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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »

Playing around with my jewelry for the Fleetwood ROTY-A, I put a lot of thought into these and I make them look just right with the jewelry I have on hand, my time and my dime, shipping to Canada is $ 35 U.S.  If you get one consider yourself worthy and you passed Mike's background check, I had one more version of the original plaque to finish and I decided to make one more limited edition run with the new plaque design- eight total. All about friendship and having a few laughs amongst devoted Cadillac friends.

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2018, 02:26:03 PM »

Getting started, what did you guys think I was pulling your automatic choke or blowing smoke up your butt ? It takes time and we have plenty of that, I'll see what jewelry " The Johnny " comes up with and I'll make a few for him. I take my time and make them much nicer than the original ROTY-A sans the last two, quality not quantity.

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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2018, 09:12:55 AM »


 Wow! Some interesting combinations there!

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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2018, 09:46:06 AM »

The Johnny will send me a nice stash of jewelry soon, then I can play around with it and make them look nice. We'll have a few more victims next year.

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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2018, 12:23:46 PM »

The Johnny is a man of his word, he has the good old time jewelry and that really makes the awards special. He's getting a parcel ready to ship. The new plaque design will look nice with the old time jewelry, meld the old with the new Cadillac. The times have changed guys, we have to go with the flow, if I didn't get this jewelry for free this project is a no go. Nice old time jewelry but what can you do with it ? Cost you a fortune to restore it for a resto car but you use what you have to use if need be. The jewelry gets weathered, some deteriorated pot metal stuff, the plastic emblems get wasted, the plating goes fubar, etc. All suitable for the ROTY-A's though. Is that why it's called the Cadillac ROTY-A , with Redneck textured Douglas Fir plywood ? Yeah, it works for me. Jim Bob's hat and Jiffy Pop - yeah.

They will all be gloss black, I'll send a batch over to Mike next year, him and Gareth can decide who is worthy of receiving one of these gems, you know who you are, the few, the proud, inducted into the Cadillac ROTY-A hall of shame, they'll show you the special hand shake too to make it official ( Mike, better come up with the special hand shake, get on that ).

The Johnny has two and I made three for his CLC chapter buds years ago, I'll kick a few of the new ones back to him for a few more of his buds for laughs.

I decided to keep the legend alive and so it will be. Seven all told plus the router template, see where it goes from here down the road, I'm hard to kill but we all have a shelf life, keep busy and stay alive. If I can't have a good laugh I'm done, it's over.

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2018, 10:52:04 PM »

Can't say that I'm a fan for the new Cadillac ROTY-A design, the classic is hands-down the way to go. You know what they say, if it ain't broke don't....  

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I'm sorry to say I agree with Rene, but what is done is done. I outdid myself with the old classic animated Cadillac ROTY-A plaque design with the big wing tips. I'm a designer craftsman and I have to admit I really nailed it, I had to deal with some big 50's V jewelry. Rene I can always make a one off custom version of the original design for you, I still have the design template on cardboard  and I can make the final one custom version for you, be like a Bill Mitchel custom built Cadillac, consider it done. You voiced your displeasure ,I listened and I get it . GM got the message too ,get with the program or get your lunch eaten by the Euro rides. When I get the new stash of Cadillac jewelry from the Johnny I can do my thing , gloss black or if you want a custom color let me know.

Well, since you are trooper you'll still get one of the new generic Cadillac ROTY-A's in gloss black, isn't that how it is in these times ? They just stamp out these new cars but you can't complain about the engineering and the quality. They used to buy a chassis and have a custom body built for it back in the roaring 20's but a car was a status symbol back then for wealthy people. Order a new Cadillac with a dozen new paint or interior colors in the 60's.

Be awhile but my word is good, I'll get this done, " my word is my bond " and you take that to the bank but be patient. I have too many projects / irons in the fire if you will but I'll get to it.

I'll use the template for the final ROTY-A to make the last one for you Rene but its going to cost you, Mike and his board of directors will have to decide what the cost for you will be be and it won't be cheap, Mike has to sign off on this directive first before I can proceed with the fabrication.

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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:44 PM »

You guys see how long this process takes ? Good grief it's been six months already since I started this, new jewelry has been received, the plaques were are all cut, the jewelry allotted and positioned properly, all ready for paint and finishing now. Once I get rolling it moves fast. I have other projects in the pipeline to attend to so this was a nice winter filler project. As for Rene the squeaky wheel gets the grease so he gets the last old time plaque design award, he hammered me on the new plaque design, he hurt my feelings, LOL but he stepped up to the plate and sent me some nice jewelry to work with.  But Mike said do it for him - Rene is a good CISO Cadillac Redneck. I take my marching orders from Mike the CISO CEO.

So lets update this thread with Mike's new Cadillac ROTY-A's in primer, yeah he almost had the last old time design plaque but he gets one of the new ones too.

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 10:19:45 PM »

Now that's sweet!! 

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 10:33:08 PM »

Kevin W, you got the Harley Earl trowel Cadillac ROTY-A, ( with your approval ) that makes it easy, I can throw the kitchen sink at it. No more room for any more jewelry. I might as well share, cabin fever here, we got 90" of snow already this year, it's getting warmer now but be awhile before all of the snow melts. I just use my basement wood shop bunker this time of year, make some silly CISO Cadillac ROTY-A's for you Redneck wrench turning knuckle busters. Heck I never get hurt when I turn wrenches but when you do it for a living like Mike does you are under the gun to perform and work fast so yeah, you'll a get a few bruises here and there. Mike said it hurts when he gets an ignition shock and then it hurts again when he bangs his head on the hood, oh well, the life of an auto mechanic.

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 11:07:08 PM »

Now that's sweet!! 

Rene

Wait until they get they painted black and in your face gloss with the clear coat, I spray mega coats of clear on them ( but then I lose some of the Redneck wood grain but hopefully not all of it )  I polish up the jewelry then they really come alive when they are done. If I didn't get a good laugh out of making these for you guys I wouldn't bother, it's called the Cadillac ROTY-A for a reason. I could make a fancy walnut plaque with expensive new jewelry but this price is better, lets call it free and have a good laugh. I don't pay for the plywood or the jewelry, I just donate my labor, some sand paper and some paint, I'll even get " free " shipping this year to Ontario. We'll make 2019 a special year for CISO, a year that will go down in infamy. The year of the Canadian Cadillac ROTY-A. The heavy lifting is done, on to the paint phase next and then glue the jewelry on, send it on down the road to Mike for distribution. He could plaster a wall with all of these, I made a few specific model plaques for the Cadillac Redneck owners model so we are good here. I pulled out all the stops and I really needed the new jewelry to work with - mission accomplished.

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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 10:25:48 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2019, 02:38:40 PM »

I got the jump on it, can't work out in the garage this time of year so I work down in my basement wood shop bunker, with some tunes and a beer. More jewelry from " The Johnny " and Rene so I had just enough to work with, eight with the new plaque design and " that's all folks ", a limited production run collectors edition, the Cadillac ROTY-A final chapter so we'll go out with a bang. I owed Mike one of the old time plaque ROTY-A's and I got the urge to make some more and I had to retire the old plaque design so I copied the new Cadillac crest design and it works for me, " It Isn't Your Father's Oldsmobile Anymore ", Oldsmobile had a new advertising campaign along those lines and it crashed with a thud. Cadillac had to revamp the brand for younger people or the brand would have died, GM has their Marketing people that study the market and they knew they had move fast to revamp the Cadillac brand but that takes years, I think they have been on top of it. Sales are strong and the Chevy Suburban and the Cadillac Escalade rule in that market but Lincoln is having a go at it.

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 09:51:26 AM »


 Yes, good time to tackle indoor projects. I have been having a good go at building models of late. Last weekend I finished up a model I shelved some 20 years ago.

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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 #28 on: March 14, 2019, 11:07:12 AM »

I'm making jewelry boxes with the leftover walnut boards from that 1926 hearse project, last year I made two small ones and some picture frames. I made a nice walnut box for my nephew's Billings and Spencer wrench collection ( they all around 100 years old and they are beautiful ) I amassed last year on eBay, my aunt said it was too nice for that so my sister gets a jewelry box and I made the wrench box with some Baltic birch plywood, it's better because it looks like a tool box, I'm waiting for some hardware, you'll see the finished product soon. Working on two more walnut boxes now, you make the box then you cut the top off.

Paint the 2019 CISO Cadillac ROTY-A's outdoors when it warms up, the fumes are flammable.

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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2019, 11:15:31 AM »

I made this frame for Jim Bob and I typed up a retirement letter and had the local Redneck's sign it, Jim Bob goes to his former store every morning for coffee so we had a little fun with him at the presentation. I've know the guy for twenty years, he's quite the celebrity in town. Good laughs aren't cheap you need some nice props to work with. Eh Mike and Gareth ?

So I put a face on Jim Bob for you guys. He is James Reed, the funny story is a local owned the store before, Jim Stacy and he called it " Jimbo's ". So Jim Bob got a letter from an attorney years ago because there was another store in Maine call " Jimbo's " so he changed the name to " Jim Bob's ". The Jim Bob's hats sell like hotcakes, the new owners are pushing the merchandise - Jim Bob's T shirts, sweat shirts, coffee mugs, beer glasses, koozies can coolers, gift cards etc. He had new signs made, new front steps,repaved the parking lot, and he has a scan reader now, Jim Bob used to put labels on everything ! Very Redneck indeed. The tourists take pictures of themselves at Jim Bob's with the Jim Bob's sign, the store name is a gold mine. Don't make fun of Rednecks, it's a great marketing device.

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