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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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The only point of rust is at this place which has (I think) already been repaired by putty or something like that
 
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So cut the first part of the piece to change
 
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Once strip
 
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Then after putting a rust killer and a primer, placing the new piece and grinding the welds to rough before sanding
 
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Then cut out the second part of the piece
 
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Then sanding the welds and the assembly, I have inside the trunk a very good access to this and I apply to this place of killer of rust and primer, which I will paint by painting the trunk interior
 
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6 hours ago, EmTee said:

Just like new!  ;)

 

5 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

Wow its really coming along nicely. Should look great in the gold paint. Love the level of detail and workmanship to show.

Keith

 

 

Thank you very much ! :) 

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Hello everyone, the rest of the work.
I started the bodywork because I did not receive the harness and the headlights to be able to complete the harness (I wanted to finish this before I started the bodywork).

 
So I received the electric beam which we mas advised
 
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I also received my brand new headlights :) 
 
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Then it is reassembly of the transmission shaft with brand new U-joints that Zipdang sent me :) 
(The tree had already been stripped, primed and painted a while ago, hence the dust on the tree which was cleaned before reassembly ^^)
 
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Subsequently after having reassembled the oil pressure gauge I started the Buick and what a great gift to hear the Buick running on my birthday ! :) 
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2 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:
 
 
Subsequently after having reassembled the oil pressure gauge I started the Buick and what a great gift to hear the Buick running on my birthday ! :) 

 

Happy Birthday !  And many more!

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Hello everyone, since the time I said that I will post a video, here is a small video of the Buick when I took it out of the garage yesterday :) (the camera saturates a little for the sound :/ )

 

 

 

It's been more than 4 years that it has not seen the light of day, suddenly it's photo session of my two cars :) (well 2 out of 3 since there is no second Buick)
So here is my 1969 Buick Electra 225 next to my 2013 Subaru BRZ :) 
 
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We can see what I have left to strip and prepare in bodywork, all the passenger side, the roof, the part behind the rear window and the rear wing. The hood, trunk lid and doors will be self-appointed :) 

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14 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Looks like a good candidate for NC guy's thread "Springtime Buicks".

 

I do not know this gathering, but thank you ! ;)
 
10 hours ago, EmTee said:

She looks great in the sunlight!  And sounds great too!!  ;)

 

Thank you very much EmTee ! :)  

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Good evening everyone, here is the rest of the work and this weekend I had the help of my Brother and my Father
So in a day and a half we strip the roof with its rear upright, the rear wing, the panel between the rear window and the trunk, sand around the trunk (the location of the joint) with place of the wing, and all painted with phosphating and primer, they were of great help to me ! :) 

Make room for the photo with the covering to take care of the roof
 
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Application of phosphate primer
 
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Then around the rear wing, and if the driver side wing was in very good condition, it is not so much for this one.
Formerly repaired, there was at least 1 cm of sealant on the entire wing for nothing, the wing was completely chewed while the wing was damaged in one place
 
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