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Restore my buick electra 1969 :)


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Hello everyone, here are some pictures of the advanced work :).
despite the cold setting and the night falling very quickly I could find a moment to work on it.
I finally have almost finished removing all the blocks, you can see the picture of the support of the block go to the floor of the safe.
the driver side support is aesthetically clean but the passenger side is very sick, it is perforated by rust at various locations.
we can also see from the inside of the box at the level of the support block, that the sheet is already well attacked. it will be necessary at the moment that I redo some pieces of sheet metal at this location.
I then cut out with the hole saw two holes above the bolt that is housed in the support of go block and once cut, the small support that was supposed to hold the bolt of the block sill held nothing ^^ , there is a lot of rust, I understand better why its turn in the emptiness now.
and for the other side, the same thing, full of rust: /. the white paste that we see is the body seal that I put a little while ago to consolidate the support of the block block, to prevent it collapses over time.
now that this is in sight, tomorrow (normally) I dismount the last two silentbloc in the trunk.
I'll put another picture when it's done.

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I sold it a little over a year ago. I wasn't looking for one, but this car showed up and it was too good a deal to pass up. I purchased it out of long-term storage and made it roadworthy again. Shortly after that, someone came along and made a great offer to buy it, so I sold it and made a few dollars.

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Hello everyone, here is some news from the buick :).
this weekend, I disassemble the rear lights and the tank.
I then with the help of several people, lift the body of the chassis.
once the chassis remove, I go back the rear wheel.
as can be seen in the previous photos, I had sandblasted the front of the chassis.
So I continued to sand where I stopped. I then painted in phosphatant to prevent it from rusting in the week.
next week end I continued sandblasted and I will dismount the rear deck :)

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A question please:

I have never done sandblasting, seeing a tarp under the frame, are you able to reuse the sand? 

Is it possible to filter out the rust / paint particles therefore saving sand costs? 

 

I really appreciate your detailed restoration pictures.

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18 hours ago, zipdang said:

Looking Good!

hello

 

 thank you zipdang! ;) 

 

16 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Are you going to replace the mufflers and the fuel/brake lines along the frame?

 

the exhaust lines are new (they are 3 years old).
on the other hand yes I will replace the fuel pipe and brake along the frame ;) .

 

2 hours ago, dei said:

A question please:

I have never done sandblasting, seeing a tarp under the frame, are you able to reuse the sand? 

Is it possible to filter out the rust / paint particles therefore saving sand costs? 

 

I really appreciate your detailed restoration pictures.

 

thank you dei :) 
with a large tarpaulin, yes we recover a lot of sand.
using 2 bag in the afternoon, recupére almost 1 and a half bag.
and with this method I can reuse filtered sand 3 times.
it requires a very fine filter, I use a kitchen mixer to be filtered and its very good ;) 

 

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Hello everyone
I did not have time to work much this weekend on the buick but here are some pictures.
I also received pieces that I ordered :).
this afternoon I continue sandblasting the right side of the chassis to the wheel.
I then painted it phosphating.
I will continue next week end :)

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Hello everyone ! :)
here is some news from the buick, so I finished sanding the frame for the moment.
I then finished applying the phosphatant paint.
I then disassemble the fuel and brake pipe along the frame, and then I sandblasted at the location of the pipe on the frame.
I then apply the phosphatant paint.
after doing that, I applied some primary paint (dark gray).
the next step (the next weekend) will be to dismantle the rear deck with the arms that lie to him to be able to sand them.

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good evening to all, here are some pictures of the continuation of the work.

so for the rest, I dismount the 4 arms of the bridge, the springs and the bridge.

I then sanded element by element and then proceeded in the same steps as the rest (phosphating primer, dark gray primer, anti grit and black finish paint).

after several reflection I have in fact the test the silentblocs of origin simply because it is in very good state (to check by the garage of American and mechanic colleague).

so I painted like the rest of the silentblocs a thread necessarily ^^

I ordered the two small rubber of the "small link" which connects the plate corrector to the arm.

I then finished sandblasting the frame by finishing the part hidden by the bridge, I then painted it by phosphating and ... (like the rest), I also did that on both elbow of the exhaust Because they were rusty, I do not think there is a lot of heat in this place (I would see).

I also sanded the small part of the arms that was hidden, and then prepare like the rest.

Then I took care of the bridge, after disassembling the shock absorbers I protect with good tape and tarpaulins which are a bit afraid for sanding, I then applied the same product as the rest. Then before finishing the painting, I will first empty, change the joints and refuel the bridge, and then I paint it.

normally I take care of that next weekend

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Hello and thank you Zipdang ! :) 
the snow is beautiful but it's cold ^^
in many parts of France there is also a lot of snow, there is even a place in France where there is snow cable that there is the road surrounded by walls 12 meters high !   : /  .
but here in the south of France in Montauban, we have good weather, a little rain but overall it's good :) 

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Hello everyone, here is some news from the buick :).
While waiting to receive the joints for the rear deck, I start the work on the floor of the trunk.
When I bought the buick in 2013, me and a friend had to temporarily fix a small part of the trunk by welding a piece of metal and putting the paw on it.
now I cut this pieces to make something cleaner and stronger.
it can be seen that this part was rusting and puncturing.
I have with the cardboard redone several piece then reproduce them in metal and solder them together.
once the new part finished, I sold it to the original one which was in good condition.
I then sand this piece.

I will put the following pictures tonight
normally this weekend I finish some finishing on this piece and I weld it in the trunk :)

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Hello everyone, here are some pictures of this weekend :).
After sandblasting and applying the phosphating paint on the piece I made, I did some adjustment and cutting.
I also saw that around this piece in the chest there was repair to do.
part is placed on the cross, so I detach and cut this piece to be able to remove it, we can see the cross below.
I then redid this piece, next week end I grind the welds and I finish some finishing.

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