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

    nylon brush is what I use if needed.

    how does your chill bar look like?
     
  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    windows protected
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    chill bar
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    welded
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    75% welded
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  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    need to move this to the top of the hill so it's ready for it's Sunday stripper
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    and there we go, next up is to make it naked
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  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    time to fix the bumper
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    slow process, but it's getting there
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    stripper left my Buick naked on the beach
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    etch and protect
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    messy, but one more step
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  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    a couple surprises
    not a surprise
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    kind of a surprise (this was the white door)
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    not at all
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    not
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    not
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    completely a surprise
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    not
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    the extent was a surprise, but it's not a huge deal since I'm already there cutting
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    not
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    maybe? but then again not really
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    nope
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    nope
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    nope
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    that plus the rear floor.... I've ordered the front windshield channel - by the time it gets here I should have the back done
     
  6. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Looks like you've got some work ahead of you, but seeing some of your other welding repairs, shouldn't be much of a problem for you. Keep up the good work, thanks for posting pics etc.
    I hope I don't find too much of that on my car because I'll have to pay somone to fix it since I don't do metal fab or welding.
     
  7. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    tonight I had a couple 'extra' moments so I did some bumper unbending
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    there's a dent
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    push on the back
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    get creative with leverage
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    what you can't see is the long, small rod that is the same diameter as the roll on the bumper being pushed into place
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    much better
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    as if by magic
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    I still have to tap it into shape - but with bumpers, hammering a dent out is about the worst way you can remove it.... bumpers rarely stretch when they get a dent, but hammering stretch the metal.... then you chase waves down the bumper...tapping will happen, just not yet.... truly though, my goal is pretty straight then I'll send it off to California to be perfected and rechromed..... that said, doing this (without them having to fix whatever I'm doing) saves me money.... I figure if I had sent it with dents and missing bits it would have cost $1500 to have fixed and chromed..... the hope is it will be about $500 ....
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    since you folks don't know me... my 'resume' my dad owns a company that builds stainless steel kitchen equipment (tables, hoods, etc).... so for 20 plus years I did that kind of work (not my job now).... metal moving is something I know....
     
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  8. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Man, you have your work cut out for you!:eek:

    Good to see this car being saved from Scrappy McGee.
     
  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    You're punny. :D
     
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  10. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    epoxy primer requires hitting the car with 120-180 grit scuff
    so scuff we do
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    dust in the air
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    2 hours later, looks exactly the same
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    cleaned the goop off the firewall
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    and sanded the fenders.... hopefully tomorrow night or the night after I can get this into primer
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  11. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    didn't have a lot of time but taped up the little bit needing tape so I can (hopefully) shoot it tomorrow... they're forecasting rain in the afternoon which would cause some issues since I really need to shoot it outside
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  12. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    and here we go
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    shade tree painter
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    mix it, let it sit 15 minutes, spray
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    went on pretty easily
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    now comes all the work....
     
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  13. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    man...hate so many surprises...

    but I still like your place...how far away are the next neighbours?
     
  14. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I like the rustic restoration!!!
     
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  15. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    20 acres to the side, 100 acres to the back, 3 acres two sides.

    This isn't tv where I fake being upset about 'finding issues' with my car ;). The only surprise was the gas tank door.... it was a $300 car, I'm glad as much of it is there as is there. My avatar picture is another project and I paid far more for far less with that one.... window channels are easy, panel extensions are easy, metal working the dents to a less fill intensive state takes skill but I've done lots before....
     
  16. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I'm getting pretty good at picking pine needles out of the primer without leaving a flaw.... when I do paint it, I'll do it in a booth.
     
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  17. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    It’s great. Too many people let fear of things to not be perfect. Keep making steps forward, I like the vette too!
     
  18. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    to me, perfect is the enemy of done.

    today's job is to Corvette done enough so I can do burnouts in it... if I succeed, there will be video...
     
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  19. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    "Perfect is the enemy of done"
    Man that's a great quote.
     
  20. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    stripping is FUN
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    gratuitous Buick shot
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