Well here I go again. I just can't leave things as they are. Always liked 66 Chevelles. Had an SS in high school and sold one a couple of years ago before I got it finished. After cutting up a 56 Chevy 2dr wagon to make my own version of an ElCamino, I decided I now wanted a 2dr wagon. 56 or 58 Chevy sounded interesting but since I still really wanted a 66 Chevelle I decided why not make my own 2dr Nomad. On a trip to Michigan for the Dream Cruise in 2012, my Son Tony and I checked out a running 66 Malibu listed on Detroit Craigslist. Long story short I zipper plated it and drove it back to Tony's house. Now the fun began deciding what I wanted to do. I have started by designing a diecast model and recently got most of the major body components I need for conversion. Most came from a 66 ElCamino that I bought in PA and ended up totally disassembling it untill all I had left was the frame. I had been doing some necessary sheetmetal repairs on the wagon one night then I took to making some (no going back now) cuts on the wagon. This one may take awhile. I see lots of measuring, fitting and welding in my future. 6/13 I have the door and quarter fitted on the right side. After hanging the door, I did a lot of trimming and fitting for the quarter which included the door post and rocker. After finally clamping it in place, I swung the door closed and found it all lined up great. Out came the welder and I tacked everything in place before calling it a day. I hope I have similar success with the other side. Finished all the floor pan repairs which involved 2 new front pans and a couple of smaller patches. The left side door pillar has been has been removed and the quarter trimming process will begin soon. I found a bench seat with a fold down armrest out of a 70 Skylark that fits perfect. I am also seriously thinking about a red interior but not sure on a body color I might like. 12/13 This fall I finished fitting everything to the left side of the car. No turning back now so it is officially a 2 door wagon. I played around with a few 50's and 60's wagon side window designs but could not settle on one I really liked. One afternoon I took the original C-pillar I had removed, cut it narrower and placed it in a similar location like the Tri-5 Nomads. Next I did a little reshaping using the original 66 stainless window trim to get the correct angles. A little more shape modification was necessary on the B-pillar and I had a design shape that I liked. I made a pattern so both sides would be the same and then welded everything in place. My design will have a fixed quarter glass toward the back and a slider glass where the rear passenger seat is. Both windows will be trimmed out with original 66 wagon stainless that I can cut to fit. Hopefully this will give it a "factory" look and maybe confuse a few people. Now I have to go shopping to find another set of stainless trim so I will have enough pieces for both sides. Did a little TLC work on the front fenders eliminating all emblem and antenna holes. They are now with a friend for finish body work and primer. Still looking at color ideas that will go with a red interior. If I can settle on a color I can have him cut in all the body panel edges after he primes the parts.