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Old 03-26-2009, 07:56 PM
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Station Wagons

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I'm thinking an old (1950'-1960's) station wagon with wood(plastic wood?) would be fun as a (mild) hot rod and i could haul the wife, kids and dog around too. I don't know that much about old station wagons other than a few old chryslers and fords that my dad had when i was a kid. I was looking around on amazon for a book on wagons but couldn't come up with anything. Does any one know the name of a hot rod type book featuring wagon's?
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Waggins

I don't know where you are gonna find many waggons. It seems they all got shredded back in the 70's because NOBODY ever figured anyone would want one.....much less hot rod it.
I have seen some late 80's Malibu wagons that were done up nice, and I have seen SEVERAL Chevy Caprice Wagons that looks amazing with some nice wheels and dropped, with the glass tinted dark.
There was one on the Hot Rod Power Tour a few years back that also had a mean motor to back up the looks.
I have thought about going that route for my Pinstriping/Airbrush work driver so I can really go nuts working on the 65 C10
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sounds like you want a ford country squire or mercury colony park??
wagons are great when you have kids..we have owned several and used them for trips to the beach, the park..and car shows once in a while

full size fords and mercs can start in the teens and go up from there..rare and nice examples will fetch in the 20's and up..easily into the 30's for the right wagon.

Some alternatives that are easier on the budget would be a Ford Falcon Squire form the early- mid 60's or a early-mid 60's full size. Edsel had what they called a bermuda in 1958 but they are very hard to come by and can fetch good money..

Rambler made 2 dr wagons that are fun and simple and can range from a couple thousand bucks to maybe the teens for a very nice stocker..1958-1960. the earlier Nash 2 dr. wagons will fetch more..

Lots of choices..they are all cool. If you dont have to have a squire or 2 dr. wagon you really open up the flood gates for something cool and realatively inexpensive.

Heres a couple I've had....





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woody wagon

It's Amazing What You Can Do With A Good Woody..ha....ha.ha...
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60 Chevy 2 door wagon. Basically stock 396. Turbo 400. 57-64 Olds/Pont. w/4.88 and a budget spool. Lot of fun. Miss that car.
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My parents had a 68 Ply Sport Suburban

Damn good lookin' wagon
Had all of the Sport Fury trim and the woodgrained sides as well.
And a Hemi will fit!!!!
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I always liked the Olds Vista Cruisers. Those windows across the top were keen.

My old piece is below. '80 Malibu. Sure wish they came as 2-door.

I'm 2nd. owner. Has 77K miles on it. Original paint, needs repainted but can't bring myself to do it.
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I always liked the Olds Vista Cruisers. Those windows across the top were keen.

My old piece is below. '80 Malibu. Sure wish they came as 2-door.

I'm 2nd. owner. Has 77K miles on it. Original paint, needs repainted but can't bring myself to do it.
Why?
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I'm not done with the mechanicals yet. I'm one of the "do the suspension and drivetrain first" guys.
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Station Wagon

Wow thanks everybody. I've heard wagons are hard to find but that's ok becuse it makes it more fun.
Ramzoom, I really like that white ford with the wood and the roof rack. That's exactly what i had in my mind's eye. Beautiful car. What is it?
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http://www.globalmotors.net/1960-fer...ustom-rambler/ http://www.diversstreetrods.com/ferrambo/

My favorite wagon to date.
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I just picked this up over the weekend-not sure what the heck I'm going to do with it, but being such a rare piece I couldn't pass it up-it's a '57 Olds Fiesta Wagon with a 371 Olds in it-it hasn't been licensed since '73-

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I just picked this up over the weekend-not sure what the heck I'm going to do with it, but being such a rare piece I couldn't pass it up-it's a '57 Olds Fiesta Wagon with a 371 Olds in it-it hasn't been licensed since '73-
What a great find!

Now, why cant I ever seem to stumble onto something like that!

If you tell us it has the tri power, I'm outta here...
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What a great find!

Now, why cant I ever seem to stumble onto something like that!

If you tell us it has the tri power, I'm outta here...

No, I wished it did, but sadly only 8900 J2's were offered that Year-(but it is a Factory 4 Barrel), and only 19,000 Fiesta Wagons were built-



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Looks like a WCFB carb.

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