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Then with my Father and my Brother, we turned the trunk lid several times on itself so that the product went everywhere
Then once the tape is removed I apply white primer to the location of the seal so that the sheet is primed under the new seal
 
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Then application of wax for hollow body inside in addition to the rust killer
 
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12 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

Thank you RivNut ;) 
I have a little question, what color is the interior of the trunk originally for the 1969 Electra? body color, black, ...?
Thank you :) 

Sebastian,

That will be a question that someone else will need to answer. I do not know.  If it's like other Buicks that I've owned, it will be body color. 

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11 hours ago, RivNut said:

Sebastian,

That will be a question that someone else will need to answer. I do not know.  If it's like other Buicks that I've owned, it will be body color. 

 

11 hours ago, dmfconsult said:

My 67 Electra is body color inside the  trunk.  Every late 60's/early 70's is painted body color.  Thinking about it, I don't think I've ever seen a post war buick with the inside of the trunk painted anything other than body color.

 

Hello, okay thank you for your answers ;) .
It is not easy to find information on the internet or in books, I will try to find some old photos to see :) 
Thank you for the information ;) 
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5 hours ago, dmfconsult said:

Just saw a picture of a 69 LeSabre and it looked to have the splatter paint finish for the inside of the trunk. My 67 Electra is body color but uses cardboard liners to give a nicer finished look. 

 

Hello, ok thank you very much for the information ;) .
So there would be a change from 1967 to 1969?
Thank you ;) 
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someone with a 69 or later Electra should chime in here.  The LeSabre was a "lower" model, so not sure if the Electra's received different treatment in the trunk.  I know skylarks have the splatter paint instead of body color, but it's possible Buick did a bit more work on the higher line cars. 

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For a 72 Centurion. Underside of trunk lid plus the gutter and hinge boxes are body color. The rear tailight panel is body color. The trunk floor and quarter panels are essentially satin black. 

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On 8/26/2020 at 6:31 PM, Smartin said:

LeSabre trunk will have splatter paint, Electra won’t...it will be sloppy body color with all the trunk boards covering virtually all of the trunk sides.  It will also have a felt-like trunk mat to cover the floor.  The LeSabre will only have a rubber trunk mat.

 

Sorry for the delay in responding, I had a problem on my computer with the last forum update.
Thank you for your answer 😉 , when I stripped my trunk I only found body-colored paint on the panel (interior side) of the rear lights in the trunk. I did not find any body paint on the floor and the interiors of the rear fenders.

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On 8/29/2020 at 5:32 AM, JohnD1956 said:

For a 72 Centurion. Underside of trunk lid plus the gutter and hinge boxes are body color. The rear tailight panel is body color. The trunk floor and quarter panels are essentially satin black. 

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thank you very much for the photos and the information 😉
When I stripped the paint from the trunk I also found body paint on the rear headlights panel (interior side)

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Hello everyone, here is the "little" continuation of the work
I then took care of the engine cover that I had to apply the phosphating primer
 
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Application of white primer (the interior had already been done)
 
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Then I took care of the last piece of bodywork that remains to be stripped, which is the "Fender skirt" on the passenger side. The driver's side had already been done.
So sandblasting
 
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The other side was also primed but I forgot to take pictures.

Here is where I am at the moment 😊
I still have much more to do before she goes painting 😊

I still have:

- Arranged something that I don't like on the front fender on the passenger side, paint the inside of the fender then reassemble the two front fenders.

- Paint the inside of the trunk

- paint the inside of the engine cover

Normally this is all I have left for it to go into painting :), and at the same time I will take some items to the saddler to take back and I will take care of the bonnet hinges, the ventilation box of the bezel back , ... 😊
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Hello, I have been looking for "nut retainers" for a while to maintain the bottom of my front fenders on the Buick.
I had to cut out the original nut retainers to be able to remove the front fenders, but I can't find new ones.
Here is a diagram with the dimensions, I'm sorry the measurements are in centimeter ( centimètre (cm) ) 
If anyone can help me find this, thanks 😊.
 
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3 hours ago, old-tank said:

Search "cage nut' and "clip nut".

Hello thank you old-tank 😊

Is this good ?
 
 
or :
 

Normally it's 3/8 if I'm not mistaken.
I only find this nut J type , do you know if there are the screws included in the ad ?
Thank you 😊

 

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On 9/4/2020 at 12:39 AM, old-tank said:

Probably does not include the screw (bolt).  Search 3/8-16 screw or bolt.

 

 

like this for example ?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Thread-Cutting-Plated-Serrated-Slotted/dp/B00GX15RRQ/ref=sr_1_33?c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Machine+Screws&qid=1599218919&refinements=p_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A11433974011&sr=8-33&ts_id=16403531

 

or

 

https://www.amazon.com/Thread-Cutting-Plated-Serrated-Slotted/dp/B00GX15XG6/ref=psdc_16410611_t3_B00GX15RRQ

 

or 

 

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/UNC-SET-SCREWS-FULL-and-PART-THREADED-BOLTS-A2-STAINLESS-STEEL-1-4-5-16-3-8-1-2/283603963880?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item42081d0fe8:g:9n8AAOSwAB5db9jr&enc=AQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickk7PdDazAlGltMLJlUhrWsD8Z26qcQ9TBsVp6pQ%2F6OgPzJ4z4zYgSpocYIHaHcIZuC%2F4LFSPmEt7ZNKzmwOL4oOZ48tbw3w0do0Ia2QiPdmvA%2BsbsgaDwsEIq6kte25wLFe54Faaog0Vluc5ACraNet84OzTi7%2FDMw6ldFVfAye%2BBGJQMr5qNBxetkDIXyWCYomtPIBD7aQ3wVTYtwdfHYWx0lbRhuNPJ5OvaI%2FNrp1mJnr07VbNirPyqa77ZKfNRinTaOl3n%2FrjyTQE02dErMLf4O1C1xBTsMF5EY6%2BONDqiZeT9pGC5ZeAH7jxuHC7AlCpM%2FFpu3DD1HkfcgPIQHwcAOHJPtuuxaWRE%2BdOpis4GgUTLTXLFep1C%2BArXn6MwyEhKv7ti9LbIzVyA8TNbwbaj4Ad%2BEegBIL3wjZyH1De4Jhxa9Z%2FbaELFMFVL8CS3kGF3hK7xXgzW3to8ykhl6h975EAppXsNGWx8JNQ0EWPGK5cC%2BhWh%2BiCrVQzHuIokcSFKMtUcGejYwL2tZlXCtRVDRkC3gGrRpl0x8OOIQALqNNOjY9RCwSJWpunmrx9FQW9W7OS%2B39af9ASU0JpDDnsZa7HeW%2BOQIgqlarO1eVIlaGew7S15o1KZyrWvEekF8sPmK5jXCnvhxZwPT96Dim2AxJuGphUDE%2BNBY5%2FqxXJqL3LKGClbO10M88HQJkHLapIhaXd7Y9xXtp6BE93XqJmaU%2BoIIIKq4Muv9gswf9uo6vWr9k%2FnvCTA4%2FE5LEMkg&checksum=2836039638803e22251735b54927943d9898865c6af3

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