What have you done to your wagon lately? (Let's keep the thread going!)

Discussion in 'General Station Wagon Discussions' started by Dogbone, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jim 68cuda

    Jim 68cuda Well-Known Member

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    Mystery wheel cover is from a 76-77 Plymouth Volare Premier and Dodge Aspen SE.

    The Buick wire wheel cover appears to be from a 78-79 Buick LeSabre or Electra.
     
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    Thanks a lot. I found pics of the Aspen / Volare Hubcaps on a 76 -77 Volare but finding the Buick Hubcaps on a 78 -79 Lesabre or Electra is a bit harder in web searches, I did find some that seem to be the same but I'm not sure they're on a 78 - 79 model?

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  3. Jim 68cuda

    Jim 68cuda Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm still waiting for the opening at the body shop to get my 67 Belvedere II wagon in there. But meanwhile, last night I made the first major parts purchase. I had already pulled the long dormant 69 318 motor that was in the engine bay. Since it wasn't original to the car anyway, I didn't want to invest in rebuilding it. Last night I bought a complete 383 4 bbl engine and trans out of 68 Dodge Monaco 500 coupe. The Monaco had been driven from Florida to Maryland less than a year ago. The owner completely dismantled it with the intention of restoring it. But, upon removal of the vinyl top, it was discovered that the otherwise solid car, had very little metal left in the roof. It would have been too big an expense to replace the roof even if a rust free doner had been available. He decided to part it out. Knowing it was a running motor, and that it was complete with trans, all brackets and accessory drives, and even the kickdown linkage, dual snorkel air cleaner and fan, meant this could be an easy engine swap without a need for a rebuild. Meanwhile, the buddy that helped me move it, gave me a 68 K frame complete with the optional sway bar, to mount it all on. That means that while the wagon is in the body shop with its original k- frame and front suspension, I can clean up the other one and mount the engine to it, so its ready to have the freshly painted body dropped into place over it.
    The 68 motor should work well on my 67, and since the doner car was non ac, like my wagon, it has all the correct pulleys and brackets for fan, alternator and power steering. engine1.jpg engine2.jpg engine3.jpg engine4.jpg
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Will you be making a disc brake conversion on it also?
     
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    No. I have factory power front disc brakes on one old Mopar and factory manual front disc brakes on two others. For the kind of driving I do, I don't notice any real difference in properly operating drum brakes and the factory disc brakes.
     
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    Well now, that's a pretty good score! Bummer the Monaco 500 was beyond repair. At least it's serving as an organ donor.
     
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    Photographed a Monster Truck event in Pasadena Texas last weekend, got a unique photo opportunity with the Bear Foot Monster truck and definitely couldn't pass it up.
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    And the driver of Bear Foot walks up and says, "Cool! One of the car's I'm crushing tonight is a station wagon!":shocked::90:
     

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