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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Projects' started by wixom61, Nov 10, 2009.
RMay, that looks like you parked your 55 out front of the GM heritage center?
I go to Detroit each year for the Woodward Dream Cruise and to visit my son who works for GM. Last year we got an invitation and private tour of the GM Heritage Center with some friends who are in a Corvette Club. Our Heritage Center host liked my 56 ElCamino conversion and let me park it in their outside display area. It was an honor to have them acknowledge my build.
Hopefully I will be able to make my trip with my 66 Malibu 2dr Nomad conversion within the next couple of years.
reminded me of you
I'm not sure if you still get on here much, and though my disappointment is less than yours (my wife wrecked the '71 Wagon I was building almost right before it was totally finished), but I think for a lot of us when I say I feel emotionally invested in your project. I hope you're able to find the motivation to finish it.
Yes I do check out this site most days.
This record cold winter has slowed down some of the work I need to do on my 66 Nomad conversion build which I have been doing in my garage here at home.
I do spend a few days each week at a larger shop my old business partner owns. I am helping a friend build a 33 Plymouth coupe in my spot there http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/uncle-ricks-33-plymouth-project.680682/ and we have had a few cars that we do some work on and then sell. As soon as I can get one of the lifts bays empty, I want to get my 66 out there so I can install the front disc brake conversion.
Right now my rear window lift gate idea is still in the design stage and I have not selected the hinges I want to use. Once I get that part finished, the car will be ready to finish the rest of the body work.
Another trip to Florida to see the Grandsons before the snow melts and I should be ready to get back on my build. Of course I do have 2 other rods that I drive so some of my time will be devoted to getting them ready for the cruisin season.
You have some balls the size of Texas and an imagination to match!
Can't wait to see the finished product.
Any recent updates on the Buick wagon project?
Wix, where are you? We need an update. How about giving us a New year's gift.
We all miss you.
Hey firehaus and all my wagon buddies, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My wagon is still not finished, but I haven't thrown in the towel on it. It is still in exactly the same condition as last time I was on here. If I ever get back to work on it, I'll be sure to post the progress on here.
You sound like me--needing motivation and/or dollars.
Don't we all! Lol! Maybe I need to make a New Year's resolution... again!
Happy New Year everybody!
Hi David, it's very, very good to hear you're holding on to the big ol' Buick
Very recognizable situation... in my case the rust worms are feeding happily on my Buick, I have to get into a lot of body work that I did not plan for... It's still driveable though, I keep passing those inspections!
But: although I am putting off the work for other projects (like my motorcycle, although I made some good progress there, it might get finished this year!) I am still committed to my big buddy, and will remain so.
Good luck to everyone and their projects the coming year and beyond!
I remember seeing this when you first posted it. I hope you are able to get around to finishing it one of these days. I'd love to see the final product.
David's wagon has generated a lot of interest. I've made posts on FB and on other forums about it, and I've had other people mention it without my prodding. When word gets out about an interesting project, it gets a lot of chatter.......
We all hope you get back to it soon, David.
Heck - I'll even suggest a way to get it done faster - start a You Tube channel. Do a weekly (or better yet, daily) video, start a Patreon account, and people will support you. Get some sponsorship, and there you go....... Look into making money on You Tube......
I know how David must feel. I also have put my 66 Malibu 2dr Nomad Wagon conversion on the backburner. With 3 other cars on the road there always seems to be someplace to go or something that needs to be done. This past and current year has taken a lot of my time on a 2010 Camaro Wagon that I designed and built.
Going to Detroit Autorama in March which is always good for inspiration and motivation. I guess I will get to it when I get to it.