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77 Wagon rebuild...... on a budget......


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#1 one eye

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

About 6 years ago I found this 77 wagon in a Garage near Acme WA, it had been in there for 12 years the lady told me, and she wanted it out of there, I asked how much and she said take it..... So I did................

About a year later I sold it to one of my buddies for 400 bucks, and he drove it for about 2 months then parked it where it sat for the last 4 1/2 years. We went and picked it up and drove it back to my place, I decided that I should buy it again, and fix it up a bit since its not too bad other than the normal fender and hatch rust..............

this is it about 8 months ago

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cant see the rust to bad but its there....

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this is the fender that Chad and I fixed it was rusted out big time.

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more areas that needed fixing

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now its getting new paint.................

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:48 PM

This is going to be a good one! Moar!! :cool:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:41 PM

did you just put bondo over the rust?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wish you would lift this one :-p

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

did you just put bondo over the rust?


No cut it out and replced it all

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Right on, looks like a fun project.:clap:

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:30 PM

more pics for you guys.................

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

Ordered up new shoes and wheel cyclinders today, nice and cheap just the way We like it, think the whole rear set up was around 30 bucks...........

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:17 PM

Just a heads up, there is a 77 wagon in the north portland picknpull. pretty complete

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:45 PM

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:40 AM

that is a great rattle can job:clap:i have the grill, head light grills, gas take door, the side lights, hatch chrome piece/and lights, and windshield wiper cover if your interested:headbang:i only wish i tore more stuff of my dads friends 76 wagon/or bought the whole thing:o

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:40 AM

I LIKE ..!! your subaru one eye, congrats!! i would like to restore mine!!http://a8.sphotos.ak...1902_1806765617

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:14 AM

It turned out pretty good my Brother in Law Chad won best historic at WCSS with it

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:20 AM

I think at this point there is about 38 bucks worth of body supplies into this cheap resto, its not the greatest but its pretty good for not messing with bondo in over 20 years, and that paint it 96 cent Walmart spray cans, like 15 or more of them. It looks good for what it is.......... other wise it would have been parted out and crushed....................

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:25 AM

BTW my Brother in law ended up getting this car for 200 bucks I figured it would be a cool project for him/us so he needed a car and I had enough of them so this is his rig................ just had to make the clear..........:)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:52 AM

Gave this wagon a nice look at the WCSS, and all I can say is awesome. First, i had no idea you did a "budget" build, I was truely impressed, but now I'm even more impressed knowing the history of this Subaru. Definately deserved the best classic award, nice!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:15 AM

That thing looks AMAZING! especially being a budget build. I'm not gunna lie, I think its pretty cool you pretty much gave it to your brother in law and you were pretty much in it for the build. There needs to be more people like yourself in this world.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:02 AM

have a whole 77 dl for parts if need anything i'm using it to restore my 77 brat but alot of stuff is no good to me has some very good intior parts and some glass and other goodies

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

Wow! It's beautiful! And I want it!
Well done sir!




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