8 year journey of my frame off resto..... getting closer :-)

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by cobravii, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    This is the pics of my frame off resto I'm doing on my dad's '64 Electra convertible that he ordered new.
    He gave it to me 8 years ago.
    It was not without heartaches along the way such as lot's of rust, engine issues (thanks Tom Telesco for help), bad choices in transmissions (VERY happy now) etc.
    I am currently dropping off the original seats for restoration and the rear bumper for rechroming.
    Hoping to be cruising in style this coming spring :)
    Best advise I can give.... Keep a spreadsheet of your expenses. It has really helped me with appraisals and insurance.

  2. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Wow...what an undertaking, its really looking sharp, I see your wife doing the seats and bodywork, great job....
  3. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    Yes, she is my biggest supporter for sure. Those seats are ones we put together to use until the original ones are back from restoration. Not sure what I'm going o do with them when I'm done with em.
  4. 66sky

    66sky Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing! I need to do some work on my 66 skylark and like to look at the pics of your restoration for ideas!
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  5. GS Rick

    GS Rick Active Member

    Coming from someone who has just started his journey into a full restoration , I applaud you and all of your hard work!! , I also appreciate all the pics you took the time to post , that's exactly the type of content that brought me to this site in the first place.
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  6. Electra1974

    Electra1974 New Member

    This is great stuff! It gives me a little more energy to continue my restoration. My restoration started as "a couple of little things to weld on the floor and a couple of little bubles in the pain". Now 2,5 years later I'm thinking about taking the body off the frame. The previous "restorations" had involved a lot of Bondo directly over rust and if something had been welded it had not been painted. Basically, everything that had been fixed had already rusted, again.
    You have been quite lucky and most probably clever to keep your wife interested in the project. I cannot get my wife even near the garage anymore. However, it might have been my own fault - I asked her to scrape undercoating from the rear wheel well... ;)
    Anyways, thanks for the great pictures!
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  7. Sawyer63cat

    Sawyer63cat Silver Level contributor

    I tried to click on and it said page was broken. Would love to see those pics. What am I doing wrong.
  8. white72gs455

    white72gs455 Going Fast With Class!!!

    broken for me too, wish I could see them seats...
  9. white72gs455

    white72gs455 Going Fast With Class!!!

    I figured out the link issue for me, had to log into facebook to see the pics. very cool!
  10. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    Larry loved it! Great to see all you work!! FYI -- I have been to the oil sands mines in Fort Mac -- you are NORTHHHH. My car is from Regina and I have always wondered what dealer it came from. I saw the Depape badge on your car -- -- I know they sold VW (found an article that showed they were a VW dealer in Regina in 1967 -- but your Dad ordered it new??). http://leaderpost.com/driving-ca/reginas-wheaton-chevrolets-roots-go-back-to-hauser-chev-olds It says MidWest Motors was the local Buick shop??
  11. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Super cool!!
  12. Just stumbled on this and went through the 1100+ pictures on facebook. Very nice!

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