1958 Cadillac Series 62

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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.

For 1958, there was a new grille featuring multiple round “cleats” at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical members. The grille insert was wider and new bumper guards were positioned lower to the parking lamps. New dual headlamps were used, and small chrome fins decorated the front fenders. Tailfins were less pronounced and trim attachments were revised. The word Cadillac appeared in block letters on the fins of base models. On the sides of the car were five longer horizontal wind splits ahead of the unskirted rear wheel housing and front fender horizontal moldings with crests placed above the trailing edge and no rocker sill trim. The convertible and the De Villes used solid metal trim on the lower half of the conical projection flares, while other models had a thin ridge molding in the same location. On Series 62 Eldorado’s, a V-shaped ornament and model identification script were mounted to the deck lid.

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We will be doing a brand-new paint job on this Cadillac, so this means pulling all the chrome off and media blasting down to bare metal. We will also be pulling the engine to put a modern fuel injection Chevrolet engine.

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Working on pulling the engine from the car.

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We removed the fenders and bumper to get ready for the new paint job.

Torn down the interior door, soon all of the interior will be out.

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Starting to remove the trim.

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

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The new transmission has arrived.

Disassembling the firewall.

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The new Moser engineering 12 bolt rear end has arrived.

We have gotten all of the interior upholstery removed.

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

Cutting out part of the frame to accommodate the new engine.

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Completed engine bay metal fabrication.

We have installed the new rear end.

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Getting ready to install in the new Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine.

The new Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine is almost completely installed.

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We have installed the Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine.

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

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We have gotten the inner wheel wells and core support installed.

We have gotten the radiator installed into the core support.

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Custom built cool air intake has been installed.

The Flowmaster exhaust system was custom built to fit the vehicle.

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We chemically and mechanically stripped the exterior of the vehicle.

Getting ready to spray primer on the body.

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

Doing some slight bodywork on the body.

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

Block sanded the roof and quarter panels to prepare for paint.

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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
1958 Cadillac Series 62

Preparing the car for the roof to be painted.

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

Fresh, new paint on the body of the car.

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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
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62

Removed the old insulation from under the dash.

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

Installed Dynamat for the new insulation.

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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

We moved the fenders, doors and deck lid into the paint booth to be painted.

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 power switch to the dash lights had a small piece brake off. So we restored the switch and section that feeds power to the dash lights.

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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
1958 Cadillac Series 62

The fenders, doors and deck lid have been painted black.

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

We have gotten the vacuum canister, horns, hood latch, inner fenders and core support painted.

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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

Installed AC hoses and AC system, along with the wiring for the power antenna.

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

We have installed Dynamat where the driver and passenger seats go.

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

Broke down the seats to clean up the frames and make new upholstery.

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 gotten the front and rear bench seats wrapped in decking.

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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

Making the decking to insulate the frames for the bench seat.

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

Sewing the insert sections for the seats.

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

Starting to install the trim back on the car.

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

The wing window on the passenger side has been installed.

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

Installation of rocker trim has been completed.

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

Drivers side mirror and both driver and passenger side window trim installed.

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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
1958 Cadillac Series 62

Preparing the rear windshield to be installed in the vehicle.

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

The new rear windshield has been installed back into the vehicle. We have replaced the old drain hoses with new ones.

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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

The rear windshield trim has been installed.

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 dash and steering column have been removed.

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

The dash has been repaired and is ready to go back into the vehicle.

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 interior door panels have been installed.

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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

The front bumper has been installed.

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

The carpet padding has been laid out along the floor.

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

We have laid down the carpet over the carpet pad.

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

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