RE: [Big_Eldorado] bran-new member..Robert...Fillers, Paint and DMV requirement
- Hi Robert,
Congrats on your purchase from a fellow triple Mandarin Orange '75 Eldorado
Convertible owner! I see you are in Napa and as luck has it I'm in the East
Bay (Concord area) so once your car gets here we might be able to hook up
and park both Eldos side-by-side. Do you happen to have any photos of your
You don't have to worry about the smog test, '75 model year cars are exempt
... you'll still have to bring it to the DMV office for VIN verification
> Hi Eldo Group,
> Sounds like a great groug of Calillac lovers!
> Last week, I just bought a 1975 Cad Eldo Conv. ( Triple
> Orange ) and will be replacing front and back fillers along
> with bumper strips.
> Just a few concerns about fillers...painting fillers... California DMV
> #1 Question
> I have yet to buy the replacement ABS fillers and bumper
> strips and have some questions before spending $1000.00
> Approx. ( both fillers & strips ) There seems to be a lot of
> distributor type suppliers out there offering ABS filler replacements.
> I'm concerned about how many MANUFACTURER'S of these parts
> are out there?
> I'm told by one supplier, they're molded in Florida? Are all
> made in USA or off shore?
> Are there more than one manufacturer. I only asking because
> I'm sure with more than one manufacture there might be a
> difference in Quality.
> Finally, If anyone knows who the direct plastic molder is,
> I'm sure we as a group can set up a direct purchase arrangement .
> As a group would be buying in larger qualities. At least
> combining an order or two for larger dollar purchase....of
> course for a club / group cost savings.
> #2 Question
> Paint matching concern... When painting parts off the car..
> I'm sure most don't match after final installation.
> Have you heard of ...
> 1 Painting the fillers off the car
> 2 Doing final assembly
> 3 Painting a final process ...... "blending" ......from
> fillers to body as to match the new parts to existing original paint.
> I believe the original paint is lacquer..( blessing in
> disguise ) and blending with lacquer is easily done.
> #3 Question
> My car is an OHIO car and I have yet to register it in CA.
> I'm actually waiting for delivery as I type.
> Does anyone know California DMV smog requirements for the
> 1975 Cad Eldo?
> Any and all in-put will be appreciated.
> Thanks Robert,
> In Napa Valley, CA You know .. where all the wine is.