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Barn Find! Pontiac Wagon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tin Indian, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Van Dutch
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
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    ebay is just for finding cars, you can't really buy them on there anymore. It's rigged against an honest buyer and even if you "win" the auction, sellers often hold you up for more or "sell it locally." Selloer will tell you bidders don;t often pay up. And there are a lot of dopes on there asking (and paying) ridiculous numbers for rusted junk. Total scam, except for doing what you did, using ebay to find them in your area and then go in person with cash.
     
  2. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
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    Man ain't that the truth... I've given up using Ebay entirely. Ridiculous fees and too much hassle.

    Back on topic--cool wagon! You look happy with your score!
     
  3. 59bones
    Joined: Dec 13, 2010
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    from Illinois

    Nice score and of course you gotta love a wagon!

    Do you have any idea on what the plans are for the 59 Chevy in one of your photos? Can you PM me a name and contact info for the gentleman you bought the cars from...?

    Thanks and congrats!
     
  4. 70dodgeman
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    from Alpha NJ

    Very very cool!
     
  5. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
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    from Ohio

    It's not for sale
     
  6. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
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    i bid 4 or 5 times and my bids kept getting rejected. then i read the entire page and saw where it had been sold earlier. good luck with it.
     
  7. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Sweet find! Looks like its in real nice shape.
     
  8. I'm pretty much a die-hard old Dodge / old Plymouth guy, but I LOVE that thing!

    And PLEASE don't ever "restore" it!!! Leave the patina, the lettering on the doors... MUCH cooler that way!
     
  9. MaxDelay
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
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    from Canton, Oh

    Congrats. dude! Glad you finally got your wagon! It definately went to the right place.
     
  10. forty1
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
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    Great score !!!!
    -41-
     
  11. being able to see the vehicle in person makes all the difference in a purchase because some people just peddle junk for a living. nice wagon.
     
  12. Tin Indian
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
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    thanks everyone for the props. Ill probably just do motor and interior and leave the outside alone. It will definetly get some wide whites and it needs to come down a bit. Baggin the rears and probably just spindles in front. I know what your talking about with ebay. Id never thought i would every buy a car off ebay. Tooo many bad stories and cars suddenly disappear. I only use it to see what a particular model looks like or to just to kill time. I dont know if the bids on it were real. Id have to say probably not up till the end. But he said he kept getting calls on it so who knows.
     
  13. Another rusty soul saved! Nice...
     
  14. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    So he opens the door andwe fire her up and pull the wag out into the sunlight.

    Damn, I'm happy for you!
     
  15. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    I really like the station wagons and sedan deliverys. Your going to like how it rides for sure. Old car and big enough for all the family. Best of two worlds -congrats!
     
  16. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
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    Man..Love that wagon!

    Spike
     
  17. g-lover51
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
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    from Dallas Ga

    Great find. Enjoy that car.
     
  18. Novadude55
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
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    from CA

    Nice, Enjoy that cool find..
     
  19. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
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    Great Find!!!!
    Makes me want to move the 54 Chevy Wagon up the project list
     
  20. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    Love it.

    Wagons are a lot of work, even when they start off good.

    Looks like it's well worth the effort.
     
  21. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    pretty cool score you dont see them everyday , enjoy
     
  22. steelcasey
    Joined: Mar 4, 2011
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    from so cal

    SCORE! Casey here from So Cal. There is a great sub-group here on the H.A.M.B. for '49-'52 long roofs. Really neat documentation of the find; barn in the distance, opening the doors, ending in your driveway! Cool. By the way, included with your wagon is one of the Wholy Grails: the interier liftgate handle! I found my '51 Deluxe Wagon after being rear ended in a small ''fender bender'' while driving my 1951 Pontiac private ambulance. The Dexluxe had been parked and hidden for about 25 years.
    I've almost completed a refurbishment (with out the wife knowing) and am anxious to finish the glass, uphostery, & elec. All the best!
    Casey
     
  23. 49oldscoupe
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    The wagon looks great! Driving it to the club meeting next week?
     
  24. judd55
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
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    from B.C.



    Nice score on the Wagon................love them folding tail lights.

    Do you have any more pics of your Chieftan, wouldn't mind a peak at that as well.

    Judd
     
  25. cavemag
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
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    Now you just need to find yourself a 421 tripower to put in the old girl.
     
  26. Tin Indian
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
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    yeah, shouldnt be too hard to find. Right?
     
  27. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I don't know why you'd want one of these things. They're not traditional hot rods in any way, shape or form. ;)

    Brian
     

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  28. Ron
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Cool car. There is a guy here that has a 51 or 52 Pontiac hearse/ambulance in his barn. He used to drive it, it has a Pont 400 in it but still has the old straight eight with like 56k on it in the corner. He let a family member have it and they stripped off paint and he said they messed up some stuff. He has it back now, I have tried to get it but no luck yet.
     
  29. another PONTIAC saved
     
  30. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

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    from Austin, Tx

    NIce find, wonder how it ended up there from Texas?
     

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