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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 02:02 PM
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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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post #42 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 02:05 PM
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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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post #44 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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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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