View Full Version : my old A-bodies, before and after pics, Tech, READ!!

02-04-2009, 12:10 AM
hey there, here are pictures of my first A-body, a 1986 (titled 87....) Celeb station wagon...

what i did to it when it was cream...



then what i did with rattlecans...it was gloss not satin or flat >_<

02-04-2009, 12:11 AM



dont have pic of the 1994 Cruiser before it got the GT bumper but here it is with the bumper before paint




02-04-2009, 12:11 AM
primering the bumper





after painting the bumper body color







02-04-2009, 12:17 AM
most recent..

grew a dent




am gonna leave the buick alone other than removing the sticky adhesive where the side trims were

02-04-2009, 03:03 AM
I gotta say, I love the rims bro, I've always loved those rally style rims. Did your paint start peeling off or fixing it? Also did you sand the original paint off the bumper then primer, or did you primer on top. I'm just wondering because I will need to do my bumper once the fiberglassing is done (which with this weather might be a couple weeks). Dam I want to do my whole car really, but some opinions and examples have persuaded me other wise so far!

02-04-2009, 04:05 PM
it started to peel off after rough winters in NY....one of the cons of using acrylic paints on a flexible material...the original paint, i sanded it down and the sprayed a filling primer onto it to make it smoother. i originally was going to do the whole car in 2 or 3 tone color of either black and original color, or black and silver and original color on a design of sorts but that never happened as the engine blew a head gasket and transmission burnt out (2nd transmission in 5 years) so its been junkd, i didnt have a chance to save the wheels though :( was able to get a set of 4 for $100 (mismatched) and painted them myself, first in silver then in black.. as for the current buick century wagon, the window trim is stained and corroded from years of exposure to acid rain, so I'm either trying to find good trim OR going to paint them black after removing them from the car itself... not sure yet.

02-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Very cool, I love the wagons.

My last Cruiser was flat black with limo tint on the windows, looked awesome. I'm actually thinking about doing my Century the same way.

02-04-2009, 04:11 PM
lol, didnt you have an accident on the century wagon from the acura or honda?

I'm trying to find a way to put a wagon spoiler/wing onto my wagon as it doesnt have one, i have my old one from the chevy, but its missing some parts....so trying to get it installed (repainted it satin black...looks pretty good) and then trying to figure how to bring back the shine or find a way to actually polish the buick alloys since its a yellow-tinted and not as shiney and shows signs of corrosion... worst case, i may have the local powdercoat shop do it...but i dont know what color!

02-04-2009, 04:13 PM
love the wagoons! the olds looks like the same color mine originaly was, tho mine had the wood paneleing! gt bumper looks great on there! shoulda left it silver like that ind 2toned the body :rock:

02-04-2009, 04:16 PM
lol, yeah :) i got 4 door body kit but never got around to putting it on as i needed the rocker panel and had to figure how to do the rear bumper....oh well :) i know Olds never did a GT/int wagon....just like they never did 1982 wagons...which was the other plan i had for it. for the buick, i'm uploading more pics of it in its present state since the black side trims are fading and the "chrome" strips are corroded so badly that it detracted from the looks of the car, so i removed them...any suggestions on how to remove the stupid sticky stuff where the trim strips were?

02-04-2009, 04:32 PM
Yea, the Buick did get in an accident not too long ago. It took a beating from that Acura, and its still going pretty strong.

02-09-2009, 02:12 AM
Neat pictures, wish I was creative on bodywork and paint like that!