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PostSubject: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeSun Mar 18, 2012 10:17 pm

Ok, I don't think I've started a thread on my '95 RMW "Jade".  

Here is a link to my album which will show you the work I put into it so far...
https://s418.photobucket.com/albums/pp261/chrisandcarapowell/Jade/

the engine and trans came out of the white RMW project I was trying to finish.  That wagon got the better of me.  This wagon will not.

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 I am going to NY...so I HAVE to finish some stuff.  I don't have the money to do a full repaint, but I am getting the OCC bumper and stock grille painted DGGM at least.  I was able to drop that off today with the body guy.  Hopefully the grille won't be too off as a match.  If it is...I guess I will get creative.

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After this, I need to transfer over Nick's rear LCA swaybar mounts to this wagon....install the larger swaybars, new shocks and steering components.  I also need to install new rotors, my $13 Hawk pads and new brake hoses.  Then it's wheel and tire time!  

I am also going to the CarISSMA spring Mod day in April and hoping to get my 3.42 posi and new yoke kit installed (my rear is slinging fluid like a mo-fo right now)

Then hoping to do something with the peeling trim.   Polish?  PlastiDip? Still thinking.  I have a darker wood panel (replaced I assume, look at the back pass door) and not sure what I can do about that.  

I will post as it happens!  It WILL happen Smile  

 Chris


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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeMon Mar 19, 2012 7:39 pm

Nice job so far. What is to become of the White Wagon?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeMon Mar 19, 2012 8:06 pm

White Wagon...lol...

Its still a rolling storage unit. I had it scheduled to go to the metal recycling place, but felt really bad about it and called it off last minute. A guy in Canada expressed interest in it, but then I didnt hear anything and made the recycling call.

Im having it moved to my place later this spring....as a rolling storage unit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeMon Mar 19, 2012 10:13 pm

Chris, if we ever get together, I can make that back door match the rest. I like the CC bumper.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 12:47 am

brokecello wrote:
White Wagon...lol...

Its still a rolling storage unit. I had it scheduled to go to the metal recycling place, but felt really bad about it and called it off last minute. A guy in Canada expressed interest in it, but then I didnt hear anything and made the recycling call.

Uhhhh..... What did I miss, The white sedan nosed wagon project is a scrap candidate?

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 4:20 am

Looking good chris. As for your white wagon, I am willing to buy it before it turns into scrap. We can make out some kind of deal for sure. We'll have to talk. Seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 9:20 am

OBVOUSLY... You are not doing the work yourself.

YOU ARE TOO CLEAN!

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 2:26 pm

OK! Phase 1 (making the bumper match) is complete! Picked the bumper and grille up from the bodyguy @ lunch. I still need to attach the bumper and put the rubber strips/chrome strip on.

Looks great! I forgot to tell him to fill in the plate holes..whoops. Still looks good and I plan on a full repaint down the road anyhow. Cost $220 and I am tickled it all matches. Plus the huge tear at the bottom is fixed! cheers

As for the White Wagon, is it literally a shell. No interior (its in Jade) no engine/trans (in Jade). Some folk have expressed interest in it, so it will likely go to a new home.

Here are some pics! Next phase is tint, then door panels. I need to put my defogger-less rear window on this weekend.

Chris

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:14 pm

Looks great Chris!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:39 pm

A christmas woody,..interesting,.

now post some pics of the white shell that folks are panting after,.

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:49 pm

$225 is about the going rate. Looks good Chris!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:50 pm

Christmas woody..... I've had one since 1979....
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:53 pm

Krzdimond wrote:
Christmas woody..... I've had one since 1979....

TMI....
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 3:54 pm

The car is looking great Chris!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 4:13 pm

81X11 wrote:
Krzdimond wrote:
Christmas woody..... I've had one since 1979....

TMI....


1979 was the first year we celebrated Christmas with a REAL tree.

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What were YOU thinking?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 4:18 pm

Krzdimond wrote:
81X11 wrote:
Krzdimond wrote:
Christmas woody..... I've had one since 1979....

TMI....


1979 was the first year we celebrated Christmas with a REAL tree.

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What were YOU thinking?

Mike don't post of picture of what you were thinking
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 6:25 pm

I'm staking claim to that White Wagon,.. just got to make plans to get there and pick it up now.
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 6:59 pm

That certainly is an interesting color combination... Razz Christmas woody is right! Wink

Can't wait to see it all done with the chrome...
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Do it Tim olds bumper
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 10:56 pm

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
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hmmmmmmmmmmmm


Yes, you were my inspiration!! Someday I want the hood ornament and antenna hole filled too. We are not quite twins though....my wagon is not a Hot Rod like yours... Wink

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Thanks for the comments too!! HO HO HO!! I guess I'm used to the color combo now, it does seem to go together well (or I'm just really messed up in the head)
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1993 Roady-man wrote:
I'm staking claim to that White Wagon,.. just got to make plans to get there and pick it up now.

White Wagon is sold to Roady-man Smile Looking forward to your visit!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Don't forget the smoked lights....

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^^ YES! I really want those Robert....gotta save up....
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 11:16 pm

Chris - You better plan on bringing it to Autofair with us next month. Plus we have a Wagon Catagory this year - WOOT WOOT.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 21, 2012 11:34 pm

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Chris - You better plan on bringing it to Autofair with us next month. Plus we have a Wagon Catagory this year - WOOT WOOT.

Yeah, I saw that...but I have to work that Sat (BOO) Are you coming to the Spring Mod Day though? I'll be there with the wagon!
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CALL IN SICK - Just tell em you have a bad case of the chinese flu (Draggn Azz). And If you cant do Sat. theres always Sun. And YES I will be @ Mod Day (Just dont know which one I'm bringing)
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Anal Glaucoma. My ass can't see coming into work...... Worked for me TWICE.
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Or...............................Have a Eye Dr appointment because you can't see yourself going to work 2day
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tell you have AFI syndrome,..

AAAH F^#K It,...

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeSat Mar 24, 2012 4:07 pm

Well, inbetween gigs I found some time to finally install my defroster-less back glass! I remember when I spotted it at PullaPart a few years ago...thought Id won the lottery! My junkyard buddy thought I was a nut.

Jade gets dropped off for tint tomorrow night! 20% all around


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Polish the trim next!! Looks good Chris!!!
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Nice!
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looks good Chris!! I love the empty glass!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 9:31 pm

Well, got it back from tint tonight! Looking good...man that trim is rough looking. I have some ideas cooking for the woodgrain too... (and no it won't be a snowflake pattern)

Chris

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 9:38 pm

There is something about a DGGM wagon with dark tints that looks so damn good. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 9:47 pm

Nice! I wish I could of did mine that dark but I couldn't wait till I got home so I had it done in FL and it was against FL law to go that dark, oh well. I can live with what shade I got or maybe retint it later, I do not think the wife would notice...LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 10:00 pm

Chris,Jade is looking good with the new glass and tint!Looks likw we have another HOT ROD!
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Looks really good!!
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Very nice we can't that dark of tint on our cars up here, and that sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 11:07 pm

OK, I gotta ask... Why on Earth would you want a defrosterless hatch? I have passed on buying cars that I REALLY liked because they didn't have rear defrost... What happens when it's a damp day out? You don't like to be able to see out your windows?

That said, tint looks awesome! Smile

(and it hides that weird interior color) lol Razz
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 7:32 am

I guess the same can be said for "My would you not want a wiper arm on back"
Because it sucks not having one, and trust me I hate that I don't have one in the winter.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 9:21 am

Cool tint job. IMO wagons always look better with the windows blacked out.
Two question though-
what was GM thinking putting a red interior in a dggm wagon?
And where did your door panels go?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 11:01 am

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OK, I gotta ask... Why on Earth would you want a defrosterless hatch? I have passed on buying cars that I REALLY liked because they didn't have rear defrost... What happens when it's a damp day out? You don't like to be able to see out your windows?

That said, tint looks awesome! Smile

(and it hides that weird interior color) lol Razz

My buddy Ben from New Jersey was shocked at how many Texas cars did not have rear defog when he first had me looking for rust-free projects. The 91 Camaro RS didn't have it, and the 79 Electra, a California native car, also doesn't have it.

I personally am glad my Roady has it, and the wiper. We do get a few freezes a winter and on foggy/damp mornings it's nice to have.

That said, I can understand wanting a "smooth" look with no lines in your rear window.

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81X11 wrote:


That said, I can understand wanting a "smooth" look with no lines in your rear window.

-Mike

Not to mention the work at the tint shop. Guy that did my wagon remarked that the rear glass is the hardest to do with defrost lines.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 12:07 pm

Defrost lines make it harder to tint the back glass for sure, but they can also help to hide imperfections, and can allow for a 2 piece tint job to be done (if the glass is a very hard shape to do)

20% looks great! Glad I got 20%. Not legal in Maryland, but I don't get harassed too much. Only one ticket Laughing
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92cappy wrote:
Defrost lines make it harder to tint the back glass for sure, but they can also help to hide imperfections, and can allow for a 2 piece tint job to be done (if the glass is a very hard shape to do)

20% looks great! Glad I got 20%. Not legal in Maryland, but I don't get harassed too much. Only one ticket Laughing

Damn- 20% is illegal there? My dads 91 and the 77s all had 5% on the second row and cargo area glass. I think in MO you only have restrctions on the front door glass and the windshield.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 12:18 pm

cadillac kevin wrote:
92cappy wrote:
Defrost lines make it harder to tint the back glass for sure, but they can also help to hide imperfections, and can allow for a 2 piece tint job to be done (if the glass is a very hard shape to do)

20% looks great! Glad I got 20%. Not legal in Maryland, but I don't get harassed too much. Only one ticket Laughing

Damn- 20% is illegal there? My dads 91 and the 77s all had 5% on the second row and cargo area glass. I think in MO you only have restrctions on the front door glass and the windshield.

MA is the same, 35% is the maximum legal tint. However, somehow, on SUV's and wagons they get away with more as long as their front two windows are 35%. So I had them do 35 on the two front windows and 20 the rest of the way around.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon   1995 RMW Jade Project Wagon Icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 12:29 pm

In Maryland, the way it works is that any SUV, minivan, or pickup can have any % rear of the front most side windows. Any wagons that have a sedan brother (i.e. don't come with tint from the factory, so pretty much wagon's except the Magnum) are only allowed 35% on all windows ex. windshield. It's a pretty stupid law, but depending on where you are, it's loosely enforced. In the county that I live in, the northern part of the county is very strict on this law, and WILL write you a ticket (the one that I got), but the southern and eastern part of the county (where I live) is very relaxed, and usually don't even mention it during a traffic stop (have been pulled over more times than I care to admit, and only had the tint mentioned once, when I got the ticket in north county).
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