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77 Cruising Wagon Build
« on: April 23, 2020, 04:56:14 PM »
Ok itís time! In she goes...



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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 05:04:52 PM »



Just a few pictures


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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 05:15:04 PM »
OK so l have finally figured out Tapatalk (l think?) so l can share pictures! My brother and l have been working on this for a few months so l have quite a few pictures and stories. Bear with me as l try to navigate Tapatalk....
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 12:20:35 AM »
Looking forward to seeing your progress!!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 09:44:00 AM »
The disassembly begins....is this considered pulling an engine? lol my brother had the cherry picker!




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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 11:37:12 AM »
That is one HUGE cam gear on the V-6! All the best in this project.

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 12:20:08 PM »
Sure is lol! I actually got it running before l pulled it
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 12:26:42 PM »
Thanks for putting up the pics, looking forward to seeing where you go with it. Best of luck on your build!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 12:27:54 PM »
Itís a true barn find. Belonged to my neighborís uncle. Sat in a building for 13 years, and Iíve had it for 13 years. Can you see it?


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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 09:28:05 AM »
Itís all stripped down! Thatís the easy part. Hope l remember where everything goes....





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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2020, 06:05:39 AM »
Wow !
You have been busy !

Going to 100 % media blast ?
Got a price a few years ago up here.
Was (about) $500.00 for the whole car...... best way to make sure there is zero rust in the rust pits.

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2020, 05:09:05 PM »
Yep sure am. I have a blaster so Iíll do it myself. Thereís a place near me that does it for $100/hr.
Working on some rust areas now


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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2020, 09:17:03 PM »
Wow is right! Have you already got your front end welded together and set up as a one piece flip up? I see you've trimmed away the engine bay side skirts, how strong would you consider the remaining frame rails? I hope you keep the pics coming. It's pretty inspiring to see so much happen in such a short time.
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2020, 09:27:07 PM »
Yep front end is all welded up and functional. The frame rails are still plenty strong, Iíve welded all of the holes shut and weíre going to cage it. Iíve been working on it for several months lol but just figured out how to post pictures!


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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2020, 09:33:40 PM »
The swap headers go outside of the fender well so they had to go
 



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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2020, 09:47:36 PM »
Excellent, I've wanted to cut out the engine bay skirts and just leave the fender bolt rails for a long time! I'm really tempted to do that. Cool seeing stock sheet metal welded together as a one piece flip up front end. I don't think I've ever seen it before. Looking Good.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2020, 09:52:27 PM »
Thanks! We built all of our Pinto race cars that way. After itís caged it will be something like this


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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2020, 10:26:43 PM »
Very nice!
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2020, 12:03:00 PM »
Looking Good! I Have Garage Envy!
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2020, 10:22:05 PM »
I've done my fair share of work in the backyard or an old barn lol! I was going to build a garage out back but l decided to go with a full basement when the house was built so the garage is under the house. The house is 30' wide so the garage space ended up being 28x28 and l was able to have 2 garage doors and a walk in door. Since a good portion of the garage is underground, it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I also have another 42' of basement space so my bigger equipment can live there (drill press, band saw, regular press ect.) The other equipment can be stored back there too until needed so it's not taking up shop space. Plus there is room for part storage. The down side is the ceiling is not high enough for a full size lift. I do have a lift in the other bay that goes up 3 ft. Also all of the noise and smells go upstairs into the house. Once l painted a car and man did that ever stink up the house!! For days!
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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2020, 06:36:53 AM »
Once l painted a car and man did that ever stink up the house!! For days!

I did that once in my mother's basement garage... but ONLY once!!!  Big mistake! 

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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2020, 12:38:12 PM »
Yep done that also , outdoor car projects are long gone for me along with dark and damp garages with no light or power , we look back and wonder how we ever got things done
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2020, 06:10:03 PM »
That's for sure! Back in the 70's l swapped out a blown engine in a vega for a friend, loaded stuff in my truck, drove to her house, car ramps, tripod, come-a-long and hand tools and working in the yard. $100. Big money!
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2020, 06:23:13 PM »
A 16
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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2020, 09:29:02 PM »
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