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  1. jay t.
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 132

    jay t.

    image.jpg image.jpg My 63 Savoy. Work in progress
  2. MyCrustyVW
    Joined: Mar 16, 2015
    Posts: 31


    Hi, sure, it's a 58, LS so it's the standard model. Front engine/FWD It's an interesting setup! The whole front suspension/engine/tranny/rack is unitized. It comes out as one assembly with 4 bolts for easy servicing. It's a 2 cyl, 4 stroke, 4 speed stick on the column. [​IMG]
    That's the only side picture I have right now. That's the day I got it. It needs rockers, floors, lower fenders in areas. It's crusty.
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  4. Oldstrk.When I hit the lottery , that's what my camp site will look like.LOL. Bruce.
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  6. Jay t I LOVE it!!!!!! Bruce.P.S. I have had all station wagons but couldn't resist this Mopar.ANY ONE WHAT TO TRADE SOMETHING FOR IT? 001.JPG
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
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  7. Safariknut. We have talked a few times. I hope you get your strength back and get to feel better soon. Bruce.
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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,840

    from oregon

    If I missed the backstory on the 55 I apologize.
    I just had both cataracts removed and my vision hasn't been this good in 20 years, and I have not been drinking, but what's up with the whole 2 door/4 door deal?
    Am I the only one that noticed this?
  9. garagebuiltbob
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 29

    from michigan

  10. garagebuiltbob
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 29

    from michigan

    Try again sorry my 63 Plymouth
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  11. garagebuiltbob
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 29

    from michigan

  12. Champscotty58
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 120


    It was like that when we bought it, but I think they're bamboo roll up blinds.
  13. OH YEA I like her too! I have the Olds wagon in the shop tring to get her ready to paint for the car show here Aug. 20th Going to be close. Bruce.
  14. Miss this ol car. Had to sell it to get the 32 and would like to find another some day.
    wagon picture.jpg
  15. Chanpscotty . That's what I was thinking. I just wasn't sure.Thanks Bruce.
  16. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,404


    A little tongue-in-cheek pinstriper humor, painting a back door on a Safari.
  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,840

    from oregon

    Pretty damn convincing too, I studied both side photos many times and even expanded the photo before I said anything. Now that I look at it again; I see the painted door handle.
    It was the door outline that had me convinced that someone had gone to a lot of work, I just couldn't understand why just the one side though.
  18. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 677


    Our wagon we bought in '04.
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  19. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,442


    my 1926 Dodge Brothers.....and possom manpossom.jpg
  20. Very nice!

    My dad owned a Almond Beige 1962 wagon that we used to transport our band equipment,worked real well until early one morning on our way home I crested a hill and hit a broken down propane truck sitting in the road with no lights.

    Needless to say the wagon was totaled,I bent the steering wheel and the knobs for the heater ate my right knee up,my girlfriend got hit in the back of the head when the fender amp slid forward and knocked out a couple of teeth on the dash.

    that was a nice wagon. HRP
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
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  21. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,624

    Ron Brown

    Man, wagons are great, but, 2 door wagons, tho they kinda defeat the whole "family with kids vehicle" idea, are just WAY cool.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
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  22. To answer your questions:I got the idea for the rear door when I was at a local cruise night and saw a mid 60's Chevy Suburban that had a rear door on the right side only. apparently they were made this way for a few years. I thought it was a neat trick and decided to incorporate it into the Safari. Also I had seen some concept drawings done by Harry Bradley for 55-57 Nomads and Safaris where he took rear doors from a 4 door and grafted them into the wagon.
    I was fooling around with a lot of faux items at the time;license plates painted to look 3 dimensional;louvers(in the left front fender);Buick style portholes(in the right front fender with mice crawling in and out of them)and the right side gas flap door(nex a55safari13.jpg Billetproof02.jpg fx2.jpg Crabby1.jpg n_a(74).jpeg t to the faux rear door).The license plate illustration shows a real plate and a faux plate.
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  23. 58 Yeoman
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 467

    58 Yeoman
    from Lacon, IL

    You're very talented. I'll dig out a pic or two of my 58 Yeoman 2dr.
  24. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,840

    from oregon


    Nicely done, had me fooled.
    Sure would like to see a closeup shot of the faux door/gaps.
  25. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,350

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Also on other threads, but here they are again.
    This one's my 50's/60's hot rod.

    This one's about to be my daily driver.


    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
  26. I'll take some pics of them tomorrow and post them here.
  27. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,753


    Here's our Nomad. Chic claims it as "her's" tho! LoL! Been all over the country since we've owned it. Like 13-14 years ago. Everything you can't see has been redone.
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  28. Hubie1320
    Joined: Jul 3, 2016
    Posts: 11


    My wife's '57 Chevy Bel Air 4 Door Wagon daily driver for her and the kids. I did a frame-on modern restoration on this car. I built a stout 355" Small block with an Art Carr 2004R Overdrive Automatic, Power disc brakes, Power Steering, A/C, Custom Interior, Halibrand Wheels, etc. etc. Unfortunately, we sold it in 2003.

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  29. 59bones
    Joined: Dec 13, 2010
    Posts: 349

    from Illinois

  30. Here are the pictures of the door gaps.On the ivory(upper section)I created a shadow and a hot spot by using 1-Shot Ivory with a drop of Tinting Black in it and a 50/50 mix of Ivory and White on the opposite side.
    On the turquoise(bottom section) I used 1-Shot Blue Green straight out of the can for the light side and added a drop or two of Tinting Black for the shadow side. The Tinting Black is essentially paint that is mostly clear with a hint of color. Continuing the line across the stainless trim helped the illusion and I used a couple shades of gray to complete it. SafariFauxDoor 001.jpg SafariFauxDoor 002.jpg

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