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Thr RR was the one IIRC. Anyway 2 of the same side are required to fit the reconfiguration of the kit. I think you can buy sensors again aftermarket now from the parts houses. Built up from a standard plug-in section and then a separate app-specific plug to the sensor. Pricey, but luckily I haven't had to get any new ones yet.


".....but if possible try to remove the ABS sensors intact."


FTR and BTW there ain't noway nohow that's gonna happen if installed more than 6 months. They're perfectly designed for the magnet to attract iron dust and weld itself solid in the hole from expanding rust. Count on buying both new with the swap.
 

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I was just on rockauto and ebay and didn't find any right rears listed. Also rockauto didn't have the left rear. I forgot about needing two of the same side, hopefully it's the left and not the right. I'll go back to the original sticky and see what's what.
 

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Cadillac Fleetwood rear DISC brake conversion
(fits 1993-96 D-body cars with 4-channel ABS system)

Parts required to replace existing parts in rear drum brake system with OE discs from 94-96 Impala SS/Caprice 9C1:

11. Sensor & cable, OE (1) (installs on left side in place of existing sensor)

From this it would appear you need a pair of right rear sensors. Assuming I don't need to save the backing plates when I get to this swap myself, I do have two right rear sensors available to me if I can get them out. And I hear you on not being able to remove them, I've attempted it many times over the years working on cars and I've had a success rate of about 25%. My thought would be, hack up the backing plate to get them out. It'd require a little ingenuity but I can think of a few ways to tackle it. And even if they're swelled to the point that they won't install in the new backing plates, just bore out the hole in the new backing plate so they do fit, they're held in place with a bolt anyways. Or just delete the entire ABS system and be done with it. That's starting to look like a much more attractive option.
 

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Hey guys.

Thankfully, it has warmed up and I have actually been able to get a few things done. Special thanks to my buddy Chris96Coprice for helping me pull the engine and trans out of my wagon the other day. That trans will be going into the Fleetwood.

I had fun sourcing new tank straps. I first ordered the Spectra set from Rockauto, and they only sent me 1 out of 2 pieces. The description says there are 2 straps included, and the picture clearly shows both pieces as well. After a quick googling, I learned that others have had the same problem, and that the problem appears to be on Spectra's end, not RockAuto's. With this in mind, I opted to return instead of exchange. I contacted a local buddy, who you guys know as Vautsmeier, and luckily he had a nice used set for me. While I was waiting on straps, I decided to prime and paint my new sending unit, as well as the tank ring thingy. Anything I can do to fight off rust.

When I was disconnecting the supply line from the sending unit, the fitting crumbled apart in my hand. After reviewing my options, I am going to try to clamp the line directly to the sender tube using a fuel line hose clamp. I may double up and use 2 clamps if possible. Eventually I will replace my fuel lines entirely, but right now I need this car on the road.

Most recently, I have been playing around with the front clip, which had some minor collision damage. The hood had already been replaced by the previous owner, but the Fleetwood still needed a bumper, a grille, and a headlight housing, at the very least. Down below you can see a "before" picture, as well as a few pics of what it looks like now. As you can see, the big plastic bumper trim piece is a bit warped from sitting in the sun for 11 years while it was crunched. I will have to tack it in place somehow and apply some heat to get it to soften up and fit back into it's original position. For the record, I do have a new headlight and housing for the driver's side, I just haven't put it in yet. On the new bumper, I deleted the bumperettes and the plate holder. I think it looks a little bit cleaner and more modern.

So, my next move will be to finally finish up my fuel tank overhaul. I will also do the rear suspension while I have the tank out. After that, once the car is running, I will have to assess any maintenance issues that there may be. I have a spare of just about every part, so I will be fine. Next, I will tackle the front suspension and steering components. Of course, ultimately this car will be waiting on the trans swap before I can actually drive it.

Side note: Would it be possible for a moderator to assist me in editing my original post? I just want to change some of the details, since the plans for the car have changed so much.
 

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I did more stuff.

I finally got the front clip put together. It is not perfect, but it will work for now. I will tweak it later.

I also put in my rear shocks and springs. Unfortunately, though, the new shocks did not come with lower bolts, and the factory bolts were absolutely not coming off the factory shocks (they don't even look like they are supposed to, honestly). So, I have not been able to set the car down on the ground to check stance since the shocks are not bolted to the axle yet. I ordered a pair of bolts online and they will be here this week.

Maybe soon I will finally get my fuel tank put back together. I finally have every single part that I need, so I'm not waiting on anything except myself.
 

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Looks like it is coming along well! Keep up the good work, should be ready for the gathering?

I did more stuff.

I finally got the front clip put together. It is not perfect, but it will work for now. I will tweak it later.

I also put in my rear shocks and springs. Unfortunately, though, the new shocks did not come with lower bolts, and the factory bolts were absolutely not coming off the factory shocks (they don't even look like they are supposed to, honestly). So, I have not been able to set the car down on the ground to check stance since the shocks are not bolted to the axle yet. I ordered a pair of bolts online and they will be here this week.

Maybe soon I will finally get my fuel tank put back together. I finally have every single part that I need, so I'm not waiting on anything except myself.
 

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I've been a mess lately and haven't been very productive. Hopefully I can find some energy soon.
 

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Hey all... I just wanted to take a minute to update this thread.

I hit a rough patch in my personal life last year, and car stuff got knocked down a few spots on my priority list. The good news is that this project is gaining momentum once again. I have made the decision to hire out some labor in an effort to fast track things. As soon as it warms up, this car is going to come together rather quickly.

At the moment, I am considering putting a tiny little lip spoiler on the trunk lid. Thoughts?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTTY7TR/ref=twister_B07H5H4XJH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Personal trials hit all of us. With that, Welcome back. The spoiler? My first thought was hell no. Then I thought WTH, It''s only a little bit cost wise. Then just lay it on your trunk and see how YOU like it. If not, there is someone out there with a Yugo that would buy it from you.

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Yep. +1. Sorry. I had my hopes up at first for something legit oem-looking. But I braced myself and clicked - and sure enough = you'd be getting exactly what you paid for. With those ends, and without a ton of bondo to feather in the leading edge, it will never look like more than an applique. Plus errone would wonder if purple lights come on under the car at night. (that last part was just mean ;) )

Here's an idea: pay a sharp body guy/girl to splice in a Cady LED trunk center mount 3rd brake light (Escalade? ETC? - I don't recall what car). Now THAT will be memorable.

As Mark says, when going through hell, - keep going. And it sounds like pretty soon your new handle will be Caddyback!
 

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I would love to have something similar to an SS spoiler (or my favorite, the Oldenberger). I know somebody put one on a Roadmaster at one point. I'm not sure how costly it would be to modify it to fit a Fleetwood.

I think the lip spoiler would look awful on a stock-looking Fleetwood. I was thinking I might be able to pull it off alongside my other exterior mods (lowered, SS rims, shaved front bumper, etc.).
 

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If you feel the adventurer in you is up to it, go to You Tube. Search out "making a rear spoiler". There are ideas for making your own fiberglass spoiler. The Brit seemed to be on the right track. You can get some gel coat from a marine supply store. I would think that if you were to put some thought and devote the time to it you could "Roll your own" and it would be more satisfying than the rubber stick on one you linked to.

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If you feel the adventurer in you is up to it, go to You Tube. Search out "making a rear spoiler". There are ideas for making your own fiberglass spoiler. The Brit seemed to be on the right track. You can get some gel coat from a marine supply store. I would think that if you were to put some thought and devote the time to it you could "Roll your own" and it would be more satisfying than the rubber stick on one you linked to.

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Thank you for sparking my interest. About 30 minutes ago I was looking into making a fiberglass sub box. Now I see this post.

I'm at least going to attempt it. If it looks like crap then I can chuck it on the curb.

EDIT: Actually, it may not work out. I think the design of the tail lights on the Fleetwood may kill the idea. I feel like I would have to make the spoiler stick out past the tail lights, and that would just be way too far. It would be like a surf board.
 

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Hey Caddy, For less than $10 you could mock up something in poster board and masking tape. Then you can decide if you have the skills to do the real thing. My build has taken me beyond what I thought I could do Then I remembered "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." Or in military thought. Who dares Wins. SAS motto. Also look at some factory spoilers. Something like the Lumina Euro Coupe but a little smaller. At one time I thought I may like something like the Gen II Camaro spoiler. It would be a three piece unit but then I determined it may be too much with the out rider pieces on the fenders.

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Does anybody want to comment on the Torque app? Specifically with regard to this car.

I've been planning to mount my old smartphone somewhere on the dash and keep it there full time.
 

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And now for something (not) completely different, had you considered a 2nd gen Nexus 7? It's appreciably bigger than any phone to fill the 2-din much better, and others have installed quite a few apps in installs I've read about - including Torque. If you're not using it to outright replace the radio, then ----- Nevermind. ;)
 

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And now for something (not) completely different, had you considered a 2nd gen Nexus 7? It's appreciably bigger than any phone to fill the 2-din much better, and others have installed quite a few apps in installs I've read about - including Torque. If you're not using it to outright replace the radio, then ----- Nevermind. ;)
I definitely toyed with the idea of using a tablet. Ultimately, I've decided there are lots of other things I would rather spend money on. I already have a head unit and a decommissioned smart phone, so I'm just going to use what I have.
 

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For the past few days, I have been putting some thought into using an Eaton M122 blower on this car. This blower was used on the newer 4.4 Northstar in the STS-V and XLR-V, and there is a guy on ebay selling them for $300 new. He may have even advertised on this forum at some point, because I have a faint memory of somebody having a whole bunch of M122's in the past.

This blower has already been mounted to both LS engines and LT1's. I will need to get somebody to fab some stuff for me (either an intake manifold or a side mount), but besides that, I think the install should be pretty straight forward.

Weather is warming up here in the Midwest, so I expect this car will get put together very soon.
 

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Caddy,
Not a lot of detail but something to look at if you haven't seen this already.

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Click the 'Watch on YouTube' for a bunch more.

There might be some crossover with what's going on here:

I'll have to start being nice to Matt in case he ends up selling detailed instructions for this spiffy little mod. ;)
 
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