Here’s a great mostly original car that came to us from Kansas City, the same place it was born many years ago. A good friend has had this car in the barn for years and decided it was time to do something with it. We will do a complete evaluation to determine what needs to be done and the clients desires for the car.
The paint removal process is in progress and we are discovering all the issues hidden under years of paint and prior repairs. The biggest issues thus far are the rocker panels, they had galvanized metal riveted over the rust holes and covered with about a 1/4″ of body filler to smooth them out. We are removing all the prior poor repairs and are going to replace the entire rocker panels with new patch panels and plan to repair the othe small areas with shop fabricated sheet metal.
The outside is just about completely bare and we are going to start on the door jambs and other edges of the panels. The new rocker panels have arrived so onward we go to the metal repair phase.
The metal repair is now complete and we are working on getting the floors and trunk area cleaned up of rust and dirt for the epoxy sealer.
All epoxy sealed and ready to go back to the Resto shop for the underhood detailing to correct rust and years of wear and tear.
We’re back on the Buick and working towards the paint job completion. After sanding the epoxy sealer, three coats of tinted primer were applied and we are waiting a few days before blocking it and shooting it with another three coats of primer.
The Buick has had all its detachable panels painted both Red and Black. The body has its Black on and soon we finish the paint with the Red accent. Looking good!
The Buick main body is now painted