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Re: Tires & white wall width for 1953 Caribbean
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I have a '53 Caribbean also. The car came with 8x20x15 with 3 5/8" ww. (I won't know if the ww extends into the rim until I put new tires on it.) They are BF Goodrich Silvertown bias-belted tires. Don't know how old they are, but I find that they groan when rounding curves at safe speeds. So I ordered Auburns with 3 3/4" ww from DB Tires. They are radials with the "pie-edge" to simulate the Silvertowns. They should arrive by the end of this month.

Posted on: 2018/3/3 21:03
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Re: Thoughts on local caribbean for sale
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As a '53 Caribbean owner, that f/s car is a sad sight to see. The time & money needed just to be presentable is certainly scary.

Posted on: 2017/9/6 17:15
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Headlamps
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Has anyone switched to sealed 6v sealed halogen headlamps?

Posted on: 2017/7/31 10:02
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'53 Caribbean hood hinge springs
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Looking for alternate recommendations for heavier duty hood hinge springs for my Caribbean. Installing new Packard springs will probably not offer me much relief raising the hood.

Posted on: 2017/6/13 15:42
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Wheel well color
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For a '53 Caribbean, were the wheel wells painted? If so, black?

Posted on: 2015/11/18 14:01
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Re: 1954 Caribbean trunk liner
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I have a '53 Caribbean & have been looking for a liner too. All the original flocking is gone so the sides of my trunk have oxidized. I have placed a rubber backed grey trade show carpet on the floor. To use that to cover the curves would be a challenge. I could also spray it with flocking material or a speckle finish.

Posted on: 2015/11/18 13:59
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'53 Caribbean
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What was the factory color for the engine? Mine looks like it might have been gold.

Posted on: 2015/9/8 15:44
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Fluid level in Electro-Hydraulic system
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The passenger power window on my '53 Caribbean suffered "the leak" a few weeks ago. Until I get it repaired, I'd still like to put the top down. Would there still be enough fluid to do this or do I need to check out the fluid level in the reservoir first? I've read the instructions in the service manual for this. How tricky is it & anything to watch out for? Thanks.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 16:04
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Re: 53 carib Sold at RM auction recently
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My car is now posted.

Posted on: 2014/1/31 17:38
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Re: 53 carib Sold at RM auction recently
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I am a new owner of a '53 Caribbean that I purchased privately @ $66k in Nov. Prices sure do vary:

Oct. 2013 at Hershey; $90k plus buyer's premium
Jan. 2014 at Scottsdale; $60,500; $77,000; & $93,500 including buyer's commission.

Posted on: 2014/1/29 10:09
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