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Station wagon specific parts?
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:18:38 PM »
Can anyone point out a post here or tell me what are wagon only parts, and more importantly where to get them?
Obvious ones are the gas tank(from what I read here), headliner, and tail lights.
If it matters I have a 74.
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 08:59:58 PM »
rear interior panels, doors - door trim and body trim from doors back - sure there is more!
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 01:21:13 AM »
Rear suspension is somewhat different..... .........exhau st further back.......... ..rear electrical harness for sure.

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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 01:30:17 AM »
Thanks. I hadn't realized that the rear suspension would be different.
all the other stuff so far makes sense.
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 02:23:29 PM »
rear springs - longer and handle more weight - not much more!
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 03:12:47 PM »
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 03:42:42 PM »
Shiny stuff? What's that? :P
right now I am not even sure what this thing is supposed to have. Between being a wagon and a 74, I am just about totally lost.  :-[
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 06:09:52 PM »
Shiny stuff? What's that? :P
right now I am not even sure what this thing is supposed to have. Between being a wagon and a 74, I am just about totally lost.  :-[
Thanks,
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014, 04:27:12 AM »
Longer travel in rear end of wagon to be able to load vehicle with more weight. Rear shocks are different too. Fronts same as other.

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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014, 11:22:29 AM »
Shocks, that is important.
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 05:51:02 PM »
russ ,easy fenders forward are the same doors back are different seats ,door panels and dash area are the same. glass windsheild same what parts do you need?
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 05:57:53 PM »
I know on my '80 hatchback the rear bumper mounting is different than my Sedandelivery, but the bunpers themselves are interchangable .

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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 06:15:29 PM »
The rear shocks for sure are different length. I do not know if the shock rate is altered also.  Being cheap like I am I have altered a "regular" shock and it works well on my wagon (regardless, do at your own risk).

  I simply use spaces at the top and bottom to compensate for 1-1/2" (max you can get) of the 2" extra length that the wagon shock has.  This keeps the shock "centered" and frankly I have never had a situation where I have noticed them bottoming out.  The wagon rear shocks are harder to find (though available) and typically cost more. The picture shows the spacer on the bottom, but I have one on the top too. In fact, if you have a bunch of shock washers stacking them will accomplish the same thing.


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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 07:52:25 PM »
A good alternative for wagon rear shocks are Late 70's Pontiac Firechicken. Also available as a coil over and adjustable. Length is right.
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 11:26:22 PM »
Any more specific years/model of Firebird (and I assume Camaro too)?

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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 03:49:45 PM »
A good alternative for wagon rear shocks are Late 70's Pontiac Firechicken. Also available as a coil over and adjustable. Length is right.

Firebird shocks have a tie bar upper mount & stud lower. They won't work. Try a set of these on sedan shocks.
 
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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 09:00:56 PM »
If you gotta, you can cut the top off and weld on other, I did on my '80 when I couldn't find shocks for it. I've even rewelded bottoms but much riskier since sealed shock body there, you need a welder with patience to do it correctly.

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Re: Station wagon specific parts?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 03:09:39 PM »
I am pretty sure that the doors are different on wagons- at least in the area of the window frames.