DAN "DOUBLE D" DAVIS
What was the inspiration?
When I was a kid, My Father always bought a new Cadillac about 6 years in a row! Then when I was14, my Mother bought a 1967 Coupe DeVille. It was the beginning of my Love of Cadillacs! Fast Forward 31 YEARS and in 2010 I purchased a 1967 Calais 4-Door Hardtop... This car inspired me to make it my own with the help of Ground Pounders Customs. After the 67' was purchased, I started looking online at other 1960's Cadillacs and found this Show-Stopper 1965 Convertible For Sale about 4 hours from home. I went to see it and made the purchase within a couple weeks.
How long did it take you to build?
This 65' was completely "DONE" when I bought it. My Dad, an avid Car Collector always said; "Son, Buy it DONE... It's less expensive and Time is Money"!
How long have you been building?
I am NOT a Builder... I just like to make changes to my Cars and Trucks because I want it to be different, to be MINE. I am lucky enough to know many people in the customization and fabrication industry.
Cadillac Kings Car Club. I am the Chapter President for Cleveland, OH
Your future plans?
To DRIVE my cars and Trucks every Day during the warm-weather months and even though this Cadillac is a "Piece of Art" in my opinion... It does NOT hang on the wall, It was built to Drive and Enjoy!
This was a 4-Year Build, I have an vast knowledge of the particulars - because before,during and after I bought this vehicle, I contacted the builder; Ken Mauger of Ken's Body and Chassis for the back-story on the Car, I had it delivered to him to "go over it" for me and Ken shared ALL the build photos. There are over 500 photos.
Dan "Double D" Davis for shooting my Car! Ken Mauger of Ken's Body and Chassis, Baltimore, OH Portage Trim, Ravenna, OH Fred Abraham of Abe's Body Shop, Granville, OH Advanced Custom Chrome, Erie PA Nick & Mike Rovansek of Ground Pounders Customs, Mentor, OH
1972 Mini Cooper
429 cid 1965
Engine Add Ons
1-OFF STAINLESS STEEL HEADERS
Chrome or polish
ADVANCED CUSTOM CHROME - ERIE, PA
Mods to Frame
RIDE TECH SHOCK WAVES
RIDE TECH SHOCK WAVES
RIDE TECH VALVES 1/4
Front Wheel Type
FORGIATO - CONCAVO
Rear Wheel Type
Front Wheel Size
20 X 9
Rear Wheel Size
20 X 10.5
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
FRED ABRAHAM - ABE'S BODY SHOP - GRANVILLE, OH
CUSTOM MADE STAINLESS STEEL - KEN'S BODY & CHASSIS
SHAVED HANDLES & ANTENNA, CORNERING LIGHTS DELETED,
1-OFF CUSTOM SHEET METAL - KEN MAUGER of KEN'S BODY AND CHASSIS
1-OFF CUSTOM - KEN MAUGER of KEN'S BODY AND CHASSIS
Stereo Installed by
KEN MAUGER - KEN'S BODY AND CHASSIS
Trunk or Bed
1- OFF CUSTOM - PORTAGE TRIM - RAVENNA, OH
ITALIAN LEATHER INTERIOR DONE BY PORTAGE TRIM. 1-OFF DOOR ALUMINUM DOOR PANELS AND HANDLES DESIGNED AND FABRICATED BY DAN DREISBACH of NAKED SCULPTURE ART & FABRICATION.
Rick Fryan 1965 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
Owned by: Rick Fryan
Photos by: Dan Davis