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Old 05-09-2014, 08:51 AM
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Are you saying that the C.C. rocker panel moldings are the same as those used on the Series 75 limo?
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Paul,
Are you saying that the C.C. rocker panel moldings are the same as those used on the Series 75 limo?
This is the information that I was told at one of the Miller Meteor reunions, by a factory worker. I have no reason to believe otherwise, since the body builders used every standard part that they could source, instead of making a proprietary part. The only way that you will know for certain is to find one, and see if it matches up. The part doesn't show in the Cadillac parts book, since it wasn't specifically supplied as a standard item on all commercial chassis cars, just like the rest of the moldings. I have figured out that in some instances, the body builders used the same sources as GM to have some specific moldings made, such as the upper door molding that attached at the bottom edge of the door glass. It is identical in every aspect, except for the length. The body builders also used parts from other manufacturers, such as Ford, in certain instances.
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Bump. Still looking. I am going to hold off for the real thing as there has to be a bunch of '74-'76 hearses and Series 75s still laying in junk yards.
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Going to give the Series 75 rocker moldings a shot. Sounds logical and I know where this '74 is sitting.
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FYI to anyone interested:

I had Ken Novak measure the rocker panel molding length on his '76 Series 75 Sedan and then I measured the length of the rocker panel molding on my '75 S&S Victoria. They ARE NOT the same molding. The Series 75 comes in at about 115", and the Victoria measures 118-3/4". I am glad that we did this before I ran down to purchase the rocker moldings on that '74 Series 75 Sedan in the junk yard.

I guess that my search continues for a '74-'76 commercial chassis coach with rocker moldings in a junk yard!
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Default Same problem with my '73 Lifeliner

I'm having the same problem with my Lifeliner. One of the rocker mouldings was missing so I now have 2 from a '73 Fleetwood limo that I am going to have spliced to get the correct length.
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All '71-'76 commercial chassis rocker panel moldings have to be the same. I checked my Cadillac Chassis & Body Illustration Catalog, but they don't show the C.C. moldings. They do show the Series 75 rocker panel moldings and they list the '73 and '74 Series 75s as having the same part numbers for the rocker moldings. Based on that comparison, I would say that it is safe to assume that all '71 thru '76 C.C. coaches used the same rocker panel moldings(which we have established as being a different length than the Series 75).
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I have located and purchased the rocker panel moldings that I needed for my '75 Superior 54" ambulance, thanks to Matt Taylor and the photos that he took and posted of the '73 Superior 3-way hearse while at Elmer's Auto Parts/toy museum in Fountain City, MN on Wednesday's tour last week.

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Noticed this old thread that I had started 4+ years ago and though that I should update/correct this information. The rocker panel moldings used by each coach manufacturer ARE unique to each manufacturer. They did not come from Cadillac as part of the commercial chassis. For instance, M-M's rocker panel moldings used from '74-'76 are very different than those used by Superior in those same years. These stainless rocker moldings commonly disappeared from many coaches as they got older and rust repairs were done to the front fenders and rocker panels. I do have a good source for used moldings, if anyone is looking for them.
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Do you have a source for moldings for the downsized 1977 - 1979 Superior Commercial Chassis cars? I might need a few for my 1978 Superior Ambulance, once I start working on it again.
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