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Post by kyle1979 on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:12 pm

And here is the other acquisition.  I went from trying to sell the red one, to acquiring this one gold one!  It is an original Y code 454 SS from California and is a much better foundation for me to work from since I do not have the body work skills needed to complete the red one.  I've already cleaned out the inside, and am preparing to begin the undercarriage and suspension!


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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by Limey SE on Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:40 pm

very nice So whats plans for the red one Now ?
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by dynchel on Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:57 am

Sounds like parts car.


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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:43 am

Cool. Keep posting your progress.

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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by mikidymac on Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:55 pm

Great color, I think they might be related.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:17 pm

Looks like an awesome project car!


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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by kyle1979 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:51 pm

The red one can be saved, and I know there is someone out there who has the body work skills to accomplish it.  While I do plan on pulling my engine and other brand new parts that I've acquired, there will still be plenty left of it.  When the time is right, I'll let it go very reasonably to ensure that it is saved.  These SS 454s are too rare!

My Dad put the "Chevy Super Sports 1961-1976" book in my hands when I was 6 to look at all of the pictures.  I was always enamored by this page, and remember asking my Dad often if he had ever seen one.  Who knew back then what impact it would have on me...


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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:31 pm

flip over a page or two and read about my SE LOL
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:34 pm

And PM sent Kyle
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:37 am

kyle1979 wrote:My Dad put the "Chevy Super Sports 1961-1976" book in my hands when I was 6 to look at all of the pictures.

I had that exact book, and maybe still do somewhere...
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by Limey SE on Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:15 am

Myself and Mike from AZ ( owns the Silver the SE ) just got replacements of them Books from evilbay I didn't know they two diff cover designs HMM
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by kyle1979 on Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Hawk that is actually not the wagon. This one was originally from California, and was torn down by the owner previous to me. I had the chance to talk to the guy who owned it from the late 80s to 99 on the phone last weekend, and he even had a couple pictures that he emailed to me.
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by kyle1979 on Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:35 am

Hey guys, I've been very busy prepping and selling my old house, but I have almost completed moving the new front end parts and rebuilt engine from the red wagon to the gold one.  I'll get updated pictures posted soon.

I ultimately decided that I couldn't use the red one as a parts car since these SS 454 wagons are so rare.  I'll have the red wagon reassembled and for sale in the next couple of weeks.



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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:27 am

Man Kyle I wished Timing was better for that Wagon I would Love to have that booger, Cover it in Drive put behind the House or something for 6 months and then I would be all over it LOL
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Post by kyle1979 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:32 am

So I have everything installed that I had on the red wagon, and have even upgraded the rear springs an shocks. Once my brother and I got it running, we reassembled it and I'm planning on setting it aside for a couple years holding onto it until things settle down with the family.
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by kyle1979 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:28 pm

Guess what's back..?!?



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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by kyle1979 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm

I bought her back this afternoon, and am thrilled!  I also had tracked down some pictures of it from the mid-80s from the third owner. He bought it off his friend (the second owner) who found it on a lot on Hawthorn Blvd in Los Angeles in 83.  It was a daily driver until 1999.  Here are a couple of those pictures from the 80s:

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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:27 pm

I happen to know someone selling some caps that would fit them wheels Kyle in interested pm me

And I knew you could not stay away from it LOL

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Post by kyle1979 on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 pm

It's amazing once you have room to store projects what you regret selling... of course with this one, my Dad told me from when I listed it that I'd regret it and shouldn't sell it.
Also - so lucky; the buyer never actually titled it, so I just got my title back free and clear!
We're going to finish the project the way we want to. The first project my Dad brought home when I was 4 was a Burnished Brown 69 SS. Since then I've dreamed of a brown muscle car. Right now, we're thinking about going with that dark brown exterior and the lighter colored interior.
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Re: Kyle's Gold 1973 Chevelle SS 454 wagon

Post by thatfnthing Yesterday at 1:31 pm

Glad you got her back!
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