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  Cadillac Commercial Chassis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cadillac Commercial Chassis was basically a strengthened version of the long-wheelbase Cadillac Fleetwood limousine frame intended to carry the extra weight of the bodywork, rear deck and cargo area of funeral coaches and ambulances.
Specifically designed for professional car use, the rear of the Cadillac Commercial Chassis was considerably lower than the passenger car frame, thereby lowering the rear deck height as well for ease of loading and unloading.
Cadillac's adoption of unibody construction in recent years means that Cadillac-based funeral coaches are usually - though not always - produced from modified sedans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cadillac_Commercial_Chassis   (369 words)

 Coachbult.com - Cadillac Division General Motors Corporation
The Commercial Chassis was the complete chassis and engine, and the front body (fenders, hood, cowl, and items which fit onto same) but it gets sticky from there.
Pinner built some coaches on Cadillac commercial chassis between 1965 and 1970, but a photo of a 1968 model shows 1967 Chevy pickup truck vent windows, which were flat glass, along with all flat side glass, and the rear quarter windows were 1961 thru 1964 GM station wagon units.
Starting in 1977, with the downsizing of the commercial chassis, coachbuilders went to using stock Cadillac sedan front door shells in an effort to save tooling costs, but they seem to have used their own upper door frame assemblies and glass on those door shells.
www.coachbuilt.com /bui/c/cadillac/cadillac.htm   (1124 words)

 Hearse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cadillac produced what they referred to as "commercial chassis." This was basically a strengthened of the long-wheelbase Fleetwood limousine frame to the extra weight of bodywork rear deck cargo.
Specifically designed for professional car use rear of the Cadillac commercial chassis was lower than the passenger car frame thereby the rear deck height as well for of loading and unloading.
Rear quarter and sometimes the front door shells were with the chassis for use in the coachwork.
www.freeglossary.com /Hearse   (805 words)

 Professional Vehicles - Limousines
Cadillac is pleased to offer the Professional Vehicle Protection Plan on the DTS livery sedan (W20), the limousine conversion (V4U), the funeral coach conversion (B9Q), the Escalade SUV family (ZR3 option) and any other identified PVPP program vehicle.
Since Cadillac recognizes that Cadillac Master Coachbuilders are committed to those objectives, along with continuous improvement of their conversions, Cadillac limits this protection to those limousines and professional vehicles manufactured by Cadillac Master Coachbuilders.
Once you've invested in a Cadillac professional vehicle, your Cadillac dealer is aware of their responsibility in safeguarding your Cadillac and assuring you complete satisfaction throughout the ownership experience.
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 Who's Been there
The commercial chassis and the front and rear clips of these cars are the only thing they have in common with their factories of origin.
Powered by Cadillac’s 500 cubic inch V8 engine, the CZ90 commercial chassis sported the square headlight units, which wrapped in a continuous band around the front corners of the car into the turn and parking lights.
For 1977, the Cadillac commercial chassis was down-sized and smaller, to reduce vehicle weight and fuel consumption.
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 Cadillac Summary
The powerful V-8 engine was also a Cadillac first, and its in-house advertising director (the man who later founded the D'Arcy MacManus agency), began using the advertising slogan "Standard of the World." Another print ad, titled "The Penalty of Leadership," made advertising history by never once mentioning Cadillac by name, a master stroke of subtlety.
Cadillac's hold on the status-car market began to wane in the 1960s when both Lincoln and Chrysler began making inroads with their models.
GM allowed Cadillac to reorganize in the early 1980s, and the company somewhat successfully returned to the big-car market by the mid-1980s, but by then had met with a new host of competition in the field—the new luxury nameplates from the Japanese automakers, Acura, Lexus, and Infinity.
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 Elvis's Cadillacs...What happened to the hearse used in Elvis's funeral?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With the smaller size, it was the death knell for new ambulances built on the Cadillac commercial chassis, and that cut the demand, and thus the production, of the chassis.
The chassis itself was no longer nearly as special a design as it was before, either, which hurt its sales, too.
Previous commercial chassis were more specialized in the rear suspension area, with the leaf spring rear suspension, which in turn allowed for a lower rear floor, and thus lower loading height for hearses and ambulances.
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 1953 Superior Coach
It is one of only 760 Superior Cadillac commercial chassis cars produced that year, and rides on a 157-inch wheelbase.
The 1953 Cadillacs, including the limousines and special long-wheelbase commercial chassis (now designated as model 8680-S) used by the coachbuilders, were powered by a 331 cubic inch, 210 horsepower V-8 Cadillac engine.
Norvell rarely used the 1953 Superior Cadillac for funeral services, it was often displayed outside of the funeral home for passers-by in downtown Mt. Vernon to enjoy.
www.seemycars.com /1953_superior.htm   (809 words)

 Cadillac information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States and Canada; outside of North America, they have been less successful.
Cadillac was formed from the Henry Ford Company upon Henry Ford's departure along with several partners.
In Feb to Mar 1908, three Model K Cadillacs (1907 production) were released from the stock of Frederick Bennett (UK agent for Cadillac) at the Heddon Street showroom in London to compete in the annual Royal Automobile Club's Standardization Test.
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Cadillac Commercial Cars: The two illustrations below are from the annual Cadillac catalog of commercial vehicles.
Again, various bodies were built on the Cadillac chassis for the ambulance and funeral trades.
Various bodies on the Cadillac chassis for the ambulance and funeral trades.
www.car-nection.com /yann/Dbas_txt/prof7074.htm   (860 words)

 Cadillac Commercial Chassis Car Body Parts
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The Cadillac used and replacement Car Body Parts that we sell are of the best standards and you can depend on our service.
We have all the Cadillac Commercial Chassis Car Body Parts that you cannot find anywhere in the Sile, Hawthorn Wds, Rougon, Morgantown or in the others area.
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 Cadillac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cadillac's current slogan is "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit," in reference to the inalienable rights mentioned in the United States Declaration of Independence.
Cadillac's engineers were first to design a manual transmission with synchronizers for increased drivability (1929) and were instrumental in the early development of the automatic transmission, beginning in 1932.
The GMC Yukon Denali-based Escalade, Cadillac's first sport utility vehicle, was introduced in 1998 for the 1999 model year, and featured standard all-wheel drive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cadillac_(automobile)   (4089 words)

One additional plate describes the V16 features thus: The V16 chassis built on Cadillac's incomparable sixteen cylinder engine has been refined and advanced until it comes as close to perfection as is now humanly possible in a motor car.
"commercial chassis are shown, as well as the 37-75 156" wheel base Cadillac commercial chassis.
Includes LaSalle V8 commercial chassis and Cadillac Series 61 and Series 65 commercial chassis; also shown are the Cadillac Fleetwood 8-pass.
www.car-nection.com /cadillacdatabase/Dbas_txt/Lit35_39.htm   (3199 words)

 AWH: Cadillac Resources
For anyone who has ever loved the Cadillac, this nostalgic picture book will bring back great memories, detailing the unmistakable style and sophistication captured in fins, chrome, interior and exterior design, advertising, and even the dealerships from which they were sold.
Cadillac is the leader in innovation with the first standardization of engine parts, electronics, suspension, brakes, and more.
Rik Gruwez's Classic Cadillac meeting place for Cadillac lovers from all over the world, wishing to share ideas and information on the mother of all American luxury cars: the Cadillac.
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 Mid Atlantic Distributors - Mad-Parts.com - Online Starter and Alternator Catalog - CADILLAC
CADILLAC - COMMERCIAL CHASSIS - 4.9L(300-B) V8 - 1993-92 w/Htd.
CADILLAC - COMMERCIAL CHASSIS - 4.9L(300-B) V8 - 1993-92 wo/Htd.
CADILLAC - COMMERCIAL CHASSIS - 6.0L(368-All) V8 - 1980 Std.
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 Cadillac - Wikicars
Cadillac was born from Ford's second failed venture.
As the Cimarron was rushed to production about three years ahead of schedule, only a four-cylinder engine was available (though a V6 arrived in 1985) and at first, minimal styling differences were made to distiguish it from the considerably cheaper Chevrolet version, and buyers dismissed it as a "warmed-over Cavalier".
The HT 4100 (4.1 L) V8 engine was used widely in Cadillacs in the late 1980s.
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 The '55 Cadillac Camper Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He bought the 1955 Cadillac Hearse for $550 in 1968 with 42,000 miles, and drove it for awhile around Portland.
I have placed some more pictures of the '55 Cadillac hearse rearend that show how I used a "Hub Puller" to remove the brake drum from the tapered axle.
At a recent Classic Cadillac Chat, I was told that the commercial chassis had a larger rearend than the Cadillac cars of 1955 had.
home1.gte.net /res0jixw/55cadrv.htm   (715 words)

 Allan's 1967 Cadillac Superior Royale Tiara Limousine Funeral Coach - Cadillac Commercial Chassis Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At the back of the Miller-Meteor plant in Piqua, would be the dies used to stamp the doors, along with dollies to roll the bodies around the plant.
Once the downsized models arrived, S&S seems to have used stock Cadillac sheet metal and side doors, because the lengths of those components were the same as those of a Cadillac limousine of the era.
This would explain why S&S, which was known for its large doors, would suddenly get away from such convenience and practicality for the users of its products.
hearse67.tripod.com /chassis.htm   (418 words)

 Welcome to the Professional Car Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Originally built for Omaha Ambulance Services, Inc., this 1978 Miller-Meteor Lifeliner is the very last Cadillac ambulance made by the Piqua, Ohio firm.
Today, the name has been revived, where a firm in Norwalk, Ohio is producing a line of funeral coaches and limousines on Cadillac and Lincoln chassis.
Powered by Cadillac's 425 cubic-inch V-8 engine, the ambulance measures 244 inches in length, weighs 7,500 pounds, and will consume 24 gallons of premium fuel.
www.professionalcar.org /lastmm.html   (221 words)

 Classic Cadillac Chat Club
Cadillac, the Cadillac Emblem, are registered trade marks of General Motors Corporation.
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 Cadillac Commerical Chassis - The Professional Car Society
At any time did the Cadillac Commercial vehicle/chassis and the factory limousine (i.e series 75) share the same chassis?
I would also appreciate a good reference for a website that details the commercial chassis and its relation to GM/Cadillac limo manufacturing.
A Cadillac specialist friend of mine once said that the "75" and "Commercial Chassis" were to Cadillac what the 9C1 Caprice was to Chevrolet..a "police car" so to speak..with loads of heavy use parts and a designed build for heavy use.
www.professionalcar.org /forums/showthread.php?t=9317   (151 words)

 Rebuilt Injectors - Cadillac Fuel Injection
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 Cadillac Car Covers and Accessories Store by Car Cover World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Cadillac Commercial Chassis Alternator - Cadillac Alternator
Cadillac Parts > Cadillac Commercial Chassis Parts > Alternator
Cadillac is the legal trade name of General Motors Corporation and is used here for informational purposes.
This website is not affiliated with General Motors Corporation.
www.cadillacautobodypartstore.com /auto-body-parts/CACOMMERCIALCHASSIS33.html   (43 words)

 1964 Cadillac & Classic car photos from the 1920`s To 1970`s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
View Classic Cadillac Chat messages on my Yahoo or RSS
More photos in the Classic Cadillac Photo Group
Buy and sell Cadillac cars & parts on our Cadillac parts message board.
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 Coaches and Limousines
This all white coach with brown interior and a lighter shade for the seats is very nice.
It comes with the extend table and the last of the Cadillac produced Commercial Chassis.
Contact Us if you want more information about this vehicle.
www.funeralnet.com /cgi-local/unite8-db_model.pl?stock=4305   (42 words)

 Classic Cadillac Chat Club Home Page
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Photo ads, to buy & sell Cadillacs & parts Cadillac Parts
Members add yourself to our Cadillac Chat World Map!
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 Caddy Photos - 1954 Cadillac Photo Styling History
Caddy Photos - 1954 Cadillac Photo Styling History
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe - 2 Door Hardtop
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan - 4 Door Hardtop
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