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Features The Javier Mejia '55 Safari Wagon

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,274


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Javier Mejia '55 Safari Wagon

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,772

    from Raytown Mo

    Pretty cool! Pretty sure there’s one running around kc that’s a mild custom as well.
  3. Cool Car. @Jive-Bomber I believe his last name is spelled with an e not an a Mejia.
  4. Very nice! Whatever happened to that wagon???
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  5. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,695

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    He's a very talented builder, love the wagon, but love his wife's Lincoln even more!

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  6. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,621

    from Burton, MI

  7. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,044


    Not enough customs with curtains.
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  8. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 912


  9. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,274


    You are correct- And I went to his wedding, so I have no excuse! Just fixed that...
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  10. All I can say is "Damn"
  11. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,019

    from Idaho

    The '55 Safari is hands down one of the slickest motor vehicles ever to come out of Detroit.
    1969 - A friend who always had an eye out for "something besides a '57 Chevy" found his in a Sears parking lot - belonged to a young fella, the front end & brake man in the shop. The asking price was $700 … friend Marvin started hanging out there, helping the kid out even though he didn't work there … couple weeks later, he bought it for half the asking price. It was "beer bottle brown" & white, few options other than steering, brakes, & Wonderbar … it took him about 3 days to get it rubbed out, waxed, lowered, pipes, chrome wheels with black tires, & saddle soap the leather. A few weeks later he was offered stupid money for it & took it.
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  12. Wish I'd kept this 56 I bought but some other guy offered me 3 times what I paid for it. 56safarindrive.jpg

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  13. They look great with 55 nomad wheel well openings! 56safariart.jpg
  14. Puka
    Joined: Dec 29, 2011
    Posts: 20

    from Arkansas

    I had a '56 Safari as well that I wish I'd kept. Along with a half million other keepers. Ha!
  15. The Watson style panel paint job is exceptionally good looking on that body style
  16. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,438


    I wish you sold it to me.
  17. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 388


    Does anyone know the details of the paint job? My initial thought is abalone pearl. Is this a dry flake you add to the clear? Or is it part of the base coat with a candy spray over the base like traditional bass boat style metal flake.

    Enquiring mind wants to know.
  18. sdsafari
    Joined: Jan 22, 2014
    Posts: 2


    This car is no longer. It was completely dismantled 3 years ago and is going through a complete redo. The engine was replaced with an L76 with a 6L80 transmission, Fatman front end, and a ford 9" rear. The paint scheme is gone. The paint was actually falling off the car when I got it. New floors, doors, tailgate and chrome. Complete new interior. You will not recognize the car once done. Probably sad to some, but it is still going to be very much a custom.

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  19. Good looking wagon. HRP
  20. Bakchoy
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 60

    from georgia

    This car is still listed for sale on website.
  21. sdsafari
    Joined: Jan 22, 2014
    Posts: 2


    I think a lot of the ads on americandreamcars are old. When I was in the market several that I contacted had been sold.

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  22. It's nice but I think your wagon is a a much better looking car. HRP
  23. Hot Rod Herbie
    Joined: Sep 8, 2010
    Posts: 4

    Hot Rod Herbie

    Javier Mejia 60 Impala custom - where is it? (magenta over silver heavy flake) I was in SERIOUS discussion to purchase, when suddenly the gentleman broke off contact, and the car disappeared. I would still like to purchase if possible.
    Thanks for any information.
    Hot Rod Herbie
  24. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,836

    from wareham,ma

    custom what ? sorry im some.
  25. 1Shot-Scot
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 175

    from Minnesota

    Last time I saw it for sale online it had 20” wheels on it.

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    Something that I just notice is that the frame has a "X-member like a convertible.

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