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Old 25th April 2012, 11:50   #16
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Thank you all , for the kind words. I have to work within my budget, source my cars at the right price and then trust my staff to work wonders.

The Buick was a Delhi reject, picked up about 5 years back. The basic tin work should be over in a month, after which will work on the chassis .

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...and the work goes on
The restoration of the boot lid
Good to see some projects going ahead in full steam and coming along nicely

By the was from the above two posts I am bit cofused - who is doing this ? Vintageman or Perak ? Not that it really matters, but would like to know whom to pester for inf at a latter date. That is all

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Good to see some projects going ahead in full steam and coming along nicely

By the was from the above two posts I am bit cofused - who is doing this ? Vintageman or Perak ? Not that it really matters, but would like to know whom to pester for inf at a latter date. That is all

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Vintageman and perak are brothers , and the restorations are carried out under the supervision of Perak , when vintageman is away on duty on the high seas
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Looks like it will turn out to be a beauty......your welder is doing a great job !

I love the way the welds have been almost seamlessly integrated in the panels with no excess metal around them
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That is a really brave restoration project considering the amount of degradation of the car. Looking forward to the finished project and wishing you all the best in your efforts. Good to see these old beauties getting a fresh lease of life.
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the only word that comes to mind for a fellow seafarer for taking up such brave restorations.
Commendable work on doors & boot lid. The boot lid work itself gives us the idea about quality of FINAL job that we can expect from this brother's team.

Raab rakha.

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Work in progress on the doors and windows :
Sir,

I am interested in Buick 8 in any condition please give details
I am based in Nagpur.

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Sir,

I am interested in Buick 8 in any condition please give details
I am based in Nagpur.

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...and the work goes on
The restoration of the boot lid
Great job Perak. Top notch. Like the way the boot lid beautifully sits. Look forward for more updates......
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...and the work goes on
The restoration of the boot lid
Brilliant work! I must say it looked impossible from the first few pics. But seeing the quality of work done by your welder and tinker, it looks like a resurrection is actually possible here! Superb, just superb!!!! Hats off for taking this on!

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As per forum rules I have edited the post and converted the text to lower case. Your initial post was entirely in CAPS.

Back to the topic at hand - vintageman and Perak - how long do you estimate the tin work stage will take for completion? What guage of metal do you use, and can you share the primering process that works best from your experience?

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A brave effort indeed, Captain, and very inspiring too! I am also envious of you for having such a wonderful team working for you! Just one question, how do you even out the panel gaps after the hand-beaten panels are prepared and fitted, like at the RHS bottom curve of the dicky-lid? Metal paste may not last. I have observed welding rods being welded along the edges to even out gaps on curves, and even straight edges, but that has it's own limitations, especially the spoilage of the look from the inside.

Best wishes for the project; it's already displaying all the makings of a super-hit!

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Yes, being an experienced restorer, and a mariner on top of that, I'm he sure can teach us a few tricks regarding metal care and rust management!

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Thank you Prabal for your kind words.

The present sheet metal work is the prelimnary repair of the body skin of the vehicle , once this is complete and the body can stand alone , I will remove the body and grit-blast the chasis , repair the suspension etc .

After re-installing the body on the chasis the actual work on the body will begin when the steel plate will be hammered to give it the final shape and at the same time giving the plate extra hardness. This beating of the steel body is termed "mathrai" locally; an added advantage is that subsequent to the beating the body requires a minimal amount of putty / filler and thus the paint work is better.

The rythmic beating/ hammering of the steel body plate leads to a stronger bond in the crystal structure of the metal molecules giving added hardness to the structure , and , the out of line edges will then be turned adequately to the correct shape.

I have an inhouse facility and the staff is happy if we get a car done in a year , there are no targets to meet

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Vintageman/Perak

Any updates on this please. The way the works were goin on, I would have thought that there should be some more interesting photos to see.

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Hello Ram ,

Landed ashore at New Orleans today , be back in Lucknow on the 3rd June , will update the thread as soon as I arrive.

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Continuation of the Restoration : The mudguards
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