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1957 Cadillac Series 62

The Cadillac Series 62 is a series of cars which was produced by Cadillac from 1940 through 1964. Originally designed to replace the entry level Series 65, it became the Cadillac Series 6200 in 1959, and remained that until it was renamed to Cadillac Calais for the 1965 model year. The Series 62 was also marketed as the Sixty-Two and the Series Sixty-Two.

1957 Cadillac Series 62.jpg
1957 Cadillac Series 62.jpg

For 1957, a tubular X-frame without side rails was adopted. This resulted in lower body without a loss of usable space. Front end styling was marked by rubber bumper guard tips and dual circular lams set into the lower bumper section. Side trim was revised and a dual taillight theme was used. Identifying the standard 62 models were bright metal moldings, just forward of the rear wheel openings, highlighted by seven horizontal wind slits. At the upper end this fender brake trim joined a horizontal molding that ran along a conical flare extending towards both taillamps. A crest medallion was seen on the forward angled rear fins.

The rear fender and deck contour was trimmed with broad, sculptured stainless steel beauty panels. Also seen were “shark” style fins pointing towards the back of the standard features. A new body style was added to the sub-series, a 4-door Eldorado Sedan Seville, but only four were actually sold, and it was cancelled the following year.

Before…

This Cadillac will be getting a new paint job and we will be pulling the engine to put a modern fuel injection Chevrolet engine. Along with replacing some other pieces of the car.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

During…

The old gas tank has been taken down.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We got the rear axle removed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Working on removing the old leaf springs.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The old engine has been removed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Everything has been removed and out of the way for the conversion.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The new transmission has arrived.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The new Moser engineering 12 bolt rear end came in.

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1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62

We have removed the Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine from the crate to start the mock up process.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Working on mocking up the transmission and engine to ensure the proper fit.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have gotten the engine mounts fabricated and are ready to weld them in.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Mocking up the leaf springs and rear end, just need to weld in the brackets for the new parts.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Completed engine bay metal fabrication.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The frame has been painted now that the fabrication has been completed.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Here we have assembled the spindle, rotor, brake caliper and steering arm to be installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have installed the proportioning valve, master cylinder and brake booster for the power brake conversion.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine has been installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We are about to assemble the suspension, upper and lower A arms.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have installed the core support.

1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62

The custom made gas tank is getting mocked up for installation.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have begun running new lines throughout the car.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We’ve got lights working on this Cadillac.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We made custom air vents by fabricating in the old ashtrays.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Custom built cool air intake has been installed.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The engine is almost complete.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have removed the instrument cluster to access the wires.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have power going to the dash so we have lights working now.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The headlights are now working.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The prndl switch has been installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have begun preparations to install the rear windshield.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have repaired a section of trim to be able to attach it back to the exterior of the vehicle.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Preparing to install the transmission.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

After…

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