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Hello from MO - Bought a '52 Chrysler wagon and I have no idea what I'm doing

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by bill s preston esq, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    bill s preston esq
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    Hello from just west of St Louis, MO.

    Bought this in May of 2010.

    Pretty sure the guy I bought it from was going to scrap it because he was under the gun and had to move out of state ASAP. Couldn't let that happen so I bought it pretty cheap and it's just been sitting in my garage for over a year.

    Here it is as it was when I looked at it in April of 2010:

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  2. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    bill s preston esq
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    Here it is when it arrived at my house:

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  3. Welcome from just down Hwy 40.... love the longroof! :cool:
     
  4. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    bill s preston esq
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    oh - it has a 331 Chrysler Firepower HEMI but the former owner said it is locked up. i have literally done nothing to the car except move it to my garage.
     

  5. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    Want your money back for it .....................
     
  6. 32-3 WINDOW
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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    32-3 WINDOW
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    from utah

    welcome from utah
     
  7. jlouie
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    jlouie
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    Nice, I'll have to scope around town and come see it.
     
  8. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    bill s preston esq
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    wentzville? you're kidding.
     
  9. jlouie
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    jlouie
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    Nope. Not kidding. There's a few of us around here. There's a show/cruise going on Sunday up at Caddyshack. C'mon by if you have the time. I don't think my Caddy will be there, but I'll be up there with my buddies 61 VW Bug and my son's Sonoma. I'll try to remember to wear my HAMB shirt.
     
  10. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
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    EnragedHawk
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    from Waco, TX

    Sounds like you're in the same boat as me. I bought my first one a few years ago, and had no idea what I was doing. Oh wait, I still have no idea what I'm doing. That's what the H.A.M.B is for. Good luck with it!
     
  11. Trashed & Hammered
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    Trashed & Hammered
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    from HR,Oregon

    I'm digging the side trim that wraps around the front.
    The way it hugs up on the headlights with the marker lights is cool.
    It needs some eyelids and it will look super squinty!

    Take some new pictures of it sitting on the ground and post them in the Photoshop thread Let those guys have a crack at some different ideas. I'm leaning toward a tin woodie thing.
    You have a real nice project there.
     
  12. dellyjonut
    Joined: Sep 19, 2009
    Posts: 127

    dellyjonut
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    from St. louis

    Welcome from St louis. First tool to buy.... angle grinder! Nice car and way to save one!
     
  13. Redbuddy
    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
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    Redbuddy
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    from Cordova al

    Wow,I have a 52 chevy woody have not started on.
     
  14. jeffh547
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jeffh547
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    from Florida

    There is another forum that you may find helpful. It is:

    www.P15-D24.com

    It's not exactly for Chrysler Stationwagons, but the Mopar cars are similar and there are some very knowledgeable folks on board. Hope this helps your "Builders Block".
     
  15. roadworthy'49
    Joined: Apr 17, 2010
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    roadworthy'49
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    Welcome from the south side of St. Lou! The p15-d24 site is great as mentioned. Your car is way cool, I dig it.
     
  16. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497

    robleticia
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    Welcome from Texas! Cool Wagon!
     

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