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#1 cricket

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:36 AM

Drove 900 miles roundtrip yesterday to pick up the 1978 DL FWD Woody Wagon in San Angelo TX. It's sitting in my garage now, waiting for restoration. The body is straight with little rust, the glass is great, the interior needs a lot of help. It runs fine and came with several extra parts. I'll be needing parts from y'all in the near future.

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#2 calebz

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:51 AM

RIght on. Another one saved!

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 11:20 AM

Cricket:

Keep me posted on your progress. I 'm so glad that guy emailed me and didn't just take it to the salvage yard and you decided to take it!! I have done quite a few of these restos. Maybe I might be able to help you out with a part or bit of advice sometime.

I just saved a 78 last week too!

Regards, Todd



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#4 calebz

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 11:33 AM

Looks like if I want to fit in here in TX, I am going to have to get a gen 1 car:D

My wife already said no, but they are small enough, maybe she won't notice:rolleyes:

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:17 PM

Hey....get a Gen 1!!!! That would be cool. Someone close with a Gen 1. Now that would be novel!

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#6 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 01:24 PM

i'd love to see pics of the woody.
(that sounds really bad, but i think you know what I mean.)

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:25 PM

These were the pics the original owner sent me. Cricket...did it look better or worse to you than in the pics?

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:52 PM

Other than the sun damage to the woodgrain it looks pretty good. I shoulda saved hat 85 EA82 woody I found :(

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:33 PM

Todd, the photos you posted earlier (and above) are true to the wagon's shape. The interior needs a lot of help, but the exterior shouldn't take much work. There are screws where the wood trim button used to snap into the body. I'll need to take the screws out, cure the surrounding metal, and prep them for the trim buttons. By the way, I'll eventually need the wood panel stickers plus trim plus trim buttons. Since these will probably be the hardest to find (NOS?), I'm posting now. Any leads, suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for all the congrats. I'll post some photographs later on.

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 09:01 PM

If you can't find the real Subaru woodgrain panels, try asking over at http://www.stationwagon.com/
This is a very common problem in restoring 60's through early 80's wagons that used that applique. The stuff can be bought in bulk.

I'm a fan of estate/break/station wagons of all kinds.

#11 DaveAP

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 12:14 AM

I've never seen those chrome wheel covers. nice little wagon

I'm also a proud owner of a '78, a brat.




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