Editors note: This is the third 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
Removing my back garden and replacing it with a couple
of truckloads of concrete earned me lots of grief from my partner as
well as mixed feelings from neighbors however when you commit to
somethingÖ.. ya got to go all the way! She is going to fit in there very
Here is the frame going up.
Coming along well. My business is in metal fabrication
so I have been able to call upon guys from work to fabricate the shed
Well at least itís going to be the same colour as the
house. The car is a real distraction to getting the shed built and we
have already stripped out most of the interior as well as hitting her
with a few insecticide bombs to kill off all the creepy crawlies!
Blair and I spent a few hours on the Caddy engine
replacing filters and fuel as well as fiddling about with the timing, We
managed to get her running by tipping fuel straight into the carburetor,
there was an enormous back fire and smoke went everywhere as she burst
into life! A short while later we were able to get her idling well
enough to drive her back and forth to position her where we wanted. I
freed up the seized brakes but stopping still remains to be a problem so
we are not going up the driveway!
More of the same. Just backing her up into the shed
that will be her home for the next few years!
Well thatís her into the shed and the last time we
will hear her roar for quite some time. I have placed her on wheel
dollyís so we can push her about the shed when needed. All we need to do
now is to install a roller door to the shed and we are ready to start
giving the old girl a new life!
Now on to page four of Paul's
1959 Cadillac restoration.
If you have missed any part of Paul's
Cadillac Restoration I suggest going back to Page 1.