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My 83 Wagon

Discussion in 'Wagons!' started by mikester, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Clutch

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    Looks good love the progress it will be done in no time
     
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    That door panel came out of a Cutlass sedan. It had a power vent window.
     
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    Famous last words !! LOL
    When I started working on these cars I still had a full head of hair ! Now.... not so much ! LOL
     
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    I here that I assembled my 78 Cutlass last weekend for a very anticlimactic result no fire in the holes
     
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    Got a little more finished today. These little details take so much time. Glad I repainted the wiper motor last week. It was really humid here the past couple of days. I had to run to the local junkyard to get another plastic cover for the motor and I found one in pretty decent shape. Today I went back to get a bunch of screws and grabbed a couple of clean squirters. IMG_0972.JPG IMG_0971.JPG IMG_0970.JPG
     
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    That's show quality right there!
     
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    Looks Great! doing a awesome job on that car
     
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    This was a lesson learned. Never cover a car up with a blue tarp. I did it because of my knee surgery and paid the price. A lot of the work detailing the frame was wasted. I had to repaint the AC box. The new KYB shocks (that I repainted grey) were rusty and for some reason they lost their charge Maybe due to the car being on jackstands. Of course I cant find the receipt. LOL The rotors were so rusty it looked like they needed to be cut. I was so pissed I went out and bought new again.
    Tons of dust from the body shop, caked up compound and a decent amount of overspray. I have the right side cleaned up pretty well. New grease fittings for the whole front end. I was also surprised to see the sway bar link bushings all cracked. Not sure where I bought them but I replaced them with Moog.
    Last night I tried to install the two jounce bars that were on the car when I bought it only to find out they were both exactly the same. I was lucky to get a replacement bar from a guy I know. Just have to sandblast and paint it.
    I also have a post about the radio antenna. Another little glitch.

    Ah, the joys of playing with old cars !! LMAO IMG_0992.JPG IMG_0993.JPG
     
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    A tarp is what trashed my 78 Cutlass never again
     
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    Those tarps are totally useless. When I had my wagon stored outdoors for awhile, the tarp did absolutely nothing to keep the rain water out.
    Besides, they have a very short shelf life.
     
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