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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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22 hours ago, EmTee said:

I can hardly wait -- so you must be really excited!  ;)

 

Thanks EmTee :) , yes I can't wait to see the painted Buick ! :wub: .
I went to see the garage on Friday that is going to paint the buick, and they almost finished an 80's BMW and they almost finished a very nice 90's Dodge Viper too :wub: .
Normally they will finish the BMW and the dodge this week and the next, and then I'll take the Buick :)
I'll put pictures when she gets there ;) 

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Good evening everyone, the Buick will soon be painted and on Saturday morning I took to the saddler some items that were to be restored :) .

There will be things to do :

 

On the back of the rear seat :

 

- redo the green / blue fabric of the outline which is rusty

-remove for sandblasting of the reinforcement, then painting

-cleaning of fabric and imitation leather

-checking the springs / foams

 

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On the seat of the rear bench :

 

- redo the green / blue fabric of the outline which is rusty

-remove for sandblasting of the reinforcement, then painting

-cleaning of fabric and imitation leather

-repair the imitation leather which is tearing in the corner

-checking the springs / foams

 

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Then the rear shelf and the two sides that go down between the rear seat and the rear doors :

-repair the cardboard as originally with the speaker holes, ...

- redo the fabric of the rear shelf with a small green / blue band

-repair the imitation leather on the two small sides

 

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Then to finish, redo the headliner :) 

 

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I am also working on a friend's 1969 Cadillac Eldorado.
We restore the body.
So here it is or in its works for the moment :) 

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And the same for the hinges

 

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Then to finish, the screws of the hinges

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We do not realize it in the photos but the sanding on the bench is very long with all these springs, rods, frames, place not accessible, ..., and painting is not easy too :D 

 Then I took all this to the saddler on Tuesday evening :) 

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17 hours ago, valk said:

Good Lord, Sebastian, is there any nut or screw on your car you haven’t touched and restored? You’ll know more about this car than anybody once your done. Bravo and keep plowing ahead.

 

Thank you very much Valk :) , it's true that working on the Buick I know every little corner of the car well, I know how it is made :) 
Thank you !  ;)

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