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  1. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    just what i needed, another project.
    this car started out as a quick easy replacement for the 60 kingswood wagon that i originally bought for my wife to cruise a few years back, build thread here:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=474834.
    well that project has gone way off coarse and has since been side lined for way too many years.

    i found this car from a buddy in Texas, and as soon as i saw it, my wheels starting turning. i just sold the last project truck, build thread here,: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=612409
    the wagon was a really nice original unmolested vehicle, that didn't last long.

    i brought it home and gave it to my wife as an anniversary present with the promise that i wouldn't get too carried away with it ...... well here is the quick build up, slightly off promise, but made a lot safer for the family, and cooler for me to cruise.

    i don't have any stock pics, i guess i didn't snap any, or cant find any them as of now. the next day i made a call to ron at kustom car parts, http://kustomcarparts.com/ for some bellflower tips.i decided id re build the front end with new ball joints, bushings, shocks, and chop 1 1/2 wraps coils off the coils to add to the cool factor. also made a call to true spoke for some new supreme wheels and tri bar spinners.

    cut coils, bellflowers, true spoke wheels.
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    bellflower mounts fab'd up
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    we drove it like this for about a week or so, and then a call to cpp, http://www.classicperform.com/ was made a complete drop spindle disc brake front end kit was ordered up, along with a billet center support bearing, and slip shaft drive shaft. also ordered up some air bag parts and figured mine as well!

    cpp parts.
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  2. Looks great, I am looking at that same booster assembly for a non hamb friendly car, how do you like it, is it installed yet?

    I love wagons - cant wait to see more!
     
  3. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
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    Wow...cool ride, the tires and wheels fit it perfectly.
     
  4. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    stock suspension set up.
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    cpp dropped spindle disc brake kit to fit 14" wheels.
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  5. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    Flat-Foot
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    from Locust NC

    cool project!
     
  6. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    thanks!
    yes the cpp boosters are pretty straight forward. they have great customer service, and good products. i have used quite a few on other projects also, never any issues.

    thank you. the wheels now fit much better with the air bags installed! tucked.

    i will update and get this thread caught up soon. off to the shop for now...
     
  7. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    got the front all ready for the disc swap and air bag install.
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    here you can see the angle of the top cup hat.
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    front cups, made out of 4.5 od pipe, 30 degree cut, tallest part is 4.5" i believe, ill have to double check , with that height you should be really close to laying all the way out, depending on if you have other clearance issues and tire height.
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    front shock upper mounts, fab'd out of 2x2 1/4 wall box. shock stud mounted, welded the nut solid after tightening it down and cap it for a cleaner appearance.
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    on the bottom i plate the lower arms, you can buy a kit that will bolt on or make up some cups, i have found this to be the easiest and cheapest way. ill try to get all my dimensions gathered up and post them here soon.
    3/16" plate welded to lower arm.
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    finished front end with shocks installed. i use a 33033 shock from oreillys. lower shock mount is drilled through lower arm and mounted with a grade 8 1/2" bolt.
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  8. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    i am running air lift dominator 2600 pd bags on all 4 corners.
    lower shock mount is 10" back on the arm from the center of the cross shaft bolt, 1 1/8" down from the top mount plate.
     
  9. very cool to see another 64' chevy fullsize on the road,need to get on mine.
     
  10. Another cool long roof,,I really like it! HRP
     
  11. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    Another awesome build!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  12. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    Soooo Cool. Im kinda partial to these cars anyway.So let me know when its for sale :) Gary
     
  13. ryno
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    thanks fellas, ill keep ya posted gary!
     
  14. ryno
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    added the inland drive shaft slip joint and billet support bearing that also came from cpp.
    this will help with the issues these cars experience from the extreme arch the rear end travels through its suspension travel when you have adjustable suspension. stock stamped style carriers will not last on an adjustable set up. also installed a new precision #369 u joint
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    replaced the inner and outer tie rods also.
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    back on the ground.
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  15. Boy wish I could get my 1956 buick special station wagon together that fast.I have a buget to stick too.lol.Bruce.
     
  16. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    enloe
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    from east , tn.

  17. YBNORML
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    YBNORML
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    from canada

    Sweet! Nice build.
     
  18. ryno
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    ryno
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    thanks fellas.
     
  19. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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    Looks good and fast progress. Did you take pics of how you did the airride for the rear?
     
  20. ryno
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    ryno
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    Yes, I'll try to get them posted soon
     
  21. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    With your talent, how long before she gets some flake here, lace there, yada,yada,yada?????

    Very nice.
     
  22. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    enloe
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    from east , tn.

    i wish my wagon was as nice as that one when i started
     
  23. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    well, this car was NEVER supposed to get this far, but to answer you rquestion, just ordered a few different sizes of flake and am hoping to get the roof flaked in the next week or so, im time for the round up.....
    candies and patterns will follow.

    yes it was a very solid car to start with.
     
  24. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    deucetruck
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    from Missouri

    Very cool family project! I grew up in a 68 wagon, but it didn't look like that. Congrats!
     
  25. freiertpc
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
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    Sweet you have my car! Mines the same color minus the shine 327 turbo fire/powerglide
    someone stole my roof rack when it was in storage stole my back seat oh well they still around I really want mine to be candy Blue with a White pearl roof. The lace and pearl look real nice on those cars.
     
  26. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    thanks fellas.
     
  27. ryno
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    ryno
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    the wagon was rolled into the booth today and prepped for some flake..
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  28. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Nice wagon. That Inland Empire Driveline carrier is the way to go. Pricey but way better then the cheapo's.
     
  29. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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    63Compact
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    Here we go again! Nice job so far.
     
  30. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    got the flaked laid down today . big thanks to my buddies at s&s restorations in webb city mo for the help and use of their booth.

    sparkle efx flake in 3 different sizes. all mixed in matrix mpb-500 color binder, then dosed in reg clear.

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