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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1oldrat, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. 1oldrat
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    I finally got back to the wagon.Here's a pic of what I did this afternoon.I'm going to install new half floors.Then it goes to the body shop.I think I'll paint it black with an india ivory roof.More pics to follow.
     
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  2. shooter54
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    cool. i like your idea with the colors. let's see some pics when it's done.
     
  3. 40Standard
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    nice looking wagon
     
  4. lookin good ..
     
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  5. 1oldrat
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    Here are some updated pics of the car.It was in a "profressional" body shop for 2 years.I traded a tubbed 65 nova for a complete rust repair and body job.I finally got pissed after alot of promises and no work getting done.Well I blew up and did some threatening and got a little done.I was told it was ready for paint.To make a long story short I took the car home contacted a lawyer and made some demands for money back or legal action.Well I got a good buddy to work on the body and in a month its ready to be blocked out and ready for paint.This is a month of working on it after work.And he had to fix everything the pro shop did.(WHAT A MESS).Here are some pics of the progress.
     

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  7. KooL! You still planning on the black with ivory roof? That's exactly the colors I was talking to my wife about painting my wagon someday... Hope all turns out OK regarding the previous deal with the body shop.
     
  8. 40Standard
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    keep us posted
     
  9. 409 Bob
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    Cool Ride! My '56 had a hole in the roof and no floor, so I cut'em out!

    409 Bob
     

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  10. Butch M
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    glad you got it back lookin good now good luck. love them wagon's
     

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  11. Man,I feel your pain,,my story is very near the same with the exception of the guy kept my wagon 3 years and didn't really accomplish anything,,

    Good to see it taking shape,,I know how good that feels,,keep us posted. HRP
     
  12. bobfromnj
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    looks good i glad it went to a good home
     
  13. looking great !
     
  14. chevy57dude
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    X2 on the "I feel your pain". Body shop limbo I call it. Now I have a trusted friend finishing my '57 after a so called pro shop screwed me around. Didn't loose enough $ to go the lawer route and was leary of getting bled dry by the legal system. Love the 2 door 210 wagon and glad ya got it back. 409 Bob: what's the deal with the tailgate on yours? Factory setup? Cool!
     
  15. 409 Bob
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    To chevy57dude:
    The back door is an another economic modification. They didn't make tailgate return cables and springs back when I built this. It is the original tailgate and window welded together hinged with '40 Chevy truck hinges. I've had some know-it-all's tell me it came like that! I always say, "How come it opens the wrong way to the curb?" One guy actually said, "England?" It's a hoot. We even have a Buick "Sport Wagon" emblem on the back.
    409 Bob
     
  16. Kerry67
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    Bit of a 56 Wagon fan myself.
     
  17. I always liked the black with white top,,,this is a photo of a friends car,,been on the road for a long time,, HRP

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  18. 56sedandelivery
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    Now that's pretty neat with the swingout "door". You should make a conversion kit; us tri-five nuts will buy almost anything. Now, about that 55 front end.....................Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  19. 1oldrat
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    The underside is done.It's ready for some block sanding now.It's starting to look like something.
     

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  20. Midwest Rodder
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    Thats gonna look great in black with the ivory top!
     
  21. hemifarris
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    Huh?
     
  22. sololobo
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    Now you are cookin bro! Man its on the go, great work. I also dig your tu-tone choice. Another wagon freak here. ~Sololobo~
     

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  23. Buddy Palumbo
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    Git 'er done , Chad !
     
  24. 1oldrat
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    Color change.I decded to go 69 camaro hugger orange.
     
  25. flynbrian48
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    I have a similar experience, except the shop that my truck is setting in with nothing getting done is my own...

    Cool car.

    Brian
     
  26. cheveey57
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    Did the body man talk you out of the black paint? It wouldn't surprise me because black cars metal have to be laser straight.
     
  27. 1oldrat
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    The body man I had talked himself out of me ever doing business or sending him business.I changed my mind.I always had a thing for orange.I had a 72 cutlass that was orange.The underneath is all done.Now it's on to the firewall,than start blocking it out.
     
  28. 1oldrat
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    The firewall is done and the front suspension is done.I had to replace the frame horns.2-3 weeks than it's off to get painted.It's starting to look like something now.
     

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  29. mine is far from yours, looks great !
     
  30. chevy57dude
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    Looking good! Glad I got to see it in person when I picked up the Cragars. Sorry, I don't have that rear glass for you.
     

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