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"HAMBified" my '65 Belvedere wagon...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ledfut, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. EARLYHEMIBILL
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
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    Simply beatiful!!! Bill
     
  2. Your car is perfect. Wish i had it in my garage!;)
     
  3. ParkerFya
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
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    What size are the slicks and wheels?

    Good looking car!
     
  4. VonWegener
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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    I do not know how to sugar coat this:) I really like your car and your attention to detail BUT a California black plate has the letters first and then the numbers as in CID 426
    Your combination would appear on the blue plates....
     
  5. Algon
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  6. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    No sugar coating needed! I am not trying to pass these off as original plates. They just make the car a little bit more fun to look at. Besides, "CID 426" just doesn't look right... :)
     
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  7. Chuck Carman
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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    I love it. The only thing I would do would be jack the front end up to match the back, but that's just me. It still has "the look" the way you did it. Hell, if it was mine I'd be eyeing the wheelbase and thinking about moving the backs forward 15"... but I'm unstable like that. Looks great, enjoy it.
     
  8. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    Front wheels are 15x6" with 225/70R15 BFG tires.
    Rear wheels are 15x7" with Hurst 28 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 15" slicks (capped on 235/75R15)
     
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  9. M.Edell
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    Bad Ass Wagon!! A+!!
     
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  10. George G
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    Great Avitar!!!!
     
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  11. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    Don't think I didn't consider building a one-of-none altered wheelbase wagon! Unfortunately, such a job would have been well out of my budget.

    I might have gone higher in the front if the car had a set of fenderwell headers installed. I considered this for a while, but it wasn't quite the look I was going for. I went through hundreds of vintage photos and kept coming back to one of my all-time favorite Super Stockers for inspiration (see attachment). This is the stance I was ultimately shooting for:
     

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  12. 62cadd
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    Sick ass wagon !
     
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  13. pan-dragger
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    sweet wagon man.
     
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  14. Muttley
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    Awesome, I see that you have put some of my old decals to good use. :cool: :cool:
     
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  15. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    Yes I have! I was able to find most of the decals I was looking for from Muttley, Tom Peterson (utahtom on ebay), and Ken Mann (Pastlane Auto). I am still looking for an original Jardine Headers waterslide decal. Any leads would be appreciated!
     
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  16. Doty autodesign
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
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    Hey i was just looking around google and bumped into this forum. I wanted to share a rendering that i just finished up. Its a 65 belvedere turned into a panel wagon.

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  17. Magnus
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    Me likey the white one. Awesome stance and all. Gotta love the longroofs.
     
  18. hilborn283
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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    Nice Wagon, i see you out all the time on sunday nights. i usually hang out at maxim muffler across from the DQ,my buddy has a 63 newyorker wagon,you should stop in and check it out!
     
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  19. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    I drifted away from the H.A.M.B. for awhile - it’s been a long time since I last posted anything. I just recently started coming back as my brother has finally jumped into the hobby and begun work on his “bucket list” 29 Ford hot rod.

    I’m happy to say I still have my wagon (16 years now!) and it’s running as strong as ever!

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    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  20. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    Love the Wagon, what are you running in it?



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  21. slowmotion
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    Man, thanks for bumping this back up, one cool wagon you have there, done right! I missed it first time around, probably buried by the time a got on board in '11. Sure scratches my (closet) Mopar itch. Well done!
     
  22. Ledfut
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  23. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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    Great wagon! I have a soft spot for 64's and 5's. Sold this Belvedere not long ago. me 005.JPG
     
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  24. Ledfut
    Joined: May 19, 2007
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    Took some photos this evening in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District - was looking for some cool backgrounds!

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  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    I just liked up your Thread because its well deserved @Ledfut ...Great transformation and i don't think it could look any better...Welcome Back...;)
     
  26. manitouguy
    Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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    manitouguy

    hey twin brother - it’s actually a ‘28 5 window standard coupe ;) And yes your beautiful wagon is pretty hard to beat -
    Yet to see another ‘65 like it in any shape / condition or style on the road - miss riding around in yours with you ... now, find me a nice vintage 3k tach for my early flathead!
     
  27. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    I'm a Chevy/Pontiac guy but that is one of my dream cars.. You did a wonderful job on it!!! You make HAMB a better place by showing it here..
     
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