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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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4 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

It looks great now.  And it's going to look beautiful when you get some of the chrome pieces back on there.  Congratulations! 


Thank you so much JohnD1956 :)  . I took the windshield and the rear window so that they could put them in place too :) 

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Beautiful work - I mean you and the body shop!  The picture looking down the side shows that all of that effort you put into the metalwork has paid-off handsomely.  The finish line is in sight!  ;)

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On 5/31/2021 at 2:26 AM, EmTee said:

Beautiful work - I mean you and the body shop!  The picture looking down the side shows that all of that effort you put into the metalwork has paid-off handsomely.  The finish line is in sight!  ;)


Thank you so much EmTee ! :) 
Yes I am happy with the result and the reassembly of the parts is soon :)
I will soon post pictures of the Buick with the roof painted :)

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On 5/31/2021 at 1:38 PM, zipdang said:

Bravo! What a delight to see it coming together for you!


Thank you very much zipdang !  :) , I just ordered new clips / fasteners for the windshield rods :) 
I saw that you have asked for information for your Citroen 2cv, do not hesitate to ask me if you need something :)

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Hello everyone, here is some news from the Buick :)
But to begin with I just saw that I did not present to you the purchase that I made in January. This is a January 1978 Dodge Monaco, it comes from Texas :) 












And I went with the Dodge to the bodybuilder to see my Buick :) 






And here is my Buick with the painted roof ! :) 










I would take better photos next time . 
I am really happy with the work of the bodybuilder and the end result !! :) 

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Hello everyone, here is some news from the Buick :) 

To start, 3 pictures of the rims


Before :






Then once sanded, primed and painted :)  :




Then I see with the garage and we fix an appointment to pick up the Buick this Saturday morning at 10:30 am.

Needless to say that of course I haven't slept all night, hoping that everything goes well, that it doesn't rain and I imagined all the possible catastrophes on the road ... :( 

So here we are on Saturday and I'm leaving with my brother and my neighbor (the one who has the Dodge Challenger) with his Pajéro, and of course it rains a little :(

Arrived at the garage, and here are some photos of the vehicles present ! :) 









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Then after a stressful trip where I was just looking in the rearview mirror to see if everything was going well, she arrived home ! :)






 They put up the windshield and the rear window for me too






Then Sunday morning, it's time to reassemble :)

I wanted to start by putting the door windows back on, but first I wanted to put the handle and lock back on (it's more accessible without the window, ...)

Except that I realized that my handle joints are dead , and suddenly I have to order some .

So I was spoiled for choice, and I decided to reassemble the rear wheel surround chrome :) 




Then after almost 2 hours of cleaning, between cleaning with water with a toothbrush and a sponge, rinsed, applied several times of
  "Belgom chromes" (produced as a cream for cleaning chrome) inside and outside, cleaned the screws with Belgom chrome and cleaned and painted black both nuts

Sorry for the pictures, my camera is starting to age and the shine of the chrome doesn't make it look the same at all :( 









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Then reassembly










So here it is for the moment :) , I'm very very  happy that she's back home, and when I see all the pieces I have left, I'm not going to be bored :D  

And this weekend (which is already very busy), I will continue to put together other parts :) 

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16 minutes ago, Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel said:

Outstanding!   So glad to see it back - and a little jealous - but also now your posts will be closer together.  Cheers, 

My first move when getting back from paint is the B U I C K hood letters :)



Thank you very much Ted"wildcat65"nagel !! :) , yes I am very happy and the reassembly will nominally be faster ;) 
I also think soon put the letters B U I C K on the hood :)
Thank you ! :) 

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8 hours ago, lancemb said:

Looking great!!  Is that a factory color by the way?


Thank you very much lancemb ;) , yes it is the original color reference : Trumpet Gold Poly / code 2082 / PNT code 65 /  letter code G ;) 

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Hello everyone :) , little progress on the Buick, this weekend has been very busy and I was able to work on the Buick only part of an afternoon.

And between cleaning the parts to be reassembled and reassembling I couldn't really do much.

@Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel  gave me the idea and so I continued with the Buick lettering for the hood ! :) 


So cleaning




and reassembly :) 








Then to finish, I took care of one of the chrome of the front wing passenger side .

So cleaning (we can see the camera :D , which has taken all the photos since the start of the restoration :D )

It's a shame the chrome is slightly damaged, but otherwise the part is very good. It's a shame in the photo we do not see the shine of the chrome.




I thought that the 4 nuts in this part were in good condition, but in fact they are quite rusty and suddenly I thought sandblasted them to paint them.

But in the meantime a colleague came by and made me see that there was some on the internet, and after knowing the right size I ordered 50 :)

So if I get this this week, I will put this parts back on the wing next weekend :)

Here is the very small step forward :D 

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Good evening everyone, some news from the Buick with the reassembly of certain parts.

Each part is followed before each reassembly, and so it takes time and it seems that not much has been done, but hey I have no choice I will not reassemble a dirty part with rusty screws.

So to continue I took care of the small chrome that put at the top of the front fenders at the level of the windshieldSAM_9123.JPG.0b18880e20bae707890cc3190218edd8.JPG






The screws were in good condition so I just repainted




Then reassembly but I have no photo :( 


Then I took care of the same parts but on the other side, and a little riddle with the deciphering of its references :D 

RH for the passenger side I guess :) 




Then cleaning and painting the screws








I will put the rest of the photos tonight :) 

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Changing the seal / stopper of the "strike" and lubricating the axle




Comparison with the new and original seal, we can see that the new and slightly different but with a very small modification it's good




Painting screws




cleaning the handle and reassembling the first handle






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Then I continued with the chrome surrounds of the front fender wheel.

So to start, sandblasting the original screws, and while sandblasted I also sandblasted the wiper arm screws which will be the next step












Then application of a colorless varnish







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Then I continued by the arms of the windshield wipers




The heads are riveted on the rails and have drilled them and changed the rivets, they cannot be dismantled.

And to keep the original rivets I will leave them. Only the part fixed to the engine is held by two nuts on its ball joint








Sand the rails, paying close attention to the ball joint







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