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1959 cadillac Car hauler

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hi all

this is my 1959 cadilac car hauler.

its started life as a revell convertible that was missing part's " the front wind shield is among that list of missing parts :(" so i decided to chop it up

i dont have alot of earlier pics of the build but there's been alot of scratch building up to this point.
i always wanted to build a hauler special after i finished a 32 ford alter/gasser so i got motivated 
started by cutting the body in half just after the rear door jams,  save the rear quarters to work in the the tray.

so i started to re work the body to a utility also realising i haven't got a roof, so i used the boot from the cady along with a rear window section off a 65 galaxy to make one up. 

once the body was roughly mocked up i stared building the frame. 

 engine combo is a blow threw single turbo v8. id just done a roots style blower engine in my 32 so wanted something different and had been wanting build a turbo something since i got back in to the hobby.

so i started building the turbo kit. from different gauges of soldering lead, aluminium tubing and styrene 
body wise its about  ready for a build coat of primer then final rub back and paint. 


anyways i could go on but pics are better.

going to try and update this build as im fairly motived to get it done.
hope you guys enjoy  

 


 

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That's really cool . I like how you did the rear fender blend and the roof . It gives me ideas to resurrect one of my caddi's

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thanks guys,

yer having a box full of random shell's comes in handy, really wanted to replicated the 59 utility rear wrap around glass but wanted to avoide vacuum forming, resining up custom glass... even  though im probably going to have to do that with the front because i dont have one. lol 

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That's quite interesting to say the least! :)

I'm interested to see how you tackle that back glass! :blink:

By the way, with the site being a little messed up after the switch to the new format, I've been just copying & pasting photos from Photobucket to the site

just right click on the photo itself & click "Copy Image".

Then right click on your post & hit paste & they'll pop right in.

 

Steve 

 

http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w334/D1SKNT/IMG_0605_zps83pmvlzg.jpg

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thanks for that in regards to the pics steve, il give it ago.
than fully i found a perfect match in my spare glass box for a rear window. its the front thats going to be interesting. might even be forced to buy a complete kit for one.

thanks all for the comments.

 




 

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geez it's been awhile didn't realize i made this thread back in 2015 time fly's, but anyways here's the finish product after a lot of frustration and alterations its done 

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Great idea and execution!  Well done!

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Very cool, but I would never put that last car pictured on the flat bed.  Gonna scratch the paint.

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Very cool, but I would never put that last car pictured on the flat bed.  Gonna scratch the paint.

hahaha i hear you Dan, just using the old scrapper to show off the scale of the bed in that you can still fit something as long as a super bee on the back.

Your construction is very thorough. Trunk lid for the roof, brilliant. I love this.

thanks a lot luna i tried to take this build to a level id never been before. there's things I probably would have done different but as a hole I'm fairly happy 

glad to hear people like it. tried to be different with the blow thru turbo V8 setup in something you probably wouldn't expect to be turbo'd or a car hauler.  

 

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I love the flat-top roof ... and those beautiful rear fenders!

In the 1:1 world I saw something similar to haul a small sports car racer of some type.  A guy used the front half of a 67 or 68 Olds Toronado.  It worked out pretty good, the FWD seemed a pretty good solution to some of the mechanical issues.  

 

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I love the flat-top roof ... and those beautiful rear fenders!

In the 1:1 world I saw something similar to haul a small sports car racer of some type.  A guy used the front half of a 67 or 68 Olds Toronado.  It worked out pretty good, the FWD seemed a pretty good solution to some of the mechanical issues.  

 

cheers mate. couldn't have a 59 cady hauler without the iconic fenders.

yer FWD would be a smart move in the real world if like you said you set it up for hauling something small. 

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