Subject: 56X BUICK MAY 7 2013 WORK SESSION -
VOLUNTEERS : Bob Boorsma, Don
Bratt, Del Carpenter, Connie DeJong, Ryan DeVries, Ron Elzinga, Don
Feutz, Don Mayton, Art Meidema, Dick Saddler, Chuck Snow.
Photo #1 shows Ron
installing the right insulation 1/4 pad. Also pictured is Connie removing the
right door CV glass assembly.
Photo #2 shows the left
corner post that houses the CV window. Also on the table is the right CV glass
in its frame. All these parts are being removed to prepare for the chrome plating
process. However much metal finish must be done prior to the chrome plating.
Connie and Art have been taking all of these parts off of the car as well as
repairing them where necessary. Don Feutz then takes the many parts that have
been removed and preparing them for chrome plating. Dick Saddler and Don M.
also have been working on preparing parts for chrome plating.
Photos #3 & #4 show
deterioration of these component as well as weld repair that must be done in
preparation for chrome plating.
Photos #5 through #9
shows the power antenna staff that is badly deteriorated with rust. We need to
find a lot better one that can be sandblasted and painted as the top threads
are rusted through. The original metal is so rusted that there is no way to
repair this part. Would anyone out there know of any 1956 Buick that is being
parted that has a power antenna?
Del has managed to now
have three power lift units with working motors. We have not located enough
parts to assemble the right front power lift motor mechanism. Again, a 1956
Buick Century with power window lift for either a 2 door coupe or a convertible
is what we need.
Bob Boorsma continues to
gather parts for the instrument panel that needs prepared for chrome plating as
well as the parts associated with the wiring.
Don Bratt continues to
work on the next video for the Futurliner.
Chuck continues to work
on the interior in preparation of the seating bucks that must be built.
Chuck has also make a
part for the 1929-55X Buick that will be painted and used until a steel
replacement part is either made or purchased.