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Old 10-08-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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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....

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B18 from the 67 was now in the sedan


how I first saw it - looks great - wait








got her home on my birthday


interior


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 *******
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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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 ?
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:12 AM   #3
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Nice find. I've wanted a wagon for years but none have followed me home...yet.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-31-2020, 10:06 PM   #6
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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


late



time to build a jig so I can measure this out

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Old 02-06-2020, 01:42 AM   #7
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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
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:46 AM   #8
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Very cool Jack! Backyard body man, props!
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:09 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:52 PM   #10
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Holy crap, how do I get a copy of that frame diagram from you?
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:04 PM   #11
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:32 PM   #13
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:44 PM   #14
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Wow, I love that wagon, glad it is getting saved! Nice work so far.
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Great project! Where did you find the drawing?
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