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#1 sube4x4

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

It started out as my great grand mothers car she bought new in 77'. She special ordered it in sprite green to match the local fire truck color as she was a nurse. She put 67,000 miles on it in the 15 years or so that she drove it. It then sat until 2009 when my grand father finally gave it to me after asking for it many times over a few years.:banana: Since I have owned it I have got it running and drove it a few times then decided it was time to start the restoration. My origional plan was to put a D/R 5 speed with a mildly built EA81 for the drive train portion. A 6in. lift to accomodate 27" BFG KM2's. However, my ideas keep changing and I belive i've finally come to a final decision....:rolleyes: EJ22 with a mild build, S/R 5 speed as they are much easier to find and cheaperI(possibly free:)) or an EJ trans as i'd really like to go with 4.11 oppossed to the 3.9, RWD, welded rear diff., lowered about 2in, 17's or 18's which ever fit better. The interior is all black but needs new carpet. Here are a few pics for now....

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#2 BigAl

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

Subscribed. Love these old wagons. :)

#3 Olde_Schoole

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

I had one in High school. I would love to find another one. Mine was red with Jackman white spokes and a front push bar. I miss it...

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:16 AM

I had one in High school. I would love to find another one. Mine was red with Jackman white spokes and a front push bar. I miss it...

Sean S.
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Ya i've only driven it a few times. I hope it'll be done in a few years. I'll be starting on it again in a couple weeks. I see you work at RalliTEK. I used to make some of their downpipes. Hope business is still good for you guys.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 03:08 PM

I used to have a '79 4wd wagon that I was thinking abuot building an EA81TT engine for. I still have the engine sitting in a shed at my parent's house since the project never took off and I scrapped the car.

I'll post up a couple pics of it later but I had it lowered and was planning on doing some awesome stuff with the body, which I still want to do once I find another one.

And if I'm not mistaken, Sean is the one who started RalliTek back in the day:banana:

#6 Mike Kamm

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:55 PM

Subscribing as well. Looks like it will be a fun restoration to keep an eye on. You're off to a great start. Keep up the good work.

Mike




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