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Got a new project to work on . A 2010 Cadillac CTS. 
Pictures in a bit.

Roadtrip to Edmonton in a few days.

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Plan on expensive parts lol

 

hope it’s in great shape and you get many enjoyable miles out of it

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Are you really coming back with a CTSV?

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Repairs and parts aren’t going to be too bad. My cousin looked over the car and it appears to be e extremely well looked after.

He has done body repair for decades and I worked in the industry going to high school and have done tons of collision repairs 

as a hobby and helping my brother in law in his shop in Kelowna.

Likely not going to keep it too long ,but you never know.

I might get to like it!

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Nice!!! Have fun and enjoy the ride!

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13 hours ago, GTroyer said:

Plan on expensive parts lol

 

hope it’s in great shape and you get many enjoyable miles out of it

 

Parts aren't bad, I have a 07 CTS in line for timing chains next week. The chains are one of the weak spots of the 3.6ltr V6. It a labor intensive job.

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Looks nice if I remember correctly the ctsv is the hotrod 500hp or something like that? That would be a fun driver all the comforts plus power!

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The butt needs a bit of work,but I have most of the obvious parts tracked down.

If it doesn’t work out to get it ship shape and ready to drive I can sell it whole.

I got it cheap enough..

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The butt needs a bit of work,but I have most of the obvious parts tracked down.
If it doesn’t work out to get it ship shape and ready to drive I can sell it whole.
I got it cheap enough..
Yeah the back dosent look bad. Bumper cover, trunk lid, tail light, and some elbow grease.

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Just got home from a whirlwind tour of Alberta. Left at 530 a.m. yesterday, stayed with dear friends in Airdrie just north of Calgary last night.

Drove up to Nisku(20 mins south of Edmonton) this morning .

Loaded the CTS on the trailer and hit the road.

Not the most fun trip I’ve had.

Snow and ice didn’t make for a relaxing drive. Only slid the truck sideways once in the mountains, enough to activate the pucker muscles!
More tomorrow,I’m going to sleep. Not getting up early!
 

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First order of business is a much needed bath for the whole fleet.
Gross road grime and silt on everything. I don’t even want to touch anything until it’s clean.



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Getting cleaned up.
My brother in law pulled some strings today and has color matching parts for me. A complete trunk lid assembly and a full bumper assembly.
And they are only in Surrey only 30 mins away.
I’m pretty happy. Almost no painting if I play it right..


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On 2/8/2020 at 6:29 AM, srt6 said:

Looks nice if I remember correctly the ctsv is the hotrod 500hp or something like that? That would be a fun driver all the comforts plus power!

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This CTS is not the V model.

Its the Performance model. Tuned suspension and a bunch of handling options.

Its listed as 307 hp I think.

 

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Picked up,the new trunk and bumper assembly yesterday. Really good parts and colors match.

That cut the repair cost and time substantially as painting is a very expensive part of these repairs.

Its hard to,justify backyard paint work on cars like these and in this weather it’s impossible.

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Stupid me!!! Things were going great today until my neighbor came over and we chatted while I worked on the Caddy.

He then asked me for a hand to move a milling machine a couple of feet over  in his garage .

Not the brightest thing for me to do,but, I seldom turn down a request for help from the good neighbors.

I’m now sitting here gritting my teeth after popping my shoulder back into place... 

It only came out a little bit to the front and it usually goes back in really easy and not too much pain. 
Not so much this time.. Ice and gentle movement help it to not seize up. 
I have been behaving myself so well the last year with this wounded wing,I may have to talk to my surgeon again and see how his schedule looks .. gotta be good for summer time.  Might be a good reason to avoid this springs 12 weeks of hauling plants! 
It’s fairly minor surgery, likely about 15 mins... Unfortunately I react severely to most forms of anesthesia no matter what the hospital staff try. That’s the only reason it hasn’t had any warranty work on it yet.
 

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Got a friend who was visiting me to lend his two good arms and we got the old hood off and the new one one.
Color matches well and it looks a lot better already.



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Man that's a bummer about your shoulder! Car looks good though. I hope you can heal as fast as the car. 

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The shoulder feels better today, still quite stiff and sore ,but ice and gentle movements help a lot.

Its so thrashed it doesn’t take a lot of abuse to move in and out of joint.

Will likely get it fixed sooner that later . 

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