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Enough... this has gone on long enough without new post.  I can just see I'll have to buy another vehicle and write it up.  I have been limited to one wagon by my lovely wife, but she did not preclude another sedan, and so begins the story.

Venturing north to the wilds of Canada, I discovered a 1996 Fleetwood Brougham hiding out at the John P's Home for Wayward Wagons.  Hey, it's not a wagon, but it is at least 10 inches longer than my 1996 Caprice.  John was having trouble finding time to drive roughly 30 cars at one time, and so he and I struck a deal to reduce his driving workload to 29.  John promptly acquired another car.

Number one son drove me as far as Niagara Falls, and dumped me at the border to await Johns' arrival with items to trade with the natives, and a bag of cash.

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John arrived a short time later with the car in tow, and after a short visit, I started my run for the border.  Still armed with a bag of cash, and fully expecting to be reamed by US Customs, I was pleasantly surprised that that little "1" up front in the VIN indicates US manufactured for the US market.  No duty due.  America IS getting great again. I can feel it.

Rolled the odometer over to 100,000 just 1 mile from home!

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Now began the clean-up.  My wife was away for a week and I had neglected to mention to her that this car would be in the garage (in her bay, no less) when she returned.   Because the Home for Wayward Wagons is on a long stretch of dirt road, the car came with a thorough treatment of Amish Undercoating (all the mud, albeit minus the upcharge for cowshit).  This had to go.  A mere 90 minutes of near continuous powerwashing the vehicle, and a good part of the Canadian highway system was headed for the Finger Lakes.

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The car originally had high-polish chrome wheels, but these were stolen in its former life and replaced with caddy lace wheels.  Because 2 acres of chrome cladding on the body is just too understated,  I picked up a set of new chrome wheels.   I feel sorry for the poor bugger who illuminates the broadside of this car with his high beams!

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Cleanup continued with the engine bay.

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And interior

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Until finally, it was ready to drive to the Holy Ground of Wagonfest NY

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Yep... I need to fix that cockeyed front plate bracket.
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Thanks for being the WOTM!!

Nice addition Dave, you did a good job cleaning her up. Did the Fleetwoods come from the factory with the sun / moonroof? Someone stole the underhood light cover.

You and Nick can be twins now!

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Someone stole the underhood light cover

Does anyone have one of these kicking around that is not opaque?

Sunroof was a factory option according to my source. John knows the complete history of the car.
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REALLY pretty color! I love the interior and the sunroof, and yes those chrome wheels are a MUST! Glad that one found a good home. Beautiful car!
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Nice write up,Dave. Jealous of that latest toy. One day,Andy. One day...
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Andy: you need to write up the story of your latest acquisition for October. The public has a right to know.
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Awesome write up David. I can honestly say I will miss that car, but happy to see it in your hands. The car was originally a GM of Canada fleet vehicle. It was driven by the GM of General Motors Canada for the 1st 6 months of its existence before being sold to a WW2 Fighter Pilot. (Notice the little symbol on the rear trunk lid just above the Cadillac emblem). The car was fully loaded for its year, tow package, leather, sun roof.

Awesome machine, I hope it brings you miles and miles of smiles.
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It's off to the local tint shop today for the full Mafia makeover.  I'm holding off on the Corleone vanity plate, as I travel to RI a lot and some of the folks I grew up with there will take exception to, shall we say, cultural appropriation.

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Great writeup, and what a car!
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Man, that is a nice Caddy!! Nice write up too Smile
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Wow, such a clean car. Needs more air fresheners though! Yea, first thing I did was put the chrome stocks on mine. Cost me a good set of Michelans that were on the non polished wheels, but really make the car pop. Only had mine about 2 years but it was time to go with no AC, no reverse, peeling vinyl top, and clear coat starting to go...It's still in the wagon family though Smile
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Needs more air fresheners though!

Ozone treatment of the interior is done.  Still waiting on the Bizol to arrive (magic on AC systems).  Those little stink-sticks are gone.

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I have an under hood light cover somewhere.

Tim
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I'll take it. Email sent.
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Enjoy....
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I did the 'border meet up' with Mr. P once myself. I will never forget the boarder guard recognized the parts in the car as B Body parts. What are the chances?!
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Thanks, and a tip of the hat to Tim Swink for providing a mint underhood light, as well as a supply of bleeder valves for the cooling system.

Now, if I can just find a passenger side air dam and a wheelhouse extension, it won't look like a smiling hockey player from the front.  Does anyone have the parts circled on the attached diagram?  

Look underneath any nearby sleeping unicorns. I'm sure there is one out there with my name on it.

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dmg4 wrote:
Thanks, and a tip of the hat to Tim Swink for providing a mint underhood light, as well as a supply of bleeder valves for the cooling system.

Now, if I can just find a passenger side air dam and a wheelhouse extension, it won't look like a smiling hockey player from the front.  Does anyone have the parts circled on the attached diagram?  

Look underneath any nearby sleeping unicorns. I'm sure there is one out there with my name on it.

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I threw away about 1/2 dozen of those when I moved from PA. Sorry Rolling Eyes
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I threw away about 1/2 dozen of those when I moved from PA.

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Where is the landfill where you lived in PA? I can be there before dark to start digging!
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I LOVE working on this car.  Just step over the bumper and stand anywhere.  Once I get it converted over to electric fans and get the air pump junk out of the way, I'll be able to invite a few friends to stand around under the hood and watch!

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John P. suggested a few tasteful mods today. I declined, but offered to drive a stake through the heart of the owner of the car below if we can find out where he sleeps during daylight.

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Looks like it went through the shop up the street from my house. Everything comes in looking normal but leaves looking like a monster truck. They currently have a pristine Rambler wagon that I am not looking forward to seeing the end result of.
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I noticed that the front bumperettes are missing the chrome top trim. I could be talked out of a pair for a price.
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Cornell has shut down for the holidays until January 2nd, and the government shutdown may extend that further.  So, this has provided some extra time to putz around each wheel well and do a bit of cleanup.

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