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Cosmos366

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PostSubject: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:10 am

I picked up my first longroof today! I've always loved wagons, all shapes and sizes. I have lurked around this site before, learning before buying.

So today a '92 Roadmaster wagon shows up on Craigslist, 15 miles from my house! This thing is really clean for an Indiana car, and the price was right!

So, without further ado,



This is the only picture I have so far. Looking forward to cleaning it up, fixing the few things that are wrong, and cruising!

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:03 am

Welcome and Congrats!    Lots of great folks and info here.   If you have any questions please ask, and have fun with the new toy!

Couple things, it looks like it's missing some of the black side trim on the mid-body chrome trim.   I just recently found a GREAT replacement.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dawn-13-8-Black-Universal-Half-Round-Molding-24-Roll-/192252799215?hash=item2cc328e8ef:g:tMAAAOSwacdZb7lk&vxp=mtr

For Google:
Manufacturer Part Number:
ES1382402-S

Also, for the trim that is peeling around your main wood, this is a really common issue!    You can have it re-wrapped, or other have take it off an stripped the wood and paint off, and polished it, which looks really good.

On my car I taped it all off, sanded it smooth, and painted all the trim with Satin Nutmeg spray paint, which is a great match to the actual main woodgrain.   You can find the Satin Nutmeg at Wal-Mart, Lowes, or Home Depot.   The brand I used was American Accents.










You'll find LOTS of other tips and tricks here.  HAVE FUN!  

Oh and PS, I really like the C3 Vette in the background.  I had a '79 for YEARS and miss it.

Take Care!

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am

Welcome from a fellow Hoosier. Post up more pics when you can.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:04 am

Regarding the black side trim, any way to get something less than a 24' roll? I just need a short piece, for the section on the lower front fender.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:30 am

Thanks for the advice 81X11. I'm considering a full re-wrap in a darker wood color. Like a red mahogany, or ebony.
Pulled "Chuck" into the garage today to start some service work, and clean up.


I didn't really ask too many questions of the previous owner. He said his dad never drives anymore, so time to let it go. The oil change sticker in the windshield was dated 11-2010, and hasn't reached the mileage, less than 3K in 7 years! Time to get that oil out!





The interior is really in good shape!




A couple shots of the outside. Pretty clean. All of the rust seems to be on the surface, so not to hard to fix. I'm no body man, but I'm going to try and tackle these repairs myself.
I've been learning a lot from this forum, and others, about my "new" longroof.

If the pictures are too large, feel free to resize. I'm surprised I actually got them to show up.

Later,
Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:47 am

Wow, that thing is CLEAN. Although it looks like some bubbling on the rear quarter..... Nice save and welcome to the club!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:13 am

White over red is a GREAT combination!! Nice!

Looking forward to seeing the progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:25 am

Love the red guts. Happy modding.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey everybody! New guy from Indiana   Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Sprocket wrote:
Wow, that thing is CLEAN.  Although it looks like some bubbling on the rear quarter.....  Nice save and welcome to the club!

That is a beautiful interior!! As for the bubbling. There are either two or three drain holes for that lower quarter panel. You have to look on the inside real hard but they are there. I seldom clean mine out, but when I do, I use a small narrow plastic tie wrap. They work great. For a multiple of reason water gets in those areas causes issues. The easiest fix is to keep the drains clear. The other side has a drain in the spare tire well. Good idea to check that also.

Just noticed you have the start of rust on the D pillar driverside, by the rear tailgate. Adding the two, I'm guessing you have a leak on the roof rack.

Tom
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