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Projects Boones 53 wagon - #2

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boones, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    For those that have been on this site awhile might remember my red and white 53 wagon that I drove all over the east and mid america. I sold it to buy my Dodge woodie which after 6 yrs I made no progress and sold it. the entire time I regretted selling the wagon as it was me, it was built before colored primer was done, . a ride I could get in on any given day and go coast to coast without a second thought.

    After a few other rides I decided it was time to sell off all my projects, get my 51 chevy hardtop further along and find me a replacement wagon.

    Here is what it looks like when I first seen it sitting in the back of Morrison Chassis's warehouse.. Craig bought it, drove it ot the shop and they tore it apart to verify wagons has the same chassis as the cars and then tossed it back on the frame and pushed into the back corner and then eventually outside into the weather once I seen it knew I wanted it, it was etched into my head.

    Over a few years I would check in on it and one day I made the decision to sell the woodie project.. Today I made the deal, like the first it needs everything and alot of loving.

    I will post more pictures once I pick it up.. I am looking for a tailgate if anyone knows of one...

    here is what my last wagon looked like (may clone it)

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
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  2. Hot Dog,now your talking.

    You were driving the wagon when Deuce Roadster introduced us at GoodGuys in Charlotte a long time ago and you & your wagon was the inspiration to drag our wagon out of the barn and get started.

    Congratulations and I'm subscribed...this is gonns be a fun build! HRP
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    from California

    looks like a 150 "Handyman" wagon. I am looking at an old dealer price sheet with an out the door price of $2085.18 for that model. wouldn't it be nice if you could still buy a brand new one for that price.
  4. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,724


    stoked.. and working on your parts request.

  5. wayfarer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
    Posts: 1,790


    Can't wait to see it!
  6. Congrats man! Looks like a good start for a recreation. I'm jealous, I was looking for one of those around here and never found one. I picked up a '62 wagon instead and I noticed the other day there is a '54 wagon sitting off Rivers Ave. by Livingstons.
  7. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could still buy a wagon?:D

    Neat car Boones! I have always wanted one of these. Fellow Miles M used to have a cool one that was set up very similar so his wife could take their show dogs in comfort. Damn nice dog accommodations too, as I road back there to LARS once, and it was much more comfortable than what I usually take over! Unfortunately he sold it before I knew he was trying to...
  8. were meant to be a wagon master. Live with it.

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  9. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    Man I love wagons. Ever thought about turning it into a 2 door?
  10. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    RAD DUDE!!! ....Butt Reynolds here checking in,,,loved that old wagon of yers bro! glad to her you found you a wagon again!
  11. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Very cool Ken!!!
    I know you're regretted selling that car and figured it would only be a matter of time til another one came home with you!
  12. Bitchen. Wagons are the bees. Look forward to seeing it come together.
  13. Hot Rod Cowboy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 232

    Hot Rod Cowboy
    from Dallas, TX

    Love me some wagons! Glad to hear you have found another one.

    I just bought a '52 Poncho wagon yesterday and am super stoked about it. All the best with your build.

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  14. Ken,what's up with your website? HRP
  15. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

  16. Boones,...your wagon was my favorite car at Goodguys Des Moines show many years back, glad you got another, good luck with it.
    Do you still have that Dodge woodie?
  17. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Rusty1, sold the woodie project a late last year..

    HRP, the new link I provided did not work ???? how about the one in my signature. both are working for me.
  18. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,847


    Waycool man. If you ever need a extra hand let me know.
  19. The user profile like doesn't work ,but you signature link does. HRP
  20. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Ken, Good to see your back in an early 50's Chevy wagon. In years gone by you couldn't see you without your old one close at hand. A clone would be bitchin especially since I'm sure you'd include a few little tweeks to make this one even better. Bring us along as you make this one your own.

  21. dubcee
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 486


    Sweet ass ride Ken, how much work is it gonna need to be on the road? Hopefully the Dr. will let me get out of the house sooner than later, and I can come check it out!
  22. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Dubcee, it will need full susp swap, motor, trans and wiring before it hits the streets. so about 2 to 3 months of work.
  23. No red this time, be different.
  24. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,441


    According to the latest Auto Week mag, station wagons, as in "old style" wagons like Boone's four door, are now being considered by the manufacturers again...seems their "crossovers" just aren't selling like they they figure wagons are the next hot ticket...

    Don't think any of us ever figured wagons were "dead," rodders have been building them and enjoying them all along...

    Congrats on the new project Boones...

  25. Ken,correct me if I am wrong but didn't you do a Photoshop of your old wagon in yellow & white. HRP
  26. Congrats! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Sounds like I am a few steps behind you. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a '53 early this summer, after we move.

    What are your plans for the front suspension?
  27. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Well its official, I am once again a Longroof owner. Paid in full and now in my garage. I know its a turd but I get a smile when I look at it. Who said you cant go home..


    all the parts are there, just disassembled and laying in the back. Car ran and drove when it was parked and disassembled. plan is to pull the 235 and 3 sp and put those forsale and upgrades the susp. Wish I could afford the Morrison Chassis but it my goal to use the money from selling the Woodie project to get this one to a driving state. Plus I know how well the Fatman MII rides and how low it will sit.. its a receipe I have used three previous times.
    I will continue to post pictures as progress is made
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  28. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,824

    Inked Monkey

    Looks solid. I love those things!

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