Is my wagon a wagon?

Discussion in 'General Station Wagon Discussions' started by Poison_Ivy, Sep 22, 2018.

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Is this a wagon or just a long-roofed something else?

  1. Of course, it's

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  2. Definitely not

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  3. Not sure

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  4. It's a small- bus or van

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  5. Other vehicle type

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  6. I don't care. It's not mine anyway

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  1. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    That is very stylish. Down in Seattle, back in the late '70s or early '80s, King County's transit system (Metro Transit) decided to replace aging single-chassis buses with articulated units built by MAN. Those buses had their wheels run off them for nearly 20 years (including electric trolley buses) because they were so sturdily-built. Point of order: back in those days, the company did not use periods after each letter in the abbreviation, but they did use two stylish diamonds between the three letters on the first batch of buses delivered. Subsequent batches, IIRC, did not have those diamonds in the logo.
     
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    So stylish that one might forget he or she's driving a truck.
    That lever looks to be the emergency brake. Personally, I don't really care for shifting gears on a steering wheel. They should have left those features on Formula 1 cars
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Or '75 Granadas.
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Is my wagon a wagon? Friends, Romans, and Wagon Lovers, The time has come not to ask "Is my wagon a Wagon, rather what is Poisin_Ivy ?:scratchchin:
     
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    The weed or the musician?

     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    They both make me scratch and itch!:party3:
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    "Yet gonna need a ocean/of Calamine lotion/you'll be scratchin' like a hound/the minute you start to mess around!"
     
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    I pulled my front bumper, today. It's not really a bumper, as traditionally defined. But, I'm in the process of at least bringing it into that direction.
    I've started with adding screen to the radiator side of the grill, in order to keep it from getting damaged by flying gravel or worse

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    This is what I meant by Surprise Package, in that other thread. With the toy "bumper" removed, no shortage of rot gets exposed. The rotting bolts on the heat shield were already obvious.
    Removing the "bumper" isn't that much work, making it feasable to do so, if access is needed to the front of the drivetrain. If I had a torch available, I'd first heat up that manifold, in order to remove those bolts and then replace them with studs and bronze nuts

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    Typical Jap construction, never planning on time and corrosion. At least, the bolts holding the heatshiel in place should have been studs with bronze nuts instead. There's no way now of removing the heatshield intact, without drilling and tapping for screwing in studs. Same goes for that cross brace

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    I found me a 100% bronze radiator from some Japanese brand. The core almost looks like it's in better shape than the one I've got. All I would have to do would be to get a hole saw and then move the in- and outlets accordingly and solder them in. The radiator's heavier. But, the advantage being that I can replace just the core, without having to buy an overpriced original replacement.
    The capacity of the original seems generous, because it didn't overheat last Summer. But, I still don't like the looks of that salt-pelted bottom of that core

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    The former Cat Lady who has 2 like mine and one of them from the following series showed me her parts car. She was ready to junk it, hadn't I asked her about her second car. It's sitting in a farm trailer which is welded shut. If it wasn't, fetching parts would be much easier:

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    Last week, I harvested parts for mine, from it:

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    I've yet to see the car of which needs parts from this one.
    I'm done with the bug screen. As soon as I've got it parked on the street, I can get better images against direct sunlight


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