My 83 Wagon

Max Headroom

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Getting real close. Got the hood on the other night. Started to panic when I couldnt find the stupid spring. Turned out it was in a container of extra stuff up in the attic. Had to use a clay bar on it today to get some of the funk off of it. I had it leaning up against the wall covered with a sheet and a bit of overspray found its way up under it. Looks like one of my friends might TIG the mounts for the supports to the brackets over the weekend. Still need to put the mirror on the windshield. Got a piece of jute padding today for the doors but Im going to wait a while before I take those apart again.
Took it up to the gas station and filled the tank. Rides okay, shifts nice. Im happy. LOL

Im still on the fence about having it striped. I thought about getting it done to match the 81. Two stripes to the mirrors, then three to the back with the middle one getting a little wider at the end. What do you guys think ? Are pinstripes out these days ?

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Max Headroom

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Sep 8, 2011
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There is something about a real Sano Ride that says, "I took my time and did everything the very best I could." Your wagon screams that!!
That is one super smooth ride and you should be very proud to call it yours.
You should do whatever makes you happy but I think striping would take away from how clean your wagon is.
 
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mikester

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Now that the wagons pretty close to being finished I spent the day cleaning up the garage and switched the cars around. Tomorrow Im going to get the 81 up on the stands and start pulling stuff apart so I can get the motor out and on the stand to fix the oil leak. Im also going to change a couple of things on the engine harness.
The other thing on the list is pulling the front springs out and trying those new Moog springs that I wound up not using in the wagon. The wheel opening is 3" higher on the 81. Looks like a farm tractor. LOL

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ssn696

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My garage needs to look like that. I also need to make friends with a paint and finish expert. Weld beads and primer are just not the same.
 
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