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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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Then once the application of a primer, black paint
 
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Then while waiting to receive the harness of the headlights, I continue by the body.
And I started with the front wings by taking them to an air scrub company (a stripping has the air scrub spray between 2.5 bar and 3 bar and does the same job as sanding, but sanding (not with my little sandy but a professional) is sprayed around 30 bar, and that heats and veiled the sheets)
 
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On one wing there was an old repair made by the former owner surely, and it is not very beautiful, with a good deformation
 
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As we can see, they made a big hole on the right, and on the left it's very smooth
 
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then we can see with a rule that it is not flat at all
 
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Then around the driver's side doors. After disassembling them, I also took them with an air scrub
 
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And during this time I continue with the "frame" of the closing of the doors on the body.
So disassembly of the rods and seals that remain at this location
 
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You can see the original shade
 
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Then SURPRISE ! Rust ! :D
 
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I'm still lucky because there is that here that there is, everything else is in great condition including the roof gutter as we can see once the paint stripping :) 
 
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Stripping the rusty spot to see better
 
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With some rust spots right next to it
 
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Stripping over the entire frame, the different dark "stains" are due to another sanding movement
 
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11 hours ago, GARY F said:

Glad to see your back. More great work

 

4 hours ago, zipdang said:

You have been busy! Great to hear from you.

 

Thank you very much !! :) 

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Subsequently I recovered the doors and I have to prepare them dry since they are rough. I will continue the framework on the body afterwards
 
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Application of phosphate primer
 
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Once vacuuming and scraping, the sheet suffered a little and 6 holes appeared
 
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I made a larger window to see if this would continue, but we don't see in the photo, but it's much better
 
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The back sheet is the lining of the roof pillar, and is much thicker than the body sheet. Then after looking inside, I saw that it was very good on this side.
So I weld by plugging the three holes of the lining, The bottom sheet on the other hand is to be redone entirely
 
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After applying a rust killer, then a phosphating agent, applying a white primer
 
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Then once ready, ..., setting up the bottom.
I preferred to make this piece in two parts to keep the angle of good to have a reference, it could surely be better and the same in one piece but I prefer to do like that
 
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Then once welded and grind
 
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Then as we can see, the hinge at the bottom of the front door has a lot of gap
 
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There is normally a spacer at this location
 
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And so too much space downstairs
 
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