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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


sebastienbuick
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Good evening and Happy New Year!
Here is a picture of the restoration of the buick, and a photo of the peugeot 205 gti (1984) of my brother :)
I almost finished this piece, I still have parts and paint solders to do.
I also use "anti-gravity" to protect the metal.
Normally I finished this piece this week and.SAM_2729.JPGSAM_2730.JPGSAM_2731.JPGSAM_2739.JPGSAM_2740.JPGSAM_2741.JPGSAM_2742.JPGSAM_2743.JPGSAM_2750.JPGSAM_2751.JPGSAM_2752.JPGSAM_2753.JPGSAM_2754.JPGSAM_2755.JPGSAM_2756.JPGSAM_2757.JPGSAM_2767.JPGSAM_2768.JPGSAM_2772.JPGSAM_2773.JPGSAM_2777.JPGSAM_2779.JPGSAM_2780.JPGSAM_2782.JPGSAM_2783.JPGSAM_2784.JPGSAM_2785.JPG

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On 11/6/2016 at 1:03 PM, sebastienbuick said:

hello, here is the result of the work of this weekend.
I cut and form metal sheets, I must finish the other metal sheets that are thicker.
I'll start with the least damaged side to have a model for the other side.SAM_2184.JPGSAM_2185.JPGSAM_2186.JPGSAM_2187.JPGSAM_2188.JPGSAM_2189.JPGSAM_2190.JPGSAM_2191.JPGSAM_2192.JPGSAM_2193.JPGSAM_2194.JPGSAM_2195.JPGSAM_2196.JPGSAM_2197.JPGSAM_2199.JPGSAM_2200.JPGSAM_2201.JPGSAM_2203.JPGSAM_2204.JPGSAM_2205.JPGSAM_2206.JPGSAM_2207.JPGSAM_2208.JPGSAM_2209.JPGSAM_2210.JPGSAM_2211.JPGSAM_2212.JPGSAM_2213.JPG

bead blasting and painting of all those small parts add to the finished car..  nice work

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These parts look great, but I have two questions. 

#1, should the bushings/spindles/balljoints/etc all be covered before sandblasting to prevent damage?  If so, what does one use? 

#2, for the price, will you be installing new springs instead of re using some that may be very old? 

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Hello, I have to sand the whole but I will put the screws, ball joint and joint in new piece.

I will remove the old ball joint with a press, and put new ball-joint with the same press.
When everything will go up I would paint the sets of the pieces in black as original.
I also protected the wheel axle to not paint it, it will just grease it.

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Hello everyone, I just give some news :)
I finally find the rare pieces, front brake discs! :), I have to contact a person situate in america and if all are well it find me this and it is going to order them :)
I also disassemble my stabilizer bar and I sand it and painted in phosphating paint.
I have also done the same to the front brake caliper and to the support of the stabilizing bar.
I will put pictures soon.

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Hello to all, here is some news.
I have to dismantle, sand and paint the stabilizer bar, stabilizer bar support, and brake caliper.
I also painted in primer paint (in dark gray) the parts of the front side train driver.
For the caliper, I first push the pistons well so that nothing passes, I also put a screw for not the sand to enter the brake fluid circuit

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Hello to all, here is some news of this weekend.
I took out the engine, the gearbox and the transmission shaft.
I also remove the steering box to sanding and repainting, I also sand the hoses of the steering box and apply rustol.
I then sandblade the box linkage and painted a color that brings it closer to the origin.
Normally this weekend I clean the box so that it regains the color of aluminum and I would apply rustol for the finish. I would drain the box and I would change the joints too.

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Can a 3d printer print a hollow cavity? Probably have to print a front and back and bond them. But I fixed mine by using silicone glue and then making a "U" shaped bracket to hold it tight to the firewall.  Wasn't pretty, bit it worked and most people would never question it.

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