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going to call it "Dadillac"

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My Dad and my grandfather before him always wanted to own Cadillacs.   Well, my Dad did own a few.   His first was a "4 light" Fleetwood in a navy metallic with blue vinyl top.  This is my tribute to my Dad's love of Caddies.  The blue is a dupli color paint, but is a little vivid.  I should have picked the less exciting color.  At any rate, this is what I came up with.  I used a photoetched radio face and stuck a cassette in there - Daddy woulda had some gospel music on a cassette back then.  He ended up rolling the Fleetwood in Michigan on a work trip.  

I used the best wheels I could find - they look most Caddy-like.  +10 pts if you can call the original kit... lol Tires are the wide white Satcos with the sidewall painted and rib stripe scraped.  It was a fun build and I think Daddy woulda loved it. 

It isn't perfect, but hey, it was fun and now it's done.

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That is a great looking tribute to your Dad!  Love the color, too!  Several years ago, I took the Revell Uptown Caddy STS-V and de-blinged it and built it as a stock STS-V, so it is possible to build these low rider types of models as stock.

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This is very cool! I have a few of my Dad's cars in the works, a wonderful subject for anyone.

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Man, I love it!  That interior is awesome.

My Grandaddy was a Cadillac Man ... he had a brown Fleetwood, 1984.  He ordered it with ever option - including a CB Radio.  I'd love to build a model of it.  

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Very clean looking build and the dash is perfect.

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Nice tribute! Great work!!

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Beautiful Caddy, wheels are perfect!

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Great tribute to your dad. Pretty sure he would love it. Interior shot looks so real. Excellent build! 

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Great job on the Caddy!

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Very nice looking Caddy!

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Wow that looks great.  I really like this one.  You built one heck of a nice caddie 

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Beautiful. What kit is it?

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Nice!!

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Beautiful. What kit is it?

I agree, great tribute.  Is that the Revell lowrider?

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mighty fine lookin Caddy, nice job

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Wow,this thing looks real.Great job!!!!

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Pretty darn realistic!!!!!!!  -excellent craftsmanship!!!

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Really nice work, and for the bonus points aren't the wheel covers from one of the 70's MPC Impala or Caprices? I remember one as a kid the could be built as a CRP Mountie or some kind of pace car and came with a trailer. I painted the center medallion the same red back then. 

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That is so cool !!!

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Not the wheels from the Impala or caprice, but wish I woulda thought of those.  They would have probably worked as well.  

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Beautiful. What kit is it?

The revell lowrider/custom Cadillac.   Stock suspension location.  I actually glued the front wheels in place to correct the wheelbase issue as it comes out of the box.  

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Thanks for all the compliments.  I appreciate it.  I've been inspired/motivated by Randy Bs builds to make mine look as nice as his.  His stuff is so clean and realistic.  

 

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Looks great!

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Looks great.. I like that "stock" look on it.. Nice color also B)

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Fantastic job !!! Glad to see another builder who prefers going factory with a Cadillac !!! Great interior detail. I did mine in GM Light Beechwood

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