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Hello everyone, here are some pictures of this weekend :).
as we can see, there was a great sun to work this weekend :).
so I finished and weld the little piece I made.
after grinding the welds, I position the hunk and weld and then I grind the welds.

I also apply antirust (green bottle) in the transom.
once poured, with a luff (compressor), I blow on the product to spread across the cross.
soon I will apply "hollow body" (a fat product that protects and amputates the rust to settle)


next week end I will finish some small finishing and I will paint the new part.
here for this weekend :)

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Hello everyone, here are some pictures of the work of this weekend :).
I finished grinding the welds under the floor.
I then painted phosphatant paint on both sides of the piece I made.
then I painted it in dark gray primary paint.
I then detach the support body / body rear right. Thinking that there was only this part of the patient but in fact there is also the floor of the floor of the trunk that is damaged at this place.
I must redo the support body / body and the trunk floor at this location.
this weekend I will start to reproduce that.
here is :)

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Hello everyone, here are some pictures of this weekend :).
so I started to make a new support. for that I proceed step by step.
I first made the bottom part, the top and a band that goes around the support.
then I cut the part of the floor of the box or was to fix the support.
I then cut the two liners that remain on the wheel well and on the floor of the trunk.
I then grind the rust on the wheel arch and I applied rust-proof (acid-based); it's a product that blocks the pores of the metal and prevents the metal from breathing and thus oxidizing.
Originally the lining was pointing to the wheel arch, so I made holes in my new lining to weld the two pieces together.
next week end I will finish welding the second liners and the rest of the pieces that I made.

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thank you very much zipdang :) 
and no I'm not old ^^, I'm just 23 years old ;)
I get information on the internet, I have friends who gives me advice, I watch video ... and with all this I get better at knowing how to do :)
and when the buick is finished, I have to do the same with my father's 1984 Peugeot 205gti ; and after we have restored a renault juvaquatre 1955.
I would have lived in America to restore abandoned wreck in fields, ... :)

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hello everyone, here are some news from the buick :).
so I finished the support and the new piece of the trunk floor.
I made holes to weld, I also painted the inside of the support before assembling everything.
and then I solder this piece to the floor of the trunk.
next weekend I will start the other side of the chest :)

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hello everyone, here are some news of the work  :) .
after finishing the right side of the trunk, I start the left side.
I first detach the support and floor of the trunk; then I cut the piece of the floor and then the support.
we can see on the pictures that there was a lot of rust in the support:.
so I start to make another support :) .
normally this weekend I will finish

 

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hello everyone, here are some news from the buick.
on the first photo we can see a brand new tool that I buy :), it's a metal shears :)
so I continue the piece of the floor with its support.
I first made the tape on the wheel arch and I applied rust-inhibiting (acid-based rust-proofing) and then the return of the floor.
I then painted in phosphatant, primary and black paint the interreiur of the support.
I then made holes in both parts to weld them.
this weekend I will finish grinding the welds and solder the pieces in the trunk :)

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hello, here are some news from the buick :)
so I finished the support in the trunk, after having welded, I painted in phosphatant and a primary paint.
then I tackled the lining of the back beach in the trunk. there is not much room to work and it's not easy to take pictures ^^
in the photos we do not see the missing part because of the rust.
that's why I made the missing part in red on a picture.
luckily, the other side is in good condition and I can use this side as a model.
so I reproduced in metal the same piece.
this weekend I will continue and it will be necessary that I have the support of the hinge of the trunk is welded to the wheel well and the top of the trunk: /

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Hello everyone, here's some news from the buick.
I first pointed out the hinge support of the trunk to have better access to the lining of the back beach.
I bought myself a "copier of form" to have the same shape and even folds.
I then proceeded step by step and it starts to look like something :).
there is still a lot of step to finish the lining.
I will continue this weekend and normally I will finish it :)

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hello everyone, here are some news from the buick :).
I sanded and passed an antirust on the backside of the lining.
I then painted in phosphatant, primary and finish the inside of the lining and the hidden part.
I also sanded and painted the part of hinge support fixataion on the wheel well (I put some paper on the parts to weld on the wheel arch to be able to weld on a clean part)
I also cut and redone a piece of the lining because it was damaged in the corner (the piece was pierced)
I then solder my new lining and painted in phosphatant and primary :)
this weekend I will weld the support hinge :)

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I then solder my new lining and painted in phosphatant and primary :)
this weekend I will weld the support hinge :)

 

Sebastian, may I ask a question?  When you say you soldered a piece in, is this the same as when you say you welded something?  Or two different processes?

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13 hours ago, GARY F said:

 

 

14 hours ago, GARY F said:

Again, Great work you do.  I bet you can't wait  to get out of that trunk.

thank you very much  GARY F ;) , I would be happy when the safe will be finished  :) 

 

11 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

I then solder my new lining and painted in phosphatant and primary :)
this weekend I will weld the support hinge :)

 

Sebastian, may I ask a question?  When you say you soldered a piece in, is this the same as when you say you welded something?  Or two different processes?

 

Hello JohnD1956 :) , I apologize for the translation, I do not speak much English (I try to learn :)), and I use google translator (and the translator makes mistakes).
yes indeed when I say "welded a piece", "welded a piece of metal" ... are the same thing.
I weld with a post welded gas (in France it's called a mig) for all the piece of metal that I do :)
excuse me again for the translation :(

 

9 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 Great work. I've had to do work in exactly the same areas on my wife's '68 Wildcat.

 Keith

 

thank you very much  Buicknutty :) , the 68 wildcat is beautiful  :wub:
we do not see well on the photos, but there is not much room to work at this place ^^

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hello everyone, here are some news from the buick :).
After two, three adjustment, I set up and soldered my hinge bracket.
then I sanded the whole box and applied rust in various places.
I then dismount bodywork elements to avoid painting them, I also remove the ventilation block to be able to paint.
I then apply phosphating primer throughout the trunk :).
next week end, I apply some primary paint

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18 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

hello and thank you  GARY F :) , I almost finished in the trunk, I still have to apply a primary paint and the original paint (gold / caramel color)

 

I think the original paint is the grey specked (with white), not gold or any variation of brown.  But it is mostly covered up with the cardboard panels and the black rug, so it's probably not that critical.

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10 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

I think the original paint is the grey specked (with white), not gold or any variation of brown.  But it is mostly covered up with the cardboard panels and the black rug, so it's probably not that critical.

 

hello, the original color of the car is gold / caramel (like the one pictured below), and the trunk is also of this color. but indeed as you say, there are black cardboard fairings in the trunk and a black carpet.

the gray speck that you say is the phosphating paint that I apply in the trunk, there is a shade of color because the paint was not dry when I made the photo.

 

 

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The grey speckled paint I am talking about is this, which Is the paint in the trunk of my 1969 Buick GS

 

 

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However, your car could have been painted body color.  I am aware of at least one 1967  Skylark where the entire trunk area is painted body color.  That car was built and sold in Canada.  This is the only one I've ever seen like that, and it looks original.

 

Note, the under side of the trunk lid, and the welt where the trunk seal is attached are painted the color of the body.  This speckled paint is on the floor and wheel wells in my GS.  I cannot remember what was on my former 1969 Electra's.  But if you want, I will contact the Buick Clubs technical advisor to find out and let you know.

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