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« on: November 08, 2017, 08:48:10 AM »


Engineering the 1979 Cadillac Seville

 https://macsmotorcitygarage.com/video-engineering-the-1979-cadillac-seville/

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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 01:33:03 PM »

Some books get into more detail about the engineering improvements in the K-body relative to the X-body.  I wonder how much of a difference the front subframe shock absorbers made on the '76.  It's interesting that the CT6 has an overall length within an inch of the first 2 generations of Seville. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 12:34:08 PM »

But with more interior space. This week I had a CT6 for a trip to Pittsburgh. It was easier to get in and out of than the CTS. I have a Buick Enclave Avenir right now and it's a little harder climbing out of it than I expected.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 04:47:18 PM »

The 5 MPH bumpers consume a lot of that overall length, plus the CT6 has 8 inches more wheelbase and a couple inches of width.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 09:09:56 AM »

Some books get into more detail about the engineering improvements in the K-body relative to the X-body.  I wonder how much of a difference the front subframe shock absorbers made on the '76.  It's interesting that the CT6 has an overall length within an inch of the first 2 generations of Seville. 

 The book "Cadillac, A Complete History" gives a very detailed account on the development of the first generation Seville. In the first year, the only components shared with the standard X-body was the floor and rood stampings. And for 1977, that changed when the Seville was given its' own roof stamping to allow for a steel roof sans the vinyl.

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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 02:50:28 PM »

I assume that the fact only applies to Body-in-white components.  Or does it also apply to trim and interior and everything? (obviously excluding chassis/electrical/powertrain)
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 09:05:39 PM »

An earlier video covering some of the highlights of the first generation K-car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=qF2FljYIOFk

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