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Jack 10-08-2019 01:28 AM

1967 220 - "Do you want another Amazon?"
Earlier this year I was driving my 66 122 right after installing my SUs. I pulled over because they weren't adjusted correctly. Just a random stop next to the highway, about 12 miles from my house, driven by it 100s of times.
As I am leaving a middle aged man pulls over and asks me
"Do you want another Amazon?"
umm yes what do you got?
"I got two I want to get rid of, just down the road from here."

exchanged phone numbers and few weeks later I came home with a 1963 sedan and 1967 wagon, both M41 cars. Wagon has a late model B20, ipd bars, NO RUST, smooth roof, few other NOS stuff not installed yet

63 was in terrible condition, rust everywhere and it was used a "rally farm car for few years"
67 previous owner bought it Washington, drove it up and down California, one day as he was crossing a bridge his right front tire blew....


B18 from the 67 was now in the sedan

how I first saw it - looks great - wait



got her home on my birthday


start of disassembly



driver side is damaged - Lower CA bent and almost punctured the pan. Wheel is pushed back pretty far. It will all have to come out

you can see how much pushed back it is. Luckily the damage stops at the firewall

stored it like this for few months

repaired the rear bumper and did SOME dent repair







**********instert picture of repaired bumper and painted side *************

few days ago


**********insert picture of bent up engine cross member, replaced door, donor front end *******

matt b 10-08-2019 10:45 AM

Man, that must have been a scary experience for the owner when that tire blew. The blue 65 2 door I had in KY had a bent cross member, I found a metal fab shop to straighten it and was able to push the frame rails back into position when re-installing it. I'm thinking yours is FUBAR.

Are you crushing the 63 ?

Canuck 10-10-2019 09:12 AM

Nice find. I've wanted a wagon for years but none have followed me home...yet.

JohnMc 10-10-2019 11:11 AM

That's kind of how I got my PV. I was driving my beat and rusted to hell 1800E to work and someone saw it and asked if I liked old Volvo's, he had one in his back yard he was thinking about getting rid of. So I went to look at it, and $700 later I had a derelict PV.

R32RennSport 10-10-2019 04:40 PM

The transmissions and that front nose piece was worth it alone. Some good scores there! It's hard to say no to stuff like that, especially if you have the space. I'm trying not to become one of those guys but I can see it pretty easy to go down that path.

Jack 01-31-2020 10:06 PM

I had some time to finally work on this. Weather was awesome and James M came over to help out

removed this panel

drilled out all the spot welds
ended up with this - will have to do the same to the other side since it's pushed forward at the steering box

cutout the bent up part

slowly pealing away the panel to be replaced


done for today

I have two donor fronts. One is an early model - no rust. The other is late.

early model front


time to build a jig so I can measure this out

BillyMaysHere 02-06-2020 01:42 AM

oooh excited to see said jig. i freaking love jigs. i mean a ton of things are really jigs when you think about it. shoes? perhaps

matt b 02-06-2020 10:46 AM

Very cool Jack! Backyard body man, props!

dl242gt 02-07-2020 02:09 PM

When a friend of mine crashed her 66 amazon wagon into a suburban. She had a body shop repair it. She was well off and wanted her car fixed. Since she hit them from behind the cost was all on her. They did a nice job repairing it. It cost a bit over 9k to repair her car.

Looks like it's going well! That's a huge job and you do nice work, too.

cwdodson88 02-07-2020 02:52 PM

Holy crap, how do I get a copy of that frame diagram from you?

hiperfauto 02-07-2020 03:04 PM


2turbotoys 02-11-2020 10:44 PM

Wow, I love that wagon, glad it is getting saved! Nice work so far.

Old Iron 02-11-2020 10:46 PM

Great project! Where did you find the drawing?

hiperfauto 02-11-2020 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by cwdodson88 (Post 6043360)
Holy crap, how do I get a copy of that frame diagram from you?


Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 6044735)
Great project! Where did you find the drawing?



Originally Posted by hiperfauto (Post 6043373)

Old Iron 02-12-2020 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by hiperfauto (Post 6044744)

Nice great post!

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