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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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Hello, here is the rest of the restoration.
After finishing the box linkage, I dismantled and painted my transmission shaft (I had already sanded it, ...). I then took care of the gearbox, after a day of cleaning (scrub the grease, clean with thinner and brush with the metal brush mounted on drill), I then pass two coats of rustol so that the box has speed Remains as its (as of origin).

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22 hours ago, GARY F said:

Nice work.  How are you going to do the bottom? pan.

 

Thanks gary;).
I ordered the kit of joints for the gearbox but I still did not receive it.
And as soon as I receive it, put the box with speed upright (vertical) on the front of the box, as its I could finish the bottom :)

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Hello all, here is some news of the restoration.
Waiting to receive the seals of gearbox, I continue the work on the front of the car.
As you can see in the first few pages of the subject, I worked on the chassis and underbody and stopped at the engine.
Now that everything is disassembled I was able to work on what to stay.
I first remove the ventilation system with the small heating radiator as well as other small parts.
I then advance the car so that the front is out to be able to sanded.
After having protected everything I began to sander.
So I put on a day of sandblasting (whole Sunday), and in the evening when I returned from work I applied phophate paint and then the primary paint, then I applied anti-gravity on the frame (light gray ) And finally I apply black finish paint on the chassis.
I will finish painting the panel of the box in black as soon as I could

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Hello everyone, here is some news of the buick :)
After finishing the chassis I start to do the repair of the front panel.
I made 4 pieces of metal, so I cut, weld and pretreated in phosphating paint, then in primary paint.
When I would have finished the other two places of the panel repaired I would paint all its black paint finish

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Hello to all, here is some news of the works.
I work on the large panels of the compartment.
I cut and then redone the pieces of metal that had to be made then I applied phosphating paint and primary paint.
For the first piece (next to the large ventilation hole) I apply as original the paste to seal the paint once finished.
I then did the same work for the rest.
I then stripped the top of the panel, then I applied phosphating paint (light green).
I then switch from "BDR" (product that neutralizes rust) inside this panel.

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So I unpack this piece (the lining) and you can see that there was a big hole underneath.
So I cut out the rusty part and redo this piece.
Instead of doing with metal pieces as original, I chose to do with only one thicker piece to catch the two metal thickener.
And as his, will no longer rust between the two pieces.

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Then, after the paint is dried I start to take care of the piece of metal to be welded.
Original the lining was "pointed" (welding machine in the factory) but this machine I did not.
I then proceeded differently, I pierced three hole in the double and in the metal parts of I made to put instead the rivet.
But before that I apply a seal between the two pieces (joints that use in the car manufacturing plant).
I then start to make some welding point to position the parts then I then finished and painted

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I then cut out as I could (there is not much room at this place to cut and work), then after removing the rust I applied a product (green) which kills the rust up at the root :) .
After this product is dry, I apply phosphating paint, primer paint and black finish paint.
After doing this, I was able to solder my new metal.

I then repack the entire piece of the panel and then painted in primary and finish paint.

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Then yesterday the company specialize in radiators call me to tell me it was finished :).
Apparently the radiator was very clogged, and once it was unclogging they were seen that the radiator was pierced in several places; It was a real colander.
They therefore change all the "honeycomb" (all the central part that looks like a grid), it is appreciated to clean and painted :).
So I can tomorrow remount the radiator and assembled the two parts of the heater box on the car :)

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I then took care of the ice wiper motor.
I demounted a few pieces then sanded, I then varnished in 3 coats this piece.
I also clean the hoses, test the pistons for the wiper fluid.
I then clean and varnished the large black hood of the mechanism.
I also redid the motor reference sticker

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Beautiful work! I wish I had the talent to do these types of things, but I don't have the space, time, or accessibility to tooling to even think about learning. Where I live, it's also illegal to paint outside without a roller, and my neighbors were nosy and stiff. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to seeing it all back together!

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Hello  , thank you Beemon ! :) 
I live in the countryside and I do not have a lot of neighbors :), one of my neighbor is my great father and the other neighbor are of old acquaintance so I'm not bothered by that;).
Normally next week I get the spi out of box (this was not the right one I had).
I will make pictures soon.

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hello, here are some news from the buick.
Last weekend I busied myself to finish the box at speed.
I change the seal that I have to make and I clean the case of box.
I then apply Rustol (colorless rustproof).
all the joints that I change are not in picture

it will remain to me to paint in black the tube of entrance of the oil

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hello, here is some news of the work.
after finishing the gearbox, I took care of the cross that supports the gearbox.
I therefore sandblast, apply a phosphating paint and a primary paint.
I then apply antigravillon and a finishing paint.
a crazy crossing finished, I started this weekend to remove the screws silentblocs crate.
I will finish this weekend.
I will also soon receive new silentbloc and steering ball joints :)

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