Color is everything! Some paint finds its way onto the '69...

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Brian Albrecht, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    My '69 is getting there slowly but surely. Ahh, if I just had more time and money...
     
  2. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    I'm very anxious to start color sanding and buffing!
     
  3. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Jambs need paint yet. Just a "Preview" as the shop owner/boss puts it.
     
  4. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    It's sort of magical the way years of preparation very suddenly morph into a pretty car. This was the car just before it rolled in for paint this week. BTW where's that thread with the bad tops???
     
  5. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Looking good Brian, can't wait to see it done.

    Dave
     
  6. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Looking good...I like the color.... :beer

    And yeah its cool how all of the sudden that ugly ducking you've been your head against for years looks stunning. Won't be long now....

    later
    Tim
     
  7. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Looks good. If that Mopar in the background is your sell it to fund your Buick. That's what Mopars are good for.
     
  8. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Well, a year later and I've finally got around to the front clip. Here's the hood after 14 hours of color sanding and buffing.
     
  9. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    She's 40 years old this month and finally released from body shop prison last fall. There's still plenty to do (wire harness, trim, interior, top, tranny pump, details to numerous to list) but she's heading the right way. I wish she could make Bowling Green but it's not likely. I'm a little disappointed in the quality of these pictures. I took them with my new 8.1 mp Samsung camera and I swear it didn't take as good of shots as the Fuji 3.1 I already owned. Crazy
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  10. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Looking great, Bri!!! Will she be ready for the Nats? First drinks on me:TU:
     
  11. TimR

    TimR Nutcase at large

    Its not the size of the sensor, its how the camera uses it!! :laugh:

    Car looks fantastic. Very nice :beer
     
  12. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Brian

    Car is Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dave
     
  13. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    I once told the Fuji it was actually 2 mp bigger than it was, then slipped some Viagra into it's SD card while it's batteries were out.

    Cars. Cameras. It's all junk. It's you guys on V8Buick that make things great. Thanks for the kind comments!

    Great color Brian! I love the color. It's the original color, code 51, Twilight Blue metallic. R-M Diamont base and clear. Expensive, but well worth it. 3 coats each. The original blue was/is still on the cowl under the fenders (that is the only place I've left the original paint). It's impossible to perfectly match the original lacquer with the base + clear, but we came close. I've been watching ebay auctions and noticing magazines with other code 51 GM cars, and I'd say this shade is as close as your going to get. I've been in communication with the "college girl" that owned the car in 1973 and, she claims the color was "midnight" blue. A lack of sunlight will make the color look nearly black and it will contrast nicely with the factory pearl white interior and top.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  14. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Boy, I wish I could report some forward movement. Last year's stuff included taillight install, rebuilt trans, and a little bit of trim. Oh, yea, and replaced the front bumper with the one Tri-City did for me. Ironically, the Cobras in the background are using up what little spare time I've got. That's a real Hemi Cuda. I thought this was a cool photo
     
  15. dwbuick

    dwbuick Well-Known Member

    Just beautiful!! :beer Getting mine painted this Summer...can't wait.
     
  16. dwbuick

    dwbuick Well-Known Member

    Did you have your trunk trim restored/rechromed? Mine are pretty pitted and don't quite know what to do with them.

    Thanks
     
  17. bamboo464

    bamboo464 Well-Known Member

    looking good brian. My GS is almost done:TU:
     
  18. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Always a tough item! If you don't care about originality, I think I'd just omit them during the respray to Aqua and fill the molding holes. I like the trim personally, but was never able to find a good original GS piece. I ended up cutting the "BUICK" portion off a Skylark decklid molding. I'm very good with a cut-off wheel! You really can't even tell and I never think about it when I look at the car. I have 3 GS trunk lid moldings, all of which have their issues. I've never actually seen what I'd call an excellent used one available in the last 6 years, at any price.
     
  19. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Thanks Craig! Glad to hear of your progress. A nice car is getting nicer!
     
  20. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Best looking thing in my bed! Diamondback redlines on genuine WG's. The car is inching closer!
     

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