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Hot Rods Anyone have a Hamb friendly daily driver wagon?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Brenda and I are kicking around the idea of looking for a wagon as a additional around town driver and part time delivery vehicle, nothing written in stone but Brenda seems to be tired of mini vans for delivering and she doesn't want to use her Ranch Wagon as a daily driver but does use it occasional when delivery's pile up.

    So, are any of you guys using a age appropriate wagon on a daily basis? HRP
  2. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,642


  3. Hows it work out for you? HRP
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  4. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,676


    Girlfriend has her 1960 Studebaker Lark wagon, backseat folds flat.

    I vote for a Canopy Express:

    Or Dodge A100:

    Or.....*cough* Panel truck *cough*.........:)
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  5. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 656


    I drive my ‘54 Country Squire most of the summer.
    I’m sure it was a daily driver in ‘54 so why not today?

    It makes no sense to me that there are no modern wagons in North America, to me the wagon is the greatest useful body style possible.

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  6. Believe it or not, I had a Dodge A100 short window van back in the early 70's, it was a automatic and I shoehorned a 340 between the seats, it would smoke tire for a block but the brakes were marginal, I would love to find one in decent shape that was affordable. HRP
  7. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,370

    from Oregon

    No I don’t, but.... I think it would be cool to have one now.:)
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  8. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 751


    I think it's a great idea, in fact I'm looking for a '59 -'62 Stude wagon right now...gonna' run a SBC with a 700R4, add disc brakes, sway bars, hang a Vintage Air unit on it, add some Salt Flats and call it good!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2020
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  9. We are in the hunt for a wagon for my fiance. She loves old cars. 60 Chevy is my main goal
  10. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,350


    Soon,I hope. 302 and AOD with a/c waiting to be installed. RW on trailer.jpg Luc1.1.jpg
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  11. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,129

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    As posted in another post -
    Will daily driver with the addition of an exhaust and electrical system.
    259 Stude engine, ported heads, Chrysler intake manifold, Holley carburetor, custom adjustable cam drive, with 4spd. auto trans., disc brakes, narrowed, 3.70 ratio rear axle, Commander dash. The "cowl" hood is made up from the stock hood, and a 55 Stude hood center area, turned around backward, and welded. I layed three rows of weld, hopefully, it won't require ANY bondo..!
    Oh yea, the hood prop rod is titanium...

    IMG_0650.JPG IMGP0014m.jpg

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  12. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 975

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    '64 Nova , 75,000 original miles
    230 " Turbo Thrift " 6 cyl , Powerglide .
    Power steering , power brakes , factory air , tinted glass .
    Original paint & interior .
    Love it

    Nova 6-1-2020 1.jpg
  13. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,642


    It works great in the Winter, Fall and Spring..... not so good in Oklahoma Summers.... no A/C!

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  14. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,034


    my Nomad 2017 Stray Kat.JPG
    Is over 300,000 miles in 29 years good enough to say hamb-friendly daily driver.
  15. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 3,240

    Lloyd's paint & glass

  16. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,318


    a friend has this. IMG_20200624_182231.jpg
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  17. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,318


    Saw this at swap meet. IMG_20200620_112203.jpg IMG_20200620_112217.jpg
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  18. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,279


    image.jpg Every other day or so.
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  19. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,426


    I would like a two door wagon with solid sides, I think these are called Delivery's...
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  20. We have a 1954 Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon-


    This is a 1954 Ford Currier SEDAN delivery.

    yallow 1954 courier.jpg

    This is a 1954 PANAL delivery. HRP

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
  21. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,171

    from ohio

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  22. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,121


    So, what would be the difference between a daily driver HAMB era wagon and a daily driver HAMB era coupe, pickup, or sedan? Its simply another form of an old vehicle. The same stuff would be required to make a wagon a daily driver as it would either of the other choices.

    Or are you just wanting to see more pictures? Gene
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  23. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,945

    from California

    here's one I drove when I was married to Morgan Fairchild..

  24. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,406


    This is what Morgan Fairchild and I drove after she divorced @49ratfink......then I woke up...and it was just my wife Bonnie:( pan3.jpg
  25. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,129

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    This is interesting.
    While there are some nice cars posted...I'd bet that a "bunch" of'em are NOT..."daily drivers".
    They may get driven to shows and occasionally to get lunch somewhere, but as the definition of the word "daily"...I seriously doubt it.

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  26. Exactly, Although our Ranch Wagon was purchased new by Brenda's grandmother and was her daily driver and also a delivery vehicle for her flower shop it is now a car for our enjoyment, it could be used on a daily basis, but the wear and tear especially by Brenda's employees ain't gonna cut it. HRP
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  27. You have a sharp eye my friend, it certainly does. HRP
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  28. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 742

    3W JOHN

    Danny,there is a guy near me that has a 64 to 66 ford econoline with a for sale sign in the back window i will get you the number if you think you would like to call him.
  29. Seon
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 336


    Was my daily driver then I gave it to my daughter and SIL.
  30. My dad had a '61 Chevy wagon when I was a teenager, He let me use the car to haul our bands guitars, amps, drums and PA system.

    We had loaded up the wagon Thursday night for the road trip Friday after school, unfortunately as I topped a blind curve a propane truck was broke down in the middle of the road and I plowed into it.

    Needless to say the wagon was totaled, Brenda was taken to a dental surgeon after hitting the dash and I went to the hospital.

    Dad replaced the wagon with a brand new 68 Chevy wagon and always said it was not as nice as his old one. HRP
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