Cadillac Suppliers Part

We will be finishing up our three part series in this month's issue with several more Cadillac suppliers listed in your monthly Hemmings Motor News. These are just a few more of the advertisers who can assist you with your used, NOS and new aftermarket Cadillac parts needs. They are often found each month in the Cadillac Parts section of the magazine, but many others are listed in other areas of the publication. This makes it a good idea for you to scan places such as General Motors Parts in the Interchangeable Parts as well as the Services Offered and even Pre-1916 parts sections.

CADILLAC TIM is a supplier of 1960-'79 Cadillac parts who also specializes in reconditioned 1964-'79 Climate Control components. They also produce easy to understand Climate Control troubleshooting manuals. Each of these manuals is year specific, and very detailed. They also offer many other reconditioned parts, including window motors, seat transmissions, electrical switches and relays. Many reproduction parts and good used parts are also in their inventory.

For quality interior restoration soft goods, contact SMS AUTO FABRICS. In addition to keeping many original GM seat materials in stock, SMS also does door panel restorations for Fifties and newer Cadillacs. They offer sample fabric swatches to give you a better idea what their finished product will look like; other items available include trunk material, leather hides, vinyl top cloth, carpeting and headliners.

FAXON'S AUTO LITERATURE has many original service and repair manuals for Cadillacs available, as well as original sales literature and classic Cadillac advertising. Whether you are doing major restorations or just looking for period literature about your classic car, Faxon's has some interesting items available that will enhance your collector car ownership.

You can purchase pre-formed brake, fuel and transmission lines for all Cadillacs, 1940 and up, from INLINE TUBE. All lines are CNC manufactured to original specifications and are offered in both premium stainless or original steel. Orders are manufactured and shipped daily. Buying factory-direct is a quicker and easier way to buy your undercar replacement lines.

FATSCO TRANSMISSION PARTS sells automatic transmission parts for all American vehicles built after 1946, including Cadillac. Fatsco stocks filters, gaskets, O-rings, rebuilding kits, bands, service manuals and other internal components for early Jetaways and Hydra-Matics and for the newer TH-400 and TH-425 transmissions.

Sales and remanufacturing of fuel and water pumps is the specialty of ARTHUR GOULD REBUILDERS. Gould has many pumps in stock that have been remanufactured, and they can rebuild your unit if they do not have a core unit in stock. Each of their pumps and the units they rebuild carry a one-year warranty.

JOE HUDACEK is a heater valve rebuilding specialist who can recondition many of the "Ranco" valves that were used in most post-war makes and models, including Cadillacs right up into the Sixties. Joe offers quality workmanship with quick turnaround.

Many good 1950 and newer used Cadillac parts are available from RICK RACIBORSKI. Sheetmetal, drivetrain and mechanical parts are only a phone call away, and Rick is always interested in donor cars too, if you have one of them lying around in your backyard. Although his ads in Hemmings usually say "Will Buy," he is definitely in the business of selling Cadillac parts as well.

CHICAGO AUTO PARTS is an NOS GM supplier who advertises in the Interchangeable Parts section and specializes in General Motors new old stock items. They have an extensive inventory of GM and Cadillac NOS parts in stock, and they are constantly finding additional inventory, so it pays to check back often.

Cadillac fuel tank and radiator resto ration is available from MAC'S RADIATOR SERVICE. Reproduction fuel tanks, sending units and straps are all available, as well as replacement radiators and air conditioning condensers. For fuel tanks and radiators not on hand or not available new, they can also restore your original unit quickly, with their rebuilding service.

AUTOMOBILE ARCHIVES is a parts advertiser with a large new old stock inventory for General Motors vehicles built from 1950-'75. Many original Cadillac items are on hand, as well as Buick, Chevrolet, Pontiac and Oldsmobile.

You will find many used trim parts and body sheetmetal available from COLLECTOR'S CHOICE AUTO PARTS. They have many 1930 to 1980 Cadillacs in stock, and engines, transmissions and differentials are in stock in used condition. Collector's Choice has recently added a line of new aftermarket parts for classic vehicles, in addition to their used inventory, and they will ship anywhere.

Tom Rohner at THE ALLANTE STORE has over 40 Cadillac Allantes on hand and a warehouse full of parts already removed from donor cars for your used parts requirements. Rebuilt items such as window regulators, switches and master cylinders for ABS brakes are in stock, and new accessory items such as floor mats and wheels are also on hand. Exterior trim, mirrors, stereos and antennas are also available for all years of Allante. Most of the parts cars have been accumulated from California and southwestern states.

NOS trim, chrome, electrical and mechanical parts for 1937-'76 Cadillacs are available from CADILLAC PARTS LIMITED. They have an extensive stock of original Delco tune-up parts, switches and relays too. Many difficult to find exterior trim pieces are available for finishing your restoration project.

WHITE POST RESTORATIONS offers a brake parts rebuilding service that can repair American and foreign master cylinders, wheel cylinders and disc brake calipers. Proportioning valves can also be repaired, and they can reline brake shoes. Brake boosters can be rebuilt as well, and they offer a written lifetime warranty on all their services. Units are repaired and returned to you as quickly as possible.

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Show-quality reproduction trim tags for all GM products from the Twenties to the Seventies are available from TAGS BACKEAST. They can duplicate these tags as well as data, warranty and cowl tags and patent plates. They offer fast, friendly service at reasonable prices.

MICHAEL WATKINS has a large inventory of NOS and used 1937-'48 Cadillac and La Salle items available. Many mechanical, electrical and trim pieces, as well as original sales literature is on hand. Watkins also offers a restoration service, can rewire ignition switch conduits and can perform quartz conversions on original Cadillac dash clocks.

Steering wheel restoration services are offered by QUALITY RESTORATIONS. Your original wheel can be recast in any color to complete a showroom quality factory interior or to blend in with any interior color change during restoration. Matching gearshift and turn signal knobs can also be produced to complete the look, and Quality Restorations offers a lifetime warranty on their recasting work.

WALDRON'S ANTIQUE EXHAUST can supply single pipes or complete exhaust systems for classic Cadillacs.

Full exhaust systems are offered in aluminum or stainless steel and vintage round mufflers and turbo mufflers can be purchased as well. Waldron's also manufactures aftermarket driver-controlled exhaust mufflers, a reproduction of the cable-operated baffle mufflers that Sixties Pontiac muscle cars used. These mufflers are quiet when they have to be, but the driver decides when they can be louder.

Original Delco lever-action shock absorbers are just one of the suspension items offered by A-1 SHOCK ABSORBER COMPANY. They stock many Cadillac and other GM coil and leaf springs as well as steering components and conventional hydraulic or gas-charged monotube shocks for most body styles, including limousines, Eldorados and La Salles as well as de Villes. Spring installation hardware is also available from A-1.

VINTAGE GLASS USA sells flat windshield and side window glass for all early Cadillacs and other American makes and models. Original NAGS patterns for cutting duplicate flat glass are available for most cars built after 1920. They also sell Cadillac curved windshields for models into the Eighties as well as windshields for many other passenger cars and trucks.

Good southern used parts for 1969-'89 Cadillacs are offered by ANTHONY'S CAR PARTS. Grilles, bumpers, sheet-metal and good mechanical parts are available at an economical price, and all items are guaranteed. De Ville, Seville, Eldorado and Allante parts are all in stock and ready to ship.

RYMALS RESTORATION offers a rebuilding service that can restore your original steering center link or drag link. Replacement parts they currently offer for Cadillac include mirrors, doorsill plates, door handles, fuel sending units and exterior trim. Quickratio steering boxes and GM headlamp motors are also in stock.

New and used items for 1941-'47 Cadillacs are offered by C E BABCOCK. New sheetmetal parts for these years include floor pans, trunk floors, body braces and rocker panels. Thousands of additional used body and mechanical parts are available for classic Cadillacs.

CLASSIC HEATERS offers a heater core and defroster core service for all Cadillacs. They have many new heater cores in stock and can rebuild just about anything they do not have on hand. Your

1932 FORD V-8 Drauz Custom Bodied German convertible Victoria. Shown at Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance. Body handcrafted in Heilbronn, with appointments found in Mercedes-Benz, Maybach & Horch such as burl-grained hardwood & ivory knobs. Original cost was five times that of a production 1932 Ford. No time & no expense was spared in its restoration. Received several awards at Concours events, including Classic Car Club of America 2010 first in Senior Class. Serious inquiries only. PH: 619-669-0211, CA.

1932 FORD V-8 Drauz Custom Bodied German convertible Victoria. Shown at Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance. Body handcrafted in Heilbronn, with appointments found in Mercedes-Benz, Maybach & Horch such as burl-grained hardwood & ivory knobs. Original cost was five times that of a production 1932 Ford. No time & no expense was spared in its restoration. Received several awards at Concours events, including Classic Car Club of America 2010 first in Senior Class. Serious inquiries only. PH: 619-669-0211, CA.

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