Never ending project

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dirtywhiteboy

dirtywhiteboy

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1982 Malibu wagon

305/700r4; 9" Ford posi 3.50:1 disk brakes; Hotchkis suspension; 12 front disks bla, bla,bla

I'm not smart enough to know when to stop!

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SLICK79WGN

SLICK79WGN

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Nov 6, 2008
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Sweet Wagon I am diggin the mods so far I can't wait to digg into mine like that but I have only had it a little over a month yours looks like mine just white lol
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dirtywhiteboy

dirtywhiteboy

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Thanks slick,

I was going to drive mine more (wife wanted to)but it was not safe. It had very rusty brake and fuel lines, leaky exhaust, and it was rubbing the gas tank :shock: . I started some repairs and found more and more.......As I said before, I'm not smart enough to know when to stop.
 
SLICK79WGN

SLICK79WGN

G-Body Guru
Nov 6, 2008
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know the feeling I did that with my 64 chevy II, as far as my wagon goes it is 98% rust free as it came from az and only has 115k on the clock so I got lucky, good luck with yours
 
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gmnut1972

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Sep 12, 2008
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Nice Job, Keep up the work
 
supercrackerbox

supercrackerbox

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Dec 29, 2008
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Lincoln NE
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Wow, I've never seen anyone do that much work to a wagon of this generation. You should send some pics to Car Craft and all the other magazines.
 
dirtywhiteboy

dirtywhiteboy

Master Mechanic
Jan 6, 2009
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Dale Hollow Lake, Tn
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gmnut1972 said:
Nice Job, Keep up the work

Thanks gmnut, will post pix with the progress

supercrackerbox said:
Wow, I've never seen anyone do that much work to a wagon of this generation. You should send some pics to Car Craft and all the other magazines.

Thanks SCB!

Although I fully expect this to be a very nice ride, it is not being built to trailer queen standards that the mags like. It is being built to drive, be fun and dependable, also to be different than anyone else's. I would rather build one than buy one.
 
midwestls

midwestls

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Looks real good. Got anymore pic's of the motor? What color/kinda paint did you use?
 
dirtywhiteboy

dirtywhiteboy

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Blake442 said:
Lookin good.
Thanks Blake

midwestls said:
Looks real good. Got anymore pic's of the motor? What color/kinda paint did you use?
Thanks!
not any good ones, but I'll try to post some this evening. As for the paint, I was thinking that I used a high temp BBQ grill coating, but all I can find in the shop this morning is Dupli-Color 1200 ceramic satin black sooooo I'm not sure.
 
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