1973 Buick Century

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  1. FordWagonNut1979

    FordWagonNut1979 New Member

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    I bought a '73 Buick Century wagon earlier this year. I have been after the moose for about 10 years from a friend of mine. Something about it just pulled me in and just had to have it. I told my buddy "when you want to sell it, please let me know". That time came around fall of last year, now she sits next to my '78 LTD Country Squire.

    The Buick has very worn out paint work, burned from the Calif sun. Spots of primmer had come up on the hood, and also some spider cracks in the rear deck. The wagon had been hit in the right rear door and quarter panel. The door was replaced but someone had stuck on about three feet of body filler on the panel and primed it.


    I had done some reading on Rustoleum pain jobs. At first my mind I thought to myself it sounds really odd. But the more reading I did and research, also that I am out of work (again), thus working on a tight budget, this might be a candidate to try it on.


    This all started from wanting to fill a hole in the lower bottom spare tire wheel well............


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    When I first took delivery of her:

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    Pretty cool. That would be the sister car to my project, '75 Malibu. Is yours a 9 passenger?
     
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    Thank you. Sadly, it is not a 9 pass. From what I am learning, if the A body wagon had a third seat, the rear side windows will have swing out vents at the very back.

    Shes a pretty solid wagon, just esthetically looks like a mashing of military drab colors and something a baby left behind. One strange problem that I think I have narrowed down. At random, when you slam the drivers door, the blower motor will go on high. Other than that, overall shes a pretty happy wagon.
     
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    Love these cars. Would love to find one
     
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    glad to see youve found some time for it FW:D

    she'll look great(y)
     
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    Nice work! Rustoleum is good paint. Once you get a few coats on, you can buff it to mirror finishes with a decent buffer and the different pads and compounds. Then its a piece of cake to maintain. The real nice thing about it, is that it doesn't fade. I did mine 4 years ago, and I can touch it up and buff it to the same shine.
     
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