1938 Buick Special

New job in shop for restoration!

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The firewall is painted and we are ready for the new engine.

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The 1938 Buick is in the stage of disassembly.

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Disassembly and stripping continues for the Buick.

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The Buick is ready to go into the media blast chamber.

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Jake continues to grind paint down on the Buick.

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The Buick has been stripped and etch primed.

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Some of pictures of rust from the post blast after etching.

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Jake has started repairs to the body of the Buick, including small repairs to the upper quarters and welding in a new panel for the lower rear tail panel.

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Checking out what gears are in the rear end and working on replace the rockers.

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Repairing the damage and rust to the drivers fender.

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Continuing on the repairs for the damaged fender and working on fabricating new metal for the passenger rocker area.

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Continuing repairs to the passenger rear fender and passenger rocker.

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Working on the drivers side rocker repairs.

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New Metal going in for the passenger rocker panel.  You can see the finished repairs to the drivers rocker too below.

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Smoothing out the repaired drivers rocker.

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Rear floors welded in and Mike is working on sanding the drivers rear quarter.

More body work completed.

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Sanding down the rocker and patching the rest of the floor.

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Finishing up repairs to the floor and to the rear fender for the Buick.

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Rust proofing the trunk and getting ready to install the new well for the front spare tire.

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Installing the spare tire tubs.

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Splatter painting trunk and wrapping up the fender wells.

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All the body work for the Buick is done and the vehicle is ready to prime!

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Putting everything in the booth for primer.

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All masked off and ready to prime!  Paint is just around the corner.

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The 1938 Buick has been primed, is out of the booth and ready for mechanical restoration to get rolling.

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You can see where the underside of floor of the Buick has been welded up as well as the top.

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Undercoating and rust proofing the underside of the body and the frame.

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Tearing down the front suspension and brakes on the 1938 Buick.

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Dan is working on pulling the engine out of the 1938 Buick today.  We are going to be sending it out to be rebuilt.

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A bunch of new front end components showed up for the Buick today.

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Now that the front end has been torn down Dan spent the day today blasting and painting the lower control arms.

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The engine is pulled out of the Buick.  It is getting disassembled to send out for rebuilding.

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The new wheel cylinder and brake hoses are in house.

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Dan is repairing the engine bay wiring and has replaced all the steel brake lines.

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Painting all the loose panels for the Buick.

The color really looks amazing.

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The rebuilt shocks have returned.  Now we can assemble the front end.

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Continuing on assembly for the front suspension.

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Dan is moving forward assembling the front end and the brakes.

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The dash is disassembled for etching and sealing and the front end is back together.

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The rebuilt engine for the Cadillac is back and Dan is sandblasting the valve cover and getting the engine ready for paint.

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The freshly painted and rebuilt engine is getting installed today and the new valve cover decal is on.

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Continuing the assembly of the engine.

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