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Strange thought about interiors.

As a rule, as soon as I begin speak about car visual modifications, the talk come to an end. But this time I’ll not speak about them.
I get an idea (already funny, yea ). Listen to me, if attempt to build road race car from old Caddy (Not necessarily ’59), what is possible to make with interior, that keep at stripping Cadillac’s luxury?
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Leather and caddys

You can use five point harness regulation racing seats and have them covered with leather. That would look nice. I would use the stock interior if it's in good shape. Caddy's were made for luxury. Just add all of the required safety equipment, but match or contrast the colors of those items as well.
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Tearing out all the insulation will shed some weight and will not change the way it looks
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seats and gauges

What with seats? I meant, race seats is necessary or possible make something with stock?
Any ideas about dash and gauges? Where is best place for necessary gauges, which Caddy doesn’t have?

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Well you said race car, so I figured you would swap out the stock seats for regulation seats!? My bad.
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Replace the Dash with a lite weight fiberglass or aluminum, door panels etc. Get someone or yourself to do some airbrushing or pinstriping. Use some Lizzard Skin lite weight cermic insulation. You can only make it so lite, but go with sonething like a chevy 572 or a big 500 caddy with the hp stuff on it with a 5spd or od auto tranny.

Make it look like on of those Mexican 500 Race cars.


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Replace the Dash with a lite weight fiberglass or aluminum, door panels etc. Get someone or yourself to do some airbrushing or pinstriping. Use some Lizzard Skin lite weight cermic insulation. You can only make it so lite, but go with sonething like a chevy 572 or a big 500 caddy with the hp stuff on it with a 5spd or od auto tranny.

Make it look like on of those Mexican 500 Race cars.


I’m pretty long time run on ‘Net with this idea, at last has come running here, and tech side of car is pretty clarified, but it’s ext/int still not. I’m post thread about “how accelerate late ’50 car to much MPH”, and found out, that it needed some aerodynamically upgrades, which can (in my opinion) make car appearance more awesome…any other? I also thought about wild paint scheme …
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Well you said race car, so I figured you would swap out the stock seats for regulation seats!? My bad.
Mmm, I meant, maybe, possible to redone stock seats to make they more suitable...

Well, not absolutely racecar. More on less usuable for daily driving on roads... Road Warrior, in other words. Inspiration of my creative came from Mad Max movies...

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Mmm, I meant, maybe, possible to redone stock seats to make they more suitable...

Well, not absolutely racecar. More on less usuable for daily driving on roads... Road Warrior, in other words. Inspiration of my creative came from Mad Max movies...

If you were to redo the stock seat to make them suitable for racing requirements, then they wouldn't even be close to the original look. On a Caddy like that, I would prefer to just restore it and have it with the classic look. But I think it would look pretty cool if it were to be customized. As long as it all matches and flows.
Another Idea that I just had, Maybe you could get the racing seats, and reupholster them to match the interior, along with painting the roll cage to match and the harness could be colored matched along with it all.
Just my thoughts on it.


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If you were to redo the stock seat to make them suitable for racing requirements, then they wouldn't even be close to the original look. On a Caddy like that, I would prefer to just restore it and have it with the classic look. But I think it would look pretty cool if it were to be customized. As long as it all matches and flows.
Another Idea that I just had, Maybe you could get the racing seats, and reupholster them to match the interior, along with painting the roll cage to match and the harness could be colored matched along with it all.
Just my thoughts on it.


Brad
Well, though majority is not always right, with these thoughts I’ll agree. As to keep luxury appears has achievable. It’s fine.
Although strange, I can invent, how make car look very ugly, (http://hotrodders.com/forums/showthread.php?p=457669 , reply “real monster”), but create thing of beauty appearance…much more difficultly.
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I got it! All, what I needed - in paint scheme! Paint scheme, mmmm. And I knew it ealier, but didn't trust myself. Idiot.
These thing can give required appearance without "handicraft restyling". With louvered hood, covered headlights, air dam and bumpers with end caps and closed off openigs...would be looks owerwhelming. Question in that, how create this scheme...
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Maybe you could get a program called Adobe Photoshop. With you could download a picture of the car you want, and then change it up on your computer to make it look how you want. With that you can see what your idea looks like before you spend alot of money trying to make the car look right out in the garage.


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Maybe you could get a program called Adobe Photoshop. With you could download a picture of the car you want, and then change it up on your computer to make it look how you want. With that you can see what your idea looks like before you spend alot of money trying to make the car look right out in the garage.
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I know Photoshop, I have Photoshop, and I even use it (for "repainting" blondies in gingers, joke).

Main problem that I don't have inspiration. As "paint scheme" I meant not only racing stripes, but something art...
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In my humble opinion....

the full race Caddy is a bad idea. Now a custom or cruiser would be a good idea. Your talking about racing a brick with wheels...go custom on it!! Just my opinion of course!!!


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the full race Caddy is a bad idea. Now a custom or cruiser would be a good idea. Your talking about racing a brick with wheels...go custom on it!! Just my opinion of course!!!


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Did you mean FULL race Caddy, with absolutely stripped interior and other, absolutely undrivable like normal car? Yes, it’s bad idea. Caddy must be Caddy always. As I said, I meant high-performance car, which can use on any roads, tracks, (maybe on streets, but personally I would not do it...).

She’s meanness put to music…oops, I’ll not quote further - key word is all the same blacked.
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