Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by superbuickguy, May 21, 2017.

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  1. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    while the glue is drying on my hate to the next generation
    I'm working on the hate from the last generation.... why, GM, did you seam seal these points? oh yeah, because you knew you'd be reading about it about now....
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    cut a new piece
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    then fit - but first now that has to dry (the dykem)
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    I thought I had a bunch of holes to fill... nope, just bad spot welding so when I do the body work, a touch of spot fill and it's fixed (yay me)
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    and back to the other corner with some CAD work
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  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    cool idea, but I need to build a tank - this will have dual fuel pumps to feed the V6.... for reference, this V6 is the less extreme version of what's coming


    to catch you up... there are these Australians who come here with their Aussie Barra motors - we have a better motor :) and I aim to plant a flag... paradox is I have Aussie and NZ help in accomplishing my task
     
  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    and more on that vein.... it's my 2 year plan (which means 3 years)... get it running this year with the LS then turbo LS. Next year, fabricate a bolt-in cage good to 8s.... but the entire point of this car is sleeper. The cage will be temporary even if I have to weld it in for drag week then cut it out to maintain the image of some old guy in a V6 power Buick wagon....
     
  4. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Love this thread. So much fabricating.

    What about a GMC cyclone engine?
     
  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of the 4.3 - too much vibration.... that and I owned a Typhoon back in the day... I should have bought the GNX...
    carrying on
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    match and weld
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    outside of a bit more grinding, and one more weld on the window edge, this side is done with metal work
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    of course, there's a bunch left on this side
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  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I didn't do much (or I did a lot depending on how you look at it).

    what I did was this
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    to do that required wiring this
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    and that was done after helping my electrician friend fall a tree at his cousin's house.... he would have wired without the help, but I would have missed them trying to squish the cousin's kid... or maybe I should say, the kid would have gotten squished

    the full backstory. My shop has 1 phase power, my brake, my lathe, and now my shear are all 3 phase and run off a VFD converter... took some wiring to make that happen.
     
  7. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    oh look, a piece I built but am not going to use....
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    grind
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    this corner is a pain, I think the right thing to do is get the brackets on my new bumper, line it up then do this corner... between the hit and rust it's anyone's guess where 'correct' is
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    more fitting before I realize what I should be doing
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    more rust repair, this time with lead removal
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    on the other side, I avoided having to mess with the lead.... not this side
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    that is a substantial amount of lead
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    now onto the channel
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    shrinkage
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    irony is I knew I was going to have to completely refab this fender... had I the shear I have now, I would have made it from scratch
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    and fitting the channel
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    Derek at Vice grip Garage (if you haven't watched it, you should) has a wagon in S. Dakota that I could have bought to get this quarter.... I couldn't bring myself to haul it back and cut it up - especially since I'll have about the same hours (and far less money - no gas/lodging) as driving there... but even if it was next door.... I couldn't cut it up. That said, if anyone has the wagon affliction, I can point you to the guy who is liquidating his yard
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  8. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    test fit
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    primier
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    tomorrow I weld.... got a late start then had to comfort Buick because of thunder and vacuum.... it was terrible
     
  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    more.... wait for it.... rust repair.... woohooo....
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    and it's some tasty stuff
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    cleaned
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    fit new
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    and more
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    closer
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    now it's just a matter of weld and cool so it doesn't warp
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    there... how to fix a window channel in 2 weeks and 200 easy steps
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    oops 201
    needed to weld some spot welds in place
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  10. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    look ma, no fender
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    hmm, battery tray? but this is a grandpa car batteries go in front
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    now to put a bit of a bow in the fender
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    looking close
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    and even breathing holes :)
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    I could have welded it on tonight, but I think I'm going to tow it outside and check the lines... where it is right now that is hard to do
     
  11. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    today was primer day for plastic fantastic tew, so this went outside
    gives me an opportunity to stand back and look at that body line
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    I still think it's not straight to the ones on the door - maybe borrow a level laser...
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    now it's swapped spots with the Corvette so I can focus on finishing this (and the Corvette)
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  12. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to attach it forever
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    like my new clamp?
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    that is close to heck enough
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  14. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to make the lower corner
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    paper template to wood buck
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    to forming
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    fitting
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    easier to make this in two pieces
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    upper piece
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    lower piece
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    pretty much, there it is
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    a bit more welding tomorrow
    and for those wondering, the other car I'm building simultaneous to this one
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  15. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    did more welding
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    all that's left is blending
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    I need to brace behind the panel - I overlapped the pieces for strength and to maintain strength - now to make it prettier
     
  16. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I think the Corvette stunned everyone to silence.. ;)

    beside a couple small holes, rust repair is done... simple, no?
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    fill the hole above
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    I think I need a different offset unless I want to tear up tires and all the work I just did
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  17. superbuickguy

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    its shopmate is off to be made black, so back to this.... hopefully I've painted this before the Corvette comes back...
    first strip the doors
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    in the appropriate attire
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    stripped... though I think that's latex on the upper right corner
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    also time to fix the tailgate
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    this is better, not done, but 50% better
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    and some grinding
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    so I'm going to cut space, but this is too much (and also not the same distance as the driver's side)
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    push it out a bit
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    remember the panel doesn't have the right curve? this is how I'm fixing that.... I cut the rust out, but not to a but joint because I knew I'd have to push it out some....
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    more tomorrow.
     
  18. 64 skylark mike

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  19. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    This chapter is entitled
    Chasing Dents

    not Arthur Dent
    the issue - no one makes a quarter panel for a 64 Buick Special wagon (I know, right?!) so I'm using a poorly crafted (which is better then no crafted?) 2 door ht repop.
    The issue with that is wagons bend where sedans are straight and straight where wagons bend.... oh and I don't have an english wheel or planishing hammer
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    round 1
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    round 2
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    tailgate removal... it was ugly
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    I'm not sure why they drilled holes to pull the dents - remove the inner panel, open the window and you have easy access to the dent.... ah well, I suppose I am meeting my past self, the one like me who wants to see some bitch and moan car-tv show with one of my earlier attempts... ah well, this was actually pretty easy to get it to reasonable shape
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    and for those counting, there is no chance I'm putting that spring back (which helps close the tailgate)
     
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  20. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    apparently latex is paint
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    smoothing stuff out
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    tailgate is, as I suggested, off
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    nothing a little seam sealer won't cover up.... that said, there are good reason why I didn't butt weld this
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    look at the side and wave
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    now we're serious, no more waves
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    and a comparison of where it was
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    and ran out of time before I got back to this
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