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PostSubject: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:52 pm

I've been absent from the forums for too long to go without starting 'fresh'.  I used to frequent the BuickForums, and joined here when this forum first started.  I attended WF '08, winning the prestigious title of "ugliest wagon", and tied Robert for the long distance award. I pretty much fell off the grid afterwards.

My name is Silas Miller, from somewhere among the corn and beans of eastern Nebraska.  I've been hooked on B body wagons since I was fourteen years old, I have gone to each coast, and invariably came home with another wagon each time, somehow.  I am ASE, and GM certified thanks to these cars sparking the hobbyist in me.  Unfortunately, I learned too late in life that a career in cars, doesn't leave a whole lot of love left for the "hobby".   So, my projects are long, and tedious.  Much to the chagrin of Cory Magner, they occasionally come out in gaudy colors, that seemed much better in my head.  Some of them even drive for a time!

Someday I may tell the tale of an LT1 swap into a '92 Caprice that went almost too well.

But first:
Back in 2008 I acquired a '94 LAB woody wagon from Fred.  That car has been through hell and back in the few years following.  I moved to AZ briefly for tech school, and had the stereo violated, as well as the body when someone, late for work, ran a red light and went into the passenger side of the car.  Shortly after straightening the body, an ant colony took residence under the passenger seat.  Once that was dealt with, the transmission had had enough of my abuse.  The car sat in the garage, forgotten for the next 4 years.

Today, It's in my shop at work, trying to groom itself for yet another trip across the nation to meet up with some like minded crazy folk like yourselves.  I'm supposing around another two months I'll fire her up for the first time in many years!

I don't keep as good a record of photos as I once did, but as soon as I figure out where to stash and share photos again, I'll share some tales.  However, in the meantime, I've got a weekend to spend less sober than I am.

Thank you, and until we type again...


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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:02 am

Alright!  Thanks Robert. Though you have parted with the wagon, I see you have a longer roof in your profile.  Glad to see the detailing is still going strong!  Wink

I actually remembered my old photobucket login, how about that?

Here's the '94 in question, with the ugliest wagon of 2008 in the back, the day after we returned from the trip.



By the end of 2009, I returned from AZ.  I left my wood behind, and traded it for straightened sheet metal.  I thought I had pictures of the damage prior to repair, but in the meantime they are lost.



And here's a few teasers from the shop in present day. I'd hate to spoil the entirety right away.  Needless to say, she's getting some long overdue attention.  










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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:22 am

Hi Silas

I remember you back from when the forums when they were in their infancy; you were going to school and trying to keep the car going.

Glad you found your way back. Wasn't your brother your sidekick in your adventures?

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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:38 am

I remember you as well. Welcome back! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:52 am

I guess we missed by a year as 2009 was my first WF event. Welcome back!
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:07 am

Welcome home!

There are two events that you might catch this year. The closest in time and distance would be Wagonfest 2015 on July 25. Same place as the last event you went to. Seneca Lake State park in Geneva, NY

The second is on October 3, in Hershey Pa at the Auto Museum.

Both events are listed under the Wagonfest section of this forum. We hope to see you at one of them.

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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:32 pm

Thanks guys! I remember the bunch of ya so far. Smile
I'm going to try and attend the PA meet this year. Hopefully the car comes together as it should. I'm not going to try for ugliest wagon this time! Worst case, I may show up in a car cover.

Tom, my brother was my sidekick for many years. He's since gone on to become head chef somewhere a city away. I still see him occasionally, but for the most part I'm a solo artist now.
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:42 am

Welcome back...we've never met,but maybe I can take that ugliest award away from you in Hershey. What a Face BTW,nice teaser pics.
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:22 pm

Welcome home. Didn't you do a paisley headliner or something like that? Like you, I've only been to one WF in NY and that was 2010. Since then I started WF FL in March so folks could migrate south and thaw out in the sun Smile Look forward to seeing your progress.
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:44 pm

Sprocket wrote:
Welcome home.  Didn't you do a paisley headliner or something like that?   Like you, I've only been to one WF in NY and that was 2010.  Since then I started WF FL in March so folks could migrate south and thaw out in the sun Smile     Look forward to seeing your progress.

I remember you running that long board around the park in Geneva. Wish you would come up for another.
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:46 pm

welcome back
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:47 pm

Sprocket wrote:
Welcome home.  Didn't you do a paisley headliner or something like that?   Like you, I've only been to one WF in NY and that was 2010.  Since then I started WF FL in March so folks could migrate south and thaw out in the sun Smile     Look forward to seeing your progress.


I did do the paisley headliner.  It was an interesting experiment, and I admit, it grew on me.  Seems it stuck to the car as well!  

Here's back when I was giving it a test fit, prior to cutting out the holes.

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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:54 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:47 pm

Welcome back Silas!
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:28 am

Welcome back. Nice lookin' exhaust you have there ready to piece together... Spin Tech Mufflers?
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:56 pm

200OZ wrote:
Welcome back.  Nice lookin' exhaust you have there ready to piece together... Spin Tech Mufflers?

Yessir, all from Dan at CIAuto. Gen II tri-y's, 2.5" pipes bent for the wagon, with Spintechs. Had to reshape the A/C discharge line to fit the passenger side header, but they should work well otherwise.
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:00 am

sherlock9c1 wrote:
Welcome back Silas!

What's up man! I didn't know you strayed from the ISSF. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A reintroduction of an 'old timer'   Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:08 am

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