Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

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  1. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    funny you should ask...

    well, an empty shop. No, the other stuff isn't done, but it's done enough so I can get full on this
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    today was basically unload it then put its parts on the build shelf... Sunday, my goal is get the frame apart so I can paint it, then start reassembly (with the LS motor) I need this car to be available sooner rather then later - Buick, the dog, is 7... and not stiff yet but I see it coming - this would be perfect transport for him.... so onward!
     
  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I admit to being tempted
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    tonight I clearanced the transmission tunnel - kind of getting grip on what's next...
     
  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to finish up the frame so I can blow it apart
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    first, upper arm braces
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    the a-bodies are notorious for flexing here... the 64 is different then the 65 - so the ones included with the kit don't fit (these would be shorter)
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    and actually mount the cross member
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    tomorrow I'll start calling around for a time to get the frame blasted...
     
  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    hopefully this will go relatively quickly from here
    the PS pulley is really close to the box, so I'll gain some room while I can (and remember)
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    time to disassemble
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    so I remember which shims go where
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    front off
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    rear off
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    bare
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  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    always flip frames by yourself and right next to the car that you finished....
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    and it's flipped (you thought I never flipped cars)
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    because no one makes these, I need to get them blasted and fix the holes... thankfully the left side (although mirrored) is still intact
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    time to take the core support apart so it can get powder coated... yeah, going to powder coat the major bits
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    picture so I can put this back together later
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    however, there is a repair that needs doing
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  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    who knew a Corvette dolly could work so well for a Buick?
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  7. ssmock

    ssmock Well-Known Member

    Looks like your coming along nicely on the flattop!
     
  8. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    nice to see some progress on this :)
     
  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    the frame is back... no picture of that.... tomorrow... however
    looks excellent
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    well, except.... story time. I figured I'd save money by having the parts blasted then powder coated at the same place. I trusted that the frame was fine, but I had very clear instructions that I needed two pieces back to do some rust repair before they actually coated them....
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    now we know what powder coated rust looks like
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    in their defense... they immediately owned up to it and said "looks like we provided a free powder coat primer"... so tomorrow I metal work these and hopefully get them back on Friday (yeah, sure that's going to happen) to the powder coater... the look on his face - I really did try to avoid this, when I told the owner - he was like "right, right" and inside (to get distracted, I guess), then I told one of the ladies who works in the office.... alas, nope.

    The biggest issue is I'm stacking stuff on stuff so I need to get the frame at least assembled enough to set the motor in place so that I can form the parts.... ugh, maybe Anthony (see link) will be here this weekend to learn some metal work.... so that'd be cool

     
  10. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    frame pictures
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    motor for weight purposes
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  11. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    move the motor mount to the right holes
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    start on CAD for the repair... find out my shear isn't working... ugh
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    start assembling the front... motor mounts are first because the nuts on the back of the motor mount are behind the lower control arm
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    assemble the rear
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    ball park alignment
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  12. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    finish up the front then onto fuel lines
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    and the pile of AN spares
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    about the only thing I'm missing is a pressure regulator. I am oversizing the lines for future proofing...
     
  13. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    great progress. love the frame off stuff
     
  14. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    Time to stack the pieces again
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    not perfect but close enough
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    then onto metal work
    the core support is rusted under the battery tray

    chop chop
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    weld weld
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    looks lots better, also has strength
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    I won't make it perfect but it's going back to the powder coater so it will look pretty decent
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    they were supposed to return this and the inner fender blasted so I could fix then they could powder coat... that didn't happen, oh well
    Inner fender has the same issue
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    this won't be easy but also it doesn't have to be perfect because the air intake is going straight through this area.
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  15. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Nice to see posts on your progress again! Looking cool!
     
  16. ssmock

    ssmock Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Thanks for the updates.
     
  17. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    rust repairs
    bend to fit
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    weld
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    I overlapped the weld.. stronger, easier
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    right shape-ish
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    even close to what it was before... there is some artistic interpretation in the part
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    weld captive nuts in core support
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    make core support pretty
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  18. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    It's strangely jarring how the newly coasted parts need welding repair... Nice work. I am going to be doing some repairs to my right inner fender and right core support. Won't be as neat as this.
     
  19. 12lives

    12lives You die once. You live every day.

    Nice work!
     
  20. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I took them to the coater and said "I need the core support and inner fender back after you sand blast it so I can fix it"..... didn't quite happen that way. They called me to pick up the parts, and my first question was "it's already coated?" I got there and the owner asked me what I thought.... "nice, but weren't you supposed to call me so I could fix the rust?" the look on his face was priceless. His response was "I guess we did a primer coat for you"..... indeed they did. No big deal, I had to make that same round trip to pick up the parts and return them, just the order is a bit different now.
     

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