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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
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Javier Mejia '55 Safari Wagon

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
  2. Tim
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    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
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    He's a very talented builder, love the wagon, but love his wife's Lincoln even more!
     

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  6. flatheadpete
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  7. wvenfield
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    Not enough customs with curtains.
     
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  8. vonpahrkur
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  9. Jive-Bomber
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    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
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    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
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    I had a '56 Safari as well that I wish I'd kept. Along with a half million other keepers. Ha!
     
  15. Stutz
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    The Watson style panel paint job is exceptionally good looking on that body style
     
  16. exterminator
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    I wish you sold it to me.
     
  17. Gahrajmahal
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    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.
     

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