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Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-07-2015, 9:21 PM Reply   
maiden voyage tonight...
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Old     (cain0725)      Join Date: May 2012       03-07-2015, 10:34 PM Reply   
thats texas style
Old     (viking)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-07-2015, 10:38 PM Reply   
That is NICE! Paint it white and you got Boss Hogs ride spot on
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-08-2015, 9:47 PM Reply   
Kyuh Kyuh Kyuh!
Old     (allzway)      Join Date: Feb 2014       03-09-2015, 7:38 AM Reply   
Very cool.
Old     (DenverRider)      Join Date: Feb 2013       03-09-2015, 8:54 AM Reply   
possum on a gum bush
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-09-2015, 8:56 AM Reply   
If only there was a LIKE button on here
Old     (Greeko)      Join Date: May 2013       03-09-2015, 10:05 AM Reply   
Thats Rad!
Old     (quik876)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-09-2015, 10:27 AM Reply   
I love it, I love it, I love it! Kyuh, kyuh, kyuh! Boss Hogg, J.D. Hogg, Jefferson DAVIS Hogg would be proud.
Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       03-11-2015, 2:06 PM Reply   
Awesome! How does it handle the tongue weight?
Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       03-11-2015, 2:07 PM Reply   
I expect to see this at wake the world!
Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       03-11-2015, 2:25 PM Reply   
I just did some research and saw that these old big cars from the 70's had tow ratings of 6000 to 7000 pounds! that's mind blowing!
Old     (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-11-2015, 2:49 PM Reply   
Well ya, they didn't really have SUVs back then. I mean there were Suburbans and the like back then, but most people had a full sized car like this. It was either a truck or a setup like this. Originally they were made to pull a jet stream trailer or similar for camping.

Rolling up to the ramp like this would be awesome. It looks great guys, rock it all summer!
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-11-2015, 2:53 PM Reply   
yes .. at its oldest it's 1976 ... that's when GM introduced that rectangular headlight.

I'm not an expert but it looks Cadillac ... maybe Pontiac.

Still, it's likely a 1976 to 1979 GM product ... possibly also with a 454. That thing will have all the muscle one could want for that towing set-up ... and this from a guy who tows with a Honda 6-cylinder.
Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       03-11-2015, 3:10 PM Reply   
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and this from a guy who tows with a Honda 6-cylinder.
You too?

Old     (Treybiz)      Join Date: Nov 2014       03-11-2015, 3:22 PM Reply   
75 was the first year of rectangle headlight. And the only one with clear turn signals if memory serves.

And generally they got a 500ci Big Block Specific to Caddy. Not a 454.

Whatever it is... It's awesome. Need more pictures

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Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-11-2015, 6:25 PM Reply   
It is a 1975 Caddy Eldorado with a 500 boys...
Look. The truck squats more than the Caddy....
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Old     (onthecreek)      Join Date: Apr 2013       03-11-2015, 6:52 PM Reply   
air bags? my family had a mid 80's caddy with some sort of auto-level suspension.

we also had a '75 Olds convertible which doesn't compare well to a Caddy except in poor gas mileage and size...it would have been dragging its tail pipe.
Old     (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-12-2015, 7:58 AM Reply   
Front wheel drive..... Any issues on a wet ramp?
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-17-2015, 6:50 PM Reply   
Excellent!
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-18-2015, 8:43 AM Reply   
Looking good guy.
Old     (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       03-18-2015, 9:27 AM Reply   
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Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-18-2015, 1:12 PM Reply   
caddy stylin! damn thats legit boys!!
Old     (NoNceNse)      Join Date: Nov 2013       03-19-2015, 2:28 PM Reply   
Should of hid the trailer jack wheel a little bit better to make it a little more believable that your actually towing that boat : I
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-19-2015, 3:11 PM Reply   
Hey finally we have someone observant!!!!
Old     (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       03-19-2015, 3:26 PM Reply   
Wait? So you didn't actually tow it with the Caddy? Disappointing. Cool pic nonetheless.
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-19-2015, 6:09 PM Reply   
No we did not actually tow with it. It was just for a shot. I have no doubt it would probably tow it around a bit, but the ass would be on the ground for sure. I wasn't gonna spoil it until someone would point it out. We were not able to hide the jack that well, so I knew it was only a matter of time!!!
Old     (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-20-2015, 10:19 AM Reply   
just a good ole boy
Old     (NoNceNse)      Join Date: Nov 2013       03-24-2015, 8:12 AM Reply   
The only reason I caught it is because I was gonna take the same shot with my BMW "towing" my Supra. Photoshop will take care of that pesky jack wheel.
Old     (SydneyACE)      Join Date: Jun 2012       03-30-2015, 3:41 AM Reply   
Not to mention the fact that most cars, no matter how big, lack the ground clearance necessary to launch on a shallow ramp without taking water in the doors (and other places water shouldn't go in a car). How many times have you launched with your truck only to find the water level barely inches below the door jams?

...ask me how I know...

We thought we were pretty damn clever towing the old ski boat up to the lake with the '71 Tornado... until we realized we couldn't get the boat far enough into the water to float off the trailer without filling the car with water. Might work on a steep ramp, but then you have the issue of traction. Wish I had pics of that particular adventure. Luckily, somebody had a truck.

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Old     (viking)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-30-2015, 8:01 AM Reply   
This was about 25 years ago........it did what we needed it to - get us to the lake!
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Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-30-2015, 9:41 AM Reply   
Brian..... Awesome!
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-30-2015, 11:35 AM Reply   
Lol
Old     (DenverRider)      Join Date: Feb 2013       03-30-2015, 12:01 PM Reply   
The things we can do when we are young poor and desperate. I've been there. I've seen people launching 17 foot Glastrons with old beater cars from the 70's before. It's always fun to watch. Usually the person launching is even funnier than the situation they created. Think people of Walmart. Water in the back seat is probably not a big concern.
Old     (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-02-2015, 5:52 AM Reply   
When I was a kid we had a 18' baja ski boat. Dad drove an olds 98 Bro Ham. Always towed to the lake with it. Styling

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