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Post by burners on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:46 pm

I have a 1975 Chevelle station wagon that I will be doing a resto-mod rebuild on over the coming months and years. This is going to be my primary family vehicle since I will need 6 seats starting in September when my 4th child arrives. Iíve never been a minivan person and anything (wagon wise) in current production is too small or too slow or is driving the wrong wheels. This particular station wagon has a lot of family history. It has been in our family for all but one year of its life. I grew up riding in it, it moved us (hauling a large trailer) from Washington to Arizona, I learned to drive in it, I helped rebuild my first engine for it and the list goes on. Finally it is my turn to raise my kids with the help of this unwavering member of our family. This old wagon has a lot of wear and use showing after 400,000 miles so it really needs some rebuilding.

As for me, Iím an engineer involved in the automotive aftermarket. Iíve been a hot rodder for as long as Iíve been able to speak the words. Speed and horsepower could easily be my middle names. Iíll do my best to document the project as it proceeds but this is also a budget project so much of the work will be done by me. Iím more than willing to lend a technical hand when I can and I look forward to your help and input as well.


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Post by Cdub74 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:34 pm

Welcome Burners! Its good to see another person that feels so stongly about the automotive world. Can't wait to see the pictures to come!
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Post by The Dude on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:58 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I've been noticing wagons gaining popularity. Have you seen what Holley has done to theirs lately? Bitchin'

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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Welcome Burners. I am glad to see someone fixing up an old warhorse instead of putting it out of its misery in a crusher. JB
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:49 pm

Welcome to the forum buddy every nice wagon you have there

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Post by burners on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:46 pm

Thank you all. I appreciate the welcome. Rago, that is the first update I've seen of the Holley project. Thanks! I was beginning to wonder if they were going ahead with it. I kept looking on PHR's website and on Holley's and never found anything.

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Post by Leike on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:38 pm

Hello Burners,
it's a beautiful story behind a very nice car, it is always interesting to hear about the history from a car.
Hope to see/read more about the resto !
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:46 pm

LIKE IT!!!! Thumbs up
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:29 pm

Welcome...and thanks for sharing your car's history. Can't imagine putting 400K miles on a car and it still looking as nice as yours. I, too, have noticed more and more station wagons at shows here in Minnesota. Will be eager to follow along as the project progresses.
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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:25 pm

Welcome! That's a nice wagon! I knew these things were cool. It's a shame I need to thin out my herd or else I'd keep mine...
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:05 pm

Welcome. Nice ride.

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:16 pm

welcome aboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thumbs up

my parents bought one just like yours in 77 brand new. in 83 it was my teach me how to drive car. GoFast
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Post by Jedediah on Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:35 am

Welcome Burners gotta love those hot rod wagons. Always been a fan of them. My old boss has a nomad that i would donate an organ for.
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Post by abajc3 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:30 pm

welcome! that looks like its going to be one cool sleeper!

i love those big american wagons, like chevy kingswood and such! too bad they were replaced by the boring minivans and crossovers

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