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Old 07-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default 2-door wagon conversions

This was touched on briefly in the longroof thread, but I don't think it's been covered exhaustively.

A few people have built phantom 2-door station wagons out of 4-doors. I'm not referring to factory-built 2-doors, or to "shorties" built by sectioning out the back doors; I'm interested in those wagons built to look like factory builds that never existed in nature.

I've seen at least this many:

'51 Chevy
'55 Chrysler (full custom)
'56 Merc
'62 Pontiac
mid-'60s T-Bird (Vista Cruiser roof)
'66 Ford fullsize
'66-67 Nova (2 of these)

The only one I have a picture of is the Pontiac, which you may have seen before. Anybody know of any others?

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Old 07-17-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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I've seen some '64-66 Mustang wagons, I think that barely clears the letter of the cutoff date, if not the spirit.



One guy put a GTO front clip and trim on a '64-65 Chevelle 2dr wagon, thought that was great. Similar to this one (could not find a 2dr pic online)



I'm not sure I have seen many converted 4dr wagons to 2drs. That's a lot of work to still end up with a wagon!
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I'm not sure why? But I like the Mustang.

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I'd forgotten about the Mustangs. I think that was a fiberglass kit offered in the late '60s; I remember seeing several of those. They were well designed, and pretty good-looking.

The 2-door GTO wagon sounds great -- I'd fantasized about that exact conversion myself. I'd like to see it!

And, yeah, converting a 4-door is a lot of work. But there are a fair number of guys who really like 2-door wagons, and a few who are willing to go to the trouble.

I found this '66 Ford picture somewhere on the web, maybe here on the HAMB, but I suspect it's a photochop:

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the mustang is cool and saying that makes me feel weird
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Corvettes were done ad nauseum in the '70's...both wagon and see-dan deli-very versions...supposedly inspired by the Vette Nomad of '54.

And Jim Mattison of PHS fame had a hand in a T/A version, circa '00...the Hurst Hauler. Previous T/A versions were done in the late-'70's as concept/show cars.
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i wish the 64 mustang i have was a wagon just as that one is.thanks
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I like the "Grand Prix" inspiration...buckets, trim on the 'gate, mouldingless with GP badge on the door, 8-bolts...nice!
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I don't know how do-able this would actually be and I know I don't have either the
bucks or the body work skills required to pull this off - but how about this for a
possible "phantom" two-door wagon??? Start with the body shell of a '64-'65 Chevelle 300 2-door wagon. Replace the Chevelle doors with a pair from a '65 Pontiac Tempest 2-door sedan. Then, replace the front fenders, front bumper, tailgate, rear bumper and tailights with '65 Pontiac Tempest 4-door wagon pieces. Then take a pair of '65 Tempest 4-door wagon quarter panels, cut and discard the front portion and join the remaining rear section with the front portion from of a pair of Tempest 2-door sedan quarter panels, to create a pair of "phantom" Tempest 2-door wagon quarter panels. Cut the Chevelle 2-door wagon quarters off and instal the "phantom" Tempest 2-door quarter panels. Then, use the hood, grill, exterior chrome trim, dash cluster, front bucket seats, console and interior pieces from a '65 GTO . Presto! A factory appearing "double phantom" GTO 2-door wagon! "Double phantom", because 1) there were no GTO wagons produced and 2) no 2-door Tempest wagons either! It'd be a lot of work and a lot of money but very cool!

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This was touched on briefly in the longroof thread, but I don't think it's been covered exhaustively.

A few people have built phantom 2-door station wagons out of 4-doors. I'm not referring to factory-built 2-doors, or to "shorties" built by sectioning out the back doors; I'm interested in those wagons built to look like factory builds that never existed in nature.

I've seen at least this many:

'51 Chevy
'55 Chrysler (full custom)
'56 Merc
'62 Pontiac
mid-'60s T-Bird (Vista Cruiser roof)
'66 Ford fullsize
'66-67 Nova (2 of these)

The only one I have a picture of is the Pontiac, which you may have seen before. Anybody know of any others?

Whos car is this? Would love to read a write up on it. And check out some more pics of it for sure.
There was a guy in Washington building a '62 Pontiac 2 door bubbletop. Man would that ever be a cool photoshoot with this 2dr wagon and his bubbletop.
I also saw a 65 GTO/ Tempest "elcamino" at the Unfinished Nats in Washington a few years ago. it was done really nice so you woulda thought it was original.
I've got a few ideas for a 2 door wagon conversion, would be cool as hell.

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I'd love to see the Vista Cruiser T Bird! always liked the vista cruiser concept, just not the wagon itself.
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Oh and don't forget about JFs crazy mopar!



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hmm.. almost every wood thing I build is a two door conversion..lol
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I like the "Grand Prix" inspiration...buckets, trim on the 'gate, mouldingless with GP badge on the door, 8-bolts...nice!
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Whose car is this? Would love to read a write up on it. And check out some more pics of it for sure.
Here's the other end and the interior. It was built by Gary Minor, and I'm a partner in the car. A lot of work but pretty straightforward; it involved a '62 GP parts car and a junkyard '62 Pontiac 2-door sedan.





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There was a guy in Washington building a '62 Pontiac 2 door bubbletop.
There was a car like this on eBay a year or so ago. Looked great, although it had a dumb afterthought-looking hoodscoop.

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I also saw a 65 GTO/ Tempest "elcamino" at the Unfinished Nats in Washington a few years ago. it was done really nice so you woulda thought it was original.

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I saw one like this at Goodguys OC last year, and a beautiful '65 Olds 442/Camino at Pleasanton a few years ago. Both looked like factory cars.

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I know it's not traditional but since someone mentioned the Mustang Stationwagon, here's a WRITE UP on the Mustang Wagon if it's the same one..joe


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This one was made from a 4 door wagon into a 2 door hardtop wagon.
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Here's some good 2 door wagon conversion reading. I'd do it if I ever ran across the right station wagon.

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I'd forgotten about the Mustangs. I think that was a fiberglass kit offered in the late '60s; I remember seeing several of those. They were well designed, and pretty good-looking.

The 2-door GTO wagon sounds great -- I'd fantasized about that exact conversion myself. I'd like to see it!

And, yeah, converting a 4-door is a lot of work. But there are a fair number of guys who really like 2-door wagons, and a few who are willing to go to the trouble.

I found this '66 Ford picture somewhere on the web, maybe here on the HAMB, but I suspect it's a photochop:

Hey Tony,

Besides the Carrozzeria Intermeccanica/Frank Reisner built Mustang wagons, I think Ghia also built a couple. Ford Motor Company did alota business with Carrozzeria Ghia, and bought them outright in 1969.
I suspect the reason that not many Ghia/Intermeccanica Mustangs were built is their construction costs. Intermeccanica was building the Apollo at about this time and didn't sell many of those either.
In England, coachbuilder Harold Radford built twelve Aston Martin DB5 (think James Bond's car,here) wagons, or more correctly "shooting brakes"in teabag lingo. These, like the Mustang, were built from 2dr.GTs

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I saw this one on the web.It is a 67 chevelle station wagon 2dr.



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We did some paint work on this now 2 door '66 chevelle wagon for Chuck Hanson of the Horsepower TV Fame. We redid some of the base color and flamed it. The guy Chuck bought it from originally built it as a Phantom 300 wagon. It Looked totally stock restored. Fooled alot of people. Chuck bought it and he ripped out the stock drivetrain and installed a zz4 and overdrive on his show. He also installed the Bear breaks and interior on other shows.
The 1/4's are from an El Camino and the rear slider windows are from a 64 Chevelle 2 door wagon. The fabwork is pretty slick in person, but is showing it's age.
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I had seen Chuck Hansons car on his show once and had ask about it but nobody knew what i was talking about.Glad to see it in a better picture than just a quick look on tv.I like it....



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I'm working on one (55 Merc):
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We did some paint work on this now 2 door '66 chevelle wagon for Chuck Hanson of the Horsepower TV Fame. We redid some of the base color and flamed it. The guy Chuck bought it from originally built it as a Phantom 300 wagon. It Looked totally stock restored. Fooled alot of people.
I like that a lot. I'd prefer it in a solid color, though (no flames).
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I saw this '65 (I think) Buick at the Glendale AZ swap meet a few years back. It was absolutely factory looking to the last detail, in and out, looked like a concept car. It had a '57 Chevy fender and a few wheels in the back.







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Wow, very subtle.
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i kind of got lost in your dream here,
but i think , actually i know from experience, if you start out with a el camino instead of a car every mount is the same from a 4 door wagon. so all you ready need to do is cut the roofs off and cut out the back el co wall. the seat belt and rear seat mounts are already there from teh rear seats in teh elco storage that is at the front of the "bed". my old partener and built a 67 2 door this way. the hard part is finding the correct windows.we used a 64 2 door wagon glass, but had to glue them in, they where a tad to small to make over lap like the orginal design.i dont have any pics of this wagon, as this was before the digital craze we live in now.
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I don't know how do-able this would actually be and I know I don't have either the
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possible "phantom" two-door wagon??? Start with the body shell of a '64-'65 Chevelle 300 2-door wagon. Replace the Chevelle doors with a pair from a '65 Pontiac Tempest 2-door sedan. Then, replace the front fenders, front bumper, tailgate, rear bumper and tailights with '65 Pontiac Tempest 4-door wagon pieces. Then take a pair of '65 Tempest 4-door wagon quarter panels, cut and discard the front portion and join the remaining rear section with the front portion from of a pair of Tempest 2-door sedan quarter panels, to create a pair of "phantom" Tempest 2-door wagon quarter panels. Cut the Chevelle 2-door wagon quarters off and instal the "phantom" Tempest 2-door quarter panels. Then, use the hood, grill, exterior chrome trim, dash cluster, front bucket seats, console and interior pieces from a '65 GTO . Presto! A factory appearing "double phantom" GTO 2-door wagon! "Double phantom", because 1) there were no GTO wagons produced and 2) no 2-door Tempest wagons either! It'd be a lot of work and a lot of money but very cool!

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This is probably out of the HAMB range, though it was introduced in 1961. It's always been my favorite example of the 2 door wagon breed.




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Here is one I did for a friend, I trade fab work for body/paint work with him.......







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Under construction.....



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Here is another one I did. A Ford wagon using Ranchero parts......







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Hey Kev,

That's some killer fab/metalwork, there! Most people wouldn't be able to fathom the number of hours it would take to fab & finish that.
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Those are great, Kev. Any pictures of the Ford in paint yet?
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The Ford is not painted yet.
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The '66 Chevelle wagon and the tan '65 Buick wagon were both done by a very close friend of mine. He is an absolute magician when it comes to building his creations. The red '66 Chevelle was built to be a totally stock version of what GM could have offered. The '65 Buick wagon is owned by another friend in the Tuscon area. It is also built as a stock unit on the premise of a 2 door hardtop wagon.
Both cars were built from rustfree 4 door wagons from Arizona. These are just two of many cars that my friend has built.
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I'd love to see the Vista Cruiser T Bird! always liked the vista cruiser concept, just not the wagon itself.
Here it is. Sorry about the crappy photo:


Here's another Mustang; this time a GT350 clone:



...and two Novas. It seems that the Nova is by far the most popular subject for this kind of conversion:



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The '66 Chevelle wagon and the tan '65 Buick wagon were both done by a very close friend of mine.
He's clearly very talented. Who is he?
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Here's a couple more.




The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the first pic was Pinto wagon. The ones with the windows in the back look good, but this one looks the opposite of good IMO.

What is the car in the second one? Full custom?
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The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the first pic was Pinto wagon. The ones with the windows in the back look good, but this one looks the opposite of good IMO.

What is the car in the second one? Full custom?
Looks like Ford prototype that is cross between the 1953 X100 and the 55 Ford Mystere in a wagon version. Very cool.

Plymouth Plainsman I thought that looked familiar!
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Here's two
My 92 Buick work car made into 2 door delivery. Yes it's a late model but sure is dependable and cold ac for Texas heet. Getting ready to do it in pearl white with HOK purple flames, bags and steelies.
The 63 was built by a friend in Houston. It is sold since this pics was taken. He's craazy about doing this type of stuff. I remember back in the 90's he could not find a 62 Chevy bubble top so he made one.

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It's the Plymouth Plainsman of 1956. Doesn't really fit the criteria of a modified production body, but it WAS considered for production. It's a fully usable car - in fact it was converted to right-hand drive and currently has a 440 in it.

That car has the most amazing history. Here is a story circa 1980 about it's life up to that point. http://www.plymouthbulletin.com/Plainsman/Page1.htm
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It's the Plymouth Plainsman of 1956. Doesn't really fit the criteria of a modified production body, but it WAS considered for production. It's a fully usable car - in fact it was converted to right-hand drive and currently has a 440 in it.

That car has the most amazing history. Here is a story circa 1980 about it's life up to that point. http://www.plymouthbulletin.com/Plainsman/Page1.htm

That is friggin COOL!! The fact that a show car/dream car was actually used & has survived is unreal. You couldn't invent a better history than that car has.

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Here's a 64 Polara wagon 2 dr conversion I ran across. I have a 63 Plymouth wagon I was gonna do the same thing to. The guy walked me through it and short of the welding the front of the 1/4 panel in from the 2dr, the rest is nearly bolt in on these bodies. The entire window frame area is the same stamping across all body styles; 2dr, 4dr, ht and sedan....cut out the post and screw in the 2dr weatherstrip channel.

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Here's a 64 Polara wagon 2 dr conversion I ran across. I have a 63 Plymouth wagon I was gonna do the same thing to. The guy walked me through it and short of the welding the front of the 1/4 panel in from the 2dr, the rest is nearly bolt in on these bodies. The entire window frame area is the same stamping across all body styles; 2dr, 4dr, ht and sedan....cut out the post and screw in the 2dr weatherstrip channel.

Also attached the photoshop of my plymouth as it would have come out.
Hey,
These Mopar wagons both look like something Elwood Engle, head of design at Chrysler in the post Exner era, would have signed off on for production.
They built and sold the C body wagons in hardtop form, why not the B body platform? Sad that Mopar then, as now, was so fucked up internaly, management wise! The cars Exner and Engle could have built with Earl/Mitchell budgets.

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(drdave): Those are nice looking cars!

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so...any idea where the plainsman is now?
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The only one I have a picture of is the Pontiac, which you may have seen before. Anybody know of any others?


Nice wagon, except why was the C-pillar left in the stock location. Would have looked far better if it'd been moved back to more evenly divide the three side windows, or at least make the middle window similar in length to the front side window. Just my $0.05.

There have also been some same-era Chevy wagons built, some with better execution than others. A guy on ChevyTalk is also building a nice "phantom" '58 2-door "Nomad" wagon with the Impala triple taillights and other features; it only shares a few traits with the regular '58 2-door and Nomad wagons.
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Nice wagon, except why was the C-pillar left in the stock location. Would have looked far better if it'd been moved back to more evenly divide the three side windows, or at least make the middle window similar in length to the front side window.
The builder agrees with you, but it's a little more difficult than it appears -- issues with the garnish moldings and stainless trim. Gary does intend to move it, but hasn't gotten around to it yet.
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[QUOTE=chickenridgerods;4138686]Nice wagon, except why was the C-pillar left in the stock location. Would have looked far better if it'd been moved back to more evenly divide the three side windows, or at least make the middle window similar in length to the front side window. Just my $0.05.

Hey,

The side windows (lights) in that Pontiac wagon are tempered glass an not laminated and therefore can't be jus' cut down to fit, at will. Too, the extra work to construct garnish mouldings in stainless and carbon steel would usher in a whole new series of challanges. There's alittle more involved than jus' puttying up a door opening, and makin' new trim pads!

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Nice wagon, except why was the C-pillar left in the stock location. Would have looked far better if it'd been moved back to more evenly divide the three side windows, or at least make the middle window similar in length to the front side window. Just my $0.05.

There have also been some same-era Chevy wagons built, some with better execution than others. A guy on ChevyTalk is also building a nice "phantom" '58 2-door "Nomad" wagon with the Impala triple taillights and other features; it only shares a few traits with the regular '58 2-door and Nomad wagons.

I would love to see what it would look like as a sedan delivery...always wanted a 61-64 Pontiac delivery!!!!!!
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Two door conversion on a '53. We leaned the B-pillars forward after this pic. Chopped top, pancaked hood...
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There is a Steve Stanford illustration of what a 64 Impala wagon would like done in SS trim and as a 2-door. Looks cool, IMO.
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Saw this on another site : '66 Impala, first, 2-dr. conversion, second, sedan delivery side panels...oh yeah, a straight axle too!
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I like that a lot. I'd prefer it in a solid color, though (no flames).
So Did I, but Chuck insisted that we flame it. It needed rockchip repairs and some general bodywork freshening when we got to it. That wagon sees ALOT of road time. He drives the hell out of all of his Chevelles!
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The side windows (lights) in that Pontiac wagon are tempered glass an not laminated and therefore can't be jus' cut down to fit, at will. Too, the extra work to construct garnish mouldings in stainless and carbon steel would usher in a whole new series of challanges. There's alittle more involved than jus' puttying up a door opening, and makin' new trim pads!
All of the side windows are flat sheet and new ones could easily be made at a local glass shop. Yes, the trim would need to be modified, but given the work that's needed to convert to a 2-door in the first place, modifying the trim is not that much harder. The builder obviously has the skill; it simply takes time and patience.


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I would love to see what it would look like as a sedan delivery...always wanted a 61-64 Pontiac delivery!!!!!!
I know there are a couple of '62 Chevy SDL conversions floating around the internet. Pretty sure one of the guys is on the ChevyTalk forum.
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I like that!!
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what the heck is this?? its, um, unique. its well done, but looks like a concept car from the 50s. anybody know what it is?

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Plymouth Plainsman

Concept car from 1956.

There is a post with a link to more information about it earlier in this thread.
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A buddy of mine's Ford (pic stolen from someone else):
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I think there was a guy on Chevelles.com that was building a '70 2 door wagon, but I don't know if he ever finished it.
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I just love wagons. I would love to get a Cabilaro.

I wonder about trucks. It might be cool to see a old pickup like a Dodge or a Ford cargo bed connected like a Suburbon.
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Lots of very good work and talent, But why? Somebody tell me this ain't real, it's like a local guy that bought a tall T coupe and then chopped the top. Maybe I ain't right but then...
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what the heck is this?? its, um, unique. its well done, but looks like a concept car from the 50s. anybody know what it is?

It's the 1954 Plymouth Plainsman concept car. Google search Plainsman wagon for more pics.
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I always see this one here in Galveston, Tx. Im sure its the same one that
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Cool thread dudes, I love the 56 Plymouth Plainsman that Danny posted, having a MoPar thing myself. But the conversions are really some fine work. Thanx for showin'em folks. Sporting two two door wagons at the time, 56 Plymouth and 59 Ford Ranch Wagon, and lovin it!! ~Sololobo~
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I just love wagons. I would love to get a Cabilaro.
I know some of you hate the Spellcheck police, BUT, this is the result if you search "Cabilaro" vs "Caballero".

True, you get wheels in both cases....

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Currently building a 58 Edsel Delivery out of a 4dr wagon and the remains of a 57 Ford Delivery. Check out the pictures under Montana Hamber's . I also once took a 4dr 55 Ford and clipped on a 56 2dr hdtp. Not as difficult as it sounds. Lots of measuring and trimming.
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Don't forget the Buick hardtop wagon built by oz kustoms.I would kill to have that wagon..
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Stumbled on this thread tonight and was pleasantly surprised to find Ramblur had posted a pic of my 70 chevelle 2door wagon. thanks! It hasn't been on chevelles .com that I know of. Has been on yellow bullet a few times and youtube ricks wild wheelie wagon. This is one cool forum glad to be a member
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There is a nice 64 Fairlane 2dr wagon on page 97,#1922,on the Thunderbolts thread on here.I don't know how to move it over here. ROY.
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How about this one? Rare indeed!
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Please tell me that's a photoshop.

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no love for a 4 door wagon, im gonna sit in my corner and sulk!!!
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lol Try not to take it too hard. After all, the 4 door wagons are the parents of the minivan...oh...
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...ONE OF THE UGLIEST CARS I'VE EVER SEEN. All of you traditional guys don't take exception to gaudy wheels 16" and larger. I don't get it.
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...ONE OF THE UGLIEST CARS I'VE EVER SEEN. All of you traditional guys don't take exception to gaudy wheels 16" and larger. I don't get it





The guy you're making fun of knows more about traditional cars than you two will ever learn in the next fifty years about them. The guy is a living legend...
Whu-uuut!? Thunderplex... a living legend? In his own mind, maybe. And maybe, just maybe Brenda thinks so, but I doubt even that.
He wouldn't know a nice car (OR a cool sounding exhaust) if it bit him on the ass! Living legend? Nah, just a goofy old bastud.
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How about a Bugwagen?
You dont need to post a crappy photoshop of a Bug wagon.

They acctually built them.

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Hell I'd sell the piano too!

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How about a Bugwagen?
Actually, I like this one better than the real one. Imagine this with a Toronado transaxle setup in it!
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Actually, I like this one better than the real one.
Really?

As an artistic achevement it about compares to a toddler with a crayon...



And it is Off Topic.
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As an artistic achevement it about compares to a toddler with a crayon...



And it is Off Topic.
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Default Re: 2-door wagon conversions

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Originally Posted by metalshapes View Post
Really?

As an artistic achevement it about compares to a toddler with a crayon...



And it is Off Topic.
Actually you're the one off topic here trying to be Mr. Critic.Besides I think this would be considered a pre-64 custom.
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