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very nice car, was hoping it was for sale, lol
Not currently,I am hoping to see this one through and put some miles and create some memories with it!

Car is looking great! What are the color plans on this one? I'm assuming you don't want another black car...

Bob
Hi Bob! No not black again, we are planning on opposite colors from the SS. Red on the outside, black on the inside. We decided on house of kolor apple red. The interior will be Galaxie grey on the painted surfaces.



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do you have to put something on the bare metal to prevent it from corroding?
I am fortunate that I live in a very dry climate. With the car in the garage it won’t even develop surface rust here. I can leave it in bare metal, hit it with a DA, prep with wax & grease remover and prime at my convenience. I am spoiled I know. :)

Pretty cool! I “finished” my 63 in August, 2020, and the 4.8 LS motor really was the best choice. I had only paid $350 for it, and with twice the power on the original 194, she scoots fairly well at freeway speeds, and the DBW engine allowed an easy cruise control switch mounting for travel comfort.

congrats!!
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Nice! I was hoping to get mine on the cheap but definitely paid more than $350. For what I have in mind for this wagon it should be just about perfect, glad to hear some confirmation!
 

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Still stripping paint, which has started to reveal some secrets. The tailgate and rear tail light bucket are definitely the worst rust I’ve found.

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Anybody have a wagon tail light bucket?
 

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Tailgate totally stripped.

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Hard to tell from the picture, but the tailgate is also dented up pretty good at the body line. I’m guessing it got damaged and the skin was pierced. The filler was just gobbed on as a fix. The pierced metal allowed water in from the back side which eventually developed into rust.
 

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Looks like it's time to cut and fabricate some patch panels. Not bad thought, is that the worst of it? If so you are lucky.
Yes it shouldn’t be too bad, I am fortunate there isnt

Is this the same wagon you were building your own suspension for?
Yes this is the same one, trying to get his thing finished!
 

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Some pictures of the metalwork progress.

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I am also trying out building up weld along the door edge and shaping it to get nice gaps!

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I am slow and definitely learning as I go but I think I’m getting there.
 

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I have also been using a stud gun along the edges of the door to pull them out more flush to each other. Hopefully if I get them close the rest will be easy to get out with filler and polyester primer.

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Still stripping paint, which has started to reveal some secrets. The tailgate and rear tail light bucket are definitely the worst rust I’ve found.

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Anybody have a wagon tail light bucket?
i have both sides, but they do have holes at the bottom outside corner, and rust on the inside. basically, it would replace what you are showing in this photo.

certainly, if someone has a rust-free piece, jump on it. these have been in my garage since '06-ish, so no hurry!

-Rusty
 
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