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ClemSparks
ClemSparks UltimaDork
7/7/18 9:49 p.m.

I’m pretty sure patgizz did one a while back.  Yeah...here it is:  https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/holy-crap-i-just-bought-the-coolest-car-ever/31954/page1/

that might have some helpful info.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
7/27/18 7:55 p.m.

No real progress to report, since I've been busy driving the heck out of it: going to work, ice cream runs, trips to the park, etc.  I'm loving it.  Today was my last day of work at the flooring company (yay) so I celebrated by taking the Cruiser.  It did 195 miles carrying 4 guys and our equipment; handled it like a champ.  It was comfier than the van too wink

All that stuff without even folding the back seat down. Have I mentioned I love wagons?

Edit: I made This Thread to talk about hot rod engine options but after spending so much time in it this week I think it's lazy nature is growing on me.  I'm almost thinking I'd rather leave it and hot rod something else.

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
7/27/18 10:00 p.m.

It’s worth noting that this whole thing would never have happened had we not been going to crew for Logdog, who I met through selling a car on the forum over three years ago.

The trip home was uneventful except for a two hour gridlock on the interstate caused by an accident.

Later that evening the wagon sat happily cooling off in my driveway.

 

Looks like you need a bigger driveway now :)

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
7/29/18 7:43 p.m.

I look forward to this day all year, vintage races at Waterford Hills Raceway.  I went with my dad, brother, and the kid.  She loved it! The weather was perfect and the drivers put on a good show as always.  We got to take the wagon for touring laps during the worker lunch break and it turns out "just touring laps" are fast laps for the wagon.  The old girl handled it pretty well.  Somehow my dad managed to snap a pic of the wagon by itself on track.

 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
7/29/18 7:58 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:

I look forward to this day all year, vintage races at Waterford Hills Raceway.  I went with my dad, brother, and the kid.  She loved it! The weather was perfect and the drivers put on a good show as always.  We got to take the wagon for touring laps during the worker lunch break and it turns out "just touring laps" are fast laps for the wagon.  The old girl handled it pretty well.  Somehow my dad managed to snap a pic of the wagon by itself on track.

 

Quoted because this is awesome. How'd the old girl feel? Did you get the tires squealing ?

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
7/29/18 8:28 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

It was floaty, heavy, surprisingly composed, and yes, the (awesomely cool) whitewall tires were squeaking.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
8/27/18 10:21 p.m.

Yet another update wherein I don’t work on the wagon because I’ve been too busy doing stuff:

We moved, locally. I have a big yard and a garage now, which is nice. I started a new job fixing boat props with a friend of mine and we are temporarily using the Oldsmobile as a delivery wagon so it’s been doing a few hundred miles per week.

We took it to Gingerman this past weekend to join Logdog for Champcar fun. It was a great weekend! Turns out the wagon is perfect for two people camping.

When big thunderstorms came through on Friday night I was glad we decided to skip setting up the tent. Now my wife wants to take it on a cross country wagon-camping trip smiley

 

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
9/4/18 3:31 p.m.

I used some spray adhesive to fix the headliner as it was starting to sag at the windshield and along one of the long side windows. It’s not restoration quality but it will do the job. I also recharged the AC which is good since the weather this week has been 90ish and humid. That’s pretty hot for us northerners.

Besides that, the wagon continues to soldier on. I think once winter arrives it will get parked and then some real work will happen.

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