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ChevyChugg



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PostSubject: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:16 pm

So, not all of you may know that I sold my Silver 91 Caprice, a couple years ago in order to finance a brief and unpleasant foray into the exciting world of poorly vetted Fleetwoods.  I stipulate that the 91 was a nice car, and that I should not have sold it.  Such is life, and it is too short to cry over unfortunately sold vehicles.

Following the "I-Bought-a-Fleetwood-in-the-Rain-Without-Really-Inspecting-it" debacle, my wife forbid me from buying any further B/D-Bodies.  She informed me that if I wanted a project car, it had to be a "real classic," as in old.  

Since I enjoy being married, and my wife is rather frightening, I dutifully began searching for a "real classic."  I quickly realized that this is quite a chore when your budget is under $2,000.  Eventually, I found a 1966 Delta 88 Convertible.  Although I am unsure about it's status as a bonafide classic, I can assure you that this thing was OLD!  But I thought what the heck, at least it's a B-Body, and having a convertible could be fun, right?  Wrong.  This thing had more rust than the titanic, more holes than a window screen and more mouse droppings than…well a mouse toilet!  You'd work on dealing with some rust, and you'd find more rust.  Under that rust, there was more rust!  The thing was a nightmare. I soon realized I had bitten off much more than I could chew.  So on CL it went.  And there it stayed.  Until some loony bought it for parts.  

I lost a lot of money on the Olds, but recovered enough to buy a 93 Roadmaster Sedan.  It was LAB, and was destined to be a carbon copy of my Slammed 94 LAB RMS.  Not a week after taking possession of it however, our Trailbazer EXT was hit head-on by a gentleman who had neglected to purchase insurance.  It was a total loss, and as it had over 250,000 miles on it, we, of course, did not have full coverage.  So now we are left without a vehicle that can seat our whole family!  My wife wants to get a loan and buy a Rendezvous or something, and I see the opportunity!  Me: "Honey, you know I could sell the Roadmaster and buy something that will seat us all...." Wife: "We are NOT getting a wagon!!"  Ah, but the seed was planted.  The RMS was quietly sold, and the wagon hunt begins.  As I was in the process of scouring the entire midwest region for 1500 dollar wagons (No mean feat in the thick of tax time,) I remember that I had looked at a wagon last year locally, and since the owner worked less than a block from my house, I knew he still had it.  I called him and asked if the vehicle was still for sale, and lo and behold it was!  the very next day I picked it up and brought it home.

The wagon is a 91 (Late: Built April 1991) Caprice Base, high option for a base model, with Power Windows and a power driver seat.  It was purchased 8 years ago from a local dealership when it had less than 50,000 miles on it.  It has been maintained by my mechanic, who is a good friend of the P.O., and is very clean for a lifetime Wisconsin car.  152,000 on a stock 305, with a newer transmission.  Black Sapphire Metallic over Blue Burlap Interior, with nice tint and truck rally’s and caps.  Plans include hunting down a high idle, cleaning, more cleaning, 235/75/15 White Walls, and more cleaning.  Oh and removal of the god-awful trailer hitch.

So without further adieu, I present to you, JewRide 14-or-15.0, the blue whale, the wagoniest wagon in Monroe, well you get the idea:

Day I picked it up:


After Debadging and a wash:

















Interior needs cleaning bad, but is very solid and intact for a car that spent most of it's life on a farm:





Orange Needles on a 91?  I guess they ran out of white



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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:28 pm

NIIIICE!!!!

Welcome back.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:34 pm

Glad to see you got another wagon Dave,looks pretty nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:43 pm

Like it Dave!

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:33 am

Looking good, Dave. Nice score.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:36 pm

Nice color and the seats look pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:39 pm

Nice score, that cloth interior looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:35 pm

nice wagon, has a nice stance
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Monster truck. :p
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:42 pm

Stingroo wrote:
Monster truck. :p

not everyone has short legs like you do ray...
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:11 pm

Stingroo wrote:
Monster truck. :p

It's not THAT bad!!
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:24 am

ChevyChugg wrote:
Stingroo wrote:
Monster truck. :p

It's not THAT bad!!

What? Speak up. I can't hear you from all the way up there.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:44 am

Ray no matter how low you make a car you'll never see the surface of the roof..... lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:35 am

Welcome back and looks like you found a good one!

Oh and your wife sounds like my wife.....

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:48 am

Shhhhh, a 1966 Delta 88 Convertible is a B-Body...


Nice Caprice wagon, it needs about 45 more cubic inches!
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:01 pm

Great color,any plans for some rims?
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:17 pm

Thanks! Rims will be cleaned, rust touched up, new chrome bullet lugs, new center cap bolts, and new whitewall tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:02 am


Awesome....CONGRATS! I know I've said that on FB and Instagram...but missed this post! Keep the updates coming!!

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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:17 pm

Nice score. Looks good so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:45 pm

Update: So I just noticed it's been quite some time since I posted anything on here.  I've done very little to the wagon, as my project funds were derailed by needing to have the frame almost completed rebuilt with angle iron and flat stock.  I did however, get a set of whitewalls (Suntek Brand, from a shop that uses ATD Online, $72 each.)  I also painted my wheels with gold hammered paint, and added a matching gold pinstripe.





















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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:48 pm

looking good Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:54 pm

i love that color! btw whats with the NH plates?
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PostSubject: Re: Roof Envy No More!   Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:46 am

Just a period-correct plate from my collection for the pictures.
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