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|09-16-2014 02:57 PM|
well its been quite a while since i have been on here, lots going on including me becoming a grampa!!!!
wagon just went in for paint, decided to ditch the side trim and wood grain and go with factory color, going satin finish without clear, leaving interior stock and repainting all metal trim parts, i have the 454 and 4 speed all done and ready to bolt in. decided its a keeper since iam going to be into it for around $1000 total so i might as well make it somewhat what i want and just enjoy it, no butchering other than floor shift hole in the floor and welding side trim holes in so not too big of a deal to go back to complete stock again if need be, i ended up getting a really nice front seat out of 66 caprice 2 door hardtop which is called a strato seat, full bench with bucket backs and fold down center arm rest, google it. so iam trying to decide weather to go stock seat or this one, either way i have to recover front seat, just having a tough time finding replacement cover for strato seat. 4 speed i have is a my-6 chevy out of 80s chevy pick up, uses car shifter and has same gearing as 700r4 auto, they are the old dodge a883 tranny used behind the 426 hemi in the 60s and 70s, chevy revamped them for the chev v8, anyway i will be posting more pics and let you guys know how the process is coming along, cant wait to drive this beast!!!!
|02-02-2013 11:38 AM|
Originally Posted by brodg View Post
|02-02-2013 09:23 AM|
|brodg||You are one lucky guy! Love the wagon, is it a 65 or 66 because my 66 has the same rear tail lights.|
|02-01-2013 09:29 AM|
|350toy||ok well decision is made, 454 4 speed it is!!! got the 327 in and it just looks like its tiny lol, gotta fill that engine bay!!|
|01-09-2013 09:38 PM|
I love the wagon!
|01-09-2013 09:32 PM|
|350toy||Found out some interesting info today. The stamped numbers on the block are definatly 275 horse 327 and the last digits are HAH and there is a big stamped H on the intake which means factory Holley carb|
|12-31-2012 09:57 AM|
|350toy||i will probably just sell the gauges since they dont belong in there, and i'm not about to switch to buckets and console lol|
|12-31-2012 08:06 AM|
|350toy||so far this is my plan, original 327 with a bit of dress up, nice dual exhaust, 4 speed definatly, corvette rallies with clear coat over patina. redo front seat and get a carpet set, no butchering other than hole cut in floor for shifter, then if i decide to sell her i can put it all back together stock, or if not happy with 327 i will bolt in the beast!!!!!454|
|12-31-2012 08:03 AM|
|350toy||the gauges came mounted under the dash but i think you are correct that they would have come from a console setup, the mounting points just dont look right, does not fit smooth under dash.|
|12-31-2012 07:01 AM|
Originally Posted by 350toy View Post
|12-31-2012 06:56 AM|
Although a 454 4-Speed would be interesting, there is nothing like an all original car of interest, like you have, especially with the Factory 3-Speed Manual. I don't have a dollar figure on what it is worth, except that it would be worth more restored all original.
Except for the wheels though. Even though I would search for a set of the original type Deep Dish Factory 14 Inch Wagon Wheels and Factory Hubcaps to just say that you have them, the Rallies are pretty cool.
The 327/275 that you have there is also one of the best engines Chevy ever built.
|12-30-2012 07:49 PM|
|Burt||Sweet ride! If you can make the 454/4 speed combo work, that'd be awesome!|
|12-30-2012 06:53 PM|
|350toy||so does anyone have any input on what this thing may be worth? i'm kinda curious, in this shape with matching numbers all original, i ran all the numbers on the block and everything matches|
|12-30-2012 06:52 PM|
Originally Posted by jeffs409 View Post
|12-30-2012 06:32 PM|
Nice gauge package. Looks like what came in the Caprice that year. Never seen one in a wagon though. Keep them. You have an interesting car and wagons although to me have always been cool, they have gained popularity and exceptance by most people these days. I say build it 99% stock except some wheels and tires and mild work on the motor.
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