sebastienbuick

Restore my buick electra 1969 :)

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Good evening, I finally received my buick flag that I had ordered on the internet ! :D

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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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Make sure you save this part!  That is impossible to find, and it is just plastic.

 

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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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10 hours ago, JamesBulldogMiller55Buick said:

I like to see the Buick's restoration !

 

Thank you !  :) 

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 I'm just getting myself caught up with your recent progress, and as always, the work you're doing looks great!

Keith

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1 hour ago, Buicknutty said:

 I'm just getting myself caught up with your recent progress, and as always, the work you're doing looks great!

Keith

thank you Buicknutty ! :) 

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

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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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nice hard work.  nice looking frame.

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Thank you Gary;), this weekend I will continue the work :).
I will put other pictures in the next week normally

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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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For the next step, I would make the two pieces of metal to redo on the top of the panel (what I painted in phosphating paint)

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Amazing, where do you find all time to do all this work. Nice to see that you do, and it will look great when you are done

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Hello thank you LeCat :) 
I work the weekend to the maximum and when I can I work there in the evening during the week when I return from work  :) .

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Hello all, here is some news of the works :).
After having made my piece of metal I start to cut out the dead pieces.
And I saw that there was more damage than expected.
Of origin there were two bumpy metal overlay and this caused this problem :(

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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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