195354

1953 Convertible project

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After reviewing your hard work, I'll not let anyone tell me that my 1952 45R series baby Buick isn't worth the effort. Very inspirational progress.

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This project is my therapy after working. I am trying to keep moving steadily forward it is has more twist and turns then I expected. Learning paint is a new experience . Thanks for all the  positive comments 

Stee 

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The radiator strap has rusted where soldered to the upper tank. I had this repaired about a year ago; I am surprised to see this. Should I clean it up, use a rust encapsulator, and paint over this area?

I now need to locate or source all the correct bolts and washers needed. I am trying to locate all the needed parts when I take a break doing rust repair.  

 The paint I used on the inner fenders is not very tough. I can scratch it very easy.  After I have the body ready and installed I might paint these with a different product. Part of the learning curve I guess.

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, 195354 said:

The radiator strap has rusted where soldered to the upper tank.

Common problem from the acid a flux used.  Try the rust encapsulator.

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I am trying to position the tab that welds on the floor for the power seat. I never had a good way to make a pattern on this before I removed what was left of the floor.  If anyone has a picture and a few measurements on the correct location, it would be a great help.  I have looked at my parts book and what I have for the track and I do not see how the seat track works, I must be short on a few key parts.   

Once this tab is in place I am done with the lower rust repair. Then I have rust in a few other places that need repair it is all high window frame and trunk upper seal area.

 My seat track I am using for a pattern is not much good I have another one but it is in storage and buried  

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Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your diff color is pretty darn close.  When I did my 1950 I believe I used Red Oxide primer as the paint.

 

Nice Job on your project.

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