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Update on the poncho wagon.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by injectedA, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. injectedA
    Joined: Apr 27, 2002
    Posts: 590


    See what a couple of hours here and there can get you? SERIOUSLY! with what little time I get on here right now this is why I stay here...this place keeps us focused. I'm scared. At what age do we wake up one morning as old men and say we don't give a fuck, put on the funny shirt, funky shorts, black leather shoes and socks and head out for the day in this? I do see that hood fitment seems to be a problem with this model.
  2. Arthur
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 994

    from NC

    Pretty wagon. I've always wanted a 56 Safari. Never have understood why the Nomads were more popular.
  3. Damn!... I like it. At first I thought it was just a new nose on an old Nomad and then I thought, 'why would you subframe a bowtie when you could bolt on an IFS?' Then I saw the dash. That's when I realized there is a lot of work done to that Safari. Nice job, Bill! I'm a push over for 5-spokes too.
  4. The car is really nice, the headlights are not something I would do, but close to the same type of look I am going to go for. With most Pontiacs having the headlights rusting off them, it would be an option. I have a bit of an advantage on other stuff though - mine is a Canadian built car with all Chevy undercarriage. I have Lee lenses for the Chevy taillights as well. Work done so faqr includes a 57 Pontiac rear end, rebuilt front end, and rebuilt 350/th400.

  5. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I like it. Did you do the headlight treatment because the origionals were missing or damaged? I think I would have left the origionals but your treatment certainly looks good.

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,964

    HAMB O'dex Editor


    it sure came a long way since leaving wellington and i'm glad to see it put to use and enjoyed.

  7. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,027

    from KCMO

  8. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,683


    Hey Nice Wagon! I Like It!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  9. injectedA
    Joined: Apr 27, 2002
    Posts: 590


    OK, my apologies...last time I play at being a smartass. But. Hell no, I would not own that car!!!
  10. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249


    I didn't think that was yours. I had a '56 Safari and saw that one for sale a bunch, kinda out of place for this board!

    But this one on the other hand.......

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  11. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,027

    from KCMO

    phew, i saw your 34 for sale and thought oh sweet jesus we lost him to boyd
  12. Chandler
    Joined: Sep 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,817

    from Rowlett,TX

  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,507

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    The HAMB is dedicated to traditional hot rods and customs... Those headlights and the interior hurt my feelings...
  14. torpedo8
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 74

    from hell

    i am a pretty big poncho fan, and all i had to say about that ride is, sweet jebus!!.. wtf have you done??? well to each their own, no offense buddy, but im glad i dont have to be seen in that!

    BTW..if any of you poncho owners run chevy or any other than pontiac blocks, i got a pontiac 350 and a th350 that i will donate!!!...

    keep it pontiac guys!, i know a 65 and up pontiac blocks arnt very traditional, but it would be alot better than just another chevy 350!!!
  15. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,027

    from KCMO

    uhh you did see that hes just kiddin right?
  16. Sticher1
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
    Posts: 627

    from Ct

    Hey like Ryan said the headlights don't fit the period neither does the dash
    but who am I to say its not my ride but it still looks good to me
  17. I feel so much better that you were just pulling our legs. I didn't want to say negative things so, I tried to stay positive. Phew! I'm still a push over for 5-spokes though.
  18. fucker! The headlights look like the car went sooooooo fast, it began to peel back the tops of the headlights! Looks like shit and I was wondering how I could gently tell you so....tailights are a total loss on a poncho although 55-56 Pontiac wagon tailights won't win any beauty contests. I always wanted to paint stock pontiac wagon tailights body's gotta help.
    I'll get slaughtered for saying this but I absolutely LOVE that dash!!!!!!! I'd hafta scale down a stock poncho wheel and wrap it in gray leather to match the other leather but the gauges are totally cool, IMHO....
    I can't tolerate red paint and the wheels need to go on somebody's 68 chevelle.
    I'm glad they didn't show the engine..I'll betcha it's a SBC with a 350 turbo or maybe a 700-R4 all dolled up with tons of billet aluminum....
    I still think I could work with that car......
    The chopped Safari looks like one a guy named "Bell" had in KC one year at the Cowtown Nats. I drove my 56 cheiftain hardtop down there and he and I and a guy named "Frenchy" [mustard and white 56 chieftain hardtop] all posed our cars together on the grass and we shot photos of 'em...I still have mine in an album....

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