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76 Cruisin Wagon?
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:01:26 PM »
I see that Ford started making the Cruzin' wagons in '77.  Can my 76 be adapted with the panels to make one, and what all needs to be done?  How are these attached on the 77 and later?  Can I just put these panels over my windows?

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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 08:10:57 PM »
Not sure of all the putting them in,but yes,there is a guy here locally with a decent looking 72 that he put the inserts for the Cruising Wagon on/in.

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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 08:18:23 PM »
My understanding is that the body structure of the wagon area was carried over from year to year. Case in point - I had a regular '79 wagon, to which I attached the panels and created a panel wagon much like you desire.
You first need to remove your original side windows and any trim around them (if present). The panels are attached to the body with a number of "tabs" on the panels through which screws can be driven between the pinch weld areas of the original window frames and the panel tabs. The panel surfaces need to be sealed against the car with 3M body seal.
This is a general guideline; I know thah there are other factors (like gutter extensions, interior panels, etc.) that also are part of making these panels 100% "factory appearance", but the attachment of the basic panels themselves to the body is pretty straightforwar d.
Good luck!
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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 08:57:02 PM »
It worked out good on my 74, good luck
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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 09:23:22 PM »
Thank you all for all your info!

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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 01:30:48 PM »
Pic of the 72 I was speaking of.

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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 02:46:00 PM »
Looks good, I like the rims!

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Re: 76 Cruisin Wagon?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 09:27:19 PM »
That car is in North Texas, and has been on Craigslist at least a few times. I like it!
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