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Old 04-06-2021, 04:23 PM
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Man that's a cool looking long roof. 👍👍
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:27 PM
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:48 AM
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Looking great
Isn't it funny that was once considered Grandpa's funky old wagon is now seen in a different light as being cool and a rolling piece of history that with a few tweaks, comes alive once again. Cars of this era had individual style and character that just doesn't exist anymore.
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Old 04-07-2021, 01:38 PM
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On the ground! Still need to bleed the brakes again. Still spongy and banjo fitting are not sealing well. Might need new crush washers.
It looks terrific!
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Old 04-07-2021, 01:39 PM
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Isn't it funny that was once considered Grandpa's funky old wagon is now seen in a different light as being cool and a rolling piece of history that with a few tweaks, comes alive once again. Cars of this era had individual style and character that just doesn't exist anymore.
Yeah, I like the years where you can tell the year of the car just by looking at it. One year only styling,
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:43 PM
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Working on the seat covers since I'm frustrated with the brake lines leaking! 🤬 I think I got it fixed but need help bleeding them.
Put burlap on the springs after ripping off the old rock hard foam and yucky cotton?
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:46 PM
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Next I glued 2" foam to the burlap and trimmed it close to what I need.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:50 PM
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Throw the truck bench seat covers on and done!
They're pretty comfortable too.😁
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:17 PM
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:10 PM
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Finally got the brakes figured out, I think! I haven't test driven it yet.
I needed to increase the pedal travel by about an inch. I thought I could get away with using the threaded rod adapter in the factory brake eyebolt. But I kind of thought it wasn't long enough. I needed to use the kit supplied clevis to increase the length. It needed modification first to fit. The bolt is there temporarily until a little more grinding.

Test drive tomorrow!
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