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Tom sent me an update on his restoration of Alexander's '67 Buick. Here is what he had to say and a couple more pix.

"I finally brought the Buick’s body in to my garage and out of the weather. After 12 years of outdoor exposure to the elements she is now on dollies next to my Corvair and her new engine.

Alexander’s wish was that she be “restored to her former glory” and I love the original color, Midnight Blue Iridescent, so that’s the plan. Once the body was off the rust doesn’t look too bad! Hopefully I can just get away with lower quarters."

Here is a pic of the Buick being lifted onto dollies so Tom can roll her into his garage, and one of her in the garage.
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Tom Cangialosi just sent me an update on the work going on with Alexander's 67 Buick that he is restoring. Here is what he had to say.

"Well, I’m in pretty deep but making slow progress. With the engine completed last winter I set my sights on the frame, rear and suspension. The frame has been completely cleaned and wire wheeled. I then laid down a nice coat of POR15 with some semi gloss high temp black over it. There sure was a lot of undercoating on the rear and frame! It looks great now. I pulled the rear apart and installed new outside wheel bearings and seals all around. With new bushings, POR 15 Metal Mask paint and new brake components, it’s ready to install. I even put the original paint marks and the yellow “NJ” back on the pumpkin that denotes 2.93 non posi gears. All the front suspension stuff has been acid etched, cleaned and clear coated or painted as needed.

Also ordered new tires, (P225/75 R15- very hard to find), acid dipping the rims for new paint (backs are tan with black fronts from the factory. Purchased new fuel and brake lines plus dropped the SuperTurbine off at the trans shop. I’m pleased how NAPA seem to have so much for this car.

Regards
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Didn't realize they were full frame cars - really nice work! Looks like he's doing a top notch job.

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I got this from Tom. I sent his request to Julie & Marianne also.

I was wondering if anyone remembers Alexander driving this car to any event or has photos. They can send them to me directly via this email.

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Here is his email address: tcang@yesstandard.com
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Wonderin how the buick is comin along. Any progress reports?
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I will ask Tom if he has any new pix to share with us since I last posted pix... It has been awhile since I last heard from him.
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Tom replied to me this morning and also sent me a couple of new pix which I will post. Here is what he had to say.

"Well things are moving ahead. I sold my 65 Corvair and am awaiting pickup. This will make room at home for the chassis and free up some cash. It’s been stripped, POR15 treated and I’ve cleaned, rebuilt, and painted most of the suspension components. I even did the steering box myself! I have the complete set of brake and fuel lines. The transmission cross member has been bolted in. The trans is at the shop and I did the rear myself. Once the chassis is home, my boys and I will start bolting pieces on. Check out the new tires on my refinished rims with NOS wheel covers!

Tom"

Alexander's '67 Buick is being brought back to life with loving care. Tom is making good progress. Here are the pix.
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Tom Cangialosi sent me some information and a picture of the restored frame of Alexander's '67 Buick. Here is what he had to say.

"Here is a pic of the frame. I kinda launched it like a ship, down a ramp out of the back of a box truck.

Funny things happen on this restoration. A few weeks back I was working painting the inside of the driver's side frame box section in the front. I spied something wedged in there. After some poking, a small box dropped to the floor. It was Alexander's magnetic "hide-a-key" box! I've turned this frame upside down twice, blew compressed air through it, flushed it out with a pressure washer over the last year and never saw it, but it was there!

Tom"

Here is what the frame looks like now!
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Tom just sent me a couple of before and after pix of the brake work he and his son's have done on Alexander's '67 Buick. He is making great progress to putting her back on the road. Here is what he had to say. "Things are moving ahead with the help of my sons. Here are some before and after shots of the suspension and brake work." Here are the two pix he sent. Before and After.
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Tom Cangialosi just sent me a pic of what Alexander's '67 Buick is looking like now! Beautiful! Alexander would be proud. I am sharing this with Marianne and Julie! He is getting there! Here is the current pic.
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