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Author Topic: Combining a 77 and 80 cruising wagon  (Read 985 times)

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Combining a 77 and 80 cruising wagon
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »
Hello. I recently got into a wreck with my 77. Body got smashed up badly enough that it doesn't seem affordable or worth the work to try and fix.

I do have the possibility of buying a mostly complete 1980 wagon. The downside is this wagon has been fully broken down into parts.

I am wondering how difficult it would be to combine these cars. Is it a world of trouble???

I prefer the front style of the 77 over the squared front of the 80. Can the fenders, hood, bumper, grill from the 77 just be bolted onto the front of an 80?

The 80 I am looking at buying comes with no windshield of its own. I understand the 79-80 did not use the gasket type windshield. But is there a difference in the windshield frame?  Could my good windshield from the 77 be moved over, with a new gasket?

Could you move the 77 dash into the 80?

If you did this, can the 77s wiring harness be used?

Sorry, this is a lot of questions I know. Help with any of this appreciated!

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Re: Combining a 77 and 80 cruising wagon
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 06:14:11 AM »
Yes you can on the rest of the parts including the dash , but the you have to use the 79/80 windshield, because of tabs welded in on the inside to hold the trim , however I would rather use the sealed in one than the gasket because no chance for it to leak , the ones with the gasket are prone to leak and rust out floors , I have a 79 cruse wagon and installing a 76 front end with 77 bumpers,
76 Pinto sedan V6 , 79 pinto cruiser wagon V6 soon to be diesel or 4.0