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 February 2015 Wagon of the month

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udownwitk

udownwitk

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Join date : 2013-12-06
Age : 34
Location : Athens Ga

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PostSubject: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 9:22 pm

Thanks for choosing me. I bought this '92 Roadmaster wagon December 7th, 2013. i scored it for $1500 with a tad under 87,000 miles. It had brand new 225/70.15 whitewall tires as well. i headed back home, which was 80 miles away. The wagon started stalling about 5 miles from the house. Luckily, i made it safely. It was the usual culprit, a split in the short rubber hose on the sending unit. As usual, i searched for some good deals/coupons and scored the ACDelco fuel pump for $25 and the spectra sending unit for around $70. replaced it along with the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, air filter, PCV Valve, fuel filter, IAC valve, and throttle position sensor while it was down. Also, swapped the stock 15's for some impala wheels that i took off my SS.

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Shortly after that, i found a Delphi Radiator with the engine oil cooler and trans cooler for $90 on ebay. normal price was around $175. replaced the upper & lower radiator hose while flushing the coolant system repeatedly. also put a new thermostat & housing, and a new radiator cap.

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after that, i noticed some oil leaking from the cooler lines. I read that many ppl do the oil cooler delete mod but i had already bought the ACDelco lines ($54) so i just went ahead and installed.

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Next, I Put some smoked headlights in, got the windows tinted, threw in some interior LED's and installed the stock stereo out of my impala right before i put this cruise ship on the road to Wagonfest Daytona for the first time.

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also right before wagonfest, i replaced all the shocks with monroe severe service. Needless to say, it was an amazing upgrade.

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after wagonfest, i started to change a couple things in the interior. found a nice woodgrain steering wheel for about $40 on ebay. found the adapter kit for cheap too. changed the roady spring loaded door pulls to woodgrain ones and found some polished door bulls for about $100.

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While i had the door panels off, i made some 6.5" door speaker pieces.

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Sadly, the transmission went out shortly after. it was down for a while. i bought all the parts myself, and upgraded some of the pieces as well. like the corvette servo and boost valve. i spent roughly $602 on the parts. my friend then took the old trans out, rebuilt it with my parts and re-installed for $750. the total trans job cost $1350, which wasn't to bad.


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udownwitk

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after i the trans rebuild, i installed a Duralast water pump and ACDelco heater core. the heater core swap was not bad at all but the quick disconnects at the firewall was a PAIN IN THE ASS!!!

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Recently, ive put a rollpan on the rear, lowered it with Vogtlands springs, and put some 20" MB Gunners on. They there powdercoated gloss black and they had brand new Dunlop 245/40/20 tires. i paid $600 for them and bought the center caps for $48.

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stewzer55

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 11:30 pm

Congrats on LROTM!
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Sprocket

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2015 9:22 am

I had no idea you had been THAT busy on the wagon. I feel embarrassed by my lack of work on mine now.....Smile See ya next month!
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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2015 2:40 pm

Great write-up! Lots of cool mods. Keep the updates coming!

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2015 9:14 pm

Thanks for the nice writeup. Great pictures and story. I remember seeing that wagon in Virginia Highlands (Atlanta) while visiting my son. I love the color, but having two already (and the Mrs. was with me), I knew I could only look. Glad you got it and have made it into a nice ride.

Tom
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Wagoninabox

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2015 11:45 pm

Great story. Love the steering wheel mod!
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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2015 12:08 am

Looks like a completely different wagon,all in a good way!
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Andebe

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2015 10:22 am

Ive never seen the dark gray and wood in person. Very nice combo.
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Sprocket

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeWed Feb 11, 2015 12:25 pm

Andebe wrote:
Ive never seen the dark gray and wood in person. Very nice combo.

I've only seen one other one and unfortunately it was in the JY. At first I thought is a repaint as I had never seen the color on
a Buick (Chevy and Olds yes).

I also saw one Chevy with wood in a teal color right when I got in the game in 2007 and never another. There was an elderly lady driving so I assumed it was a factory color (may have been ordered) but then again maybe not....

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Dutch Pete

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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeWed Feb 11, 2015 2:32 pm

Nice write up, lover the wheel tire combo, awesome !!
Pete
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PostSubject: Re: February 2015 Wagon of the month   February 2015 Wagon of the month Icon_minitimeSun Feb 15, 2015 9:30 pm

Congrats! Sharp looking wagon!
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