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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 12:56 pm

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did you dent the rim?

rim is fine no damage there

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 2:33 pm

Hope there was no body damage!Guess all that really matters is that you are all right and the
wagon can be fixed!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 3:34 pm

This car is cursed. Go find a witch doctor, Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 9:56 pm

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what was the date code on those tires?

2008s

Was there any side wall cracking? After my 70mph blowout in Dusty, I'm squeamish with any cracking in the sidewalls. I let a good tread tires go with rust bucket that had 75% tread but a 2007 date code and some sidewall cracking....
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:11 pm

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what was the date code on those tires?

2008s

Was there any side wall cracking? After my 70mph blowout in Dusty, I'm squeamish with any cracking in the sidewalls. I let a good tread tires go with rust bucket that had 75% tread but a 2007 date code and some sidewall cracking....

no cracking, tires are all good, this is just a case of having picked up a nail or something the tire got soft heated up and blew before I could pull over
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:13 pm

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This car is cursed. Go find a witch doctor, Pat.

Ray should I kill a virgin sheep and splatter it's blood around the wagon while I prance around it naked while chanting?
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:25 pm

I see a potential UTube sensation!!!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:37 pm

I don't even want to THINK of pat *prancing* around..... naked or otherwise....
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:49 pm

This would be grounds for suspension IF a picture was posted!Please no pics!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:52 pm

suspension? EXPULSION!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed May 09, 2012 10:57 pm

I can't imagine Pat prancing. I don't think I saw him smile all weekend lol
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 am

Picked up a nail?

Yeah right I bet you were jumping that car like the General Lee. lol! Your just lucky only one tire blew out.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Thu May 10, 2012 5:38 pm

He's got to quit buying 'budget' tires from K-Mart.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Mon May 21, 2012 9:03 pm

not much to report, I replaced both rear tires with new ones. Same as the old ones same make model and white wall.

I also changed out the passenger front inner fender and that helped to line up the pasenger fender with the hood a lot better than it was.

I've spent most of the week organizing my garage, it's been two years since it's been done and it's overly cluttered.... but I'm making headway in there and soon might even be able to work on cars in it again rather than just store two cars and stuff in there.... it also needs a new roof so that will come later this summer after the front porch gets redone....

today is a national holiday so I got got a lot or organization done in the garage, and after dinner once it cooled down outside I washed and waxed the wagon, was too dark for taking pictures so they'll have to wait til tomorrow

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue May 22, 2012 2:18 am

Good to hear you made room in the garage. I need help.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue May 22, 2012 9:21 am

Me too, gotta figure out how to fit another car in there
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:53 pm

Picked up two 5 on 5 15X6 pontiac rally II's rims, still hunting for 2 or three more







just toying with the head lights a bit....

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:51 pm

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the look of the rally II's are growing on me..........
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:54 pm

but then I've used them before



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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:50 pm

Now see, I like that alot better now that the headlights have the stripes too. Flows more.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Glad you found those! Im sure they will look fantastic when you restore them!

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:57 pm

those rims are not going to be restored too crusty
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:09 pm

but this past sunday we had our local swap meet where I found a full set with caps and trim rings with 2 year old kelly springfield white wall tires for 200 bucks!

only issue is they were powerder coated red and white!



yeah I know they look like they were on a clown car......

so the painting begins






thats how far I got today, it's too hot out side to tinker
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:13 pm

is that DGGM? If so, you better clear them.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:17 pm

no it's not.....
it's dark metalic charcoal grey the facotry colour for the insert and the spears on the rims will be silver
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Sweet!!! Nice score!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:49 pm

Take off the tires!

They are going to look great, btw.

However, I think you need some 5x5 snowflakes.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 pm

just spent the last 2 hours out in the garage taping, painting and clear coating, pitrues to follow.
tires stay for this season... besides I like the look of the rally II's with white walls. just classic IMHO

I'm not a fan of the snow flakes on anything other than a 79-81 firebird.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 pm

I cant believe I am saying this but I like the whitewalls too!Damn,I am getting old.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:21 pm

Its not a HotRod, its a wagon!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:24 am

I've painted so many of those Rally II's over the years!! Masking tape and a razor blade to do the two-tone. Cheating is possible now, Year One offers a masking kit for those.....for cheaters...

Are you going with arrowhead or PMD center caps? I'd do arrowheads and use a set of Chevy truck rally trim rings (curved design, brushed finish, just like Pontiac used in the 70's), and it will look "right". Very Happy



Man it's going to look AWESOME!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:27 am

No need to remove tires. Stick index cards between rim and tire. Paint.

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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:45 pm

ray just smear some petroleum jelly on the tire first then wipe up after painting the rim quick easy simple

mike arrow heads and I got a lead on the rounded trim rims, the wagon is rounded and the squared off trim rings just don't look right.

here's what it looks like now




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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:50 pm

I picked up a front bumper rebar to replace the bent on thats currently on the wagon, then I can mount the front bumper correctly then repaint it and the passenger fender.

I'm going to delete the antenna from the passenger fender. I picked up a shark fin am/fm roof mount one that I'll mount to the rear of the roof, it's low enough to fit under the roof rack.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:02 pm

That is looking awesome, but it needs the curved trim rings, I agree. At least those are still fairly common with so many GM trucks using them for years.

Are you going to put the chrome fender trim back on the front wheel-well openings. I think that will look good too, match the back. I do like the polished trim under the doors as well. All our Pontiacs had that trim down there, even though strangely the silver '77 above does not.

Oh and I do like your custom hood ornament, but from the early 70's to the late 80's, all my big Poncho's (Bonny, Safari, Parisienne) had the famous Pontiac "Sunburst" ornament. I still have one on the wall. PM me if you want it. Very Happy Glad to box it up for you. Think it might look a little more "correct" since you have a arrowhead in your custom grill right below the hood ornament.

I love a good fake-out!!





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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:10 pm

Also agree on the rounded trim rings as a must have.Good looking wagon Pat.Are you going to tint the windows?
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:14 pm

if I tint it will be coke bottle green

http://www.windowtint.com/green-car-window-tinting-film-50-vlt.html

mike I like my round pontiac ornament
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:15 pm

mike yes the trim will be going back on the front fenders once the issues with front bumper are cleaned up.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:34 pm

Looking great, Pat!
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I cant believe I am saying this but I like the whitewalls too!Damn,I am getting old.
Whitewall tires were a fine and necessary piece of decoration during the entire golden age of style. To deny their beauty is to deny your humanity.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:40 pm

She does clean up nicely. HUGE difference from where she came from, Keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:46 pm




did the caprice wagons ever come with cargo covers? mine did not have one nor did it have the clips behind the rear seat for one....

well it so happens that I kept the tan cargo cover from my 91 RMW and a pair of scavanged cargo cover clips from the junk yard....

SEM meet tan 91 cargo cover




it's becoming 95 caprice medium grey! cheers

now I got a 95 caprice cargo cover!
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:58 pm

in your Pontiac?
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:45 pm

Wow! Wheels look awesome...!!

Will that SEM flake off? If not, that was a dang good idea!




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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:21 pm

Robert,you deserve as much credit as anybody for saving it from the junkyard.It was your belief
that with a lot of elbow grease the wagon has possibilitys that others didnt see.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:28 pm

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did the caprice wagons ever come with cargo covers? mine did not have one nor did it have the clips behind the rear seat for one....

it's becoming 95 caprice medium grey! cheers

now I got a 95 caprice cargo cover!

Yes. I have a grey caprice one in the shed.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 pm

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Wow! Wheels look awesome...!!

Will that SEM flake off? If not, that was a dang good idea!





it says flexible for vinyl, and it was 97f out in the sun when I sprayed it and it seems to have stuck to itand dried so time will tell....the cargo cover isn't like seat vinyl it' feels more porous.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 am

Looks good Pat. Trim ring search now.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:55 am

Yes the search for the right trim rings is on, the ones I had a lead on turned out to bee 1/4" too deep.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:42 pm

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Now see, I like that alot better now that the headlights have the stripes too. Flows more.

I really like the Pontiac wagon theme.

I think one element that would REALLY bring things together with the taillight/headlight stripes would be a slight tint to the tails like Pontiac did on many vehicles, and an amber element in the rear lamps.

I don't know how hard it would be to get the tint thing past the law up there, and although the amber element would be quite difficult, it could be done. Probably would involve separating the tail/turn bulb into two bulbs and using the backup space for the turns. You could either leave it clear with amber bulbs or tint the clear plastic.

The reverse lamps could be intergrated possibly around the tag but I haven't looked at a wagon up close in a long time so I don't know if the space is there.

Just tossing some ideas around after a long trip.
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PostSubject: Re: my new to me 95 wagon thread.....   Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:02 pm

here's a a little something I picked up from Mr Swink via Jarrod at wagonfest





hmmmm should I put em in ?
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