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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New to the site - '75 Caprice Conv

Hello - I'm not new to the collector car hobby, but I am new to full size Chevrolets. I recently bought a 1975 Caprice Convertible from the original owner. Red/white/white - loaded with options (including A/C, AM/FM/8 track, all power, etc.). 36,000 original miles. Original spare never out of trunk. Original paint - no rust ever. Original top. Runs & drives great. Just needs a couple of things - black carpet set (victim of a leaky heater core) and the two rear corner bumper fillers (cracked with age I guess). Any assistance with where to get the most accurate reproduction carpet and fillers would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 11:03 PM
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Ah, you're sure is better than the one I had. I had a white convertible in Hawaii. Needless to say between the salt and the humidity, the body was a mess. But it was a great beach car and fun to drive. One of the last of the big float like a boat cars.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 12:14 AM
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Fillers I can't help with, but stockinteriors.com is a good choice for carpet.

Nice ride, love the colour combo.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 12:20 AM
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Welcome to the Team Bruce!

Great barn find. Very low mileage in excelent condition for it's age.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 09:28 AM
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I doubt you can get the fillers new. That is quite a nice find you got. It looks good and I would be proud to drive it.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks for the nice comments. I have noticed that those rear filler pieces are offered on ebay (I think they are listed as '73-'75 though). Can anyone tell me if the '74 fillers are the same as '75s?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 04:24 PM
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Welcome Bruce, I would contact the E-bay seller and ask him about the fitment.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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OK - I love this car, except that it really makes me nervous driving it without a pass side remote mirror. I'm going on a road trip with it in a few weeks. I did find an original pass remote mirror, but don't have the mounting escutcheon that holds the control mechanism to the dash. The seller is still looking for the part, any chance that anyone on this forum would have an extra? Thanks
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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You guys probably already know this, but the rear corner bumper filler pieces that are for sale on eBay fit perfectly. These are nearly always broken on survivor cars and replacements are not available through GM. I got a set of the repops & painted them up - they can be installed without removing the bumper - perfect!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 08:44 AM
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Put a manual mirror on the passenger side and have the wife/gf adjust it for you
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Car ran flawlessly from PA to FL. Here's a picture on the beach:
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 02:04 PM
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Thats cool, we drove our 65 convertible from Ohio to Daytona and on down to Okeechobee Florida last year. We enjoy taking the old car on vacation.
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