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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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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.
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Hello, here is the rest of the restoration.
I finished this part, I painted with a phosphating paint, then painted with a primary paint and after I painted with anti-gravity on the lower part.
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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.
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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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Good evening, I give some news of the restoration :)
I finished sandblasting and painting the right side of the front train, tomorrow afternoon I'll look for the new ball joints with other parts, I would put pictures this weekend or next week :)

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Hello, here are the photos :).
So as I said, I sand the parts of the front train (left side) then painted by phosphating.
I also go to get the parts I ordered :), and the patella, and other parts will arrive later.
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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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Yes thank you  john and also this piece was for the next question. When I buy the buick, this piece was already broken, I would like to know if it was still possible to find? Or to make it with a 3D implements?
thank you

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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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A thank you john;), I will try to repair it then.
Thank you wndsofchng06, as I say often, I am a very great passionate of america, I find this country beautiful and I like its history, and I like
Enormously all American cars :)

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