey of restoring a 1959 Cadillac Sedan Deville. If you missed any parts feel free to go back to page 1 of Paul's 1959 restoration.

Bumper removed on Pauls 1959 Cadillac

Its time to get serious with it, We have removed the hood and are working toward stripping her bare and starting over! With the removal of the interior went a lot of the electrics so we had heard that V8 rumble for the last time until its rebirth.

Paul removing the bolts on the bumper of his 1959 Cadillac

Looking at the the front end its probably easier just to remove the whole lot including all the bright work. I am having all the chrome replated and may even look at reanodizing the alloy grill components

Blair helping take out the engine on the Cadillac

Blair seems pretty happy to be pulling stuff apart but I am really hoping that he is as good at putting it back together!

Paul removing the grill and working on the engine

Good photo kid but you might want to start lifting this stuff off your dad!

1959 Cadillac with front end removed for restoration.

There is a time when a car goes past looking cool this time has come!

Paul putting chains on the engine as he preps it for removal.

Ready to rip out the motor and transmission.

engine hoist over the engine

We have geared up with all the right toys for this job.

Blair supervising as the engine is being hoisted out of the Cadillac.

With the last of the cooling and air conditioning components disconnected and removed where necessary out comes the heart and lungs!

Read more on page 6 of Paul's 1959 Cadillac restoration.

If you have missed any part of Paul's Cadillac Restoration I suggest going back to Page 1. Cadillac restoration page 2 or Cadillac restoration page 3

 

 

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