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Post by rt338b on Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:49 am

Ok this is just a test to see if I can upload a picture. This is the beginning of a conversion to a two door from a four door. 62 Buick Wagon Two Door Usermedia.php?uo=nvlS1L5AwLPB1nLOvnD%2FC4h4l5k2TGxc#
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Post by rt338b on Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:52 am

Looks like you have to right click to go to pic
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Post by Bill on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:49 pm

I am having problems seeing your pic. Do you have a photobucket account?
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Post by rt338b on Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:37 am

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Ok now I have it. This is first pic showing the car with a two door sedan door along side of the car and how much longer it is than the front four door door
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Post by rt338b on Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:47 am

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S10 frame being used. Stock before adding 4" to wheelbase for wagons 112" wwb
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Post by rt338b on Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:52 am

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These are pics of frame modifications for air ride with four link rear and initial fit of body
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Post by rt338b on Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:05 am

Pics of moving b pillar back, removing c pillar,grinding door skin off of back door, welding panel in off of back door and finishing the two door wagon look
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Post by Bill on Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:18 am

That is going to be simply amazing. Nice work! I want a wagon now!
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Post by StageCat on Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:18 am

Very, very cool. You have the skills and the tools, way to go..........
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Post by rt338b on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks for the nice words Here is more of what has been going on with this conversion. This is some of the mockup for turbocharger with ls engine installed. All of this is coming back out so that I can repair all of the underhood rust with new metal
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Post by rt338b on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:41 am

First off I am still new at posting pics so excuse my mistake again. Thanks for the nice words Here is more of what has been going on with this conversion. This is some of the mockup for turbocharger with ls engine installed. All of this is coming back out so that I can repair all of the underhood rust with new metal.
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Post by StageCat on Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:05 pm

That's one bad MF'er your building. What trans and rear end set up you gonna use?
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Post by rt338b on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:52 am

Thanks StageCat I am using a powerglide with brake and a 8.8 Explorer rearend
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Post by Bill on Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:42 pm

Are you sticking with the torq thrusts on it? The last picture has a different set of rims on the front.
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Post by rt338b on Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:14 am

I am using the front ones. They are Champion Cap5. The back were a set of Boyd Smoothies I had from another car I built 10 years ago that I sold
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Post by Tim_D on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:51 pm

Man, I love wagons!

And this one is something special (no pun intended). Can't wait to continue following this one...
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Post by rt338b on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:05 am

Thought I would update some older pics of things going on with the wagon. The instrument cluster had the rpm and mph backwards so I had to fix that. Cant imagine no rpm and 1000 mph lol Trunk area with mockup of airride and fuel cell also exhaust work over the rearend. floorboard with tunnel and Quarterstick shifter cover. 1961 Portholes fitted to 62 fenders and tailgate attached. Making nomad type bars for the tailgate out of 3/4 aluminum half round and forming to fit the curved gate and electric opener.

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Post by Tim_D on Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:25 pm

All I can say is WOW
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Post by StageCat on Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:04 pm

First word that came to mind was "BITCHIN" (do people even say that anymore?).
That is totally awesome rt.
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Post by Bill on Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:02 am

If people don't say it anymore they will once they see it. I can't wait to see the finished product here. Have you picked exterior color (s)?
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Post by rt338b on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Bill wrote:If people don't say it anymore they will once they see it. I can't wait to see the finished product here. Have you picked exterior color (s)?
           
Yes it will be two toned but until I get some of the color put on I don't want to say so that nobody else can try to use these colors. Strange but after all this time I would be pissed if someone else used them.You will be surprised and hopefully excited in its look.
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Post by Bill on Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:15 pm

Totally understandable. Can't wait!
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Post by kaddo on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:38 pm

That thing could do with a sunroof and a surf board! Very nice work. Killer Nomad!

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Post by StageCat on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:31 am

I'm keeping you in mind rt for that rear bumper. I assume the F-85 and Tempest wagons share the same bumpers as the Buick?
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Post by rt338b on Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:10 am

StageCat wrote: I'm keeping you in mind rt for that rear bumper. I assume the F-85 and Tempest wagons share the same bumpers as the Buick?
Actually their bumpers are quite different but I think I can use the tempest wagon rear bumper. Thanks for the help.
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