I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vegasphotog, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Yeah I guess a paint job wouldn't be too expensive given what you are paying for the car itself..

    With the airbags, I bet it stands up OK to let that front wheel peek out
  2. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    I'm thinking something along these lines. Prefer the two-door "Ranch Wagon" version better, but that would probably price the rig out of my range. :cry

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    (I dislike the '59 stock headlights, but I dislike the modded version above even more.)
  3. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    This nails it for me...

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    Not half bad chopped, either. Not a flame fan, though.

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  4. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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    +1 here! I'm not usually a fan of black but that is an awesome ride. :D
  5. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Love the finned Fords.
    Makes me wonder what Mr. Foose could do with this.

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  6. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    alot in a year or two. not much on one of those rebuild in a week shows. they rely heavily on the huge aftermarket available for the most commonly restored cars. and that aint one of 'em.
  7. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    Of course, Spunk Monkey Garage guys could throw a coat of flat clear over that bitch, slap on some half moons and wide whites, have Sue dust up the interior with alligator skin and suede and sell it for half a meeeelion dahllars. :deal :wink:
  8. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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    :nod
  9. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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    New to ADVRider. Had to start from the beginning on this thread. I qualify for this one.
    Here's wagon #1, 1965 Mercury Comet.
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    Wagon #2, Dodge Aries 4 on the floor.
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    Wagon #3, Chevy Malibu Classic
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    Wagon #4, Volvo 850T, not your Uncle Olaf's ....
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    Current Ride, just as odd as a wagon
    1988 R20, 6.2 N/A diesel, project in process
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    And current bike, 1993 DR350
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  10. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    Somebody having some design fun.

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  11. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    Me likey...

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  12. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    Damm...

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  13. Ride_There

    Ride_There Will ride for bacon.

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    I would buy a modern version if one was available. I have a 2012 Mustang now...
  14. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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  15. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    $4900

    sell the stoopid 22" rims for $1000 to recoup some of the purchase price..

    high roof the middle and pickup bed the back and its an enduro hauler/camp mobile.
  16. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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  17. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    for what I just got them in to......

    We've been looking for a 'play' vehicle for a while now, especially pre-smog. We've been hunting craigslist looking for the right one, even driving 2 1/2 hours to look at a car (a VW Squareback that a guy was flipping.....that had some front suspension damage that wasn't disclosed in email or over the phone ahead of time......arggggghhhh).

    We wanted something different, something not ordinary. So no Mustangs, '57 Chevys or the typical muscle cars. Things that piqued our interest included the aforementioned Squareback (and other Type III's), Studebakers (Larks and Wagonaires especially), early Volvo's (PV444/544, 122 and the 220 wagon). Even the Falcon wagon and Willy's Wagons got the approval nod. If you see a pattern, wagons always seemed to top the list of the cars we could both agree upon. Hell, I almost had her sold on a Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser that popped up locally, but that was killed once she realized it was longer than our full-size van....

    Besides cracklist, I've also just been cruising the neighborhoods. Different routes home, just looking for "The Car". Low and behold, it's the one I've been eying for years just two blocks away. Even though it was under a cover, I knew what it was by the shape and the tailpipes. A year and a half ago, I spoke with him about it when I caught him outside when returning from a run. He didn't think he'd fix it, should probably sell it, but wasn't sure. I wasn't in the market then, but I filed it away. Until last Thursday. He was outside again. I reminded him of our conversation and made arrangements to have the wife and look at it over the weekend. Within 30-minutes of looking and talking, I got the nod from SWMBO. A couple of hours later..........


    Here's Mike (on the left) the seller and second owner. He's owned it since 1980:

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    Cover freshly removed, family and tow vehicle in the background:

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    My first 'drive'. You can see the open garage of the seller in the background. Good news is the brakes kinda work:

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    The movers (convicted felon on the porch in the background.....from my old thread in JM):

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    What a unique piece of automotive styling and engineering. This fits the bill just fine:

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    No, it doesn't run. And the efforts of the neighbors and family weren't quite enough to get it up the driveway far enough. Time for plan B:

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    And there's Pete, son #2. He was on parking brake duty while I hitched it up the slopped driveway with the come-a-long:

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  18. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Good!
  19. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    Love those P1800's Great buy. :thumb

    Jurgen's list of classic/vintage that he could realistically see himself buying:

    P1800ES
    240Z (unmolested)
    63 Falcon (don't ask :D)
    American Ute-- Ranchero, Caballero or El Camino
  20. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    Very nice purchase. I'm a big volvo 1800 fan myself, though I prefer the coupe to the estate. (I love wagons otherwise, I just happen to think the 1800s is the most beautiful car ever made).