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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2020, 09:14:20 AM »
Just regular 'ol rattle can lol but l did use a quality brand, Krylon primer and paint
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2020, 03:26:56 AM »
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2020, 06:07:31 PM »
Thanks, even though it won't be seen l still want it to look new when it goes in. Taking a break right now, been doing outside projects at my house and my mom's. l did located an 8.8 Explorer rear end with disc brakes and a 3.73 and limited slip. My friend has a machine shop so we're going to set it up in the Bridgeport and drill the welds so we can shorten the left side axle tube.
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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2021, 04:40:59 PM »
Well I know itís been quite awhile since Iíve posted! I finally finished the 8.8 and Iím getting ready to install it. Still waiting on the new leaf springs so Iíve been sand blasting and sealing the other parts with por 15. Trying to load pictures stay turned lol


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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2021, 05:52:52 PM »
Jimmy,


So glad you're making progress on it.  Can't wait to see the final result!


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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2021, 07:16:58 PM »
Little by little Dwayne! I'm ready to order the complete front suspension kit from Speedway Motors with tubular control arms and coilovers. Using their manual rack & pinion and I'm going to use electric power steering!
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2021, 08:04:26 AM »
Little by little Dwayne! I'm ready to order the complete front suspension kit from Speedway Motors with tubular control arms and coilovers. Using their manual rack & pinion and I'm going to use electric power steering!

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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2021, 02:17:52 PM »
You probably already know about this 1977 Pinto Cruising Wagon being parted out at Moudy Auto of Arkansas...but in case you're not aware of it or is seeking parts, here's the info.

Moudy Auto is a family owned dismantling yard located at 3668 Highway 367 South in Searcy, ARK. 72143. Their number is 501-305-3620. There's no web address given.

I received in the mail the February 15, 2021 issue of Old Cars Weekly, and the car was pictured among many other cars in their yard (page 35).  It still has all the exterior  pieces that pertains to the Cruising Wagon package except for the porthole glass that was removed. It did not show the interior so I have no idea if there's anything left, such as the interior panels that fills in the space of where the porthole panels covers.

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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2021, 03:34:21 PM »
I located another...but it's in Canada. It's for sale for $3500 Canadian dollars meaning its less than that in USD. The car appears to have a lot of good parts, included the interior bits for the Cruising Wagon. Maybe you could take what you need from the car for your Rallye wagon and convert this one to a regular wagon to sell? It seems too nice to part out...but again I have not seen the car in person...

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/winnipeg/1977-pinto-cruising-wagon/1544175392

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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2021, 09:17:08 AM »
Thanks Dan, l have everything l need for mine but a spare car is nice to have! l found one close to me that l will probably pick up soon.
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2021, 04:27:13 PM »
While Iím waiting on the new leaf springs (they have to make them because the wagon springs are longer) l decided to work on the dash. Iím using the Ď71 dash because the wagon had an opening where the gauge pod goes. Thatís where my gauges go. Iím not sure how all this wiring got strung lol but Iím starting over! Actually thatís what happens when you add one thing after another. Stereo, power windows, nitrous, toggle switches ect. Iíll be using the Ď71 cluster because the wagonís cluster crumbled. So Iíll rewire the Ď77 harness for the Ď71 cluster.






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« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2021, 04:29:02 PM »
And I found this tucked behind the Ď71 dash


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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #75 on: February 11, 2021, 05:51:19 PM »
Go, Jimmy go!!! ;D
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Re: 77 Cruising Wagon Build
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2021, 07:46:29 AM »
There is/was a Davidson Rubber in Port Hope Ont. Canada. I worked there for a short time as a teen.