Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

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

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  1. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Do you have an outside pic of your garage?
    Seems like the perfect place to take a break from wrenchin!
     
  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    me guaranteeing that I find a locker next week (now that it's all sealed up)
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    brakes don't leak now.... just a few more button up items on that front
     
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  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    more bites of the elephant
    the terrible picture is of a motor cycle strap playing the part of the e-brake rod (which is MIA)
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    and oil goes in the rear...
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    I still have a slight leak on the passenger-side, front brake line at the flex line.... ah well
     
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  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    Paint comes off in 19 days..... I have a lot of work to do to get ready..... yowzers
     
  5. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Great progress! Thanks for posting it here!
     
  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    starting the process, the goal is I need to tape nothing to spray it.... I know it's 3 weeks but some things are going to be a fight so might as well just get it done. I also want to finish the metal work (floors, corners) before it gets blasted

    First is the rear gate - most of this is for later reference
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    guide bolts
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    glass bolts
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    gate lift assembly
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    assembly bolts
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    side pieces off
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    bumpers off
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  7. superbuickguy

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    and despite having to fill a hundred billion holes, I'm taking this trim off (portholes are staying because Buick) but everything else goes.... the reason is I don't have all of the trim - that said, I can buy solid aluminum trim and simply stick it on if I decide it needs something to break up the side... anyway, thanks for watch and the kind compliments.
     
  8. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I love PNW cars
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    stripped the front off - mostly to replace the door, but hinges are on order as well - so it's easier
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    got the other door on
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    then started fitting the other edge
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  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    back to Buick rust
    oh what a pain it was to get these off.... GM hardened the screws.. which is great unless they rust in place then strip out. Thankfully heat them red then drill them out still works
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    sometimes I wonder if a good rattle would make it crumble to dust
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    floor patching - yes I bought a huge patch for two, small fixes - however, it cost the same and heaven knows I need the metal for more patching
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    interestingly as far as floor is concerned - the rear is garbage and requires complete replacement and these little spots - however, the rest is pretty solid .... yes, I'll be welding for a month but it isn't terrible
    this will be the biggest pain because it is part of an area I need to fix
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    took the dash apart so the blasters can knock the paint off the dash
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    door handles are off
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    I'm going to make a die to replicate the braces then simply replace the entire floor
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  10. superbuickguy

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    onward.... all the electronics are out
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    I still don't know if I'm pulling windows from the door.... the windows work very well and if I mess with them - the odds are really high I'll break unreplaceable parts..... but we will see

    I still need to do floors but I'm going to work on building a die for my press brake so I can make new floors - it gets blasted the 25th, so between the press and the Corvette.... it gets to sit outside for a little bit
    oh and it appears I need to make custom pieces for the missing bit here.... nope, no one makes a replacement and they are not the same as Chevelle
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  11. superbuickguy

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    My goal is to paint the car and assemble before the weather gets too cold to paint it so it could actually sit outside if necessary... to that end, I ordered the front windshield today.
     
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  12. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Hate those inner fenders...my right one is rusted as well...just received it back from the sandblaster and they are epoxied...ready to be worked on...I am just missing time....

    you make far more progress than me haha
     
  13. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    my day job is pretty frustrating - so having an outlet is helpful, and despite the negative of what I do for dollars it does provide energy for the evening activities
     
  14. superbuickguy

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    time to fix the flintstone
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    then the fitting
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    and lots of tacking
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    though no weld spoon.... darn it.... time to go out and get some more chill bars
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  15. Blurredman

    Blurredman Well-Known Member

    I think I love you.
     
  16. BennyK81

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  17. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I had a 70 Skylark where someone repaired the floorpans with what I can only guess was the side of a refrigerator (it was refrigerator green).... certainly wasn't a concourse job but more then suited for the task of keeping people from losing their shoes.
     
  18. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to get this up where I can work on it
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    chill bar behind gap
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    weld it up
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    another gap, another chill bar
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    tack it together
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    trick is not too much heat.... I still have a ways to go...
     
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  19. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    I'd clean the rusty part with a rough disc so welding goes along easier. I face the same work....
     
  20. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    wire brush for me - the last thing I need is to make the metal any thinner.... with a chill bar behind it, it welds pretty easily.....
     

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