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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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On 3/6/2021 at 4:37 PM, zipdang said:

Fantastic! Congratulations! We're all looking forward to the continued progress. Thank you for sharing your adventure!

 

Thank you very much zipdang ! :) , I will put pictures as soon as I have news :) 

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Watching the quality of work that you do, I am surprised that you did not paint it yourself.  I cannot imagine even a "professional" shop doing any better.  Painting is easy...it is the preparation that is hard.

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9 hours ago, old-tank said:

Watching the quality of work that you do, I am surprised that you did not paint it yourself.  I cannot imagine even a "professional" shop doing any better.  Painting is easy...it is the preparation that is hard.

 

Thank you very much, I prefer to paint by a professional so that the result is the best :) .
Maybe I will do a gloss polish at the end to make the painting even better :) .

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  • 2 weeks later...

Good evening, here is some little news from the Buick.

Friday of the week before (2 week) the bodybuilder asked me if I could take him the hardware for the front fenders and I realized that I had only sanded and primed the hardware for one wing.

So last weekend I sanded the 34 parts (screws, nuts, clips, shims, ...) of the second wing as well as the bolts of the hinges of the engine cover.

So sandblasting (photos of some sandblasted pieces, I did not put all the photos)

 

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After giving that to the bodybuilder, he told me he was going to get the paint this week, and he painted the inside of the hood as well as the hinges.

And the bodybuilder took pictures that he sent me afterwards

 

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So there you have it for the Buick news :) 

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2 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

 

It's good it's ready and I can take it to the bodybuilder, and I'm going there Tuesday afternoon (of last week).

And the Buick was on display with some girlfriends :) 

 

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  Looks like there is more Buick than the two Porche's combined...😃

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Hello everyone, the bodybuilder sent me pictures last week :) 

 

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And paint on the inside of the trunk ! :) 

 

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and painting the inside of the trunk lid, engine cover and fender before it remained to be done :) 

 

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Then I went there Friday afternoon (of last week) to bring him some parts, and the surprise! everything was reassembled :) 

 

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And the bodybuilder made a joke :D 

 

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It had been 5 years since I had seen my Buick with the front face going up, and it's been a pleasure! :) 

This week he is in charge of finishing the adjustments and taking care of the rest of the bodywork :) 

  

Then here is the Ford Thunderbird from the garage which is in bodywork :) 

 

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10 hours ago, GARY F said:

Looking great. I love those big Buicks.

 

Thank you very much  GARY F ! :) 

9 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Wow! I am very excited for you.  Soon you will be finished.  And it will be Buickful!

 

Thank you very much JohnD1956 :)  , yes I am very happy, and I am happy to see that the front is back up :) 
He will take care of the bodywork this week :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Good evening everyone, here is some news from the Buick :) 

So here are some pictures that the bodybuilder sent me :)

To start he sanded the car with several blocks

 

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Then he noticed a small deformation on the engine cover and on top of that he had taken hail

 

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Then he took care of straightening the rear wing on the passenger side which had had a shock

 

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Then application of various putty for the finish

 

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Then once after having sanded everything, passage in the cabin

 

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Then protection

 

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Then application of a green primer

 

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Then application of a gray filling primer

 

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This was last week, and he's letting it dry all week and he'll tackle the finish paint next week ! :) 

So here it is for the news, I'm super happy :) 

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Good evening everyone, the bodybuilder sent me some pictures yesterday.

He wet sanded the Buick on Monday and Tuesday, and it was surface ! :D 

 

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Then Wednesday, PAINTING !!! :) 

 

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I am super happy with the result, since the time I was waiting for this moment ! :) 

He also sent me a video and saw better :wub: :wub:, I'll try to post it too.

It still remains to make the roof in white, the varnish, ... :) 

So here it is for the news, I'm really happy :) 

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14 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

WOW! THAT LOOKS FABULOUS!

 

 

Thank you very much JohnD1956 ! :) , I am very happy with the result ! :wub:  :) 

 

13 hours ago, GARY F said:

Outstanding. Great color. Wait til you get all the chrome back on.

 

Thank you very much GARY F , I really like this color :wub: .
It remains to paint the roof white, ... , I can't wait to see the final result ! :) 

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Good evening everyone, here is some news from the Buick :) 

I went there Friday afternoon of last week :) 

 

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Then then they put her on with some girlfriends :) 

 

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I went back there yesterday and the roof was painted too ! :) .
I will put the photos soon :) .
I am very happy with the result, the bodybuilder has worked well! :) 

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1 hour ago, valk said:

Looks fantastic...hoping those are just shop wheels so you can move it around. Otherwise they need attention! 

 

thank you so much valk :) 
Yes I'll be working on the wheels when the car is finished ! ;) 

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