We decided to do a 4-6 chop on my Cadillac. While figuring out how much to chop it, myself and a few friends including Floyd Oldewurtel, Keith Dean, and Rick Dore decided that I should also give it a hair cut and take a inch to an inch and a half out of the crown.
After the roof was done I decided I would lead the roof and get the body work close before handing it off to my body guy to finish. Here are a few pics we took along the way.
After we brought the Cadillac to the shop we knew we needed to get it on the ground. So we started in the front with a set of Fat Man dropped uprights. Next, we made some bag cups and clearanced the frame for the Slam Specialties air bags to fit. After the front was done we moved to the back of the car where we built a custom triangulated 4 link. We mounted the bags on the lower bars to give the rear of the car more lift and we retained the original Knee action shocks. Now that we have the car nicely planted on the ground it is time to move on to the roof chop. We will finish up with the air management when we have a running car. For now the car is on schrader valves.
Thanks to our good friend Dino, we had another wall airbrushed this weekend by the one and only Mike Royall. Since Mike did our Buick on one wall, I decided he should do our new Cadillac on another. Mike made another amazing piece of art for the shop. It definately helps to make the new shop feel like home.
While looking for a new car to build, Todd Jubert owner of the The Interior Shop told me a friend of his whom they call Uncle Bob, had a ‘41 Cadillac Sedanette sitting at his house for sale. I gave him a call and he said it would be a solid car to start with. I talked to my friend Rick Dore about the car and we decided to go take a look at it. After inspecting the car I decided to buy it. This is what it looked like right where we found it.