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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NoSurf, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. NoSurf
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    Took the wagon to town yesterday:

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    The steam train was running:

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    I built a couple bumper hole covers last night:

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  2. chaddilac
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    Looks fun Jay!!!!
     
  3. Love it...miss my old Belair Wagon !
     
  4. pumpman
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    Nice, same color theme as my wife's brookwood. Have fun man!
     
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  5. snaptwo
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    Nice 57 , enjoy ! I'm headed down the road for coffee with the geezers in my '56 Townsman.
     
  6. mashed
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    Cool. An old 4-6-2 Pacific and an eastern cupola.

    Your '57 ain't no slouch either :D
     
  7. 40StudeDude
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    When did you get the '57 Jay...?? Nice looking wagon...the train ain't bad either...

    As many times as I've been to Salina, I didn't even know there was a train there...!!!

    R-
     
  8. A sweet more-door wagon, for sure. Still have the 265 in it or upgraded?
     
  9. NoSurf
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    I got it a couple weekends ago outta Texas.

    The steam train is here in Abilene.


    Thanks everyone for the kudos. It was a long search. It needs a bunch of little stuff but I am happy with it.

    My wife and daughters love it!

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  10. NoSurf
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    It's got an '87 truck 350 with a 700r4.
     
  11. Jay71
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    I dig that wagon! That's coming from another surf wagon owning Jay!:D
     
  12. 40StudeDude
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    Cool. Any bit of encouragement because you had Denise's '60 wagon in your barn for a while...???

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  13. NoSurf
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    Sweet wagon Jay!!!

    Well, I have been jonesin' for one of these for about 20 years. My first "surfmobile" was a '68 Pontiac Catalina 4dr sedan, then I had a '77 Malibu wagon, then my '64 Impala ragtop. Certainly having Denise's wagon in the barn helped lol.

    I hope to have it at the KKOA show in Salina. It's a 20 footer- so I hope people won't be too harsh on it. I call it an "Old Navy Paintjob"...
     
  14. Nice looking project, I just bought a 57 Bel Air wagon for my wife that came from Kansas... go figure.
     
  15. wizzard23
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    Lookin' good, Jay. See ya in Salina!
     
  16. Gman0046
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    Good looking wagon.
     
  17. morepwr
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    Thats a great cruiser!
     
  18. NoSurf
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    I got it from Hot Rod Cowboy here on the HAMB. He got hosed on it from a d%&$}bag off eBay out of Rhode Island.
     
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  19. 40Standard
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    a nice looking wagon
     
  20. That's nice, Jay! Congrats to you and the family, on your recent purchase.
     
  21. Sure do love those 57 wagons!
     
  22. el Scotto
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    Looks great, a 1957 Chevy wagon is on my radar as well! :)
     
  23. Hot Rod Cowboy
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    I'm glad you and the family are enjoying the wagon. The shot out the window of the train is pretty neat.

    I don't want to jack this thread, but as part of the deal for the wagon Jay gave me a copy of his book, "Grandpa's Hotrod." If you fellas haven't bought a copy yet, get it done. His book is one nicely done piece.


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  24. general gow
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    I'm so glad you finally got one!
     
  25. Living the dream... :)
     
  26. NoSurf
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    I pulled the driveshaft and took it to Ginder Hydraulics here in Salina to get rebalanced. I also ordered the 55-57 trans crossmember kit from Speedway. The hokey-ass trans crossmember the "builder" installed held in with too small diameter carriage bolts and no isolation.
     
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  28. ryno
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    remind me as we get closer to kkoa, i have some old wooden surf racks for that thing, ill bring em with me. i got em from monsterflake a couple years ago.
     
  29. NoSurf
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    It was only 103* last night when I was crawling under the wagon.

    Thanks man! I was wondering if you still had those! I'll have to poser up and strap the 9'-6 Mark Martinson on it....
     

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