69 cat progress

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by racenu, May 21, 2020.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Jarrod, I got the body bushings from Todd at, Stage 1 Restoration.com
    They are specifically for the A body cars but the quality seems really good.
    Once the body comes off, you are heading down the rabbit hole....I just realized I pulled the body off in 2017 but don’t regret how long this has taken time and money wise. There’s only one way to do a Buick...no shortcuts. Good luck
     
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  2. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Thanks, yeah I’ve been down that rabbit hole with the countless number of customers thought the cars they were bringing me were simple paint jobs. Can of worms has been my normal every time I worked on these northern cars. But 38 years doing something I love makes it manageable. This will be the first car for me.
     
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  3. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Sounds like You know what your in for...Go for it then Jarrod & good luck, keep us posted. The big cars are really starting to get noticed.
     
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  4. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Once I get started I will be posting a new thread to highlight the build.

    It’s going to be a build to tribute my dad (Joe Buick), he loved the 70 Electras.
     
  5. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    IMG_00721.jpg IMG_00731.jpg Final prime, paint soon
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2021
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  6. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Resized_21(1).jpg Exciting day yesterday, finally painted
     

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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Nice!
     
  8. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Nice! Is that "Butternut yellow"? I had a 69 LeSabre in that.
     
  9. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Ugg

    Buick = Cameo Cream
     
  10. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

  11. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

  12. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    More progress pics, preparing the bumpers for powder coating. IMG_03701.jpg IMG_03691.jpg
     
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  13. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Here we go ina different direction again

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  14. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Ahhh man I can already picture it, it's gonna look pretty sharp and sexy:cool:
    Gord, are you painting the parts or having them all powder coated?
     
  15. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Very nice. I like it.
     
  16. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Parts are powder coated
     
  17. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    It's going to look really nice. Gotta be careful powder coating aluminum wheels. The cure temp of most powder is close to the temp to anneal the aluminum. I've seen it done a lot but also seen issues & there are special SAE criteria/procedures for testing OE aluminum wheels that will ultimately be powder coated.
     
  18. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I think the powder they are using cures at a lower temperature? Good point although, found out the hard way with a new gas tank for my skylark, the solder let go on all the vent lines and filler neck. They don’t do tanks anymore lol.
     
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