1962 Buick Invicta 4doors project

Hi
Here is finally a picture of my restoration project
Power brake booster rebuild in process...
Quim
 

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drhach

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Good luck. It looks like she needs a bath too. Where are yo located? I don't recognize the license plate.
 
Thanks
It is old french license plate. News are differents.
Carb is ok
Power brake booster ok
Engine oil transmission oil to come up
After a complete bath 😉
Say me if my english suck a lot🤣
 

drhach

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Your English is fine. Do you have any more pictures. The body appears to be in decent shape. How is the interior? I have a 1962 Lesabre. It can be hard to find parts in the USA, I can't imagine how much harder it would be in France.
 
I share more pictures this week-end.
The body is a little rusty.
The interior is not bad.
I will show you this week-end
I was missing the emblems and I found them in usa with difficulty.
 
Hi guys
This saturday i found a complete dynaflow transmission in the barn.
There is a lot of treasure in the grange...
Pictures as promised...
 

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drhach

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Thanks for that. When do you think you'll get it out in to the daylight? It looks pretty crowded in there. It looks like you have power sets and power windows. Those are neat options. I also noticed that your speedometer reads kilometers. Something we would never see over here. Have you tried to start it yet? DO you know the history of the car? I wonder if it has 30,000 kilometers or 130,000 kilometers.
 
I'm glad you're interested. The car is an export which was sold in France. The car has 130000km. The barn exit is scheduled for December. I know the whole history of the car. It was my grandfather's car. With my father, we rebuild the carburetor, ignition, fuel pump and mastervac as well as the master cylinder. We have already started it and my heart has vibrated ... We still have to change the tires, clean the fuel tank, the cooling system and attach the exhaust. After we will change the gaskets of the engine, the gearbox as well as the oil changes. I am in a hurry to get started
 

drhach

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What kind of rust are you talking about? Meaning where and how bad? You can find replacement floor pieces. Fenders will be tougher, but aren't necessarily safety issues. I would definitely fix a rotten floor.

Are you mainly asking about the areas that you posted earlier?
 
Yes in fact the rust is mainly on the doors for the rest I am not too worried but the doors are almost impossible to find and complicated to repair
 

drhach

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I think from your pictures, those are "typical" areas for rust to collect. You may want to apply some sort of rust encapsulator to prevent the spread; especially on the doors. The area at the base of the roof looks quite fixable. Of course the question always is "how much do you want to spend"? Like you, my car has been in the family since new. That probably increases your willingness to spend money. A good body man can fix anything. for a price. It may be worth getting an estimate at least for some items. I have rust on mine too and I'm living with it for now. I wouldn't say there are any safety issue from what you have.

Regards,
Dan
 
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