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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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Then I drill in the same place as my original new "fender splash aprons" for staples.
I reuse the original staples because they were clean after cleaning, and in good condition.

 

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Then once set up and painted the staples in black.
 
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15 hours ago, Magic marouke said:

very professional and detailed looking work . im jealous 

 

Thank you ! ;) , but your buick is in great condition and she is very very  beautiful :wub: 

 

8 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 Wow, what great looking work!

 Keith

 

Thank you Buicknutty ! :) 

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Hello everyone, here are some news since time.
I'm going to take parts to the person who sells the parts for machining, this person told me that my stirrup will be finished by the end of the month.
Then I get this part, the "T" which allows to connect the oil pressure sensor and a manometer of oil pressure
 
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Then I bought two years ago these manometer
 
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mounting
 
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Then ride on the engine
 
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I have for the moment to leave the pipe on the engine to see soon or I can pass it, I do not want to pierce the partition to pass it in the cockpit and connect it to the manometer, I will make it go through a hole already existing .

Then I continued with the damper compressor, as can be seen, it was of gold anodized color
 
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Disassembly of the first party with its O-ring, we can see a little deposit on the small grid
 
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Then disassembly of this fairing (it was not necessary to disassemble it for this step)
 
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With its mechanism
 
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The membrane and the piston which are in very good condition
 
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Once the compressor disassembled, all the parts were in very good condition, the pump was clogged with dirt and there was deposit as can be seen in this photo in the tank
 
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Then reassemble the compressor
 
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Once I tried to clean it up, the compressor's original shade did not come back well and I had to repaint it.
Once sanded, I painted it in a color that I found that comes close to the origin
 
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11 hours ago, GARY F said:

Glad to see you are back at it. I know some about Buicks because I had two.  But what is a damper compressor for on the Buick?  Could it be for air ride?

 

This compressor is original, it was also mounted on Cadillac, ... the same year.
This compressor works with the engine vacuum.
It is connected to the trimmer at the back of the car, and when for example the car tows a caravan, the car is lower in the rear, and the trimmer actuates the compressor, and the compressor filled the rear shock absorber so that the car is level even if it is loaded or shoots.
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Good evening to all, still not having received my stirrups (problem piston joints, which were re-ordered), I decided to reassemble my wheel arches

So I continue by the rear support plates of the wheel arches
 
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sandblasting
 
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Application of phosphating primer
 
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Once disassembled
 
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Thinking that these folds were original I had to leave it like that. Having the chance to have a second 1969 Electra, I was able to see how it was going up.
And as we can see, on this one there is no folds, and the throat passes well behind the plastic
 
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Then I set up plugs for hidden and protected the support of this piece as well as the silentbloc screw (I deliberately shifted the wheel well to work on this)
 
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Plugs
 
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Then set up
 
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I then touched up the paint and put back the wheel arch
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