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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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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.

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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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Hello everyone, here's some news from the Buick :) 

I picked up the upholstery last weekend.

The roof lining cardboard was repaired then a new coating was applied

 

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On the bench, once they had removed the cover, I had sanded and painted the frame as we can see a few posts above, then they redid the returns which was also of blue / green origin, repaired the imitation, padded seats as well as the installation of a canvas to prevent the springs from being in direct contact with the foam and cleaning

 

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Then the small pieces in imitation and fabric that put next to the bench and the rear pillar (sorry for the protective films, they were well put and I preferred to leave them)

 

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With an American friend nearby :) , a very nice Ford Thunderbird convertible being restored :) 

 

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So here it is for the news :) , the Buick is in painting and I will have to reassemble everything else when it is finished. 
Here is :) 

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5 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

Because today is the big day !! :)

It goes to the bodybuilder / painter ! :) 

 

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I am so excited for you.  It's been great watching you restore this car.  I cannot wait to see the final product. 

 

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8 hours ago, dmfconsult said:

Congratulations!  The finish line is in sight where you get to see the pay off from all your hard work.

 

Cheers,

 

Thank you very much dmfconsult ! :) , the bodybuilder will give me a delay of about 3 months (they will have other cars to work too), I will be looking forward to seeing it finished :) 

 

5 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

I am so excited for you.  It's been great watching you restore this car.  I cannot wait to see the final product. 

 

 

thank you very much JohnD1956 :) , I'm glad it's at the bodybuilder / painter and I can't wait to get it back when it's finished :)
Once I have reassembled the interior, the biggest will be done and I will have some elements left :) 

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